The Tea Gallery "Official" Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Topic

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The Tea Gallery "Official" Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Topic

Postby Chip » Jan 19th, '10, 13:09

The Tea Gallery was nominated and confirmed for our TeaVendor Guide under the Oolong and Pu-erh categories. If you would like to nominate them to other categories, you may do this, otherwise limit discussion to their Oolong and Pu-erh Tea offerings. Thank you! :D

NEW! Official Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Vendor Guide for TheTeaGallery.com
Consider this a perennial topic for Oolong and Pu-erh teas from The Tea Gallery to discuss and review.

Oolong: http://www.theteagallery.com/category_s/2.htm
Pu-erh: http://www.theteagallery.com/category_s/5.htm

Official Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Vendor Guide. Let's see what happens with this wild and crazy idea. You can view the main Oolong TeaVendor Guide here: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=11932&p=141802#p141802 and the main Pu-erh TeaVendor Guide here: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=11929 and the main TeaVendor Guide here: http://www.teachat.com/viewforum.php?f=60

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Re: The Tea Gallery "Official" Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Topic

Postby TIM » Jan 21st, '10, 14:48

Just had the Winter 2009 Da Yu Ling traditional light roasted oolong. A 2400 M+ harvest. Very Intense Umami, Caramelize malt sugar, Seaweed, honey suckle, hint of peach nectar.... very deep and challenging.

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Re: The Tea Gallery "Official" Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Topic

Postby Maitre_Tea » Jan 21st, '10, 16:10

for those of us who do not live in NYC, would you mind sharing what teas they've brought back this time, since they haven't updated their site with new teas

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Re: The Tea Gallery "Official" Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Topic

Postby TIM » Jan 21st, '10, 16:30

Maitre_Tea wrote:for those of us who do not live in NYC, would you mind sharing what teas they've brought back this time, since they haven't updated their site with new teas


Most are 700+ meters up Taiwanese High Mountain Oolong. Around Dong Ding mountain, Li Shan and Nantou area.
From Da Tu Ling, light and high roasted Dong Dings to new and aged (40 years) High Mountain oolong. Of course, couple of grades of Fall Eastern Beauty:

http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/201 ... stern.html

And Many Many Great Yixings old and new. :wink:

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Re: The Tea Gallery "Official" Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Topic

Postby AdamMY » Jan 23rd, '10, 19:04

The Tea Gallery, in my mind offers some of the best and most likely to be what they actually are advertised as in the United States. Sadly it is reflected in the price.

The Tea gallery has one of the best Classic Roast Tie Guan Yin that I know about, and it actually is one of their best value teas, in terms of price to taste ratio.

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Re: The Tea Gallery "Official" Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Topic

Postby NOESIS » Sep 26th, '10, 18:20

AdamMY wrote:The Tea gallery has one of the best Classic Roast Tie Guan Yin that I know about, and it actually is one of their best value teas, in terms of price to taste ratio.


I second that! :D

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Re: The Tea Gallery "Official" Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Topic

Postby Kunkali » Oct 9th, '10, 07:56

So their new offering is a shizouka red...a non green, fermented black tea from japan! How rare that is! I wonder what it's like.

Has anyone tried their Spring harvest tgy? Is it a good one? How does it compare to tea spring's grades

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Re: The Tea Gallery "Official" Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Topic

Postby brandon » Oct 10th, '10, 16:19

Kunkali wrote:So their new offering is a shizouka red...a non green, fermented black tea from japan! How rare that is! I wonder what it's like.

Has anyone tried their Spring harvest tgy? Is it a good one? How does it compare to tea spring's grades


Shizouka Red - pre-WWII Japan actually produced a great deal of red tea for export. The art is long gone and not many attempts at remaking this tea are successful. In this case, you can brew it pretty strong without bitterness, and a unique flavor.

Spring TGY - Haven't had this in 2010, but based on past experience and this lovely blog[1], I'd characterize the spring TGYs as more traditional than the current edgy super-greens. With just a touch more oxidation and roast than you often see today, you accentuate the fruit and get a longer finish.

[1] http://theteagallery.blogspot.com/2010/ ... rchid.html

I recently finished drinking White Rooster Comb from TTG, and am still tasting it 15 minutes later. Good thing it was delicious.

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Re: The Tea Gallery "Official" Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Topic

Postby brandon » Oct 18th, '10, 17:58

Just had a phone call of special interest to North East tea fans.

The Tea Gallery wrote:It's Official.... The Tea Gallery is moved! We're sharing a lovely new space with The Mandarin's Tearoom on historic Howard Street in Manhattan. To celebrate our new tearoom and partnership, we'll be hosting a series of evening tea events starting in November. Dates and details for the first week's events are available on our Events page. There will be a 10% discount off our teas and accessories purchased during that time.


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Tiny preview of the space...

http://www.theteagallery.com/Tea_Galler ... s_s/41.htm
You might see me there on days that end in 'puer.'

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Re: The Tea Gallery "Official" Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Topic

Postby Chip » Oct 18th, '10, 18:12

Heh, that was the change in landscape I was referring to in the international request topic. :mrgreen:

Wishing everyone good luck in the new partnership.

Taking a look see at the schedule now!

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Re: The Tea Gallery "Official" Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Topic

Postby xuancheng » Dec 15th, '12, 10:30

does anyone know what is happening with tea gallery? are they going to be opening their online store anytime soon or not?

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Re: The Tea Gallery "Official" Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Topic

Postby Zacherywolf7 » Apr 8th, '15, 15:55

Anybody know if this shop is still active? Whether through phone or e-mail or elsewhere on the web...?

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Re: The Tea Gallery "Official" Oolong and Pu-erh Tea Topic

Postby iGo » Apr 8th, '15, 17:42

Not as far as I know.

You could try http://www.themandarinstearoom.com with whom they were cohabitating for a while.

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