Favorite oolong poll

Owes its flavors to oxidation levels between green & black tea.

Country of origin of your favorite OOLONG tea?

China
21
53%
India
2
5%
Taiwan
16
40%
Thailand
1
3%
Other
0
No votes
 
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Favorite oolong poll

Postby Chip » Dec 10th, '07, 17:21

Which country's oolong reigns supreme here on TeaChat, TODAY???

Please, while you are voting, take a moment to also post about your favorite oolong.

If you know the region your tea is from, also share that.

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Postby Mary R » Dec 10th, '07, 17:29

For ze oolong, I prefer ze Isle de Formosa.

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Dec 10th, '07, 17:45

I put down China, mostly because of the variety (Wuyi, TGY, dancong), but also because I lurrrvee me some Wuyi yancha. I do enjoy Taiwanese oolong very much, but Taiwan's range of oolongs doesn't seem as diverse.

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Postby hop_goblin » Dec 10th, '07, 22:35

Man.. This is a difficult decision as I love Wuyi and Anxi but Taiwan oolongs are so delicate and delictable! NO FAIR!!!

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Postby brandon » Dec 11th, '07, 07:01

Wuyi Yancha is #1.

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Postby evilive » Dec 11th, '07, 18:13

I'm torn between Ti Kuan Yin and Formosa...

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Postby Wesli » Dec 12th, '07, 02:41

I've got Wuyi up front, then Taiwanese dark oolong like baihao next.

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Postby divintea » Dec 12th, '07, 15:26

any peach kind!

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Postby Chip » Dec 12th, '07, 15:34

Peachy, yes, peach flavored...not in this poll.

Many oolongs have a natural fruitiness and many are described as peachy.

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Dec 12th, '07, 15:48

Milan dancong in particular is quite peachy, so you might try that sometime.

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Postby bambooforest » Dec 12th, '07, 18:57

I went with Taiwan because thats what I drink mostly. That being said, a good ti kuan yin has the potential to transport one to wondrous places...

I had my first yancha yesterday... I wasn't enamored with it, but it was good and I detected potential with this style of tea.

China is so vast... The potential for great oolong is quite high. And the variety is alluring.

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Postby Laurence » Dec 15th, '07, 14:06

Upton Jade Imperial from Taiwan is about the craziest-ly great beverage I have ever had. I almost feel foolish liking it so much because it is almost not tea--to this palate that was raised on black teas and restaurant oolongs. Clear yellow with the flavor and aroma of flowers..and little else..and ZERO tannins. Can tea have NO astringency and still be tea?

For something more 'regular', I think the Chinese oolongs are maybe my first choice.

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Dec 15th, '07, 14:20

*enter chemistry nerd*

Technically, there are no tannins (except for trace amounts) in any tea– polyphenols are what give tea its astringency, unlike wine which has tannins. That's beside the point, though– I'm glad to hear you liked it! You might want to try Adagio's pouchong (aka baozhong) if you're looking for something else like that.

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Postby skywarrior » Dec 16th, '07, 02:32

It was a toss up between China and Taiwan.

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Postby Wesli » Dec 16th, '07, 12:10

Wowee.

I expected China to win by a long shot.

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