Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?


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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby jayinhk » Dec 12th, '12, 07:01

DrInking a new high roast TGY from a place I walked into on impulse...out of a new, thin walled zhini shuiping I bought earlier! With Chiuchow beef tripe and brisket, I couldn't be happier. 12/12/12's been a good day.
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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby ethan » Dec 12th, '12, 20:15

I'm enjoying jade oolong from Mountain Tea on a day that I have almost devoted entirely to preparing & consuming tea & food: a stay-at-home 1-day vacation.

This jade oolong has gentle flavor(s) that I like it quite a lot. The third infusion, which is even lighter in flavor than the first two, is just right after a heavy supper.
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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Math » Dec 13th, '12, 08:55

Fou shou farm Li Shan from Houde. Still not impressed with this tea. Maybe I've been expecting too much.
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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby SilentChaos » Dec 13th, '12, 11:44

I haven't tasted the one from Fushoushan Veteran's Farm before (especially since the gunine article is prohibitively expensive), but I must say that most of the oolongs I have tried from the Fushou-Mountain area seem to be somewhat flat.
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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby jayinhk » Dec 13th, '12, 11:46

Had some Three Stamp I've had for about a month earlier out of my new high fire zhini and it wasn't as good as it was when I first got it and drank it out of porcelain. I think I let too much air get to it. Now it's just sweet and sour with that metallic twang good high fire has (to me anyway). It's missing the characteristic flavor this particular HK Three Stamp has. I need to get more after I dutifully drink the rest of this 100g or so.
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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby DVS » Dec 16th, '12, 18:59

A nice session with one of my favorite oolongs from EoT, 2011 Handmade Jin Suo Shi. :D This is my favorite yancha that I have tired from them so far.
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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Maxwell2079 » Dec 17th, '12, 20:56

Mid 1970s Wenshan Baozhong.

The tea is not that bad, but the sourness is very high, I'm using a gaiwan though, maybe a pot can subdue it. By the 3rd infusion the sourness receded a bit but so did the charms of the tea. Very short durability. No qi.

Some aged TGY and Shui xian I've tried had very strong Qi. I am not sure if old Baozhong have Qi and only this one didn't have any at all.

Does anyone know?


Edition: I am feeling some qi by the 4th infusion, warming and nice feeling.
This is the second time I am trying this tea, I have to clarify regarding its durability that the first time I used a 100 ml gaiwan and around 4 teaspoons, that time the tea gave out at the 3rd infusion and don't remember to have felt the qi as I am feeling it today. This time I used a 60 ml gaiwan and 4 teaspoons too. With today parameters the tea lasted for about 7 infusions. Perhaps its durability is not that bad. But my experience with Baozhong is limited so I can't compare it with other aged Baozhongs.
However, the tea looses its strength drastically by the 3rd infusion according to the vendor the tea has lost some strength because it has been roasted many times..
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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby ethan » Dec 18th, '12, 00:11

Drinking my favorite, Thai organic red.... ; yet, it is slightly different because I put 3 teaspoons for 3 cups in a big glazed pot made in Portland, Maine. The taste is closer to a black tea this way.

I prefer the more dynamic flavor developed from the yixing dedicated to this tea; however, I don't use the best preparation a few times of the 40 or so times a month I drink this tea.
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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby puerhking » Dec 18th, '12, 12:41

2012 FL Spring Dong Ding Traditional -

Brewed leaves have a strong scent of spice/cinnamon. The tea itself seems a bit undefined. Nothing stands out and the overall flavor profile is pretty narrow. I preferred the 2010 version. This will go on the shelf to see what develops down the road.
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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby jayinhk » Dec 22nd, '12, 05:46

DHP brewed by Coca Cola for the Hong Kong market. Sold chilled at 7-11 and Circle K (known as 'OK' in HK). It's actually surprisingly good, and cheaper than Coca Cola. I didn't expect this DHP to taste like TGY, but it does seem very TGY like!
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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby SilentChaos » Dec 22nd, '12, 11:42

jayinhk wrote:DHP brewed by Coca Cola for the Hong Kong market. Sold chilled at 7-11 and Circle K (known as 'OK' in HK).
I'm being deprived of bottled dhp from the 7-11 and OK here. :(
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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby jayinhk » Dec 22nd, '12, 13:20

SilentChaos wrote:
jayinhk wrote:DHP brewed by Coca Cola for the Hong Kong market. Sold chilled at 7-11 and Circle K (known as 'OK' in HK).
I'm being deprived of bottled dhp from the 7-11 and OK here. :(


Yup, I think it's for HK and Macau only. :P

http://www.marketing-interactive.com/news/12232

http://coca-cola.hk/en/beverage_benefit ... a_ath.html

EDIT: I even saw a bottled pu at 7-11 today. While bottled tea can never compare to freshly brewed stuff, it is nice to be able to pop into any 7-11 and get a fix when you need it! Definitely healthier than soda, that's for sure.
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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby DVS » Dec 22nd, '12, 20:31

This week I decided to dedicate to drinking aged oolongs.

RBTC, 1982 Wenshan Baozhong.

Tea Masters, 1990 Spring Hung Shui.

EoT, 1981 Dong Ding

EoT, 1970's Pinglin

I enjoyed drinking all these teas this week. My favorites though are the Pinglin and the Dong Ding. The one from Tea Masters was nice also, but In my opinion not worth $3 a gram.
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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby etorix » Dec 26th, '12, 13:40

2011 Zhenyan Bai Ji Guan from Buddha Country Cliff

first of 3 10g samples from Five Star Tea.

gentle but excellent

they actually sent 4 x 10g, the free one being Autumn Handmade Dong Ding Oolong - Master grade harvest year 2011
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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Devoted135 » Dec 27th, '12, 21:35

Curled up with the the final sequel to The Giver (a favorite novel of my childhood) and finishing up a sample of Tou Tian Xiang oolong that Tea Trekker threw in with my order. It's floral and green and lovely. :)

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