So many gems of knowledge are shared on these posts and responses, yet still there is so much the majority of us don’t know.
By and large we make our purchases independently of each other, and start consuming what we have, only to find others on these boards are consuming and discussing the Oolongs we thought we would try next time round.
I was, shortly after starting my love affair with Oolong aware that Spring and Fall are 2 separate seasons for plucking leaves that could provide different brews. Now I am aware that depending on the age and arboriculture of the tree/bush there can be 5 or more plucking seasons.
Considering the amount of unopened tea that I have yet to get through, I thought I must make great inroads into this little lot before I make any more purchases, maybe I will then be in a good position to make some nice purchases of Spring 2009.
I failed because after some particularly nice Dan Congs I had to order some more fragrances for comparison.
However the constant inquiries of other posters and responses from tea lovers who have not had it themselves but think it is like !!!! or had it some time ago and seem to recall !!!! or hope to try it one day soon
Makes me think
Would it not be a great idea if
The mods could put up a sticky in the Oolong folder stating what the discussion teas of the month / week will be in the months to come.
Anyone could still post whatever they liked, but a number of the articles would immediately hit home with anyone who was basing some of their purchasing strategy on the Oolong discussion Teas list!
Teas of course could come from any source but Adagio might like to take a lead and start sourcing some of them to be available in time ?
Let’s for instance
week 1 Wuyi – Da Hong Pao or Ti Luo Han
week 2 Anxi – Mao Jie or Ben Shan
week 3 Feng Huang – Ginger Flower or Orange Flower fragrance Dan Congs
week 4 Taiwan Dayulings
and in the background all month Darjeeling Oolongs
week 1 Wuyi – Shui Jin Gui or Bai Ji Guan
week 2 Anxi – Ti Kuan Yin Traditional Roast
week 3 Feng Huang – Almond or Orchid Fragrance Dan Congs
week 4 Taiwan Alishans
and in the background all month Jasmine oolongs
Week 1 Wuyi – Rou Gui or Beidou No 1
Week 2 Anxi – Ti Kuan Yin Modern Roast or Fou Shou
Week 3 Feng Huang – Cassia or Herbal Fragrance Dan Congs
Week 4 Taiwan bao Zhongs
And in the background all month Osmanthus scented Oolongs or Vietnam Oolongs
More enjoyment perhaps in running polls (several months in advance) to see what gets onto the list and when with some cogent and educational arguments from our more educated posters as to why they would be good at that time of year!