Siete de Mayo, 2008


BYOT! Enter TeaChat here, you never know what you may find!

OOLONG, seems most TeaChatters have dabbled in oolong. "Name" your oolong style?

"Greenlong," lightly oxidized
20
40%
"Pu-long," earthy, woody
4
8%
"Blacklong," highly oxidized and/or fired, sometimes fruity/peachy
13
26%
"Pomlong," flavors are your thing
2
4%
Other or none
11
22%
 
Total votes : 50

Siete de Mayo, 2008

Postby Chip » May 7th, '08, 02:10

Yesterday, more responders indicated they have received "new harvest" tea this Spring. Close behind was responders who had not ordered new harvest teas, and then those who have ordered yet not received new harvest. You can still vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

Welcome TeaChatters to TeaDay, where all are welcome. Brew some tea and come share what is in your cup today, all day. Of course, check out what is in everyone's cup while you are here. If you need to, you can reflect back on your TeaDay.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic is all about OOLONG. Most of us seem to like oolong of some kind. So, what kind do you like? Share with us your oolong preference.

I am as always looking forward to hearing what is in your cup, and your oolong.
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Postby omegapd » May 7th, '08, 02:41

I don't know what a Pomlong is but the best Oolong I've tried so far is an orange blossom Oolong from New Mexico Tea Co.

I still stick with unflavored blacks for the most part, though...

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Postby chrl42 » May 7th, '08, 03:35

Wuyi for sure. My 60-yr-old(tree) Lao Cong Shui Xian striked me and left me stunned, you know..the "cliff feel"..
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Postby tenuki » May 7th, '08, 03:59

I roll every which oolong way. That's the beauty of oolongs, the range, depth and complexity.

Oolong FTW!


PS: --> We have a winner! <--
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Postby olivierco » May 7th, '08, 04:00

No preference for any kind of oolong. I drink all kinds of them, I am able (I think) to recognize a good one from a not so good one, but that is all for me with oolongs.

This morning Yunnan golden tips and now some Kaburagien sencha before going to the post office retrieving some shincha, matcha, gyokuro and 2008 harvest darjeelings.
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Postby Terrasi » May 7th, '08, 04:02

tenuki wrote:I roll every which oolong way. That's the beauty of oolongs, the range, depth and complexity.

Oolong FTW!


I couldn't have said it better myself.

In my cup: Jasmine
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Postby Victoria » May 7th, '08, 05:35

!!YAY OOLONG!!

I like all kinds but lean toward GREEN. Oolongs definitely have it all going on!

Not big on flavored ones though - except that one lovely orange blossom blend as omegapd pointed out.

Chip, your made up oolong names is going to keep Google happy for awhile.
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Postby Beidao » May 7th, '08, 06:45

I'm quite new to Oolongs and can't tell. Ask me again in six months or so :)

Just emptied a cup of Green Rooibos. Oh how I love it! Now I think it's time for some Nilgiri or Amaretto.
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Postby ThinkingOutLoud » May 7th, '08, 08:11

Oolong ... yikes ... the bane, so far, of my tea existence! :wink: I have only tried, in my own tea kitchen, Adagio's TKY. I liked it well enough, though not outrageously so. I would like to try the aforementioned orange blossom and see if it might swing my meter from moderate to hot (for oolongs, folks, oolongs).
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Postby olivierco » May 7th, '08, 08:39

Houjicha with my lunch.

Uji Gyokuro "Yume no Ukihashi", cold brewed. After some tries, I managed to get good results, at least to my taste.
9g/100-120ml 10min, 4min, 3 min, 4 min.
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Postby Salsero » May 7th, '08, 09:11

olivierco wrote:No preference for any kind of oolong. I drink all kinds of them.
tenuki wrote:I roll every which oolong way. That's the beauty of oolongs, the range, depth and complexity.
Rudbeckia from the front yard and Dong Ding from Taiwan. I love the look of tea in glass. Image
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Postby Victoria » May 7th, '08, 09:52

Ohhhhhhhhhh Ooooooooolong!
Glass is my preferred way to drink oolongs and show off their beauty!
That's lovely Sal.

Adagio Keemun Concerto in my cup this monring.

I usually start with black weekdays, and fill the rest of my day with oolong.
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Postby Galileosdaughte... » May 7th, '08, 10:07

What a great photo, Salsero!

I couldn't answer today's question since I'm such a newbie to oolongs. Honestly, to most teas, really.


But I just finished off my *second* 4 oz tin of Assam Melody. It has quickly become my everyday "house" tea. Love it.
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Postby Salsero » May 7th, '08, 10:19

Already I am amazed at all the regular tea drinkers who are not familiar with oolong. It is throwing me for a loop. I just assumed that everyone knew a lot about them, the dark and peachy Wuyi oolongs, the aromatic Dan Congs, the ethereal light greens, and the broad range of Tie Guan Yin.

People, drink more Wulong!
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Postby Daughteroftheki... » May 7th, '08, 11:03

The lighter/milder teas are always my preference, and there's such a huge variety in the Oolong family. Jasmine scented pearls remain my favorite, but the TGYs are wonderful, and I recently discovered classic Dan Cong. So much tea and so little time! But then, tea-time is very much about enjoying what you have and not getting through a big list of things to try. Tea...what a good way of life.

Drinking Darjeeling 22 with Strawberry herbal (both Adagio). Sweet yet plenty of caffeine for the morning (good hot and over ice).
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