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Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby heatwaves » Jan 26th, '11, 12:30

I've always appreciated high-mountain Taiwanese oolongs, but lately I've felt that they've lacked "ooompf". Many of these oolongs are light, floral and delicate. I prefer buttery oolongs with a lot of energy and depth, but I've had trouble locating good ones. Any recommendations?

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Re: Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby Chip » Jan 26th, '11, 12:51

Many of the tasters of the TGY OTTI found IPT's http://www.chinese-tea-culture.com/ offerings to be buttery ...

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Re: Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby nickE » Jan 26th, '11, 13:02

Chip wrote:Many of the tasters of the TGY OTTI found IPT's http://www.chinese-tea-culture.com/ offerings to be buttery ...

Yeah, definitely! Also, I find many Baozhongs to be really buttery, as well as some white teas like Silver Needle, although it is not an Oolong.

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Re: Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby Proinsias » Jan 26th, '11, 13:15

I'll add to that chorus, I got quite a hit of butteriness from some of IPT's tgy.

In general fairly greenish tie guan yin is a good bet, fo shou oolong was mentioned again recently and I recall that being quite buttery, but that was a while ago and I can't recall where I got it from.

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Re: Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby NOESIS » Jan 26th, '11, 16:01

I'll second the Baozhong recommendation. They can be very buttery, and they don't have that "eggy" aspect of that one can sometimes find with lighter TGYs.

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Re: Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby chrl42 » Jan 27th, '11, 04:29

Fall-harvested TGY, Bai Ji Guan, high-fired Dong Ding, ginseng Oolong on my list :)

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Re: Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby heatwaves » Jan 29th, '11, 13:28

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I'll try the chinese tea culture site. I've never tried them before.

I have a number of baozhongs (most from Tea Masters), but I thought they were too light for what I was looking for. Thanks again!

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Re: Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby sebpassion » Jan 30th, '11, 07:23

my favourite oolong is taiwanese gao shan.
it's very sweet and buttery with some fruity notes.

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Re: Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby brad4419 » Jan 31st, '11, 14:15

NOESIS wrote:I'll second the Baozhong recommendation. They can be very buttery, and they don't have that "eggy" aspect of that one can sometimes find with lighter TGYs.


Exactly.

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Re: Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby AlexZorach » Feb 4th, '11, 12:37

For a somewhat smooth, very rich, and extremely inexpensive Taiwanese oolong I'd point the two loose offerings from Tradition brand. I couldn't find a website by type "Tradition Dong Ding" into google product search and you'll see some listings of a yellow canister--that's it.

I bought some, really cheap, $7 for 100grams, and was impressed.

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Re: Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby TEAroma » Feb 4th, '11, 14:00

how about Red Water (Hong Shui) Oolong ? Evenly and tightly pearl tea leaves. The dry leaf in brick color is with red border. The tip of leaf and the vein is shown as the reddish. The red spots can be also found between the surface and the petiole. The infusion is amber in color.

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Re: Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby teaisme » Feb 4th, '11, 16:07

chrl42 wrote:high-fired Dong Ding


yeah found that too, boazhong brewed a tad stronger, and certain high mountain teas (its more hit or miss with these if your looking for butter/creamishness)

sounds like a roasted hmt may be what you are looking for, again these are hit or miss

also a higher quality jinxiuan too, a more highly oxidized one, with a light roasting, might fit your tastes well

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Re: Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby Catfur » Feb 6th, '11, 01:51

I find that the lower grades of Pouchong seem more buttery than the higher grades, which are lighter and more honey/floral scented/flavored.

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Re: Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby bagua7 » Feb 8th, '11, 00:43

Any particular recommendations for Bao Zhong oolong, I mean vendor(s).

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Re: Recommend A Rich, Buttery Oolong

Postby edkrueger » Feb 11th, '11, 19:57

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