|Brewed this tea 4 ways: competition style (3g in a 15cc bowl for 6min), grandpa style (with the leftover leaves from the competition style brew), gongfu with full packed pot and flash brews, and gongfu with 1/3 packed pot and longer brews. All were excellent in their own way. The flash brew style was the most dynamic, while the competition and grandpa had a full, rich and lasting flavor, and the other gongfu was a compromise between the two. Good lasting aftertaste. In gongfu, you get 4-6 good steeps, which I believe is typical for this kind of tea. Like another reviewer mentioned, exemplary of the style, nothing more. I personally donīt fault it for that. Quite the opposite. If I want a hefeweizen, I want it to taste like an exemplary, traditional hefeweizen. The same applies here.|
|A great disappointment, to say the least! All I was able to detect, was a burnt taste. I have no idea how the taster was able to come up with the description "flowery and fruity". |
|nice taste, a little stong ,i miss the health effect I have experienced from other Oolong Teas.|
|Although this tea is less than 10 years old, I like its flavor. Iīd store it for additinal several years for better flavor. |
|shared with friends , they were satisfied with the smoothness.|
|I love this tea and drink it almost every day. I recently ordered 2 200g packages and received it within 7 days which is great. The only complaint i had is that when i received the package one of the 200g bags was open. It didnīt look like any tea was missing but having travelled half the globe in transit iīm too afraid to actually brew it. So half of what i ordered is junk:( iīm hoping someone at teaspring can make this right|
|This is an excellent Wuyi tea. Smooth and fragrance..|
Chee Meng (3/23/2011)
|Very good taste.But you get used to it very quickly|
|IMO this isnīt really that great a DHP, if you can even classify it as DHP?
Its not as good as Diao Yu Tai Te Gong Da Hong Pao which in turn is not as good as Wu Yi Cha Wang Da Hong Pao.
Consider that Beidou no 1 is in fact more expensive then either of these alternatives i canīt really recommend. Sorry.|
|I have to admit this was not one of my favorite teas. I guess I was expecting a bit more. I found it a little too strong and I even steeped it for a lot less time. My friend however, thought it was one of the best Da Hong Paoīs he has ever had.|
|Another successful, smoky high-oxidation oolong. Definitely worth a shot for oolong fans.|
|Nice aroma. First cup is wow... excellent. Although, I found that after the first infusion, the tea lacks the unique taste that makes it so great. Will try Da Hong Pao in the future.|
|A smoky-ness to it. Can handle numerous infusions. Although any more than 3 are markedly lacking compared to the first 3, yet they still produce a nice drinkable tea.|
|The first infusion was somewhat great, after that it becomes nearly flat. With such a high asking price, I would rather go for DHP.|
|Very aromatic smell. Has a complex nutty taste to it. Taste remains good after numerous infusions. Better than the Wu Yi version.|
|Thank you Mr. Mr. Yao Yue Ming for this wonderful tea. It is in a class by itself.|
|This tea is not bad. taste so light, but not my type.|
|This I would describe as original or classic tasting tea-in its highest quality-its lacking something-but over all good tea-perhaps I should use more tea when making it-very enjoyable tea-drinkable everyday tea-|
|This is fine tea-is best using more tea and steeping after rising and soaking in water 15 seconds-I enjoy sipping with air brings out the flavors well-enjoyable tea and inhances other drinks as coffee with cream this sets well together-very rich|
|A good tea.
You have to take time with this tea. it is not an easy one.|
|This yearīs crop has a powerful chocolate aroma and taste, mixed with overtones of Lapsang Souchong. No bitterness and a comparatively smooth mouth. If you like strong oolongs, this oneīs for you.|
|Actually pretty good, though Teaspring isnīt my go-to vendor for Yen Cha. Decent roasting job and a really interesting Da Hong Pao-like acidity. Worth trying and not a bad value either.|
|Surprising and complex. Very earthy, smoky notes dominate floral undertones. I prefer this brewed short the first brew. Strong and lingering finish. Substantial and seemingly inexhaustible in flavor.|
|This is a very good tea, but to me perhaps not worth the money.
|As a newbie in the tea world, itīs hard for me to put this tea into words. I have tried many different kinds in order to find out what I like. This has been my favorite. The aroma is quite sweet and a little fruity. It has an almost silky texture and great flavor. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a great every day tea and wonīt mind spending a little extra. It is worth every penny.|
|It was my first experience with this tea and with Teaspring, too. Excellent-both! I canīt wait for another hartvest of Beidou, unfortunatelly it is not offered by our tearooms, but never mind, I buy most of tea in abroad because of quality or price or both and Teaspring will became probably one of my favourite in the future. One of the best tea Iīve tasted...The only one mistake of tea-the price, but itīs worth of it! Thanks. Jiri Holoubek, Vsetaty-The Czech Republic|
|no doubt an excellent tea. you need quite a lot of tea when preparing it gong fu style. Really nice, but too expensive. Other teas are almost as good for a lot less money.|
|This is a very fine Oolong tea. I found that the second steeping is best and, after having tea with a chinese coworker she suggested I wash the tea leaves in hot water prior to infusion. This renders an amazing Oolong flavour that I hadnīt enjoyed prior.
I place the tea leaves in the pot, fill just enough to cover the leaves and swirl for a second, finally pour out the water. The leaves are in the water no more than 5 seconds. Then infuse as usual and enjoy! |
|THis is a good tasting tea - however, not really my preference as I like a more floral boquet as in the tie guan yin types - especially with osmanthus !
My girlfriend loves this tea ..|
| Splendide.puissance aromatique,un trčs grand cru,il ne reste plus qu a le laisser vieillir 2 ou 3 ans ce qui ne sera pas facile .....la tentation sera grande;|
|I like this tea allot it is very special. Very complex strong taste of flowers. There is a battle in your mouth. Acidic vs. tannic if the gung fu is right it will fall perfectly in the middle but 25 sec to long on your extraction and tannic will win. First 3 extractions are exceptional 4th and 5th complexity disappears and some sweetness comes out. |
|this tea is really special. northstar #1 is exquisite and highly aromatic. I couldnt really compare the aroma to anything except to say that it is sweet and floral. its nice|
|Very famous and very rare tea. Only my second chance to drink this tea in more than 15 years ! Very fruity smell and taste, great tea !|
|Tea for special ocasions, requiring your skils to open its rich treasures. You must be prepared before you get started brewing. To good to be spoiled by lack of Gong Fu.|