This is long, I apologize. It is also a delicate matter. My husband rec'd a gift of tea this week that is actually a re-gift. A friend of "J's" at work gave him this tea which was a thank you from a 3rd co-worker. "J's" friend doesn't like tea and J couldn't get him to try it.
Once again, J's supervisor looked over the can and translated while they shared a cup. "Yuk", she said, "it tastes like Japanese green". (I didn't think so, however it does have a mild astringency.)
S.F. said it's a green oolong (which I surmised after tasting) to be brewed 3 minutes at 90C. If you're into TCM it is a tea that balances a hot meal or if you've had a little excess alcohol. Then she turned red and would not read anymore -- it is obviously good for something of a sexual nature she would not share!
Sooooo . . . . here it is:
I used about 2 kitchen teaspoons of leaf (some whole, many broken, contains stem) and followed the 3min/90C brew. I was so surprised at how light the liquor was! However, it did have a good light flavor. Somewhat astringent & vegetal but with a definate oolong background flavor. Only good for 2 infusions, then it's done.
I bought another green Oolong last fall from Hou De, but didn't like. This one was pretty good, but only good for 2 infusions. I didn't try my gaiwan b/c there is so much broken leaf & stem it would make a mess.
The actual giver said it was an Oolong from her home province/state whatever. There is a lake in the picture on the can that is very famous lake in China that she said anyone from China would look at that picture and instantly know where it is. There is a URL of www.fwcx.com
that doesn't produce anything for me.
small type at the bottom:
Hang Zhou West Lake District Long Wu Refined Tea Factory
Any ideas what this might be? Thanks in advance.