Hua Gang Oolong Tea
by Adrienne K.
No wonder this tea is in the sample pack with DaYuLing. As DaYuLing slowly disappears in the near future, this HuaGang is a worthy runner up. Its robust floral scent was almost the same as DaYuLing. Taste wise - if DaYuLing is an elegant princess (smooth, delicate), then HuaGang is a stylish prince (robust, flavourful). Made the tea with 30s/45s/1.5min/3min in 150ml teapot and lastly in 300ml cold brew. Beware of water temp, the taste withers quickly with water temp < 85c. Brew it at 85c-90c for best taste and it would easily last more than 6 brews (or more). This Hua Gang cold brew is more flavourful than the DaYuLing cold brew.
by Sergey Aleksadrovich D.
Great tea with citrus taste, aroma and with feeling of freshness of green tea. For the first time tried it, but I will buy it further surely. I recommend...
by Barbara E.
Full, smooth, unbeatable floral flavour. This has been part of my regular order for the last few years. Divine drop!
by Richard H.
So disappointed with this expensive tea leave. I bought the tea based on reviews and a little discount but the tea does not tasted as what the majority had reviewed. No favor at all, it tasted not much different than the Four Season that I had previously purchased.
by Barbara E.
Heaven in a cup! This tea bursts with flavour. It is very fragrant with a floral taste. Unsurpassed and unrivalled!
by Alexander Gennadievich S.
One of the best tea here. Rather sweet, rich but delicate smell, taste lasts longer than other teas. For best results I start with 85C water for the first brew. Unlike some teas it needs colder water for the next brews (I do not heat the water teapot).
by CHING-CHUNG C.
Smooth and nice just right fragrant with very reasonable price. I have been drinking this tea for few years now. Compared with the similar Li Shan Tea bought from other stores, this one from Tea from Taiwan is the best.
by Uly M.
Consistently the best tasting tea I have ever tasted. A lovely golden colour with a well rounded taste - very smooth and it almost tatses 'golden'. Never a hint of harshness of bitterness. Well worth the price, since it is easily possible to use it for 3 brewings without any loss of flavour.
by Che Wah L.
I've been a great fan of Hua Gang tea for years but the last shipment I received was somewhat different. The flavour and smell isn't as fruity as before. Also, I notice that the flavour comes out better at a higher temperature than normal. Normally I used a thermometer to reach exactly 83 degrees (inside the teapot), now it must be a bit higher. I'm not sure why this is, perhaps the tea is less fresh, as harvest was in spring?
by Paul B.
Excellent tea. Sweet and flavorful. Unlike some teas it still has the same great smell and flavor after 4 uses
by Joely S.
This almost reminds me of a genmaicha with its toasted popcorn flavor. Lovely geranium note. Yet there is a spicy note there too. With each sip this tea keeps surprising! This is truly a tea to keep in your stash at all times!
by Che Wah L.
I have to correct on my earlier statement: I actually took the exact temperature with a measure stick. According to me, the perfect temperature is 83 degrees Celsius for this tea. If you don't have a temperature stick, you can reach this by putting boiling water into another (big) cup first and waiting for a bit, or putting it into another big cup again and then pouring it into your teapot.
by Lily K.
I agree with Che Wah L. that this tea, along with Wu Ling is the best of the teas offered here.
by Dimitry A.
Another great tea, the best of selection together with Wu Ling. Compared to Wu Ling it is less floral and more nutty, but equally lovely. Again, as Wu Ling it doesn't like very hot water, I suggest almost green tea temperatures - 75-80 degrees Celsius. I have only brewed it in gaiwan, I think it is too delicate for yixing.
by Che Wah L.
In my view this tea, together with Wu Ling, is the best in the collection. Hua Gang has a soft, pleasant flavour and smell, to me the finest in the selection here. Be careful not to pour too hot water on the tea, somewhere between 85 and 95 degrees is best.