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Greeting from Nova Scotia, Canada

Postby spring_teas » Dec 26th, '07, 21:08

Hi everyone. I am Howell from Nova Scotia, Canada. My history of tea tasting went back to a few years ago. My grandfather who is a life-long tea lover first introduced me to Green Bamboo, a Green Tea that grows in Szechuan, China. This first wonderful experience lead me to the world of tea. I have tried different kinds of teas in the past years: like LongJin, TieGuanYin, HouKui, BiLuoChun, Pu-er. I am still fascinated with all aspects about tea. Friend of mine brought me to this cool forum with so many tea lovers. I would love to share my tea tasting experience and learn from the rest of you.
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Postby Sydney » Dec 26th, '07, 21:19

Welcome!
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Postby Wesli » Dec 26th, '07, 21:39

Welcome!

Do share, we would love to learn from you!
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Postby Chip » Dec 26th, '07, 23:29

Welcome Howell, we humbly beseech you to share with us over many cups of green tea.
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Postby Salsero » Dec 27th, '07, 00:30

Would that be "Shu Ye Qing, Green Bamboo Leaf" tea from Mount Emei? I had some of that for a while. Tasty!
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Postby Chip » Dec 27th, '07, 00:36

Salsero wrote:Would that be "Shu Ye Qing, Green Bamboo Leaf" tea from Mount Emei? I had some of that for a while. Tasty!


Or Zu(zhu) Ye Qing...that green was potent. Like a cup of asparagus, lol. I really liked it.
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Postby spring_teas » Dec 27th, '07, 01:25

Chip wrote:
Salsero wrote:Would that be "Shu Ye Qing, Green Bamboo Leaf" tea from Mount Emei? I had some of that for a while. Tasty!


Or Zu(zhu) Ye Qing...that green was potent. Like a cup of asparagus, lol. I really liked it.


That's right. It is called Zhu Ye Qing from Mount Emei. It is a little bit grassy (which most green teas do), but the aroma lasts quite long which is reason I like it. The tea garden is located outside of Thousands Year Temple which is 800-1000 meters above sea level. You guys really surprised me since this tea is so rare that not many people have been exposured to it. Where did you guys source your Zhu Ye Qing?
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Postby Chip » Dec 27th, '07, 01:37

Mine was from Teaspring.com, but even they are out of stock. I have seen it from very few places. It was a fav of mine. It was perhaps one of the more potent greens from China that I ever had and one of the best too!!!
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Postby Salsero » Dec 27th, '07, 01:46

Chip,
Thanks for the spelling correction. No wonder I couldn't find it on Babelcarp
http://www.panix.com/~perin/babelcarp.c ... hu+ye+qing. Asparagus is also mentioned in my tasting notes from a few months back.


spring_teas,
Thanks for the additional detail about where it comes from. It helps bring the tea alive for me. Mount Emei alone doesn't mean anything to me. Have you ever been there?

The one that I had came from Idllu at Dragon Tea House on ebay
http://stores.ebay.com/Dragon-Tea-House ... idZ2QQtZkm, but I'm sure there are other sources.

Actually, now I see Idllu has some photos of the tea and of the mountain
http://cgi.ebay.com/Supreme-Zhu-Ye-Qing ... dZViewItem.

I look forward to hearing more from you.
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Postby Trey Winston » Dec 27th, '07, 07:36

Welcome :D
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Postby hop_goblin » Dec 27th, '07, 11:48

Welcome! The more the merrier! Tea certainly makes memories! Thanks

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Postby Chip » Dec 27th, '07, 11:55

I usually brewed Zhu Ye Qing in a glass cup so I could also enjoy the dancing leaves, this is one of the best dancing tea leaf teas.
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Postby Wesli » Dec 27th, '07, 14:56

That sounds like a half-palatable Chinese green. :P


I might pick some up when I get around to a DTH order.
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Postby skywarrior » Dec 27th, '07, 22:37

Welcome!!!
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Postby joelbct » Dec 28th, '07, 00:21

Salsero wrote:The one that I had came from Idllu at Dragon Tea House on ebay
http://stores.ebay.com/Dragon-Tea-House ... idZ2QQtZkm, but I'm sure there are other sources.

Actually, now I see Idllu has some photos of the tea and of the mountain
http://cgi.ebay.com/Supreme-Zhu-Ye-Qing ... dZViewItem.


Wow, that tea looks gorgeous, as does Mt. Emei. Looks just like a Yellow Mountain School scroll...

I will have to order some. Howell, welcome, and Salsero, thank you so much for the tip! I wonder which shipping method is most reliable?

Did not know one could source tea from Ebay before I found this board. Wonderful...
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