This tea is smooth, heavy-bodied, and fruity, which is why it is called “brandy” oolong. The first few seconds will recall cocoa, which gives way to a plum-like, slightly peachy palate. The overall notes are complex, a savory initial taste segueing into a good dark oolong’s characteristic fruity sweetness. Take a sip and you will agree, this is a tea that commands your attention.
Brew using water temperature above 95c, we have found that it can even tolerate 100c--boiling temperature—and still produce flavorful liquor without astringency. To maximize re-steep potential, however, 95-97c is ideal. Three gram per 100ml, brewed for sixty to ninety seconds will impart a full body to the tea. Enjoy!