Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by jayinhk » Oct 21st 17 12:27 pm

ablecha wrote: Sometime I mixed difference kinds of tea and get the fancy soup...Today I tried Shui Jin Gui and Rou Gui(wuyi rock tea), Tie Guan Yin and Anji White tea. Each has its stropng point, such as Rougui, It has a domineering cinnamon aroma, with smooth throat feeling from Tieguanyin and sweet aftertaste from Anji white tea, it bring a wonderful taste. it is just made during my reviewing of these 4 teas,occasionally integrated the 4 tea soups and enjoy a wonderful and a little bit strange experience.
There seems to be a tradition of blending teas in Fujian; hongcha and baicha together, for example, or different Wuyicha types to make for a fuller-flavored brew! The results can be much better than drinking just one type alone, if the teas aren't all that to begin with!

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by 12Tea » Oct 24th 17 4:54 pm

jayinhk wrote:
ablecha wrote: Sometime I mixed difference kinds of tea and get the fancy soup...Today I tried Shui Jin Gui and Rou Gui(wuyi rock tea), Tie Guan Yin and Anji White tea. Each has its stropng point, such as Rougui, It has a domineering cinnamon aroma, with smooth throat feeling from Tieguanyin and sweet aftertaste from Anji white tea, it bring a wonderful taste. it is just made during my reviewing of these 4 teas,occasionally integrated the 4 tea soups and enjoy a wonderful and a little bit strange experience.
There seems to be a tradition of blending teas in Fujian; hongcha and baicha together, for example, or different Wuyicha types to make for a fuller-flavored brew! The results can be much better than drinking just one type alone, if the teas aren't all that to begin with!
Mixing different Wuyi rock teas is something vendors do also. They usually do it to have one tea in their offerings that has a very stable allround quality. It's not something they do with their best tea though. I guess they also select teas that 'aren't all that to begin with' :)

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by jayinhk » Oct 24th 17 5:37 pm

12Tea wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
ablecha wrote: Sometime I mixed difference kinds of tea and get the fancy soup...Today I tried Shui Jin Gui and Rou Gui(wuyi rock tea), Tie Guan Yin and Anji White tea. Each has its stropng point, such as Rougui, It has a domineering cinnamon aroma, with smooth throat feeling from Tieguanyin and sweet aftertaste from Anji white tea, it bring a wonderful taste. it is just made during my reviewing of these 4 teas,occasionally integrated the 4 tea soups and enjoy a wonderful and a little bit strange experience.
There seems to be a tradition of blending teas in Fujian; hongcha and baicha together, for example, or different Wuyicha types to make for a fuller-flavored brew! The results can be much better than drinking just one type alone, if the teas aren't all that to begin with!
Mixing different Wuyi rock teas is something vendors do also. They usually do it to have one tea in their offerings that has a very stable allround quality. It's not something they do with their best tea though. I guess they also select teas that 'aren't all that to begin with' :)
Yes, I meant vendors and yeah, not the best tea! We're on the same plane. :)

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by john.b » Nov 1st 17 2:28 am

I just tried an Assam oolong from Halmari that was nice, very fruity, in the orange-citrus range. It reminded me a lot of either a second flush Darjeeling or an Oriental Beauty.

I hadn't really made the connection but per discussion related to a reference post on OB (the comments part, which of course didn't relate to people insulting each other) Darjeeling second flush teas are also fruity in part due to the effect of "bugs" biting the leaves. I'll cite both here, that link and the review post for the Assam oolong:

http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.co ... olong.html

http://www.teageek.net/blog/2016/02/bug ... ood-thing/

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by ethan » Nov 1st 17 12:25 pm

Yes, John, I find fruit flavors in Assam. The Ruby Jade 18 that I have (which is not pure Assam but the cultivar created from Assamica and Sinensis) has some fruitiness which I am enjoying right now. #21 from Taiwan (a cultivar similar to 18) when one has an excellent 21 (which is hard to find, it took me 2 years) has fruit in its array of flavors also.

Preparation can highlight or bury fruit flavors. Not steeping for more than a minute and/or keeping water a bit under boiling temperature, brings out more of the fruit for me.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by raulcastro » Nov 19th 17 2:47 am

Today Long Feng Xia! I Love it!

