Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby jayinhk » Aug 27th, '14, 06:21

Green Anxi TGY from a tea store in Hainan. So sweet, fruity and floral compared to the medium oxidized stuff I've been drinking. I noticed the very green Chinese market stuff smells like vegetable oil...very strange.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby j.p.rich » Aug 27th, '14, 08:56

drinking_teas wrote:
j.p.rich wrote:
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j.p.rich wrote:Taiwan Tea Crafts "baked" SLX. When I know I want an oolong but am undecided on which one, this is what I reach for. On the lighter end of the roasting spectrum for this genre.

try Floating Leaves' Roasted Hehuanshan, it's great. I haven't tried the ShanLinXi, but I can safely say that Floating Leaves has much better tea than TTC and it's cheaper.


Thanks for the tip. I have not tried that particular offering from Shiuwen but have tried various teas from both vendors. Each have their own respective strengths and I do not really agree with this generalization.

That's alright, just wanted to put my opinion out there. Maybe I should have made that last statement a bit more personal.


No worries, we are all entitled to express our opinions! :)

Enjoying a 2004 Jin Suo Shi Yancha from Origin. I like this tea but just do not love it like Tony's Shui Xian's.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby ethan » Aug 27th, '14, 10:13

That green anxi tgy sounds good, Jayink; however, I've had some oolongs begin that way but after a couple of months produce vegetal flavor which is not what I really want. Over time that vegetal flavor thoroughly dominates. It's happened to me several times. (There is some compensation in that I eventually came to like tasting that 2-3 times a month.)

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby jayinhk » Aug 27th, '14, 10:45

Ethan, this stuff was vacuum sealed and frozen--at the rate I'm getting through it, it won't have a chance to turn vegetal! ;)

Drinking expensive Thai oolong 12 that has been aging for two years in my dehumidified home office. My dad bought me this stuff in Bangkok and as he always did, he bought the expensive stuff. Wow, it has aged well--very pleasant in my small shuiping.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby drinking_teas » Aug 27th, '14, 18:47

j.p.rich wrote:No worries, we are all entitled to express our opinions! :)

Enjoying a 2004 Jin Suo Shi Yancha from Origin. I like this tea but just do not love it like Tony's Shui Xian's.


I wish I could have picked up some of Tony's more expensive Yancha. I have his cheapest Shui Xian (late 90's HK) which ended up being very good, so I wonder how his better ones would have been. I haven't been drinking much Yancha though, I might just stick to YS in the future for Yancha.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby j.p.rich » Aug 27th, '14, 23:01

drinking_teas wrote:
j.p.rich wrote:No worries, we are all entitled to express our opinions! :)

Enjoying a 2004 Jin Suo Shi Yancha from Origin. I like this tea but just do not love it like Tony's Shui Xian's.


I wish I could have picked up some of Tony's more expensive Yancha. I have his cheapest Shui Xian (late 90's HK) which ended up being very good, so I wonder how his better ones would have been. I haven't been drinking much Yancha though, I might just stick to YS in the future for Yancha.


That Shui Xian is really good at that pricepoint. I think I sampled most if not all of Tony's Yancha. The 2003 Shui Xian King was probably the star of the show with great complexity and Qi and is really a different animal to what you have. I also like EoT's yancha (have only tried 4 so far) but finding such teas with some age to them is difficult.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Tuzik » Aug 28th, '14, 07:26

Having Huang Mei Gui from jing.
Really good.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby puerhking » Aug 28th, '14, 11:30

Having 2013 Mi Xiang oolong from Floating Leaves today. Some citrus notes with minerals and a floral touch on the finish. Pleasant session.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby daidokorocha » Aug 29th, '14, 22:33

I just can't get enough of dark roasted tieguanyin lately.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby drinking_teas » Aug 29th, '14, 23:18

daidokorocha wrote:I just can't get enough of dark roasted tieguanyin lately.

Same here. Muzha TGY is amazing grandpa style.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby j.p.rich » Aug 30th, '14, 21:55

Momentarily taking a break from my Yancha kick with TTC's winter organic Lishan. Not a bad tea but I think I like the Fushoushan better.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby j.p.rich » Aug 31st, '14, 14:04

An after-lunch session with Tea Urchin's 2007 Lishan. This tea is solidly in the "Holy **** that's good!" category.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby the_economist » Aug 31st, '14, 14:30

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Fenghuang Shuixian from TTG today. Stumbled on this old gem by accident, my first knockout tea, still delivering punches.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby daidokorocha » Aug 31st, '14, 14:54

j.p.rich wrote:An after-lunch session with Tea Urchin's 2007 Lishan. This tea is solidly in the "Holy **** that's good!" category.


Lishan for me too at the moment. This one is a sample I received from Yezi Tea. Very delicious with subtle floral flavors and a honey taste that leaves me reminded of something between graham crackers and gingerbread.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby jayinhk » Sep 1st, '14, 09:59

Dongding oolong from Spring 2013. This tea had a great milk taste--it's mellowed out to sweet cinnamon. I bought this at Taipei airport last year. Very enjoyable!

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