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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Grandpa Style Tea

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.


Vivian said...

Where can I buy these Oolongs you mentioned? I have only tried Oolong from Lupicia and a gift I received from China, but haven't tried any others.

Marilyn Miller said...

didn't know it was called that, but I often drink "grandpa" style or maybe I should just say "grandma" style.

Shiuwen said...


I have to say the name is kind of strange. I am not even sure if there is a Chinese name for it. The only thing I could think of is "Da Yuan Cha"- Big Bowl Tea.

Shiuwen said...

Courtney Vivian,
You can purchase those Oolongs from Floating Leaves Tea: www.floatingleaves.com

Steph said...

Thank you Shiuwen! How timely that I've been drinking Hong Shui and you suggested this style! I'm still learning the right volume of leaf. I used waaaay too much today. ;-0

Shiuwen said...


Sometimes I put too much too. What's good about this HongShui is that it's very flexible. It will get strong if you put too much but it hardly becomes bitter. I like it! Happy tea drinking!