Sunday, October 5, 2008

My Favorite Oolong


I almost never buy the same tea twice, aside from one or two exceptions, staples. Even with the best tea, I simply file away its awesomeness for later and move on. This is particularly true with oolong.

But I can't stop drinking the Signature Roasted TGY from Just4Tea. After finishing the initial sample June sent me last December, I've purchased it twice, and soon I will place my third order. This TGY hits the spot for me and has become my favorite oolong; I drink it more days than not.


It's high roasted but not over powering. Similar to yancha, lots of chocolate, but with fruity nuances that bring a subtle complexity. Very smooth, not sour, and only astringent if poorly prepared.


Sometimes I'll brew it using a larger kyusu, which will yield a few delightful but simple infusions, good for meals and casual drinking. Other times I'll gong fu it with a much smaller yixing. I can get a half dozen or more infusions. These tend to be sweeter with more fruit.



Tea Nerd and Bears have also reviewed this tea, among many others.

11 comments:

T.alain said...

very nice tea...never taste a so high roasted TGY...but after reading your post i'll try ifi find one...
Thank's

Anonymous said...

I'm curious... what are your other staples that you do buy more than once?

Space Samurai said...

I buy my golden yunnan, silver needle, and most of my kukicha from my store.

Tea Escapade said...

Sound delicious! I'll have to remember to order the next time I purchase tea.

Bamboo Forest said...

This tea looks awesome.

Rishi Tea said...

Mmmm... oolong. Beautiful photos and great blog!

Proinsias said...

It's some damn fine tea.

Lainie Petersen said...

What gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing!

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