Ok, so I asked a few of you for some advice and got pointed to read the "What Oolong are you drinking now?" and the "Oolong tea vendor" threads.
I am still pretty new to this and there was so many different types thrown out in those threads that I still can't really make an informed decision.
I'll post some specifications, then perhaps some of you could recommend me a FEW oolongs. Also, I would like to know what vendor you all think would be best for someone new like me...who is also on a budget. I've just shopped with Ishopo.com and should be getting my shipment shortly.
This is what is to arrive:
SP10 Lishan Cui Feng Oolong Tea, 9 g Sample
SU10 Beipu Oriental Beauty Oolong, 9 g Sample
SP10 Nantou Milk Oolong(Light Roasted), 150 g / 5.26 oz
SP10 Shanlinxi Long Feng Xia Oolong Tea, 9 g Sample
SP09 Awarded Arishan Oolong Tea (3rd Grade), 19 g Sample
SP10 Dayuling (104K) Oolong Tea, 9 g Sample
My specifications are:
1. Good quality/value ratio (more tea in g/oz for the money, that is still of good quality)
2. Something that is good, time and time again, and not easy to mess up (I'm still new to brewing, and have tried a few brewing methods, I'm not that experienced yet so a resilient tea would be good)
3. Can be roasted, green, light roasted
4. Something that isn't too common, but also not ultra rare either.
Hope you all can help me out on this, I know a lot of you have a ton more knowledge and experience purchasing and tasting than I do.