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by hop_goblin » May 23rd 08 7:49 pm

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

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by olivierco » May 23rd 08 7:50 pm

Welcome!

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by fencerdenoctum » May 23rd 08 8:42 pm

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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by tenuki » May 23rd 08 8:47 pm

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

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by Victoria » May 23rd 08 8:58 pm

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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by Sam. » May 23rd 08 9:26 pm

Welcome to TeaChat!

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by Victoria » May 23rd 08 9:40 pm

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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by Chip » May 23rd 08 9:57 pm

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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by LavenderPekoe » May 25th 08 3:36 pm

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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by Victoria » May 25th 08 7:42 pm

You will be much happier looking here:

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