Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Owes its flavors to oxidation levels between green & black tea.

Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Tead Off » Mar 1st, '10, 12:34

spittingoutteeth wrote:Drinking an unroasted Dong Ding from Dobra Tea. It's almost a year old now but has remarkably kept its flavor.


I also have greener oolongs that have not lost their pizazz. Some are still in their original bags, some are in cannisters. Don't know why they are still good after a year and other posters teas are not.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Victoria » Mar 1st, '10, 14:59

Well mine is 2 & 1/2 years. It is from fall 2006. :shock:

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby spittingoutteeth » Mar 1st, '10, 16:07

Yeah, 2.5 years for an unroasted oolong is pretty old. I've had some still be drinkable after 1.5 years, but that's really pushing it. For my really good oolongs, I tend to only purchase as much as I can drink within a 6 month period; otherwise it's a waste.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby gingkoseto » Mar 1st, '10, 16:41

Unroasted oolong made with traditional method (more oxidation and yellower liquor than modern greener oolong) can last very well for years. If stored well, some may lose a bit flavor, but won't get stale at all. In contrast, modern style green oolong, when gets older, is just unbearable.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby entropyembrace » Mar 1st, '10, 18:23

I´m drinking Muzha Tiequanyin from Floating Leaves Tea....it´s one of the darker roasted tiequanyin´s I´ve had...it almost tastes like yancha with lots of delicious roasty flavour :)

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Mar 1st, '10, 18:53

An interesting oolong from Yunnan Sourcing, Yunnan Wild Arbor "Oriental Beauty" from Wu Liang Mountain, a sweet, fruity, floral oolong. It feels a little light or perhaps a little thin, but I am enjoying it much more than the rose-scented Oriental Beauty I got from Ten Ren last year (most of which actually got composted rather than brewed).

Now my interest is piqued to try 'the real thing', although that may not be easy as discussed in another thread in this forum. And I have several ounces of this nice stuff to work through, so I won't need any more for quite a while.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby iannon » Mar 1st, '10, 21:48

I am out of my high mountain stuff. Waiting on 2 orders from the Taiwan area...grumble ..pout. Went back to finish of a bag of Floating Leaves Wuyi

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Tead Off » Mar 2nd, '10, 07:17

Victoria wrote:Well mine is 2 & 1/2 years. It is from fall 2006. :shock:


That's almost 3.5 years.

Gingko's post is interesting. I also find the yellower liquid teas to be better in general but this may be subjective on my part. Sounds like time for a re-roast of those older teas.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Victoria » Mar 2nd, '10, 09:16

Yeah, my math was bad, I was thinking more of from when I bought it. But anyway. I tried roasting some but I was impatient, and it turned out bad. So up next about 4 packages of 2007.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby entropyembrace » Mar 2nd, '10, 16:18

Today I´m trying the 2008 Taiwan Wuyi from Floating Leaves tea...it seems delicate to me with a very soft, smooth mouthfeel and a honey like sweetness...I´m really enjoying it so far (only on first infusion) :)

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby tenuki » Mar 3rd, '10, 17:49

A decent DHP from a local vendor who doesn't sell online (Miro Tea).

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby LauraW » Mar 3rd, '10, 18:05

Baozhong from Shan Shui! Very nice, smooth - and I think I can probably let the infusion go about another 30 secs longer next time.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby cindyt » Mar 4th, '10, 10:03

Classic Dong Ding from Teamasters - my current favorite

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby brad4419 » Mar 6th, '10, 16:01

Im having some medium roast wuyi fo shou today.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Geekgirl » Mar 6th, '10, 16:41

Lately I've been enjoying Dong Ding from Floating Leaves in Seattle, and also some competition oolong (quite similar to the Dong Ding, if a tiny bit "greener",) from New Century Tea Gallery.

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