Thurzzzday, TeazzzDay 3/27/08

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By request of Victoria, the TeaQuest is expanded to Oolong. So, where are you on the oolong scale, love it, never had it...somewhere in between, or maybe it is on your to try list?

Yes, I have it virtually everyday and truly love it...it is my fav
12
21%
Yes, I have it more days than not, love it, but it is not my fav
8
14%
Yes, I have it often, like it a lot
11
19%
Yes, I have had it
16
28%
Yes, I have had it but don't care for it
3
5%
Nope, haven't had it yet, but I certainly hope to soon
4
7%
Nope, haven't had it and have no plans to
2
4%
No, I prefer "wulong" to oolong ; )
1
2%
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 57

Thurzzzday, TeazzzDay 3/27/08

Postby Chip » Mar 27th, '08, 02:49

Today is the perfect day for TEA!!! So, drink up and see you on TeaDay!

Welcome to TeaDay, pour a cup, pull up a chair and then share what is that cup of yours today...all day! And while you are here, take a look at what is in other TeaChatters ' cups as well...

Victoria cried foul, we have asked about a bunch of other teas and tisanes, yet not her favorite. So, today we shall correct that oversight.

Oolong, wulong, pouchong...have you tried it, do you like it, do you love it, is it maybe your favorite tea? Or perhaps it is a yet undiscovered tea for you. Share with everyone if you care to where you stand on Oolong. You can also share what type of oolong you prefer.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone on TeaDay, drink up!!!
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Postby tenuki » Mar 27th, '08, 03:14

FP.

thank goodness someone shut off the lawnmower, if only for a day.
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Postby Chip » Mar 27th, '08, 03:17

tenuki wrote:FP.

thank goodness someone shut off the lawnmower, if only for a day.


So, you voted for "wulong" Master tenuki.

The TeaMowers don't crank up for a few weeks yet.
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Postby omegapd » Mar 27th, '08, 03:23

Other than non-descript Chinese restaurant tea, I've never had it. Not sure if that restaurant tea was actually Oolong or not.

I have a sample of Adagio's Jasmine #5 sitting in the cabinet, though. Just hadn't had time to try it out yet...

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Postby tenuki » Mar 27th, '08, 04:08

Chip wrote:So, you voted for "wulong".


yup, it's in my cup every day no matter what else I might drink, I can't lie.
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Postby Terrasi » Mar 27th, '08, 04:16

I haven't tried a non-jasmine oolong, but I love jasmine so much I have to say I love oolong tea. I will definitely try some other kinds one of these days.

I'll have some right now! Oh maybe not, Assam tea looks good this morning.
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Postby Trioxin » Mar 27th, '08, 05:45

I plan on getting some samples along with my next non pu tea purchase.

Currently drinking: 2006 Ancient Tree "Bai Zhen Jin Lian" Ripe Pu-erh (decent for the price)
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Postby Trey Winston » Mar 27th, '08, 06:26

I have tried oolong and liked it. Probably won't become a habit, though.

Guzzling more Silver Needle from Adagio today. It has a stronger, "smokier" flavor than my previous varieties. I like it.
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Postby augie » Mar 27th, '08, 07:00

Yesterday was not a good day. Only had one cup of tea and everything went wrong. no tea -- bad day. Coincidence?

I am not taking a chance today.
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Postby olivierco » Mar 27th, '08, 07:09

Yes, I have it often (more often during vacations when I have more time for gong fu brewing), like it a lot, less than gyokuro though.

This morning Yunnan golden tips for breakfast and now houjicha with my lunch.
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Postby Victoria » Mar 27th, '08, 08:21

augie wrote:Yesterday was not a good day. Only had one cup of tea and everything went wrong. no tea -- bad day. Coincidence?
Yep, I can relate. No coincidence at all.

Well I guess you all know where I stand. If I don't have at least one oolong somewhere in my day I feel very deprived. I prefer greener oolongs, but I've been finding some very nice wuyi lately and surprised by some nice aged and pu erh.

But for breakfast, I am so in Love with my Yunnan Gold. It Almost makes getting up not such a bad thing. Almost.

Have a lovely day all ~ vote, and vote often!
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Postby CynTEAa » Mar 27th, '08, 08:24

Oh boy...I'm definitely a bit oolong crazed. The diversiTEA of character...anything from deeply oxidized Bai Hao to light, green-like Tung Ting...fruity to floral...simply amazing! No one oolong tells the whole story. If you have only tried one, you have only seen a tiny part of the picture.

Starting today the usual way, with my cup of Yunnan Gold. Now craving oolong, thank you very much...second cup will be early this morning! :)
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Postby Victoria » Mar 27th, '08, 09:00

CynTEAa wrote:Oh boy...I'm definitely a bit oolong crazed. The diversiTEA of character...anything from deeply oxidized Bai Hao to light, green-like Tung Ting...fruity to floral...simply amazing! No one oolong tells the whole story. If you have only tried one, you have only seen a tiny part of the picture.

Starting today the usual way, with my cup of Yunnan Gold. Now craving oolong, thank you very much...second cup will be early this morning! :)
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Postby Ron Gilmour » Mar 27th, '08, 09:55

As CynTEAa noted, there is a tremendous diversity within oolongs and I've had good and bad experiences. I guess overall I'd say I like oolong, but I'm kind of picky.

Just got a very strange oolong called "strong fire" from Tao of Tea. If Starbucks served oolong, it would taste like this. The tea looks and smells like charcoal and so my expectations weren't very high, but the flavor is actually quite good. Toasty, but not burnt. Despite the heavy oxidation, it definitely tastes like an oolong, not a wannabe black.

My favorite oolong so far is Adagio's oolong #40. I really need to order some more of that.

I'm off from work this morning and am relaxing with a cup of Twinings Prince of Wales.
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Postby Katmandu » Mar 27th, '08, 10:02

yes Ive tried and liked oolongs but so far only the wuyi oolongs ...Im VERY curious about green and jasmine oolongs, they will definitely be on my next order somewhere!
Today I woke up with an assam/irish breakfast mix and then I just finished off two cups of kukicha that I got as a free sample from Adagio a lil while back. Im surprised that I like it actually..but its pretty good! :D
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