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American oolong

Postby tomasini » Jan 18th, '13, 23:44

Has anyone heard of or tried this American Oolong from washington?
http://www.zhitea.com/oolong-tea/american-oolong.html?options=cart
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Re: American oolong

Postby Hannah » Jan 20th, '13, 20:05

How unusual! I'd be interested to see what people think!
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Re: American oolong

Postby DVS » Jan 20th, '13, 20:27

I believe this is who they sourced the tea from.

http://shop.sakumabros.com/tea.aspx
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Re: American oolong

Postby tomasini » Jan 21st, '13, 17:05

Anyone want to be brave and test theses out? :D
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Re: American oolong

Postby NPE » Jan 28th, '13, 13:07

I have not had the chance to try out any American oolong but recently I have tried a sample of oolong from New Zealand - it turned out to be surprisingly refined in taste and very similar to a high mountain oolong from Taiwan. So I guess the chances for the American oolong can't be too bad... providing the people who grew and processed it knew what they were doing :wink:
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Re: American oolong

Postby Evan Draper » Jan 28th, '13, 23:10

NPE wrote:I have not had the chance to try out any American oolong but recently I have tried a sample of oolong from New Zealand - it turned out to be surprisingly refined in taste and very similar to a high mountain oolong from Taiwan. So I guess the chances for the American oolong can't be too bad... providing the people who grew and processed it knew what they were doing :wink:

If that's your basis for comparison, then you're going to be disappointed. The plantation in NZ is run and staffed by Taiwanese tea professionals. From what I've heard, the WA farm is a guy who mainly grows berries and has a few acres of tea on a lark. That said, I have never tasted either, but I'm not ruling out buying either of them in the future to satisfy my curiosity.
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Re: American oolong

Postby bagua7 » Jan 29th, '13, 20:35

Care to share here the kiwi oolong source? I live close so it looks appealing. Thanks.
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Re: American oolong

Postby edkrueger » Jan 29th, '13, 20:50

bagua7 wrote:...kiwi oolong...

...pairs well with kiwi yixing polish. :D
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Re: American oolong

Postby Chip » Jan 29th, '13, 21:04

http://www.Zealong.com

Their teas are organic. Pretty good too. And the staff is passionate and knowledgable about their product. I brought some back from the WorldTeaExpo.
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Re: American oolong

Postby edkrueger » Jan 29th, '13, 21:10

I was not implying anything about the quality of the tea. Just making a joke BTW.
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Re: American oolong

Postby bagua7 » Feb 2nd, '13, 03:08

Thanks, Chip. Bookmarked!

edkrueger,

I'm going to polish your head in a minute! :lol:
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Re: American oolong

Postby debunix » Feb 2nd, '13, 21:36

Surprised no one has brought up the really amazing american-grown oolong from Hawaii yet in this thread. That, and a very local flavored white tea from the central coast, are the only american-grown teas I've had. The local tea was quite nice, but flavored and in teabags, so not my thing. The Hawaiian oolong is one of the best I've had.
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Re: American oolong

Postby NPE » Feb 11th, '13, 16:04

bagua7 wrote:Care to share here the kiwi oolong source? I live close so it looks appealing. Thanks.

Sorry for the late reply - only saw your question now. I got it from the TeeLaden in Germany. It used to be available on their website www.teagschwendner.com/DE/de/shop_edmon_s.TG?activeID=2236&parent_id= as well but apparently some evil people discovered that it was good stuff and nabbed it all. :oops:
The Taiwan Wen Shan Pouchong Tea is pretty decent as well - but of course this will not help you when you are in the US as they are apparently not allowed to send tea to the US and you are then restricted to the teas that they offer on their US website.
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Re: American oolong

Postby silversun » Mar 1st, '13, 00:37

I've actually tried this tea! I bought a sample and was so upset I didn't buy more =) The tea had such a strong smell of cinnamon and was a little spicy. Definitely different than what I'm used to.
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