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Why doesn't my oolong tea taste like the bottled ones?

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Why doesn't my oolong tea taste like the bottled ones?

localtalent | Feb 7, 2011 08:01 PM

I lived in Japan for a while and got completely addicted to the bottled oolong tea drinks, Suntory in particular. I keep buying oolong tea here in Chinatown (having absolutely no idea what the hell I'm doing), brewing it with boiling water, and it tastes completely different.

I know there's a lot of different kinds of oolong, have I just not hit on the right one yet? Or is there a different process for brewing it?

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