Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Owes its flavors to oxidation levels between green & black tea.

Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby AdamMY » Aug 26th, '13, 16:27

Wedding week madness is finally over, and I have gotten back to my place, but in desperate need of energy. So bringing out the big Dog's: Origin Tea Private Collection 102K Da Yu Ling.

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Private Collection 102K Da Yu Ling by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

After first infusion:

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Private Collection 102K Da Yu Ling (1) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

This is an absolutely incredible tea. I might be going out on a limb here, but this might be in my top 5 teas of all time... (I might need to actually make that list).

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Aug 27th, '13, 22:18

Ok, technically not drinking right this second, but this afternoon I had a nice session with some Imperial TGY from Yunnan Sourcing, another mellow tea for a rough day at the office. Now pondering the next tea and stuck on the question of oolong vs puerh: it's been that difficult of a day!

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby etorix » Aug 29th, '13, 19:46

tonight some Alishan: Zhang Shu Hu . 2013 Spring . from Origin

[whisper] not in the OTTI [/whisper]

the final 10gm [roughly] in the sample i got pre-otti, with a few others from Origin

pre-rinse, let-soakabit, then not-boiling, in my split-hat yixing, twice .. then into my 500ml faircupthingy

normal day, familiar rich Taiwan aromas, mmm

guess i need some training in analytical taste-descriptions, but i like this one

and now its all gone

well, no actually its prolly got a good few steeps still

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby NPE » Aug 30th, '13, 17:34

Tie Guan Yin from Teaspring. I was not blown away by it initially - actually found it a bit flat... until by chance it encountered the magical teaware combination: a small unglazed Petr Novak shibo and a Bill Perrine yunomi. All of a sudden it is WHAMMM!: full flavour for infusion after infusion. Scrum!

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby William » Aug 31st, '13, 12:38

Some Tie Guan Yin - superior, 2012. Quite good.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Aug 31st, '13, 15:50

A variation on a theme today: enjoying more high-mountain oolong cold brewed, but this time not one of the very green versions--a medium roast Alishan from Norbu. Just a light base roasted note, and very tasty overall. Enjoying it from my 'Mojave' cup--from TC Hagi SSO #18--the big volume is just right for a long cool draught.

Still hot here today, so it will be cold brewing all day long. The new kettle will have to wait until tomorrow.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby jayinhk » Sep 1st, '13, 05:24

Aged Baozhong from SilentChaos (aka OriginTea). This is fancy stuff he brought me when he visited HK. My first roasted and aged BZ, and it appears to be a good example. More dirty bubbles than I'm used to for a non-pu erh, but it definitely has interesting roast flavor and a bouquet unlike anything I've tried before. I guess it could indeed be described as melon-like. It is a little bitter, sour and sweet all at the same time, like a high roast Wuyi. I believe this was roasted or reroasted quite recently (2-5 years ago?). Very interesting tea for sure!

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby William » Sep 1st, '13, 10:12

Comparing some TGY (very low oxidation) with Jingdezhen porcelain (right), 90s Zi Ni (center) and modern Yixing clay (probably clay of low/medium quality - left).
Bet who has made the best cup? :mrgreen:

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Teaism » Sep 1st, '13, 10:58

William wrote:Comparing some TGY (very low oxidation) with Jingdezhen porcelain (right), 90s Zi Ni (center) and modern Yixing clay (probably clay of low/medium quality - left).
Bet who has made the best cup? :mrgreen:

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my wild guess jingdezen porcelain :D

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby the_economist » Sep 1st, '13, 12:16

Finally cool enough for a proper yancha session. Tie Luo Han from Teaurchin. This tea is stout and smooth.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby debunix » Sep 1st, '13, 12:51

Still drinking cool-brewed Taiwanese mountain oolongs--yesterday I saw a weather report predicting cooler weather today, but it won't be long before the A/C is back on again.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Devoted135 » Sep 2nd, '13, 20:30

Finishing the day with some Oriental Beauty from Origin Tea. One of my absolute favorites. :D

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby GuyWan » Sep 3rd, '13, 15:10

This morning I'm enjoying some Heritage Beidou from Red Blossom Tea. Brewed in a Petr Novak shib.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby William » Sep 3rd, '13, 15:32

Today some Si Ji Chun, tried 6 grams of leaves in a 100 ml teapot. Delicious.


Teaism wrote:
William wrote:


my wild guess jingdezen porcelain :D

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

Postby Devoted135 » Sep 3rd, '13, 21:08

Continuing my roasted streak, tonight I'm having some Anxi Benshan oolong that is really hitting the spot. :)

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