I think ya all missed the notation b4 in the da yu ling thread???
You won't get the winter harvest competition teas, as those are pre-sold/soldout already. But you can already get the 105k, estate grown/certified...all except Will, who thinks they are all fakes viewtopic.php?f=3&p=211248&sid=2d8fc9d436cf46c7c7bef4f3033fc996#p211248
wyardley wrote:I think it's pretty safe to assume that much of the tea sold as dayuling is not actually from that farm, though with credible vendors, it should be at least "from the neighborhood", so to speak.
Of course, I have met vendors who assure you that, while of course their dayuling is real, everyone else's is fake.
Anyone what to go in on a multi-TC split for that 150g package? I'm sure for a modest upcharge, t-oolongtea could package it in 15g sample size or larger if TC members did a group purchase of the 150g package...who get's to keep they anti-fake seal???http://www.t-oolongtea.com/product.aspx ... 3ae3b08e0c
apparently 105k refers to kilometer road makers/signs on the highway.
# From tea master ChongMing Lin, The owner of Song Lu Tea Garden which is the only tea plantations in Dayuling 105K
# Season: 2011 Winter (harvested in 2011 October)
Dayuling 105K Snow Oolong Tea by Tea Master Mr. Lin is a registered trademark. Located at the Taiwan He huan Mountain at a height of nearly 2650 meters, it is Taiwan's highest altitude tea production area. The temperature here is low all the year and the tea tree is frequently covered with snow in the winter, which is the reason why 105K oolong is named snow oolong. The area only produces tea in spring and winter. The tea tastes incredibly smooth and pleasant, and comes with a wonderful fragranc
Dayuling 105K Snow Oolong Tea (Tea Master Mr. Lin) is from the most famous and reputable Dayuling tea master Chong-Ming Lin who is the owner of Song Lu Tea Garden, the only tea plantations in Dayuling 105K (the Central Cross Island Highway 105K). Only the oolong tea from 105K Song Lu Tea Garden is the genuine Dayuling 105K oolong.
Chinese characters of 105K Song Lu Tea Garden by Chong-Ming Lin are printed outside the tea canister of Dayuling 105K Snow Oolong (Tea Master Lin).
The anti-forgery label of Dayuling 105K Snow Oolong Tea (Tea Master Mr. Lin) outside the tea canister.
Interesting this company doesn't have the TGY from the Veteran's farm that He Dou had for a short time in late August, but does have the two other varietals grown there, and being direct from Taiwan (they have a SF Bay area contact listing), they should be shipping sooner than He Dou was able to obtain them:
(all fakes of course... per will :p )http://www.t-oolongtea.com/product.aspx ... 314beaae42
WI11 Fushoushan Veteran's Farm Oolong Tea
75 g / 2.63 oz - $35.99
* Season: 2011 Winter (harvested in 2011 October)
* Altitude: approximately 2600 meter above sea level
* Varietal: Qingxin Oolong (Green Heart)
* Origin: the Fushoushan Veteran's Farm (a public farm operated by Taiwan government), Heping Township, Taichung County, Taiwan
* Fushoushan Veteran's Farm Oolong Tea is grown and produced entirely inside the Fushoushan Veteran's Farm
* Packing Method: Vacuum packaging, pre packaged and sealed before arriving into our store to guarantee authenticity.
* The Fushoushan Veteran's Farm produces three different teas: Fushoushan Veteran's Farm Oolong Tea, Fushoushan Veteran's Farm Wuyi Oolong Tea and Fushoushan Veteran's Farm Tikuanyin Tea.
Wuyi...almost a conudrum/contradictionhttp://www.t-oolongtea.com/product.aspx ... 891d58cb5d
WI11 Fushoushan Veteran's Farm Wuyi Oolong Tea
Recently Added Tea!
75 g / 2.63 oz - $29.99
# Season: 2011 Winter (harvested in 2011 October)
# Altitude: approximately 2600 meter above sea level
# Varietal: Wuyi
# Origin: the Fushoushan Veteran's Farm (a public farm operated by Taiwan government), Heping Township, Taichung County, Taiwan
# Fushoushan Veteran's Farm Wuyi Oolong Tea is grown and produced entirely inside the Fushoushan Veteran's Farm
Fushoushan Veteran's Farm Wuyi Oolong Tea is a premium-grade wuyi oolong tea from the Fushoushan Veteran's Farm. It has a delicate sweet floral taste and provides a unique tasting experience. Fushoushan Veteran's Farm Oolong Tea (also named President Tea and Fushou Evergreen Tea)- Located at an elevation of 2600 meters, the tea leaves growing here are particularly tender and juicy, it is chosen by every President as the drink served at the national banquet.
The tea garden occupies 13.5 hectares planting three species of tea, including the majority Qingxin Oolong. The tea canister is green with a photo of the Tianchi and Takuan Pavilion. The Chinese character "Rung"(meaning honor) on the lid is the mark of the first rate tea. The unique tea growing environment makes the tea rich and smooth in its taste.
Then again, you might want to wait for the Spring harvest teas, or pre-order the expensive (listed in side like as "awarded" teas) competition class teas for next spring
No 1st place Dongding...butPreorder ends November 28, 2011!