Oolong sampling

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Oolong sampling

Postby Deragoth » Jun 18th, '13, 14:10

Hi guys, i was wondering if you could recommend me some sites where i could buy some quality oolongs from both china and taiwan (sites like yunnansourcing and teafromtaiwan only offer chinese or taiwanese oolongs, and essence of tea oolongs are quite expensive considering i dont drink that much oolong)
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Re: Oolong sampling

Postby lordmage » Jun 18th, '13, 14:22

i use adagio oolong's myself but i will leave other more experienced suggestions to the more pronounced drinkers

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Re: Oolong sampling

Postby debunix » Jun 18th, '13, 14:45

I get a lot of my oolong from Norbu, who carries a variety of oolong from both sources.

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Re: Oolong sampling

Postby JRS22 » Jun 18th, '13, 15:47

Five Star Tea sells both Taiwanese and Wuyi oolongs, and sample sizes are available.

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Re: Oolong sampling

Postby edkrueger » Jun 18th, '13, 16:00

Well, Origin has a Chinese TGY and lot of Taiwanese teas and is quality.

I norbu is OK. I haven't had 5-star. And I wouldn't say the others mentioned are great quality.

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Re: Oolong sampling

Postby JRS22 » Jun 18th, '13, 16:46

edkrueger wrote:Well, Origin has a Chinese TGY and lot of Taiwanese teas and is quality.

I norbu is OK. I haven't had 5-star. And I wouldn't say the others mentioned are great quality.


The original poster wants oolongs that are less expensive than EOT. Is it possible to get great quality wuyi oolongs for significantly less?

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Re: Oolong sampling

Postby edkrueger » Jun 18th, '13, 22:32

No, but you can't expect great quality at $10.50/25g either. I can think of some I enjoy that are around $4.50/25g.

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Re: Oolong sampling

Postby Tead Off » Jun 18th, '13, 23:02

JRS22 wrote:
edkrueger wrote:Well, Origin has a Chinese TGY and lot of Taiwanese teas and is quality.

I norbu is OK. I haven't had 5-star. And I wouldn't say the others mentioned are great quality.


The original poster wants oolongs that are less expensive than EOT. Is it possible to get great quality wuyi oolongs for significantly less?

Try Tea Urchin in Shanghai.

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Re: Oolong sampling

Postby Poohblah » Jun 19th, '13, 00:23

What about Jing Tea Shop in HK?

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Re: Oolong sampling

Postby ABx » Jun 19th, '13, 22:22

Every shop has it's specialty -- a type of tea that the owner knows and does well. Quite often this is even as narrow as one type of wulong. So generally speaking you are better off getting them from different stores -- ones that specialize in what you're buying. It's actually a pretty good and old rule of thumb around here that you don't buy Taiwanese teas from mainland stores and vice versa.

With that said, Hou De has good Taiwanese and Wuyi yancha. The dancong is not bad, IMO, but it's stuff that brews like Taiwanese and has similar dimensions.

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Re: Oolong sampling

Postby Chip » Jun 20th, '13, 13:04

Coincidentally, OTTI 19 will feature a sampling of 5 premium, high-mountain Taiwan oolong from OriginTea. This will go live on Sunday at 6 PM Eastern USA time.

Check out the OTTI forum of TeaChat for information. OTTI = Official Tea Tasting Initiative. Here is a link to the 3 day notification topic, but a new topic will be created on Sunday specifically for this round.

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=16295&p=246559#p246559

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Re: Oolong sampling

Postby Deragoth » Jun 21st, '13, 10:13

Thank you all for recomendations :D

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Re: Oolong sampling

Postby lordmage » Jun 21st, '13, 18:18

Chip wrote:Coincidentally, OTTI 19 will feature a sampling of 5 premium, high-mountain Taiwan oolong from OriginTea. This will go live on Sunday at 6 PM Eastern USA time.

Check out the OTTI forum of TeaChat for information. OTTI = Official Tea Tasting Initiative. Here is a link to the 3 day notification topic, but a new topic will be created on Sunday specifically for this round.

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=16295&p=246559#p246559

if only i had the funds to join the OTTI i would so try them all if i could

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Re: Oolong sampling

Postby Chip » Jun 23rd, '13, 17:08

lordmage wrote:
Chip wrote:Coincidentally, OTTI 19 will feature a sampling of 5 premium, high-mountain Taiwan oolong from OriginTea. This will go live on Sunday at 6 PM Eastern USA time.

Check out the OTTI forum of TeaChat for information. OTTI = Official Tea Tasting Initiative. Here is a link to the 3 day notification topic, but a new topic will be created on Sunday specifically for this round.

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=16295&p=246559#p246559

if only i had the funds to join the OTTI i would so try them all if i could

FYI, it is only around 20 bucks to join this round. You can view the topic here:

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=18819

The round goes live in 52 minutes at 6 PM Eastern USA time.

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Re: Oolong sampling

Postby lordmage » Jun 24th, '13, 10:19

Chip wrote:
lordmage wrote:
Chip wrote:Coincidentally, OTTI 19 will feature a sampling of 5 premium, high-mountain Taiwan oolong from OriginTea. This will go live on Sunday at 6 PM Eastern USA time.

Check out the OTTI forum of TeaChat for information. OTTI = Official Tea Tasting Initiative. Here is a link to the 3 day notification topic, but a new topic will be created on Sunday specifically for this round.

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=16295&p=246559#p246559

if only i had the funds to join the OTTI i would so try them all if i could

FYI, it is only around 20 bucks to join this round. You can view the topic here:

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=18819

The round goes live in 52 minutes at 6 PM Eastern USA time.
Sent a pm then

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