Sunday TeaDay 6/01/08


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Sunday TeaDay 6/01/08

Postby Victoria » Jun 1st, '08, 02:36

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*PRESS RELEASE* Victoria Declares INTERNATIONAL OOLONG DAY

Welcome everyone to SUNDAY TeaDay! International Oolong Day that is.

Chip should have known if he was going to leave TeaDay to me, this was coming!

Celebrate your day by brewing some up some nice OOLONG tea and sharing
what's in your cup today!

Awwww if you don't like oolong, you can still party with us!!

Please check in throughout the day, letting us know what various cups you are enjoying
at the moment. We would all love to hear! It doesn't have to be oolong!! But if it is, the
more the merrier!

If you can't check in as the day progresses, please check in when you can and reflect
back on your TeaDay.

TeaDay is the start of my day everyday - I always looking forward to hearing about
everyone's TeaDay, so...bottoms up...refill...repeat. With oolong of course. Word.
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Postby olivierco » Jun 1st, '08, 02:41

Keemun with breakfast.

One day a year for oolong seems to be fair.
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Postby omegapd » Jun 1st, '08, 02:51

olivierco wrote:
One day a year for oolong seems to be fair.


:lol: :lol: My thoughts exactly. Guess I'll get out my last sample of Oolong (a gift from Victoria- how about that?) and brew it sometime today...if I get around to it. :wink: It's a Ginseng Oolong.

Ambrosia Teas Organic Ceylon so far at work this morning. One more "run of the mill" Ceylons to add to the list, although this did have a hint of lemon or some type of natural citrus flavor to it. Is that what I'm supposed to expect out of the "good" Ceylons?

Red Rose is up next!

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Postby tenuki » Jun 1st, '08, 03:34

omegapd wrote: Ginseng Oolong


Which one is it? Ginseng or Oolong? :P
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JIN FO

Postby Salsero » Jun 1st, '08, 03:56

omegapd wrote: although this did have a hint of lemon or some type of natural citrus flavor to it. Is that what I'm supposed to expect out of the "good" Ceylons?


OK, I am resolved this week to get some Red Rose and try it out. How bad could it be?

Lemony is often used to describe the Ceylons grown at the highest altitude:
    Nuwara Eliya - This is the highest elevation where teas are
    grown in Sri Lanka. These are the best-known Ceylon teas,
    sometimes called the "Champagne of Ceylons," light, bright
    (=astringent), bearing floral aromas, and often described as lemony.

The Vithanakande FBOPF (EX) that I mentioned yesterday, however, is from another area:
    Ratnapura - Teas from this region are full-bodied and
    robust, even infusing to a dark red color. They can have
    much in common with Assams or China Blacks.

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Now class, turning our attention to the highlighted tea category of the day ... oolong! ...

Jin Fo or Golden Buddha is a medium oxidation oolong from the mountainous Wuyi region in northern Fujian province. It is a fairly recent creation, being in production for only about ten years. This particular offering seems to be a bit roasted, as the Wuyi oolongs often are.

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am having an extra helping of oolong today.

(Augie: this is the 9 oz size. It's perfect and it's cheap. Don't be intimidated by Victoria's big ones. 15 oz is just weird. In Florida we call them teapots when they get that size!)
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Postby omegapd » Jun 1st, '08, 04:10

tenuki wrote:
omegapd wrote: Ginseng Oolong


Which one is it? Ginseng or Oolong? :P


A Victoria "special". :lol: I tried it once before with not so good results but like most things, I'll give it another shot...
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Re: JIN FO

Postby omegapd » Jun 1st, '08, 04:17

Salsero wrote:
OK, I am resolved this week to get some Red Rose and try it out. How bad could it be?


Thanks for the info on the Ceylons (again).

The Red Rose is a strong black tea...more along the lines of an Assam with a hint of sweetness compared to a typical English Breakfast blend. It's a mix of Indonesian, Assam and Kenyan (I think). For grocery store stuff, it's the best I've ever had and has a distinct flavor you won't find in other blends...

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Postby Terrasi » Jun 1st, '08, 04:28

Oolong it is then. TKY makes the world fly by. (that was a rhyme)

Probably some jasmine when I wake up, I used to drink it a lot and now I rarely touch it.
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Postby RemedialLogic » Jun 1st, '08, 04:30

Dan Cong at 4:30 AM


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Postby Salsero » Jun 1st, '08, 04:52

RemedialLogic wrote:Dan Cong at 4:30 AM
So this is the ... let me guess here ... 35th infusion? That stuff never dies.
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Postby RemedialLogic » Jun 1st, '08, 05:06

pictured was the 8th, i gave up after that. i didn't want to boil another pot of water.
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Postby ThinkingOutLoud » Jun 1st, '08, 05:51

Y'all just make me laugh ....

Irish Breakfast this morning, as always. Boring, I know. I will, in Victoria's honor and to celebrate this declared International Oolong Day, brew up some oolong I have from Henley that I have not yet tried. My father in law is arriving tonight and perhaps we will have a tasting party.
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Postby Selaphiel » Jun 1st, '08, 06:34

Gonna honor this oolong day with some Da Hong Pao.

Sal: Can you link me a website where they sell those 9oz Bodum cups? I couldnt find them on Bodum.com : :?
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Postby olivierco » Jun 1st, '08, 07:14

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Postby RemedialLogic » Jun 1st, '08, 08:00

Selaphiel wrote:Gonna honor this oolong day with some Da Hong Pao.

Sal: Can you link me a website where they sell those 9oz Bodum cups? I couldnt find them on Bodum.com : :?


http://tinyurl.com/5yhwa3
also comes in 2 and 5 ounce, i own a set of the 2 ounce.
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