Some of you might encounter some issues with having enough time and space for brewing Gongfu style tea, especially when you are brewing at your office.
Well, the good news is that you don't have to brew tea Gongfu style all of the time. Some Oolongs taste delicious when brewed with the Grandpa style. You just need a big enough cup, into which you toss some leaves and pour in hot water. You will have a very yummy cup of tea in no time.
In fact, there are a couple of Oolongs that I prefer to drink using the Grandpa style, such as Oriental Beauty and HongShui Oolong. I like Muzha Tieguanyin and Charcoal Roasted Dong Ding with either tea brewing style. I have heard that Wuyi Cliff is excellent with the Grandpa style. If you prefer lightly oxidized Oolong, Baozhong can be a great tea for it, too.
Tea can be this simple and delicious! Enjoy!
*Photos taken by Douglas King.