2 tsp for 500mL water @90C, steeped three minutes.
I received a sample of this tea as part of the Toronto Tea Festival 2017 Tasting Box — Oolong Tea.
Dry leaf: tightly rolled, light ot medium green. An unfortunate whiff of condensed tomato soup in the scent.
Wet leaf: gorgeous long and twisty medium green leaves with some stems. Vegetal aroma, edging to briny.
I need to say this upfront: I generally don’t enjoy vegetal and brothy teas. Sometimes I think of soup; sometimes I think of scallops. So I’m not sure I can fairly review a tea with such qualities.
Liquor, first infusion: palest green, almost a pale yellow. Vegetal and slightly briny aroma: buttered greens, faint whiff of scallops. Delicate taste of buttered greens with a sweet and floral finish. After swallowing, however, I get a dominant vegetal taste left in the mouth. Not getting much of a floral aroma.
As the tea cools, some mineral notes come out. Vegetal dominates.
If you like a vegetal green or oolong, this will probably suit you.