If you could drink only one oolong

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If you could drink only one oolong

Postby theory » Sep 1st, '10, 16:19

Hi! New here. I am trying to expand my oolong horizons, and thought finding out everyone's perennial favorite would be a good place to start. So, the game is this: if you were allowed only one oolong from here on out what would it be. :?:
I know, this may be like asking some of you to choose which child you'd save, but its only a game; I promise not to hold you to your answers in 5 years. :lol:

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Re: If you could drink only one oolong

Postby nickE » Sep 1st, '10, 16:32

It'd probably be some type of a Wuyi for me. I like some TGYs too (the more roasted ones), but I tend to stay away from lighter Oolongs in general. Especially light Taiwanese Oolongs, not a big fan.

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Re: If you could drink only one oolong

Postby Herb_Master » Sep 1st, '10, 16:57

:?: Ginger Flower Dan Cong or Sparrow's Tongue Yan Cha :?:

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Re: If you could drink only one oolong

Postby NOESIS » Sep 1st, '10, 18:24

nickE wrote:It'd probably be some type of a Wuyi for me. I like some TGYs too (the more roasted ones), but I tend to stay away from lighter Oolongs in general. Especially light Taiwanese Oolongs, not a big fan.

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Same here. Medium/Dark roasted oolongs all the way. Likely I'd choose a Wuyi Yan Cha (faves being Rou Gui, Cong Shui Xian, and Tie Luo Han).

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Re: If you could drink only one oolong

Postby Victoria » Sep 1st, '10, 19:41

I guess right now I would say Da Yu Ling.
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Re: If you could drink only one oolong

Postby debunix » Sep 1st, '10, 21:11

Only *one* oolong?

I need to go back and forth between the lighter and the darker. So I'll give two, because one just isn't enough. I wouldn't get tired of the light floral sweetness of the Diamond Tie Guan Yin I've gotten from Norbu, but I would pine for a Wuyi or Dan Cong or deep roast TGY. If I could have just two, I'd pick the Po Tou ('ginger flower fragrance') Dan Cong from Tea Habitat to go with Norbu's TGY, because the Dan Cong can take on aspects of the Wuyi or the spiciness more typical of Phoenix oolongs depending on which infusion and temperature.

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Re: If you could drink only one oolong

Postby iannon » Sep 1st, '10, 21:18

im at the oppoite end of the spectrum as NickE I luv me some Taiwanese High Mountain.. especially a good buttery Li Shan. and just to follow up..DaYuLing and Ali Shan right behind

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Re: If you could drink only one oolong

Postby MadeForTeaVea » Sep 1st, '10, 21:57

Probably a Ti Kuan Yin oolong.

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Re: If you could drink only one oolong

Postby Nenugal » Sep 1st, '10, 22:39

I guess that would be a Tie Guan Yin, but if I could have two, the second would be a Dan Cong.

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Re: If you could drink only one oolong

Postby theory » Sep 2nd, '10, 01:49

Wow - they all sound yummy to me :) I definately got some ideas of things to try.
haha... I knew it would be hard for some to pick just one :lol:
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Re: If you could drink only one oolong

Postby brandon » Sep 2nd, '10, 02:41

Tie Luo Han.

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Re: If you could drink only one oolong

Postby gingkoseto » Sep 2nd, '10, 08:19

I would choose Tie Guan Yin. But I am afraid that sounds like cheating, because there are quite a few types of Tie Guan Yin, from high mountain oolong flavor to near Yan Cha flavor, with various balancing points between oxidation and roasting. :mrgreen:

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Re: If you could drink only one oolong

Postby betta » Sep 2nd, '10, 12:50

TGY

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Re: If you could drink only one oolong

Postby TwoPynts » Sep 2nd, '10, 17:07

I'm drinking #40 from Adagio right now. Not spectacular, but a good, reliable tea. I had some excellent Da Yu Ling this year but don't know if I could drink only it forever. I'd be hard pressed to choose just one. Take my advice and order a bunch of samples for IShopO. I have 16 coming my way...
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Re: If you could drink only one oolong

Postby britt » Sep 2nd, '10, 18:11

Since I drink plenty of Chinese and Taiwanese green tea I'd skip the lighter high mountain oolongs and go for something much more robust, like a genuine Taiwanese Oriental Beauty.

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