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Postby hop_goblin » May 23rd, '08, 15:49

I hope you mean loose leaf as opposed to teabags! ;) Welcome!!!

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Postby olivierco » May 23rd, '08, 15:50

Welcome!

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Postby fencerdenoctum » May 23rd, '08, 16:42

Jane,

Welcome to Teachat! You'll find a lot of knowledge here on the boards from the posts and you are going to meet a lot of great people here as well! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!


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Postby tenuki » May 23rd, '08, 16:47

Jane wrote:I have found that I prefer my tea brewed from leaves.


Priceless.

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Postby Victoria » May 23rd, '08, 16:58

tenuki wrote:
Jane wrote:I have found that I prefer my tea brewed from leaves.


Priceless.


A preachin' to the choir on that one.
:D

Welcome!
What kinda of leaves you brewin' up?

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Postby Sam. » May 23rd, '08, 17:26

Welcome to TeaChat!

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Postby Victoria » May 23rd, '08, 17:40

Jane wrote:
Victoria wrote:
tenuki wrote:
Jane wrote:I have found that I prefer my tea brewed from leaves.


Priceless.


A preachin' to the choir on that one.
:D

Welcome!
What kinda of leaves you brewin' up?


You know what kind of weird looks you get when you say that? I tell people that they haven't had green tea until they brew it from leaves and they all look at me like I am crazy.

There are some that just arrived that I have not tried yet. The one that I brew the most is some green tea that I brought back from Taiwan in March that was grown on Alishan. Unfortunately, I can't tell what it is specifically as I don't read Mandarin! We tried several at this little tea stand and this is the one we liked the best. A bit of a sweet taste and is one of the ones rolled into balls. We tried one that was a bit on the bitter side and none of us liked it.


Oh my!!! Sounds like you have an Ali Shan green oolong on your hands there missy!! <faints>

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Postby Chip » May 23rd, '08, 17:57

Welcome Jane!!! Watch out for the Oolong peeps. I hope you stick around and have many cups with us. Be sure to join us on TeaDay by CLICKING HERE

That is almost definitely a "green" oolong.

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Postby LavenderPekoe » May 25th, '08, 11:36

Victoria wrote:Oh my!!! Sounds like you have an Ali Shan green oolong on your hands there missy!! <faints>


Heh, I just got my hands on some too. Probably about half a pound. My BFF went to Taiwan with her boyfriend a while ago and she brought back a bunch of tea. She didn't know what it was and she said she would give me a bag. So I opened it up and checked it out. She found out later (from sites written in only Chinese) that it was from Ali Shan. I brewed some up yesterday and today and it is wonderful. She was saying she had it a few times in Taiwan and loved it the first time but they couldn't get the same buttery taste at other places. I told her about changing the brewing parameters and to see what makes it better. I have a ton of this stuff now and I am exited about it, even though we don't know *exactly* what it is (they didn't know the questions to ask).

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Postby Victoria » May 25th, '08, 15:42

You will be much happier looking here:

http://www.floatingleavestea.com/teasho ... Oolong+Tea

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