First taste of Huan Jin Gui

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Dec 28th, '13, 19:21
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First taste of Huan Jin Gui

by Ursinos » Dec 28th, '13, 19:21

I got a wee bit of christmas money this year, and decided to spend it on some tea stuff. I managed to catch the sale at Davidstea and got myself one of those glass gongfu teapots, and stopped into another tea store a couple blocks over (distinctly tea: http://store.distinctlytea.com ) and splurged on some 10g sample packs of some other oolongs to try out.

The one I tried first was the Huan Jin Gui that they had. I'm liking it even more than the TKY I've been drinking so far. Seems to have more of a floral taste/aroma that reminds me a bit of the jasmin tea the Pho restaurants in town serve with their soup.

Any advice on differences in how to brew this tea over other oolongs? any differences?

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Re: First taste of Huan Jin Gui

by debunix » Dec 28th, '13, 19:43

My recollection (it has been a year or two since I had some) was that Huan Jin Gui did best with a high tea to water ratio and several rather long infusions right up front, and not trying to stretch the tea out for many infusions like a true TGY. But it was amazingly floral, sweet, and rich for those first 1-3 infusions, and very popular with my work colleagues.

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Re: First taste of Huan Jin Gui

by Ursinos » Dec 28th, '13, 22:00

debunix wrote:My recollection (it has been a year or two since I had some) was that Huan Jin Gui did best with a high tea to water ratio and several rather long infusions right up front, and not trying to stretch the tea out for many infusions like a true TGY. But it was amazingly floral, sweet, and rich for those first 1-3 infusions, and very popular with my work colleagues.



hmmm, might have to try that. I've done two infusions so far, first one at 30sec and one at 40sec. I did get a much richer flavor than TGY even with that short infusion. I'll extend the next steep to about 2minutes and see what happens

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