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T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby Tead Off » Nov 25th, '11, 00:22

I ran across this vendor on the web and was wondering if anyone had experience with their teas. Looking at their site, I will try some of them when the winter harvest becomes available.

http://www.t-oolongtea.com/catalog.aspx ... cdcf2e4bd8
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Re: T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby Herb_Master » Nov 25th, '11, 08:43

It looks interesting, I will be waiting to hear your opinion.

What does the (---K) refer to ?

WI11 Dayuling (102K) Honey Oolong Tea
WI11 Dayuling (95K) Oolong Tea
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Re: T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby Tead Off » Nov 25th, '11, 11:08

Herb_Master wrote:It looks interesting, I will be waiting to hear your opinion.

What does the (---K) refer to ?

WI11 Dayuling (102K) Honey Oolong Tea
WI11 Dayuling (95K) Oolong Tea

Looks like Kilometer markings. :D
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Re: T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby puerhking » Nov 25th, '11, 12:31

It is the same shop that was called IShopO.

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11117
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Re: T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby Wh&yel-appr... » Nov 25th, '11, 19:12

Tead Off wrote:I ran across this vendor on the web and was wondering if anyone had experience with their teas. Looking at their site, I will try some of them when the winter harvest becomes available.

http://www.t-oolongtea.com/catalog.aspx ... cdcf2e4bd8


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 :D

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
Green
75 g / 2.63 oz - $35.99
Description

* 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
* Semioxidized
* Unroasted
* 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.



completely unroasted Wuyi...almost a conudrum/contradiction
http://www.t-oolongtea.com/product.aspx ... 891d58cb5d

WI11 Fushoushan Veteran's Farm Wuyi Oolong Tea
Dark Green
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
# Semioxidized
# Unroasted


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 :D
No 1st place Dongding...but
Preorder ends November 28, 2011!
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Re: T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby Tead Off » Nov 25th, '11, 23:52

T-Oolong Tea Co. = ishop?

I just did a google and sure enough, it is the same vendor.

A friend who is in Taipei just bought me some 105k DYL at Wang De Chuan shop. I'm assuming it is Spring harvest but I don't know the price yet. I think that the price will be similar to T-Oolong's. Let's be realistic. How can Dragon Tea House sell a genuine 105K DYL for $39/100g when other vendors in Taiwan are selling $140/150g? Something is very wrong with this picture, no? It is a commonly held view that blending occurs in all tea markets.

I dont recall Will saying all DYL is fake. Let's not put words into other posters mouths that they didn't actually say.
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Re: T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby Tead Off » Nov 26th, '11, 06:04

This photo was taken today at Wang De Chuan's store in Taipei. They show 2 of the teas that were bought for me.
Wang De Chuan.JPG
Organic Li Shan and DYL
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Notice the prices. The LiShan is actually more expensive than the DYL.
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Re: T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby bagua7 » Nov 30th, '11, 03:05

Tead Off wrote:Let's be realistic. How can Dragon Tea House sell a genuine 105K DYL for $39/100g when other vendors in Taiwan are selling $140/150g?


Especially from a mainland Chinese ;)

Of course, I personally had enough of buying gaoshan oolong online catered to the Western audience; 95% of it is rubbish compared to what you'll buy in that premium store.

Can't wait! I am off to Taipei next January and will stock up for a 2-year supply of real Taiwanese oolong.
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Re: T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby Oni » Nov 30th, '11, 06:42

bagua7 wrote:
Tead Off wrote:Let's be realistic. How can Dragon Tea House sell a genuine 105K DYL for $39/100g when other vendors in Taiwan are selling $140/150g?


Especially from a mainland Chinese ;)

Of course, I personally had enough of buying gaoshan oolong online catered to the Western audience; 95% of it is rubbish compared to what you'll buy in that premium store.

Can't wait! I am off to Taipei next January and will stock up for a 2-year supply of real Taiwanese oolong.

