Oolong bing


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Oolong bing

Postby Ti » Aug 15th, '10, 11:24

Does any one here buy oolong in bings? Does some oolong get better with age like puerh?
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Re: Oolong bing

Postby debunix » Aug 15th, '10, 13:03

I've never bought an oolong in bings or beengs, but I have tasted some aged oolongs, and while I didn't enjoy their flavor enough to pay the extra price, there was a tart, winey, fruitiness that was very nice in both some aged TGY and Da Hong Pao. I've seen aged versions of traditional darker roast oolongs--Wuyis, TGY, and Dan Congs--but the lighter green floral styles don't age well.
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Re: Oolong bing

Postby Proinsias » Aug 15th, '10, 13:18

I had a bing of wuyi from teaspring a few years ago which was ok, I think I've finished it now, or gave the rest of it away. Nothing outstanding but gave a decent wuyi hit as you'd expect from $10 or so for a fairly small cake.

Hou de has a nice 70's oolong tuo, lovely medicinal flavours and has quite a bit of endurance.
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Re: Oolong bing

Postby britt » Aug 15th, '10, 13:22

I've tried several of Hou De's aged oolongs and was quite impressed with them. I don't buy them very often and I don't drink them daily, but sometimes I do feel like them especially in the winter. The 1994 aged Zheng-Cong Tie Guan Yin comes to mind as one of the more impressive ones.
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Re: Oolong bing

Postby Katy1977 » Aug 15th, '10, 14:03

Bing–noun- British Dialect- a heap or pile.

Is this what you mean by a "bing of tea"? Wow, you learn something new everyday, and I thought Bing was a search engine lol. :)

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Re: Oolong bing

Postby Proinsias » Aug 15th, '10, 14:12

bing cha/beeng cha means a compressed tea cake, usually pu'erh. Like this:
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in contrast to say a tuo cha, bird's nest tea:
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Re: Oolong bing

Postby Katy1977 » Aug 15th, '10, 16:57

Thanks for the clarification Proinsias. :)

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Re: Oolong bing

Postby Ti » Aug 16th, '10, 17:49

Thanks for the info. Sorry for the mis-spelling of beeng.
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Re: Oolong bing

Postby Mr. Usaji » Aug 16th, '10, 19:10

The pinyin is "bing," right? And you can always say "cake" unless you feel like being a jargonaut/sinophile...
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Re: Oolong bing

Postby IPT » Aug 16th, '10, 21:32

yes, the pinyin is "Bing".
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