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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby brandon » Feb 14th, '10, 16:39

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For Chinese New Year, a friend visited in the afternoon for tea. We started with a side-by-side of two Oriental Beauties from The Tea Gallery's recent trip.

In the 3rd cup I did a few fast brews of first flush Darjeeling for a comparison.

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We also drank 2 Lao Cong Shui Xian (2003 and 2008). Both good but neither really hit the spot, so I added a high fire 90s LCSX to the mix. (far left)

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby brad4419 » Feb 14th, '10, 20:08

Thanks for all the pictures Brandon I love your setup.

Im having some nice rou gui today.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby chicagopotter » Feb 15th, '10, 17:42

brad4419 wrote:Im having some nice rou gui today.


Where do you get your Rou Gui from? I'm looking to try some here in the future...

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Chip » Feb 15th, '10, 18:28

Speaking of Rou Gui, I like the "natural" cassia that one can impart. But I have read that some vendors or otherwise have added either cinnamon or similar in order to "artificially" create this in the profile.

Is this a common practice that one should be looking for? I have had Rou Gui that impressed me, yet now I wonder if I was duped?

Oh, drinking some Li Shan from "someone's grandmother." :wink:

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby iannon » Feb 15th, '10, 19:08

Chip wrote:Speaking of Rou Gui, I like the "natural" cassia that one can impart. But I have read that some vendors or otherwise have added either cinnamon or similar in order to "artificially" create this in the profile.

Is this a common practice that one should be looking for? I have had Rou Gui that impressed me, yet now I wonder if I was duped?

Oh, drinking some Li Shan from "someone's grandmother." :wink:

mm..and how is the Li Shan from someone's grandmother? Ive been drinking me a bit of Li Shan myself..although not from anyones GM that i know of. Still enjoying mt tea from taiwan samples..but now that i want to order some they are on holiday ( Taiwan post office that is)

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Maitre_Tea » Feb 15th, '10, 19:16

Chip wrote:Oh, drinking some Li Shan from "someone's grandmother." :wink:


I recall a while ago that i swapped some Japanese greens for some Taiwanese oolongs, including a Li Shan from my grandmother. Is this the tea in question? How is it? Coincidentally, I'm drinking this exact same tea now, but from my second bag.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Chip » Feb 15th, '10, 19:23

Heh, yeah Maitre_Tea. I had a small amount of "A" sample left. Very nice green oolong. Thanks for the swap.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby brad4419 » Feb 15th, '10, 19:28

chicagopotter wrote:
brad4419 wrote:Im having some nice rou gui today.


Where do you get your Rou Gui from? I'm looking to try some here in the future...



I wish I could be more helpful but this is the first rou gui I have ever had so I can't really compare its quality to anywhere else's. This rou gui is from dragonteahouse on ebay and I do enjoy it a lot. This spring Im hopeing to try jingteashops rou gui so I can compare the two.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby iannon » Feb 16th, '10, 00:35

dang Taiwanese postal service! down for 2 weeks almost! BAH! although...maybe they really know how to party in Taiwan

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby cindyt » Feb 16th, '10, 15:10

iannon wrote:dang Taiwanese postal service! down for 2 weeks almost! BAH! although...maybe they really know how to party in Taiwan


I just checked their website and it states they are only closed from 2/14-2/21..

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby iannon » Feb 16th, '10, 19:21

cindyt wrote:
iannon wrote:dang Taiwanese postal service! down for 2 weeks almost! BAH! although...maybe they really know how to party in Taiwan


I just checked their website and it states they are only closed from 2/14-2/21..

fine fine 1 week! whaa. lol

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby cindyt » Feb 16th, '10, 19:43

iannon wrote:fine fine 1 week! whaa. lol


Haha :)
1 week is ok for Chinese New Year but 2 weeks is too much!

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Chip » Feb 17th, '10, 00:37

First time in years since I had Fenghuang Shui Xian ... in fact it was this same one that has been sitting around since 2005 waiting for another chance. It was quite a bit better than I remember it, on steep number 7 and it seems to be getting better with each steep.

Amazingly, this was from H&S ... they do occasionally offer a pretty good oolong.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Victoria » Feb 17th, '10, 14:16

I'm having what was once one of the best oolongs I ever tasted. It is from Jing Tea Shop from the Anxi Tasting set. It is a TGY from Long Juan. Still this is a great TGY. I have about 30g left, I have been saving.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby brandon » Feb 23rd, '10, 18:57

Today's mission:
Mainlining high fire Anxi.

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