It is nice to visit Taiwan, but the airplane ticket is so expenceive, best bet is 1500 Euro only for the airplane, two way ticket under this price I have not seen, so that compared to a 5 to 15 $ shipping cost is a lot, I would prefer to buy great tea online, so I am hoping that good stuff will be available via online shopping, at least this is possible with japanese teas, marukyu-koyamaen sell online, horaido, ippodo, tsuen, maiko sell great stuff, why can`t this happen to chinese tea?
Hojotea sells some high quality Li Shan, I had a sample 2 years ago...
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Re: T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby bagua7 » Nov 30th, '11, 20:00

I can imagine how expensive it is from outside Asia. I am not going to Taiwan directly since I am travelling to northern Thailand, Lao and Yunnan, so I thought a stop over at Taipei would be wise.

Thanks for your recommendations anyway.
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Re: T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby Oni » Dec 3rd, '11, 08:22

I will try this company next year, this year I have many teas in my cupboard, and I have spent most of my money, but in late january or early february I will buy some from T-oolong, I assume I will try Fou SHou SHan tea company products, or the 105 k.
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Re: T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby bagua7 » Dec 14th, '11, 02:39

Updating this thread with vendors based in Taiwan (only in Chinese):

1. Pinglin Tea Farmers

http://www.pinglintea.com.tw/

2. Tea-pot

http://www.tea-pot.com.tw/teapot9/

3. Tea 160

http://tea160.tctea.org.tw/

4. Tea must-go

http://tea.must-go.com.tw/Index.asp?ID=11&ID2=1

5. Ez Tea

http://www.eztea.com.tw/tea/tea_d_1.htm

6. You-Ya-Tang Tea Life

http://www.yourtea.com.tw/

They also sell the two existing types of Taiwanese black teas:

1. Sun Moon Lake Ruby black tea

2. Sun Moon Lake Assam tea

........................

No Western middle man, directly from the source. Quality? No idea. Buying online blindly is always a risky game. Good luck though.
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Re: T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby Tead Off » Dec 18th, '11, 02:40

Tead Off wrote:T-Oolong Tea Co. = ishop?

I just did a google and sure enough, it is the same vendor.

A friend who is in Taipei just bought me some 105k DYL at Wang De Chuan shop. I'm assuming it is Spring harvest but I don't know the price yet. I think that the price will be similar to T-Oolong's. Let's be realistic. How can Dragon Tea House sell a genuine 105K DYL for $39/100g when other vendors in Taiwan are selling $140/150g? Something is very wrong with this picture, no? It is a commonly held view that blending occurs in all tea markets.

I dont recall Will saying all DYL is fake. Let's not put words into other posters mouths that they didn't actually say.

Alas, what I thought was 105k at Wang de Chuan turns out to be a very ordinary DYL that I would never buy knowing its quality. A big disappointment compared to TeafromTaiwan. My friend who bought this is not knowledgeable in tea and didn't understand my request for 105K.

I would still like to know the vendors who carry the real stuff and how good their teas are? For me, TeafromTaiwan still has the best gaoshan I have ever had.
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Re: T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby bagua7 » Dec 19th, '11, 18:47

Here's another Taiwanese vendor:

http://www.lohastea.com/

I haven't purchased anything from them yet, but maybe someone has so it would be nice to hear their experience with their teas.
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Re: T-Oolong Tea Co.

Postby Tead Off » Dec 20th, '11, 00:41

bagua7 wrote:Here's another Taiwanese vendor:

http://www.lohastea.com/

I haven't purchased anything from them yet, but maybe someone has so it would be nice to hear their experience with their teas.

So far, no one has commented on any of the vendors you listed. It's too bad we can't find out more info about their teas except from the vendors themselves.

A friend who lives in Taoyuan has contacted Lin's farm for me. They are the growers of 105k. 125g/3000 Taiwan dollars. This should lay to rest any claims that a vendor is selling real 105k for much less.
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