James & Denny do a short series on some wonderful Oolongs from Tea from Taiwan. Episode 13 covers the very-famous, very-premium oolong from Taiwan, Da Yu Ling.
Da Yu Ling Oolong [Episode 13]
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[…] Oolong from Tea from Taiwan! We move from the ultra-premium Da Yu Ling to popular Taiwanese daily drinker, Four Seasons Oolong. In episode 14, Denny and James covers this […]
Just had a chance to brew this tea according to similar parameters. I felt that the aroma and color were very impressive, but I caught a lot of that bitterness and astringency that you guys mentioned–even at relatively short steep times. Many of TFT’s much less expensive teas were far more robust and had similar complexity. I’m wondering from that and what I’ve read elsewhere, is Da Yu Ling supposed to be an unforgiving brew? Or is it just that really good/robust DYL is hard to come by?
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