Maitre_Tea: OFFER Taiwan Oolong


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Maitre_Tea: OFFER Taiwan Oolong

Postby Maitre_Tea » Jul 13th, '09, 00:47

So my grandmother is visiting, and she brought a lot of good quality Taiwan Oolong. So I'm willing to trade samples with people. I'm looking for Shincha/Sencha, Dancong, Oriental Beauty, and Wuyi. You can check out a more detailed review of these teas at my blog, http://maitretea.blogspot.com/, but here's a brief summary of these teas.

Taiwan Oolong "A"
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Li Mountain
Spring 2009
Floral flavor
About $30/50 grams, converted w/standard of living in mind

Taiwan Oolong "B"
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Li Mountain
Spring 2009, albeit a little later in the spring
Floral aroma, like TGY
About $22/50 grams, " " " " "

Taiwan Oolong "C"

Unknown region
Spring 2009
Lightly roasted
Roasted aroma, good everyday drinking tea
$12.00/50 grams " " " "
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These are some really nice teas, at least "A" and "B", and the price my grandmother paid for these was lower than the actual market price, because we're family friends with this particular tea vendor.

Note: I would also accept swaps in tea ware, though this is probably wishful thinking ... I seriously doubt people will trade tea for tea ware
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Re: Maitre_Tea: OFFER Taiwan Oolong

Postby Chip » Jul 13th, '09, 00:57

Maitre_Tea wrote:Note: I would also accept swaps in tea ware, though this is probably wishful thinking ... I seriously doubt people will trade tea for tea ware

:lol: I will hold onto my Hagi, thanks.

Great looking leaf!

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Re: Maitre_Tea: OFFER Taiwan Oolong

Postby xuancheng » Jul 13th, '09, 06:59

Maitre_Tea wrote:About $30/50 grams, converted w/standard of living in mind


What does 'converted with standard of living in mind' mean?
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Re: Maitre_Tea: OFFER Taiwan Oolong

Postby thomas » Jul 13th, '09, 11:03

xuancheng wrote:
What does 'converted with standard of living in mind' mean?


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Postby Maitre_Tea » Jul 13th, '09, 12:01

It simply means that $20 US there can buy you a lot more than $20 US can buy you here. For example, for $15 in Taiwan I can eat at a really nice restaurant, whereas in the United States $15 is barely enough to cover a meal at Olive Garden (unless you're only ordering salad or soup). The conversion I do isn't very scientific, and I mostly rely on my grandmother to put the prices into perspective. Let's just say she basically paid an arm and a leg for these teas. I have some tea that she brought for me last year, which was $30/50 grams (w/out adjusting for standard of living), and she told me to drink it on my wedding night (she said that jokingly, of course). I hope this some-what short explanation help. I put the prices down only to give people a sense of what quality teas these are, since they come from a very reputable source of mine.
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Postby Salsero » Jul 13th, '09, 12:26

While your system may not be very scientific, it makes sense to me. Your adjusted prices seem consistent with the price someone would charge who -- unlike a loving grandmother -- had to make a living and cover expenses after buying the tea from the friendly farmer.
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Postby Maitre_Tea » Jul 20th, '09, 12:52

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