Bana Tea’s Jade Buddha Da Hong Pao [Episode 133]

A Yancha from Bana Tea. This is a fun drink from Linda Louie and a nice change of pace from all the pu’erh we’ve been quaffing!

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6 Responses to Bana Tea’s Jade Buddha Da Hong Pao [Episode 133]

  1. Doug says:

    I understand the motivation behind doing a rinse of pu-erhs but do you also find it necessary for Wuyi oolongs? Seems like you would be losing a chunk of the flavor. I don’t drink much oolong so I’m just curious.

    • brian says:

      Personal preference. I rinse; I think rehydrating the leaves briefly helps bring out more flavor in the first brew. But lots of people don’t rinse oolongs and might just steep the first infusion for a little longer. Sometimes I do this, but I usually rinse

      • James says:

        Hi Brian,

        Thanks for chiming in.. There’s some good insight here.. Lots of small nuance that you can use pending how the brewer wants to do it.

        Cheers,
        -James

    • James says:

      Hi Doug,

      Good question and to be honest I’ve never had a great answer in response to the long rinse Denny sometimes gives. I asked him that question in the latest episode (Tea from Vietnam). His answer was basically that it helps round out the brews and create more consistency.

      Hope that helps!

      Cheers,
      -James

  2. Richard says:

    A two year old such as this can evolve a lot in 5 or 6 months. Some of my lighter-roast Yancha from 2013 are starting to get really good right now.

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