Picking an Oolong for my Yixing

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Picking an Oolong for my Yixing

Postby jaylorgator » Aug 10th, '11, 23:17

So, now that I have decided that I am getting a Zhu ni yixing pot, I would like to find a good oolong tea to go with it. Any suggestions?

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Re: Picking an Oolong for my Yixing

Postby Herb_Master » Aug 11th, '11, 02:31

There are so many styles of Oolong, which do you prefer?

Floral, Fragrant, Greenish ?

Charcoal, Deep Roast ?

Minerals and Earth ?

Fruity and Robust?

Or from which Area are you interested :-
Wuyi, Anxi, Taiwan or Feng Huang?

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Re: Picking an Oolong for my Yixing

Postby jaylorgator » Aug 11th, '11, 11:46

Probably something greener from Taiwan.

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Re: Picking an Oolong for my Yixing

Postby Herb_Master » Aug 11th, '11, 18:22

jaylorgator wrote:Probably something greener from Taiwan.


I have little experience of Green Oolongs from Taiwan my taste preferences are for something bolder from Feng Huang and Wuyi, but I do like the Tie Guan Yin from Wanling UK. I especially like the Jiu Jiu Jiu which has an everlasting taste.
http://www.wanlingteahouse.com/product.php/215/jiu-jiu-jiu-guan-yin-spring-2011

Apart from some cheap commercial grade Taiwan Oolongs which I tried 5 years ago [Dong Ding, Pouchong] I had not been back to try any Taiwan Oolongs until earlier this year. I visited Hojo in his shop and between his assistant Natalie and Himself they tried a few different teas on me judged my reactions then Hojo brewed this for me -
Deep Fermented Dong Ding Oolong
http://hojotea.com/item_e/o34e.htm
It was superb so I bought some :D

If that seems not green enough for you then his New - Tian Chi Li Shan should be wonderful
http://hojotea.com/item_e/o18e.htm

Many Tea Chatters rave about the Taiwan Oolongs procured by Stephane at Teamasters - from what I gather nearly all of them are stunning
http://teamasters.blogspot.com/2005/07/tea-masters-blog-selection.html#comments/

Others consistently give great reviews on Taiwan Oolongs from Floating Leaves
http://www.floatingleavestea.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=16&zenid=951aca7ece5325bcafcf6ba4f5c16b46

Oni on the other hand is always singing the praises of Gordon/[Idlu]'s Nonpareil Tie Guan Yin from ebay Dragon Tea House
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nonpareil-Tie-Guan-Yin-Oolong-Tea-100g-3-5-oz-/230494930960?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35aa918810

All should provide excellent drinking!

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Re: Picking an Oolong for my Yixing

Postby jaylorgator » Aug 11th, '11, 22:41

Thanks for the help!

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Re: Picking an Oolong for my Yixing

Postby the_skua » Aug 15th, '11, 11:26

Perhaps you should let the Yixing pick your Oolong.

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Re: Picking an Oolong for my Yixing

Postby brandon » Aug 15th, '11, 13:59

the_skua wrote:Perhaps you should let the Yixing pick your Oolong.

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