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Saturday October 14, 2006

October 14, 2006 · Leave a Comment

I had a lot of puerh in the past few days, so I decided to get off the puerh binge and drink some oolongs instead. I brewed up my sort-of-higher fire tieguanyin, and…. messed it up. I almost forgot how to brew oolong, so it seems. The first two infusions were a bit sour, and I think I basically left them in the pot too long, as well as not clearing the pot out of water sufficiently. I adjusted my brewing in the third infusion,and it got better and more drinkable.

One thing about drinking tieguanyin, especially from my small tieguanyin pot, is that I’m done very quickly — 7 infusions takes maybe 20 minutes. It’s all over after that. Whereas a puerh session can last for hours, if I feel like it, a tieguanyin session can’t. In fact, if you drag it out, the quality of the tea suffers because it sits too long in the pot.

If you drink it like some people do, only really having the first three or four infusions, then it’s over even faster.

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