RussianSoul wrote:Yes, of course they will work. The question was just to get an idea and to pass the time while we're waiting for the postman.
Well, that didn't take too long. I guess now we are down to having to choose between telling ghost stories
or dirty jokes
... or you could give us some ideas about how she might best approach brewing her first loose tea, Russian Soul. After all, once that postman comes and goes, she's going to be in a big rush to mix water and tea to see what happens. We wouldn't want to see her do any harm to herself or her home due to careless handling of oolong.
Oh well, I am fairly new myself, but I am learning from the best here. Victoria, Her Majesty the Queen of Oolongs, gave me the most invaluable advice on brewing Oolong Western style. Based on your current pots, Reine, that is the type of brewing you will be doing initially.
I differentiate my oolongs into green and oxidized (these look brown).
I brew green oolong with these parameters: 3g, 8oz, 180°F, 3m, 4m, 5m, 7m. I may do another one - the last - with boiling water and 10m.
For oxidized oolongs I use: 3g, 8oz, water just off boil, 3m, 4m, 5m. For Adagio oolongs I find 4th infusion too light to enjoy, so I don't go that far.
And yes, I am a techie - have scales, thermometer and timer. I think Her Majesty V. brews more by feel. But I will let her speak for herself.