Fruit and honey wu-yi

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Fruit and honey wu-yi

Postby futurebird » May 12th, '13, 19:06

Hello friends,

I have had an oolong with a very sweet smelling dry leaf and the taste of honey and light fruits in the first infusions. I'd like MORE but this tea is very dear ($0.90 per gram ... yikes) -- so I need something less expensive for everyday...

I dislike too much smoke, but I can live with it if need be.

Ideas?

($0.05-0.45 per gram or less than $12 for 30g is the general price range...)

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Re: fruit and honey wu-yi

Postby Muadeeb » May 12th, '13, 20:09

Maybe an Oriental Beauty? Enjoyingtea.com has a good one at a good price. It's one of my everyday teas.

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Re: fruit and honey wu-yi

Postby Joel Byron » May 12th, '13, 20:13

I just ordered this:
http://www.teatrekker.com/teas/wu-yi-shan

This might be an option. It's certainly priced for everyday consumption. Apparently it's a hybrid. Dan Cong varietal grown in Wuyi. I should get it this week, so I'll try to remember to post my thoughts after I try it.

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Re: fruit and honey wu-yi

Postby shah82 » May 13th, '13, 12:45

I think you're more likely to have luck getting that out of a dancong rather than a wuyi for the price, actually...

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Re: fruit and honey wu-yi

Postby teaisme » May 13th, '13, 13:20

http://jingteashop.com/pd-jing-tea-shop ... ea-hgy.cfm

This wuyi pretty heavy on the dark fruity/flowery and honey

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Re: fruit and honey wu-yi

Postby Evan Draper » May 13th, '13, 13:41

Joel Byron wrote:I just ordered this:
http://www.teatrekker.com/teas/wu-yi-shan

This might be an option. It's certainly priced for everyday consumption. Apparently it's a hybrid. Dan Cong varietal grown in Wuyi. I should get it this week, so I'll try to remember to post my thoughts after I try it.

Interesting. I ordered something billed as a "Light Roast Da Hong Pao" from Yunnan Sourcing, and it appeared to be a Dancong. I wonder if it wasn't something like this hybrid here.

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Re: fruit and honey wu-yi

Postby Joel Byron » May 16th, '13, 21:28

The tea that I linked to has a nice fragrance, but a subtle flavor. Not gonna give you what you are looking for.

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Re: fruit and honey wu-yi

Postby David R. » May 17th, '13, 02:34

Taiwanese oolong may be a good match for you.

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Re: fruit and honey wu-yi

Postby silversun » Jun 2nd, '13, 20:39

Evan Draper wrote:
Joel Byron wrote:I just ordered this:
http://www.teatrekker.com/teas/wu-yi-shan

This might be an option. It's certainly priced for everyday consumption. Apparently it's a hybrid. Dan Cong varietal grown in Wuyi. I should get it this week, so I'll try to remember to post my thoughts after I try it.

Interesting. I ordered something billed as a "Light Roast Da Hong Pao" from Yunnan Sourcing, and it appeared to be a Dancong. I wonder if it wasn't something like this hybrid here.


I bought this one right when they started selling it - in the past year it's gotten even better @_@ I think it's one of my favorite darker oolongs right now.

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Re: fruit and honey wu-yi

Postby tenuki » Jun 2nd, '13, 20:44

shah82 wrote:I think you're more likely to have luck getting that out of a dancong rather than a wuyi for the price, actually...


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Re: Fruit and honey wu-yi

Postby varnex » Jul 31st, '13, 23:27

There was a da hong pao that I got from a local tea merchant that tasted exactly like honey and dried fruits, so I guess you could try looking into those.

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