Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

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

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Chip » Jun 13th, '12, 20:56

A break from shincha, Li Shan from MountainTea.com who I met at the WTE.

User avatar Chip
Mod/Admin
Posts: 22818
Joined: Apr 22, '06
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby SilentChaos » Jun 14th, '12, 18:05

Mystery Alishan from Zhong Pu Town. 10g/90ml. Okay-ish for 3 - 4 infusions...then mostly just bitterness thereafter.

User avatar SilentChaos
Vendor Member
Posts: 433
Joined: Feb 02, '12
Location: RSA
Contact SilentChaos:

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby sriracha » Jun 15th, '12, 15:56

Switching from green to oolong...Yunnan Sourcing's Jin Guan Yin.

User avatar sriracha
Posts: 389
Joined: Jun 15, '09
Location: Lat: N 59º 37' 3.79" Long: E 17º 49' 35.49" or thereabouts

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby puerhking » Jun 15th, '12, 16:37

2012 Spring Shanlinxi from Floating Leaves -

Eggy, floral with some low herb notes and nice mouthfeel. Tasty.

User avatar puerhking
Posts: 745
Joined: Jul 07, '08
Location: ostensible universe

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Antihero » Jun 16th, '12, 18:22

1990 San Hsia Hung Shui Oolong from Tea Maters. :D Very smooth and sweet!

Antihero
Posts: 21
Joined: Mar 16, '12
Location: USA

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby kyle » Jun 17th, '12, 00:49

Shiuwen at Floating Leaves just got in a bunch of new 2012 high mountain spring oolong. I sampled quite a few at the shop the other day. Lishan and Ali Shan were quite good as was the new batch of Taiwan Wuyi. But...what I am really digging is the new Muzha she brought back! Also, tasted some excellent aged Baozhong and had to pick up a bit more Shui Xian. Floating Leaves = Old Faithful.

kyle
Posts: 12
Joined: May 08, '09

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby tortoise » Jun 17th, '12, 10:31

I've been drinking for the last 3 days, from one small pot, a 2011 old bush Wuyi from Mandarin's Tea Room. As always, quality is exceptional. This one was quite bold if almost harsh on the first few infusions -- even with very quick steeps -- but at the 3rd infusion, and really the 4th-through 8th, the tea mellowed deliciously while retaining all of the body and presence of flavor for which this vendor is especially renown. I have really wrung these leaves out over several days and I think I'm finally ready to move on; but I love that first cup in the morning after steeping overnight. :D

User avatar tortoise
Posts: 705
Joined: Sep 01, '10
Location: Northwest Louisiana

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Jun 17th, '12, 11:07

Drinking from a batch of 2011 Xiao Hong Pao from Norbu, started last night, and continuing this morning. This tea has a slight harsh astringency that comes through in the early infusions, and so those require quite careful timing and often a bit of extra dilution for my tender palate. But now I'm past that phase and on to the fruity/spicy/earthy classic Wuyi phase--way to flavorful to be 'sweet water' but heading that way. So nice.

User avatar debunix
Posts: 5827
Joined: Jan 10, '10
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact debunix:

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby AdamMY » Jun 19th, '12, 13:21

Teamasters Oriental Beauty. Hitting the spot today. Brewed it a little lighter, and its just gently malty.

User avatar AdamMY
Posts: 2376
Joined: Jul 22, '09
Location: Capital of the Mitten
Contact AdamMY:

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Jun 20th, '12, 23:12

Not right now, but earlier this afternoon: Mi Lan Dan Cong oolong from Norbu, just enough astringency and edge to help keep me awake during a difficult meeting, but earthy and plummy enough to help me not lose it when the discussion dragged on and on. That's a lot to ask of a tea, and it rose to the occasion well.

User avatar debunix
Posts: 5827
Joined: Jan 10, '10
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact debunix:

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby tenuki » Jun 21st, '12, 00:35

Very Lovely™ Li Shan from FLT - I have to say, this season's gao shan are yummy.

User avatar tenuki
Posts: 2350
Joined: Oct 23, '06
Location: Seattle Area
Contact tenuki:

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Jun 21st, '12, 01:24

Another oolong this evening, some 2007 Po Tou, ginger flower fragrance Dan Cong from Tea Habitat. Brewing in a dedicated small yixing pot, and from a Greenwood Studios shino teacup, it takes things to a whole different intensity level vs the very pleasant but not so dramatic Mi Lan from Norbu I was drinking earlier. Mmm, Dan Cong.

Didn't put enough M's in the first time.

Mmmmmmmmm.......Dan Cong.

User avatar debunix
Posts: 5827
Joined: Jan 10, '10
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact debunix:

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Jun 23rd, '12, 11:40

Another day, another TeaHabitat dan cong: Honey Orchid. Drinking from my Eiichi 'Mojave' cup. In this deep cup, the hot-brewed tea is comfortable to drink because it doesn't rise high enough to heat all the sides to an uncomfortable degree. And it acts as a nice aroma cup....

Image

Mmmm....dan cong.

User avatar debunix
Posts: 5827
Joined: Jan 10, '10
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact debunix:

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby MIKE_B » Jun 23rd, '12, 22:40

Late night tea with '10 Wuyi dancong shuixian from The Mandarin's Tea Room.
Ridiculously good yancha. Killer Qi.

Last edited by MIKE_B on Jun 23rd, '12, 22:41, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar MIKE_B
Posts: 295
Joined: Nov 06, '11
Location: Massachusetts

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Jun 23rd, '12, 22:41

Ridiculously good? sounds excellent.

User avatar debunix
Posts: 5827
Joined: Jan 10, '10
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact debunix:


Today's Poll



Community

In total there is 1 user online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 1 guest