Rolled or Twisted?

Owes its flavors to oxidation levels between green & black tea.

Which do you prefer, rolled oolongs or twisted oolongs?

Rolled
5
42%
Twisted
4
33%
It depends
3
25%
 
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Rolled or Twisted?

Postby Cofftea » Dec 12th, '08, 19:21

Which do you prefer?

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Postby edkrueger » Dec 12th, '08, 20:06

I wish all or my oolongs were rolled. Except, maybe, dancongs.

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Postby Maitre_Tea » Dec 12th, '08, 20:42

I'll take any sort of oolong I can get my hands on, but I like twisted ones more, because my favorite teas (Wuyi and Dancong) are twisted. However, it would be more convenient if all my oolongs were rolled up, because that way you can store more in a smaller space

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Wide Variety in Oolongs

Postby Herb_Master » Dec 13th, '08, 07:39

When I first succumbed to the Tea Bug in April this year, I thought Oolongs might be my favourite, spearheaded by Full Flavoured Classic Traditional Full Roasted Ti Kuan Yin's and Ta Hung Pao's.

My initial purchases included green Teas, scented teas, pu-er cakes and flower teas - ALL of which are collecting dust at the back of my cupboards.

I overcame my initial shock at finding some of my purchased oolongs at being lightly oxidised and lightly roasted by falling in love with their subtle variations and fragrances.

As I hop between teas from Wuyi Shan and Anxi over to Feng Huang and then back to Anxi it is comforting and reassuring to encounter both differences and similarities that help to build up the picture, knowledge and enjoyment of each tea and each region.

When I open a new packet of a new tea I am anticipating what I am about to find, if with a new Dan Cong I find an extra long Twisted leaf then a wry knowing smile creases my lips. If a new treasure from Anxi has exquisite small pellets I am delighted.

More thoughtful pairing of my small teapots to the leaves that they will foster is a challenge that lies ahead.

Long Live oolong

Vive La Difference.

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Postby toastedtoads » Dec 13th, '08, 07:50

I'd like to say it doesn't matter, and I certainly don't pick my tea based on which way it's rolled, but the oolongs I seem to like better after tasting are the twisted ones (with the exception of my roasted TGY).

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Postby brandon » Dec 13th, '08, 09:19

Twisted is how I roll.

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Postby Janine » Dec 13th, '08, 12:37

If I'm in the mood, and the tea is good quality... I love them both in just about any tea they're used for.

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