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by jayinhk » Nov 20th 17 1:30 pm

A sample of a charcoal roast tieguanyin from a farm in Anxi. This is one of their mid-grade offerings. The first two infusions were lovely, but then the tea got more bitter and my assistant was struggling to handle it. I didn't think it was that bitter and there was pronounced huigan as well. Very clean TGY IMO, but nowhere near as good as their more expensive stuff IMO. Still, it was such a change from the other tieguanyin she's tried in her life (she's British-born Chinese and moved back to HK as a child) that she quite enjoyed it. She said the second infusion was best and I have to agree!

I bought several of the farm's top grade teas from this year and they should arrive next week. :) Their TGY isn't super fancy, but it is very clean and the best value green/Mainland charcoal roast TGY that I know of!

I prefer their to supposedly 'fancier' Mainland TGY I've tried from a wholesaler here in HK as well. With TGY It seems you can get more for your money with medium-grade stuff than you can with Wuyicha, where you always pay a hefty price for the good stuff!

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by 12Tea » Nov 21st 17 11:20 am

A Liu Bao tea that I got from Teasenz. Lovely dark tea with a thick dark soup. Not too much wet-piling flavour and very smooth. Slightly disappointed with the amount of infusions. 7 grams of tea last for 7 sessions in a gaiwan. I've had Liu Bao that could go up to 10 steeps, but anyways a great tea.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by Aya » Dec 7th 17 10:09 am

Enjoyed Rui Li oolong from Formosa Tea Connection, best Taiwanese tea shop in Japan imho. (Probably Hojo is second to FTC for Gaoshan specifically but the latter is much more reasonable with high quality. )
Clear and fruity aroma that lasts for more than 6 brew without unpleasant "boiled spinach" taste.

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by ablecha » Dec 13th 17 6:17 am

Tea Name: Wuyi Rock Tea Iron Arhat

Type: Oolong Tea

Year: 2017 Spring harvest

Mountain field: Wuyishan Ghost Cave

Fire: medium

Tea Quantity: 8 grams

Steeping time: 10, 10, 20, 20, 30, 30

40, 40, 60 seconds

Review Time: 2017–12–12 10:30

Review Location: Fuzhou, Fujian

Weather: cloud. Indoor 17 ℃-Outdoor 16 ℃

Reviewers: May & Peter

▲ Tea Set

110 ml bowl, fair cup, spoon, timer, electronic call, tea cups

▲ Dry Tea

Tea shape: Full slightly stout

Dry Tea fragrant: wood Incense

▲ Tea soup

Before the 7 bubbles are more uniform, after the first 8 bubbles water feeling.

1–2 infusions: woody incense, lid cover incense little dull. Just entrance, I feel a strong stimulation of the tea.

3–4 infusions: highlights the deep secluded floral, keep the alcohol slippery, cup lip incense become stronger and consistent with the soup incense.

5–6 infusion: light incense appears. Aromas have been reduced but feel more steady.

7–8: The thickness of the tea drops slightly, and the fineness can feel the mixed woody and medicinal notes.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by Kaiqi » Mar 19th 18 1:07 am

brad4419 wrote: Rou Gui from dragonteahouse brewed in a yixing today, Im still experimenting with this yixing but it looks like rou gui will be its dedication.
Hi, I just ordered Rou Gui from them days ago, and it hasn't arrived yet. I am very excited about drinking it. How is this tea? Also are you a frequent buyer from DTH? How are they in general?

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Re: Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by InternPrimas » Mar 30th 18 9:59 am

High Mountains Premium Organic Tie GuanYin
Loose Leaf amount: 2 Teaspoons
Steepings: 3
Temperature: 185 F
Water: 7 to 7.5 ounces
Icecubes: 3 cubes used for each cup.
Sugar: 2 teaspoons each cup.

Aroma: Jasmine-like floral aroma. Some sort of sweet orchid like fruit?
Flavor: Milky/creamy, sweet orchid fruit, hints of umami (l-theanine), herbal flavors.
Overall: I'd drink this everyday due to the complexity, you can easily brew this three times. Also I experimented with various temperatures and can confirm it does change the flavor profile it's just very complex in terms of finding various notes change with temperature. This tea reminds me of a milky oolong slightly. It does have a natural milk like flavor to it.