Wu Yi question

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Wu Yi question

Postby Sententia » Jul 23rd, '10, 12:41

Wu Yi ensemble from Adagio has become my favorite Oolong. I was curious if their are similar tea's with that dark, oriental flavor to them. Maybe like Oolong#8 from Adagio if any of you have tried it.. but just with that distinctness to it. Any suggestions or input would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Wu Yi question

Postby Proinsias » Jul 23rd, '10, 16:29

I'm not sure what kind of Wuyi that one is but if you like Wuyi then I'd recommend trying Jingteashop or Hou de.

The 2009 Spring Zhen-Yen Handcrafted Shui Xian from Hou de is excellent for the money.

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Re: Wu Yi question

Postby entropyembrace » Jul 23rd, '10, 16:31

Proinsias wrote:I'm not sure what kind of Wuyi that one is but if you like Wuyi then I'd recommend trying Jingteashop or Hou de.

The 2009 Spring Zhen-Yen Handcrafted Shui Xian from Hou de is excellent for the money.


yes those are good vendors for trying more wuyi oolongs :)

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Re: Wu Yi question

Postby LauraW » Jul 24th, '10, 11:46

Their Oolong #8 is a darker, roasty oolong similar to Wuyi. Leaves are broken up a bit much for my taste, but the flavor is going to be fairly similar. I say give it a try - for me, it's a nice, cheaper tea that I can drink regularly instead of feeling like I have to have a special occasion.

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Re: Wu Yi question

Postby britt » Jul 24th, '10, 15:13

So far I've only used Hou De for my Wuyi except for a recent small order from Cloudwalker. Although it was good, I'll stick with Hou De for my Wuyi. I haven't tried this type from Jing Tea Shop, but have been very happy with their better-quality green teas.

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Re: Wu Yi question

Postby brad4419 » Aug 8th, '10, 09:15

I second the jingteashop suggestion. Ive never had a bad wuyi from them and the price is very reasonable.

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Re: Wu Yi question

Postby guitar9876 » Aug 8th, '10, 12:47

Another place to check out is Sevencups. They have quite a variety of Yancha which to me seemed to be pretty good. I'm pretty new to Wuyi though, so my palate isn't very developed yet.

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Re: Wu Yi question

Postby Alex » Aug 19th, '10, 09:50

I just got a few wulongs and I'm in love. :P

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