Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?


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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Maitre_Tea » Jul 13th, '10, 19:26

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entropyembrace wrote:Have been finishing off my 2009 FLT Farmer´s Choice Baozhong...it´s delicious :)


Yeah, the 2009 was serious stuff. That's why I ordered more than a sample of the 2010. :?

I'm beginning to think the 2010 teas are mostly not-so-fantastic due to the bad winter. Time to scout deals on remaining 2009 stocks. :wink:


Her 2009 Special Roast Dong Ding is pretty good, esp. compared to her 2010 Traditional Dong Ding. The 2010 had good flavors and good mouth feel, but no aftertaste.
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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby entropyembrace » Jul 13th, '10, 20:28

Maitre_Tea wrote:
tingjunkie wrote:
entropyembrace wrote:Have been finishing off my 2009 FLT Farmer´s Choice Baozhong...it´s delicious :)


Yeah, the 2009 was serious stuff. That's why I ordered more than a sample of the 2010. :?

I'm beginning to think the 2010 teas are mostly not-so-fantastic due to the bad winter. Time to scout deals on remaining 2009 stocks. :wink:


Her 2009 Special Roast Dong Ding is pretty good, esp. compared to her 2010 Traditional Dong Ding. The 2010 had good flavors and good mouth feel, but no aftertaste.


yes I really enjoyed that one too...it went fast! :mrgreen:
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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby brandon » Jul 13th, '10, 23:26

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2009 Tie Luo Han, The Tea Gallery
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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby SevenStar » Jul 15th, '10, 14:18

Just finishing off some Spring 2010 AliShan from TeaSmith in London. Its a very very beautiful tea - so smooth.

I also have a 1999 Roasted Dong Ding from DTH which is very tasty as well.
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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Victoria » Jul 15th, '10, 15:27

Cui Yu From Camellia Sinensis, WOW!
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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby rhondabee » Jul 16th, '10, 16:30

tingjunkie wrote:
Just finished a nice session of the Li Shan Cui Luan form Floating Leaves also (this time in the gaiwan). It was rather complex. Not too sweet, but very clean with strong notes of Shiso leaf. I liked it, but would like to see more floral or fruity notes. We'll see what a week of rest does for this one too.I


I am trying this tea now. Very nice flavor.
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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby tenuki » Jul 16th, '10, 23:35

some tea I got from someplace, pretty good.
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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby tingjunkie » Jul 17th, '10, 21:49

A major tea breakthough for me today! I went to Mitsuwa marketplace in New Jersey, ran across some bamboo charcoal, and bought it on a whim. I added a few small pieces to my kettle, and let some NYC tap water marinate for about 20 minutes. NYC is known for having excellent tap water, but mine always had a funky chlorine/old pipes smell to it. I tried tasting the cool water after it had the charcoal sitting in it for a bit, and all the normal chlorine taste and aroma was gone! It was very fresh, clean, and sweet tasting. Hooray!

I then made some Seasonal Da Hong Pao from Jing using the charcoal in the kettle as it boiled. The tea was MURDER! Really good strong clean flavors. I think I can stop buying Poland Spring now! Oh happy day. :mrgreen:
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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby whatsinaname » Jul 19th, '10, 13:05

<---teadrunk

Some FLT Taiwan Wuyi in the morning, and some HLH LBZ/Man'E this afternoon (okay, not a wulong).

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Jul 19th, '10, 21:09

Cold-brewed Winter Alishan Oolong. Quite nice for the heat, but not as good as the hot stuff.
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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Cyphre » Jul 21st, '10, 19:37

2009 Da Wu Ye Dan Cong
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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Victoria » Jul 21st, '10, 19:59

Floating leaves Tea - Second Place Baozhong
Yum!
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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Jul 21st, '10, 21:00

More of the very very nice Jing Tea Shop Tie Guan Yin sample. Yum.
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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby brandon » Jul 21st, '10, 22:26

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2009 vs 2010 Spring "Classic Roast" TGY.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby chef07172 » Jul 25th, '10, 02:39

Formosa Shanlinxi Oolong. Not one of my faves but still pretty good. Has a bit of a creamy texture and nice vegetal and a bit of nuttiness.
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