Sunday TeaDay 6/01/08


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Postby Salsero » Jun 1st, '08, 14:15

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 : :?

DHP, classy choice!

I think the trick with the Bodum glasses is to google the exact name: Bodum Pavina Double-Wall Thermo Glasses. They come in several sizes, I have the 9 oz and the 2 oz for gong fu. I got mine for $14.17 for a set of 2 from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Bodum-9-Ounce-Dou ... B0009WX41Q
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Postby RussianSoul » Jun 1st, '08, 14:36

To celebrate the international Oolong Day I opened my last Wuyi sample - Rou Gui. I am not disappointed, but neither I am impressed with it. Perhaps, the charcoal flavor is not for me at this time.

When I finish the Rou Gui, I will make some Huang Ya as I wanted to since yesterday.
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Postby olivierco » Jun 1st, '08, 15:04

A nice 2008 Darjeeling Namring SFTGFOP1 to close the day.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 6/01/08

Postby Chip » Jun 1st, '08, 15:33

Victoria wrote:Image

*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.


Anarchist!!!!!

Only a few minutes to say hi from the Expo...
So far, sencha for breakfast and only a few samples so far...no oolong though.

Den prepared Fuka Maki Shincha and a gyokuro. Life is good!!!

Have a great TeaDay one and all!!!

The show is incredible!!!
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Postby Victoria » Jun 1st, '08, 15:38

Thanks Chip for checking in!!
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Postby Beidao » Jun 1st, '08, 16:01

Finishing they day with Pai Mu Tan after Yunnan Gold, Sencha and TKY. Good old Pai Mu Tan! I got some as birthday present last november and remember how exotic it was :lol:

The TKY tasted really fresh and I made three infusions. I've started to move away more and more from black tea the last weeks. Sure I like Yunnan but it's nothing like a delicate, light tea. It's more lika being hitten in the head than gently touched :P
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Postby Katrina » Jun 1st, '08, 17:50

In honor of Oolong Day I decided to try a sample of Silk Oolong I received from Red Blossom. I'd never had a silk/milk oolong. Is it me or does it taste like cotton candy? Weird. I think I'll have to revert to a more traditional oolong to end the day. - Or maybe I should have Orange Blossom Oolong in honor of our dear fill-in moderator.
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Postby jim109 » Jun 1st, '08, 18:01

In honor of this day I pulled out my sample of oolong #40, not my cuppa. I also found in searching though, a sample of TKY that so many talk about as well as a sample of organic qi lan. If you have any brewing suggestions for either, please let me know. Thanks!!
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Postby bi lew chun » Jun 1st, '08, 19:38

Mmm, Alishan oolong today.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 6/01/08

Postby henley » Jun 1st, '08, 19:51

Chip wrote:Anarchist!!!!!

Only a few minutes to say hi from the Expo...Happy Oolong day one and all!!! Thanx Victoria for your assistance.

Hey, it can't be all green all the time around here!!!

Victoria, the Phoenix Dan Cong from TeaCuppa that you mentioned earlier sounds like it might be worth trying, especially since it's a darker oolong. I'll have to check that one out.

Off to make a cuppa OBO in honor of our sub-mod. Thanx for filling in & keeping TD going for those of us who didn't get to go to the Expo! :wink:
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Re: oolong day

Postby Victoria » Jun 1st, '08, 19:56

jim109 wrote:In honor of this day I pulled out my sample of oolong #40, not my cuppa. I also found in searching though, a sample of TKY that so many talk about as well as a sample of organic qi lan. If you have any brewing suggestions for either, please let me know. Thanks!!


I just finished up a cup of Adagio Oolong #40, I really enjoy this one. Jim, what about it didn't you like? For Adagio TKY I go 5 mins just off boil.


Next up - I'm getting ready to brew a different Dan Cong.
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Postby trent » Jun 1st, '08, 20:43

I started of the day w/ some dian hong, then, in honor of oolong day, moved on to some dan Cong from mighty leaf ( a free sample).

I gong fu'd both and got 20-30 infusions from each. I always like to brew tea 'till it's dead.
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Postby Daughteroftheki... » Jun 1st, '08, 20:53

Only managed to have one tea today: a Darjeeling Oolong from tea source. (thank you, V.) Very smooth and light, and too soon for me to tell if I like this one or Adagio's better. Either way, it has 2 of my favorite tastes: tea grown in Darjeeling and processed as an oolong.
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Postby Victoria » Jun 1st, '08, 21:08

I guess there is a lot of Dan Cong being brewed today!

I'm on my second one myself - This one from Jing Shop
Winter Single Bush Ba Xian

Looking a little less roasted and slightly lighter in color when brewed.
The taste of this one is overall lighter than the TeaCuppa one. Yet -
I'm getting a strong qi feeling here.
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Postby Ladytiger » Jun 1st, '08, 21:25

I think I'll celebrate Oolong Day with some TKY or maybe that scrumptous free orange blossom oolong sample *drool*.
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