The New House Oolong - Half-Oxidized Formosa Tea
Never had a oolong before? This'll get you started nicely. It's a perfect introductory oolong, and perfect for anyone craving a standard, traditional oolong with no frills, oddities, or bizarreness. It's 50% oxidized and lightly roasted, so it has both the vegetal and roasty qualities of oolongs, and has a mellow presence without any astringency, but with plenty of body. It's a perfect starter, but can be enjoyed by all oolong-lovers.
- Use 7g (≈2 tsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz) of water.
- Use 80°C/175°F water
- Steep for 3:30, strain leaves, and enjoy!
- Like milk in your tea? Steep an extra minute!
- Too strong? Take off a minute, or use 5g of leaf instead!
- Too light? Kick it up another minute, or use 10g of leaf instead!
- Wanna do a tea latte?
- Use 11g (≈1½ tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz).
- Steep 2 minutes in ¼ liter (≈8 oz) boiling (100°C/212°C) water
- Add ¼ liter (≈8 oz) hot milk, steep another 3 minutes.
- Strain leaves, add sugar if you like (1 tsp usually does it), and enjoy!
- Taiwanese oolong tea