Wu Ling steeping recommendation

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Wu Ling steeping recommendation

by ummaya » Feb 5th 19 1:51 pm

Hello,

I just ordered a pack of Wu Ling from Tea From Taiwan.

I have a small Gaiwan teapot. Any steeping recommendation ( water/leaves/time ratio) for 3 consecutive brewing sessions?

Thank you very much

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Re: Wu Ling steeping recommendation

by Teasenz » Feb 6th 19 7:45 am

Since it's a oolong tea and fairly tightly rolled, you should steep it at full temperature. Since you only want 3 sessions, I would use 3 grams only. Rinse the tea for 15 seconds to unfurl it somewhat. Then brew around 30 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds. Note the brews are longer than usual with a gaiwan, because 3 gram is a fairly small amount of leaves for a regular sized gaiwan. Normally it's around 6 grams of tea which should last around 10 sessions. In such a case the brews should be around 15 seconds, which you slowly increase for the later sessions.

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Re: Wu Ling steeping recommendation

by ummaya » Feb 7th 19 8:02 am

Teasenz, thank you very much for helping!

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Re: Wu Ling steeping recommendation

by Ludovitche » Feb 13th 19 9:59 am

Teasenz wrote: Since it's a oolong tea and fairly tightly rolled, you should steep it at full temperature. Since you only want 3 sessions, I would use 3 grams only. Rinse the tea for 15 seconds to unfurl it somewhat. Then brew around 30 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds. Note the brews are longer than usual with a gaiwan, because 3 gram is a fairly small amount of leaves for a regular sized gaiwan. Normally it's around 6 grams of tea which should last around 10 sessions. In such a case the brews should be around 15 seconds, which you slowly increase for the later sessions.
what's a 'regular sized' gaiwan ? 100ml, 140ml, 180ml ?

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Re: Wu Ling steeping recommendation

by bagua7 » Mar 30th 19 3:20 am

100 to 120mL.