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Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby spittingoutteeth » Jan 8th, '10, 22:05

I'm on infusion #6 of a 1991 Ali Shan. It's a nice dessert tea; mellow but with a distinct smoky sweetness.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby rhondabee » Jan 8th, '10, 23:30

At home I am finishing up Spring 2009 Shan Lin Xi from Floating Leaves that I really enjoy. At work I am alternating between some Jin Xuan from Floating Leaves, osmanthus oolong (peachy scent & taste) and organic jade oolong from TC tea shop, and a tin of Rishi organic Wuyi that my boss bought for me. I don't like roasted oolongs as much as unroasted, but the Rishi Wuyi has a nice tang to it that I like. The organic jade (Cuiyu) oolong is very interesting, and I'm still deciding if I really love it or not. It is so boldly in your face floral (magnolia scent?) and the first couple times I really loved the scent and taste, but some days it tastes too bold for me. I also tried a sample of Four Seasons oolong and it is very similar to the jade. Having tried all these cultivars, I believe I prefer the quing xin (?) variety of oolong.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Victoria » Jan 9th, '10, 01:26

Today I had some Spring '09 AliShan from Camellia Sinensis, it is quite excellent! I happen to be on vacation an brought it along. So glad I did. There is no good tea available here.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby tenuki » Jan 9th, '10, 15:48

old grumpy winter 2009 baozhong brewed in my favorite baozhong yixing pot. this guy makes my favorite ali shan - but man, I think he might make my favorite baozhong too. the dry tea leaves are spidery, twiggy and sparse, but become soft and lush when brewed. yumwow.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby brad4419 » Jan 9th, '10, 15:57

Rou Gui from dragonteahouse brewed in a yixing today, Im still experimenting with this yixing but it looks like rou gui will be its dedication.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby bongoman » Jan 9th, '10, 17:04

Long Feng Xia from teafromtaiwan.com

It's my morning staple at the moment, although I tend to brew it non-gong fu style: 4.5 grams in 300ml of boiling water, sipped through the leaves.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby miginaustria » Jan 9th, '10, 22:40

I am finishing up the remains of the Tea Gallery's Rou Gui I bought in the Summer. It was my first Rou Gui and it was a memorable one, so I am looking forward to trying more Rou Gui. I will have some arriving from Hou De fairly soon I hope.

Right before the TG Rou Gui I had a session with the Fou Shou (Buddha's Hand) from Floating Leaves. A lovely tea, but not very durable in the number of infusions.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby LauraW » Jan 11th, '10, 13:23

Just bought a new Wuyi Oolong that I can't wait to try. I finished off the last of my Pouchang Oolong, and I no longer live near the store, so I need to find another good one.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Chip » Jan 11th, '10, 13:29

... of course you know you can always share what oolong you are drinking with everyone on TeaDay? :wink:

No oolong in my cup at the moment, but perhaps in a bit ... :mrgreen:

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Victoria » Jan 11th, '10, 17:25

tenuki wrote:old grumpy winter 2009 baozhong brewed in my favorite baozhong yixing pot. this guy makes my favorite ali shan - but man, I think he might make my favorite baozhong too. the dry tea leaves are spidery, twiggy and sparse, but become soft and lush when brewed. yumwow.


Vendor info please?

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Maitre_Tea » Jan 11th, '10, 18:07

I'm going to take stab at what his answer will be, judging from past experience with similar questions:

"a local vendor who doesn't deal online or through phone/mail order"

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Victoria » Jan 11th, '10, 18:15

LOL, yeah, kinda what I was expecting. :)

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby tenuki » Jan 12th, '10, 19:50

Victoria wrote:
tenuki wrote:old grumpy winter 2009 baozhong brewed in my favorite baozhong yixing pot. this guy makes my favorite ali shan - but man, I think he might make my favorite baozhong too. the dry tea leaves are spidery, twiggy and sparse, but become soft and lush when brewed. yumwow.


Vendor info please?


Gift from a tea buyer friend. It's the same farm that makes the top grade ali shan you like so much Vic. Maybe you'll get a chance to sample some.... ;)

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby tenuki » Jan 12th, '10, 19:51

Maitre_Tea wrote:I'm going to take stab at what his answer will be, judging from past experience with similar questions:

"a local vendor who doesn't deal online or through phone/mail order"


Oh come on, it isn't that bad. :P At least this time it's a new one.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Proinsias » Jan 12th, '10, 20:19

Some aged oolongs from J-Tea arrived today.

In my cup at the moment is a 1979 aged beauty, which I presume is the same or similar to oriental beauty. Only a few infusions in but so far so good, at this price I can see me ordering more soon. It certainly tastes like it has a good few years on it. I'll have more to say once I've made my through more of the teas and spent a bit more time playing with them. It doesn't seem to mind long brewing times, I do enjoy a forgiving aged tea to relax with.

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