How to review the quality of Wuyi rock tea

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Re: How to review the quality of Wuyi rock tea

by Teasenz » Aug 4th 17 7:23 am

Besides the usual, here are some recommendations that are rock tea specific:
  • What's the roast level (low/medium/high): this becomes obvious after steeping. When the leaves turn green it's a low roast, when the leaves are still very dark it's usually a high roast
  • What type? There are many types of rock teas such as shui xian, rou gui, da hong pao, mei zhan etc. You should try several of them to improve your evaluation of rock tea

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Re: How to review the quality of Wuyi rock tea

by janet11 » Aug 15th 17 2:05 am

For me, the taste is first. I would like the tea with flavor of sweet and Fragrance.
Second, the smell is the key to identify the tea quality. Finally, the color of tea is slight better.

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Re: How to review the quality of Wuyi rock tea

by Hezo541 » Aug 24th 17 2:25 am

Wuyi rock tea of Dahongpao is my favorite oolong tea.
The aroma is unique. Recommending it to everyone who like drinking oolong tea.
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Re: How to review the quality of Wuyi rock tea

by MarcusReed » Aug 28th 17 7:08 pm

For me a quality Yancha will last many brews without fading thats the most important thing lacking in many teas I have found. The quality yancha will also have a clear tea soup, and will possess a clean flavor.
Personally I prefer a Yancha with a stronger taste and more energetic ChaQi.
Very cool to hear about what everyone else enjoys and seeing the similarities in tastes.
I've been studying this tea for going on 3 years now and i've so far tried 8-9 different vendors.

Also I prefer spring harvest.

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Re: How to review the quality of Wuyi rock tea

by janet11 » Sep 4th 17 7:55 am

I have some Da Hong Pao from Wuyi. How to judge the flavor is good or not?
I have them for some times, But I don't know how to brew it better.Is it just like the method of green tea to do?

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Re: How to review the quality of Wuyi rock tea

by Bok » Sep 4th 17 7:59 am

janet11 wrote: I have some Da Hong Pao from Wuyi. How to judge the flavor is good or not?
I have them for some times, But I don't know how to brew it better.Is it just like the method of green tea to do?
No! Higher water temperature, higher leaf/water ratio, short steepings. Look up Chazhou tea brewing to start with, then adjust to your taste! Our dear Kyarazen has posted some brewing methods on his website, well worth a read.