Can anyone ID this?

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Can anyone ID this?

Postby andie923 » Jan 10th, '11, 11:31

My BF brought this back from China for me. He said he bought me oolong but didn't find out anything else about it.. I'm a huge fan of oolong but very uneducated regarding the different types. Please help me!

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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby wyardley » Jan 10th, '11, 12:52

Really hard to say from this picture alone. Is there any packaging? Can you post pictures of the wet leaves and brewed tea broth? What kind of aroma and taste does the brewed tea have?

If I had to guess based on that picture alone, I'd say a Phoenix Mountain (fenghuang shan) tea of some sort (maybe sold as a Dancong).

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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby MarshalN » Jan 10th, '11, 12:59

Yeah, looks like some kind of dancong.

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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby andie923 » Jan 10th, '11, 14:03

Here are those additional pictures. The only packaging it has is a souvenir tin from the university my bf studied at.

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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby IPT » Jan 10th, '11, 20:35

It could also be Shuixian 水仙, but the brewed leaves look too light.

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Postby andie923 » Jan 11th, '11, 07:22

IPT wrote:It could also be Shuixian 水仙, but the brewed leaves look too light.


Hmm I googled pictures (http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4750/445/1600/Wu%20Yi%20Shui%20Xian%20032s.jpg) and it looks very similar to my tea although it does all seem to be a little darker than what I have..

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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby iannon » Jan 11th, '11, 09:57

andie923 wrote:
IPT wrote:It could also be Shuixian 水仙, but the brewed leaves look too light.


Hmm I googled pictures (http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4750 ... 20032s.jpg) and it looks very similar to my tea although it does all seem to be a little darker than what I have..

it could be just a lighter roast.. i have some light roast Shui Xian now and it looks quite similar if not as whole of leaf

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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby Alex » Jan 11th, '11, 12:45

Enjoy?

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Postby IPT » Jan 11th, '11, 20:44

iannon wrote:it could be just a lighter roast.. i have some light roast Shui Xian now and it looks quite similar if not as whole of leaf


That's very true. I didn't think about that. :oops:

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Postby Tead Off » Jan 14th, '11, 22:38

andie923 wrote:My BF brought this back from China for me. He said he bought me oolong but didn't find out anything else about it.. I'm a huge fan of oolong but very uneducated regarding the different types. Please help me!


Those long twisted leaves look like dancong to me. So does the roast level. Is it fruity?

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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby andie923 » Jan 15th, '11, 10:41

Tead Off wrote:
andie923 wrote:My BF brought this back from China for me. He said he bought me oolong but didn't find out anything else about it.. I'm a huge fan of oolong but very uneducated regarding the different types. Please help me!


Those long twisted leaves look like dancong to me. So does the roast level. Is it fruity?



It is actually a little bit fruity.

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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby mjstout » Jan 18th, '11, 11:40

I have to agree. Looks like a Dancong.

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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby andie923 » Jan 18th, '11, 14:29

Thank you everyone!

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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby bryan_drinks_tea » Jan 18th, '11, 21:12

Dancong.

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