What oolong is House of Cha's Iron Budda?

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What oolong is House of Cha's Iron Budda?

Postby plant partaker » Oct 29th, '11, 02:37

I had this tea once and I loved it. It was a little spicy. What Oolongs have the spicy woody brown liquor characteristics? it was a fire roasted Oolong. I was hoping someone can give some recommendations to these characteristics.

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Re: What oolong is House of Cha's Iron Budda?

Postby Poohblah » Oct 29th, '11, 13:39

It's probably a high-fired tieguanyin. "Tieguanyin" is usually translated as "Iron Goddess of Mercy," or sometimes slightly mis-translated as "Iron Bodhisattva," or, as seems to be the case here, mis-translated to "Iron Buddha."

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Re: What oolong is House of Cha's Iron Budda?

Postby plant partaker » Oct 29th, '11, 17:12

Thanks Poohblah! Can you give me some recommendations on the spicy characteristics?

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Re: What oolong is House of Cha's Iron Budda?

Postby Poohblah » Oct 29th, '11, 23:08

plant partaker wrote:Thanks Poohblah! Can you give me some recommendations on the spicy characteristics?

What do you mean?

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Re: What oolong is House of Cha's Iron Budda?

Postby plant partaker » Oct 30th, '11, 01:36

An oolong that you have had that is spicy?

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Re: What oolong is House of Cha's Iron Budda?

Postby Poohblah » Oct 30th, '11, 22:39

rou gui is a good spicy oolong. I also like yunnan hongcha, which is a spicy and malty black tea.

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Re: What oolong is House of Cha's Iron Budda?

Postby debunix » Oct 30th, '11, 23:42

Phoenix dan cong oolongs are often pretty spicy along with floral and sweet. I often find Alishan oolongs pretty spicy too.

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Re: What oolong is House of Cha's Iron Budda?

Postby plant partaker » Oct 31st, '11, 01:24

Thanks Poohblah and Debunix for the information.

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Re: What oolong is House of Cha's Iron Budda?

Postby Poohblah » Oct 31st, '11, 15:24

debunix wrote:Phoenix dan cong oolongs are often pretty spicy along with floral and sweet. I often find Alishan oolongs pretty spicy too.

Really, you think DC can be spicy? I haven't had a spicy one yet, though that's not saying much at all...

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Re: What oolong is House of Cha's Iron Budda?

Postby debunix » Oct 31st, '11, 16:32

I often perceive hints of pepper, cinnamon, cloves, but more subtle than true Rou Gui.

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