Oolong Old Fashioned

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Ready for a new one-minute tea-food/drink video?

So far we’ve had: matcha, matcha lattes, and lapsang souchong tea-cured salmon.

Today we present…Oolong Old Fashioned! It’s like a regular Old Fashioned, but made with an oolong simple syrup instead of regular simple syrup or sugar. Brew the tea to twice it’s regular strength (that means using the double the amount of tea leaves, not double the brewing time…otherwise you’ll just get bitter oolong). 

  • brew 12g oolong in 1 cup of water.
  • mix equal parts brewed tea and sugar to make oolong simple syrup.
  • in the glass combine: 1/2oz simple syrup, bitters, and 2oz whiskey.
  • don’t forget the ice. stir and drink up.

*Measurement typos in the video, will get that fixed soon! Use the written directions this post in the meantime.

P.S. Super thank you to Allen for all the video magic ^_^

  • Kate
    April 16, 2014

    I love an Old Fashioned, and this sounds so good! I imagine the flavors of oolong would pair well with the bright tannic citrus flavor of bitters and the smokiness of whisky. Just finished my stash of yame oolong from Tea Wing though… Can’t wait to try!

    • Kathy YL Chan
      April 17, 2014

      Hi Kate!! I love that yame oolong! Been trying out different oolongs from Taiwan with this recipe. I’m hoping to bring in larger quantities from Taiwan and see how I can share with people who are interested in trying them out. Stay tuned ^_^

  • c
    April 16, 2014

    This looks really refreshing! Also your hair is gorgeous!

    • Kathy YL Chan
      April 17, 2014

      thank you! ^-^

  • Kathryn
    April 17, 2014

    That looks delicious! Thanks for posting. Would you recommend a particular brand of whiskey for this drink?

    • Kathy YL Chan
      April 17, 2014

      Thanks, Kathryn! I like it best with Yamazaki, but honestly, any good whiskey you have on hand will do ^_^

  • Spin
    April 21, 2014

    So cute! I love your videos :)

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