Too much oolong?

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Too much oolong?

Postby knix » Apr 14th, '08, 12:24

A friend of mine gave me this Oolong Tea and I love it. The problem is that the morning after I have had a few cups of this the day b4, I smell like oolong. My wife says its like when you eat too much garlic, you can smell it through your pores. The same for this tea.


Has anyone else ever encountered this?[/url]

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Postby Salsero » Apr 14th, '08, 13:08

I am not qualified to comment on the physiological issues at play here, but I feel excessively confident on the aesthetic and social aspects. At no additional fee, my observations:

That is some hot looking oolong. Some people (even some men :roll: ) around here plop down good money for scents to make themselves smell like tea. If your wife is as hot as those leaves look, I say you have two choices:

    If she likes it, take advantage of the fact by getting her to do special things for you like cook your favorite food or make more tea for you.

    If she doesn't like it, time to change ponies!

The boxes are gorgeous. Any more info about the source?

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Postby knix » Apr 14th, '08, 13:17

OMG, funny. My wife is not a fan of Tea. So I guess I will have to mask the scent somehow.

As far a more info on those boxes. I have none, the guy said that he bought them in China. That's all the info I have. But I do know that it is "Taiwanese gao shan"

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Postby Victoria » Apr 14th, '08, 13:19

I've not had that problem. Actually it doesn't sound like such a bad thing.

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Postby tenuki » Apr 14th, '08, 13:19

I hear if you smoke it you smell like smoke instead of oolong, may give that a try.

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Postby Chip » Apr 14th, '08, 13:31

I recommend TeaBaths in anything but Pu...

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Postby Mary R » Apr 14th, '08, 13:35

I drink a hella lot of tea and none of my friends, family, or loved ones has ever said I smell like any of it afterwards. The boyfriend's occasionally given me a kiss and said "Oh, a sencha day, is it?"...but that's a bit more understandable.

Garlic, on the other hand, owes it's scent to a variety of compounds containing sulfur. When they are metabolized, they form something called allyl methyl sulfide which isn't metabolically usable, so it hangs around in your blood stream until your body gets around to filtering it out. While it hangs around, though, some of it does get into your saliva and sweat...thus making the smell.

To my knowledge, tea doesn't have anything as potent or as concentrated as garlic's sulfur compounds to have an effect anywhere near that "too much garlic" smell.

[disclaimer]Everyone's metabolism is different, everyone's sense of smell is different, blah blah blah, contact your doctor.[/disclaimer]

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Postby knix » Apr 14th, '08, 13:53

Lol, thanks for the update Mary. Maybe it is just coincidence.

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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Apr 14th, '08, 15:13

Mary R wrote:The boyfriend's occasionally given me a kiss and said "Oh, a sencha day, is it?"...but that's a bit more understandable.


I've gotten that one too! Though mine hasn't figured out which tea is which beyond telling me that I taste like tea.

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Postby Sam. » Apr 14th, '08, 19:58

Thank you, Dr. Mary. :lol:

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