Tieguanyin Black

Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

Tieguanyin Black

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Postby Victoria » May 11th, '10, 15:39


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Re: Tieguanyin Black

Postby rabbit » May 11th, '10, 17:34

^_^ This is why I love tea, because as long as there are new and old farmers growing the stuff there will continue to be types of tea that are interesting and always evolving.

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Re: Tieguanyin Black

Postby entropyembrace » May 12th, '10, 01:02

wow...I was just wondering earlier today about tiequanyin bushes possibly being processed as something other than oolong and here is one example ^.^

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Re: Tieguanyin Black

Postby debunix » May 12th, '10, 02:54

Trying to remember which way another interesting example of 'cross-processing' went that I heard about recently: was it someone using leaves normally used for puerh to make phoenix/dan cong style oolong, or someone using dang cong trees to make puerh? Either way, it sounded fascinating, with potential for seriously delicious.

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Re: Tieguanyin Black

Postby aya_s » May 12th, '10, 03:01

This sounds lovely, I'd totally be interested if somebody tries it and writes about it.

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Re: Tieguanyin Black

Postby Rithmomachy » May 13th, '10, 00:51

Nooooooooooooooooo! There are already so many teas I haven't tried! Now I'll never catch up! :cry:

Oh, wait . . . I guess that's a good thing! :mrgreen:

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Re: Tieguanyin Black

Postby Poohblah » May 13th, '10, 23:53

Rithmomachy wrote:Nooooooooooooooooo! There are already so many teas I haven't tried! Now I'll never catch up! :cry:

Oh, wait . . . I guess that's a good thing! :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: Indeed, good sir or ma'am!

I really want that black TGY... but I've hardly had any "regular" TGY to begin with! Whatever shall I do?! :mrgreen:

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Re: Tieguanyin Black

Postby AlexZorach » May 26th, '10, 16:10

I find these "crossover" teas interesting. A while back I reviewed a green tea from Thailand made of the Assam cultivar (from Upton tea)...it was totally unlike Assam and totally unlike any other green tea I had ever tried.

Has anyone ever bought from Tea Trekker? I have no experience with or knowledge of that company and hadn't heard of them until I read this post.

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Re: Tieguanyin Black

Postby Poohblah » May 26th, '10, 18:14

AlexZorach wrote:I find these "crossover" teas interesting. A while back I reviewed a green tea from Thailand made of the Assam cultivar (from Upton tea)...it was totally unlike Assam and totally unlike any other green tea I had ever tried.

Has anyone ever bought from Tea Trekker? I have no experience with or knowledge of that company and hadn't heard of them until I read this post.

I have only read reviews on various blogs that I found on google searches of TT. The reviews seemed fair enough, neither full of praise nor empty of it, but when my computer crashed I lost my bookmarks and I have forgotten the URLs of the blogs.

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Re: Tieguanyin Black

Postby woozl » May 26th, '10, 18:50

I can vouch for TT.
They hand source some nice teas.
You always know how fresh it is.
I am an hour away so I visit seasonally.
I also buy tea online, but there is something
to be said for smelling the fresh tea in the jar.

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Re: Tieguanyin Black

Postby rabbit » May 27th, '10, 12:15

!!!!!!!!!!!! That place is 10 minutes from my house!!!!!!!!!!!! How come I never knew about this?!?!

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Re: Tieguanyin Black

Postby aya_s » Jun 1st, '10, 03:23

The owners are also the authors of the book I've been reading lately- The Story of Tea. I have really enjoyed the book. It's detailed and extensive and does not use flowery language or puns for the sake of sounding spiritual or clever. (Something I've objected to in other books about tea I have read. Just the facts, ma'am.)

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Re: Tieguanyin Black

Postby AlexZorach » Jun 3rd, '10, 16:35

woozl wrote:I can vouch for TT.
They hand source some nice teas.
You always know how fresh it is.
I am an hour away so I visit seasonally.
I also buy tea online, but there is something
to be said for smelling the fresh tea in the jar.


Thanks, I really want to check them out now.

I agree..it is really nice to be able to actually smell the tea. Right now I don't live near any good tea shops...there is one shop here in town that sells loose tea but it doesn't have anything special, so I just mail-order everything now.

In Lancaster, PA, my hometown, which I visit frequently, there's a great cafe, Chestnut Hill Cafe, that sells a small selection of Rishi Teas...only a few offerings but they are really top-notch and a good diversity...including a Qi Lan oolong, a Yunnan Red, one very good Chinese green tea, and a Bai Mu Dan, and Chamomile, among a few others that I don't remember off the top of my head.

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Re: Tieguanyin Black

Postby Chip » Jun 3rd, '10, 17:39

AlexZorach wrote:In Lancaster, PA, my hometown

Lancaster is a stones throw away from here! What part of Lancaster?

TQY black sounds interesting.

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