Everyday Oolong

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Everyday Oolong

Postby PolyhymnianMuse » May 9th, '08, 21:26

I'm looking for an oolong that I can drink everyday as a good staple without spending too much of my already dwindling paychecks, after all my tea purchases. Anyone have any good recommendations?

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Postby greenisgood » May 10th, '08, 01:23

My local tea shop has a decent $3.50/oz Big Red Robe (da hong pao) that I use for my daily quasi-gong fu session, and I can get Rishi Jade Oolong which is a really good greenish Taiwanese at my local co-op for about the same price (even though its $8 on the website?). Other than that if you can find a good Ti Guan Yin (they vary), they're usually on the cheap side and worth a few good steeps. I really think its a good idea when you're looking for a normal daily tea to look at local shops, the internet is kind of expensive but worth it for really good tea. I could get all my oolong from teaspring and houde and spoil myself but I'm way happy with what I can find around here now that I've found some good sources, and the shipping is free.

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Postby hop_goblin » May 10th, '08, 09:54

greenisgood wrote:My local tea shop has a decent $3.50/oz Big Red Robe (da hong pao) that I use for my daily quasi-gong fu session, and I can get Rishi Jade Oolong which is a really good greenish Taiwanese at my local co-op for about the same price (even though its $8 on the website?). Other than that if you can find a good Ti Guan Yin (they vary), they're usually on the cheap side and worth a few good steeps. I really think its a good idea when you're looking for a normal daily tea to look at local shops, the internet is kind of expensive but worth it for really good tea. I could get all my oolong from teaspring and houde and spoil myself but I'm way happy with what I can find around here now that I've found some good sources, and the shipping is free.


WOW DaHongPao @ $3.50 :shock:

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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » May 10th, '08, 16:10

The problem is there really aren't any places around me, that I know of, that sell any loose tea at all. I may have to search around more for local sources...

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Postby Victoria » May 10th, '08, 16:45

Adagio TKY is a great every day oolong.
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Postby Salsero » May 10th, '08, 17:19

Victoria wrote:Adagio TKY is a great every day oolong.
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*Face Palm* Yes, indeed. Sometimes the obvious ...
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I got some for Christmas and have been loving it.

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Postby greenisgood » May 11th, '08, 15:28

Yeah hop goblin, at TeaSource in St. Paul. 7.33/2oz and 13.86/4oz. I haven't had any other big red robe but I think it's pretty good stuff.

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Postby Salsero » May 11th, '08, 18:18

greenisgood wrote:Yeah hop goblin, at TeaSource in St. Paul. 7.33/2oz and 13.86/4oz. I haven't had any other big red robe but I think it's pretty good stuff.
That's the same place the Nilgiri everyone is talking about comes from and I have had an excellent Margaret's Hope Estate 2nd Flush, SFTGFOP1 from there.

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Postby greenisgood » May 11th, '08, 20:07

I dunno what the nilgiri that everyone's talking about is but if its the Glendale Handmade I would have to agree. A very interesting black tea with giant leaves, it looked almost like a white tea. I gave the last ounce or two of mine to a friend for his birthday but it was very enjoyable.

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Postby Victoria » May 11th, '08, 20:14

greenisgood wrote:I dunno what the nilgiri that everyone's talking about is but if its the Glendale Handmade I would have to agree. A very interesting black tea with giant leaves, it looked almost like a white tea. I gave the last ounce or two of mine to a friend for his birthday but it was very enjoyable.


Yep that's the one! Too bad you didn't post about the Red Robe sooner, I just placed an order last night!

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Postby Sam. » May 11th, '08, 21:06

I just ordered some samples of Adagio TKY and wuyi. Hoping I like them!

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Postby Salsero » May 11th, '08, 23:11

Sam. wrote:I just ordered some samples of Adagio TKY and wuyi. Hoping I like them!
You must!

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Postby Sam. » May 12th, '08, 01:45

Then I shall! I'll let you know as soon as they arrive, which I believe will be Friday!

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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » May 12th, '08, 14:01

Yea i'll be including those in my next adagio order too. I have to decide around how much I want to give adagio for tea haha :lol:

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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » May 12th, '08, 14:09

Thanks for the Teasource recommendation. I've been looking for a nice, darker Chinese oolong and the Big Red Robe sounds great for the price. I may have to place an order with them to try that and the nilgiri. Is there anything else from them that is worth trying?

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