drank Oolong Dan Cong by T2
200 tasting notes

I’ve tried brewing this with 90°C water for 2,3,4,5 and 6 minutes. I had always brewed it for about 5 minutes in the past, but I wondered whether I could improve on it. I was surprised and impressed to find that I really liked it at 2 minutes. It’s very mild as you would expect, but it’s still a bit smoky and really tasty. I think I would be happy to drink it like that, although I’d be careful about having it with food! My favourite was 4 minutes, with a really nice smoky and earthy flavour. I didn’t experiment so much on the second brew of these leaves, but I found that 4.5 minutes still gives a really nice cuppa. The third brew still has a lot of flavour, but it loses some of the smoky notes, so I’m not as keen personally although it’s still interesting…

195 °F / 90 °C

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I moved from the UK to Australia in 2015. I’ve had a fascination with tea since university, and like to try lots of different types. My preference is for real tea over other infusions: green tea, oolong and black, including flavoured varieties. I love encouraging people to try new teas. I also play the trombone.
>90: Some of the best I’ve had so far.
80-90: I love this tea, likely to buy again
70-80: Good tea. Most tea in my cupboard is in this category because it’s fine to drink it all day!
50-70: I’d drink it if it was offered to me, and I’ll drink what’s in the cupboard, but I’m unlikely to buy it again.
<50: Glad I tried it, but it’s not very nice.


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