Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby whatsinaname » Feb 20th, '13, 11:22

I started down my tea path in 2009. I stumbled upon Shiuwen's 2008 Taiwan Wuyi when it was on clearance. It was wonderful, so I bought three pounds of the stuff. It has been ever present since (several hundred pots of tea), and numerous people have been turned onto tea by its charms.

Today I am savoring the very last pot of this tea. Fare thee well, my friend.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby tenuki » Feb 20th, '13, 15:46

whatsinaname wrote:I started down my tea path in 2009. I stumbled upon Shiuwen's 2008 Taiwan Wuyi when it was on clearance. It was wonderful, so I bought three pounds of the stuff. It has been ever present since (several hundred pots of tea), and numerous people have been turned onto tea by its charms.

Today I am savoring the very last pot of this tea. Fare thee well, my friend.


Ah, I fondly remember that tea. :) Her Taiwan WuYi is the closest thing I have to a daily tea - this season's is pretty good - back to more roasty.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby sung8891 » Feb 21st, '13, 07:56

20 yr old Fung Huang Dancong. Chouzhou style brew. Not bad !

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby amaranto » Feb 21st, '13, 13:08

Today, I'm drinking some Wu Ling that just came in the mail. It is light, floral, and quite green with a buttery aroma. Tasty!

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Feb 21st, '13, 13:39

Time for some oolong now--that looks so tasty!

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby NPE » Feb 22nd, '13, 17:42

I am currently enjoying a fine Phoenix Dan Cong - Mi Lan Xiang from The Chinese Tea Company in some lovely teaware by Petr Novak - all round purr inducing :D

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Postby debunix » Feb 22nd, '13, 23:08

Very lovely selection of teawares!

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Feb 26th, '13, 22:36

I've been drinking a lot of oolong lately: enjoying the Li Shan from Mountain Tea, lightly floral; thought I'd finished the gorgeous fruity Hawaiian oolong, but discovered I'd stashed an extra few infusions worth in a tin here at work, so there are a couple of infusions to come; and today finished the Hankook Hwang Cha that is not as fantastically fruity as the Hawaiian oolong, but is fruity/sweet/earthy and never ever anything less than mellow.

Now it's time to decide what Hwang Cha to try next: more of the Hankook, or something different?

There's no question about reordering the Hawaiian oolong, although that won't be for a while yet--I only break it out when there's something to celebrate.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Mar 1st, '13, 02:07

Enjoying a lot of oolong today--some Imperial TGY from Yunnan Sourcing, and now, a really fine session with Tea Habitat's 2007 Zei Shi, floral and sweet and did I mention floral?, so nice in the little 'yixing*' pot that lives at work and just gets used for D.C.

*made by someone who once saw a real yixing pot

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby puerhking » Mar 2nd, '13, 16:22

12 Almond Dancong from Dragon Tea House -

Pretty tasty stuff with a nice lingering finish.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Bad Jedi » Mar 4th, '13, 07:01

Winter DD , despite of warm winter this one is surprisingly good.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Mar 4th, '13, 22:45

Imperial Tie Guan Yin from Yunnan Sourcing, rich and sweet and delicious. A lovely session from a Petr Novak shiboridashi, and my Eiichi Rock teacup.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby amaranto » Mar 5th, '13, 02:27

This evening I tried some Mi Lan Dancong AAA from Jing Tea Shop. It was fruity with a buttery, floral nose and a wonderful honey flavor. It also kept steeping on and on. I'll be buying some more in the future.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Muadeeb » Mar 5th, '13, 18:01

I'm drinking a Dan Cong from Enjoyingtea.com right now. I've only been brewing gong fu for a couple months, but I'm already starting to notice that my tolerance for bitterness is increasing, making this a more enjoyable tea than when I first got it. I put 3 grams in my 50ml pot and do short, 10 second steeps for the first 5, then lengthening it out as needed. Smaller volumes of strong tea are a good match.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby puerhking » Mar 7th, '13, 11:50

2011 Milan Dancong A from Jing - Still quite good.

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