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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by Victoria » Feb 24th 10 12:15 am

Looks good Brandon. I myself am doing some low fire Anxi. :)

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by brandon » Feb 24th 10 12:50 am

Victoria wrote:Looks good Brandon. I myself am doing some low fire Anxi. :)
I'll finally straighten you out one of these days...

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by Victoria » Feb 24th 10 12:58 am

brandon wrote:
Victoria wrote:Looks good Brandon. I myself am doing some low fire Anxi. :)
I'll finally straighten you out one of these days...
Or I you. :wink:

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by brad4419 » Feb 27th 10 5:57 pm

It seems many people are enjoying tie guan yin and now Im joining the club today with some anxi-tie guan yin from jingteashop. I like tie guan yin but It just doesn't stand out as a favorite. I would prefer a wuyi or high mt. oolong. Maybe I just haven't found the right one yet.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by brandon » Feb 27th 10 7:52 pm

brad4419 wrote:It seems many people are enjoying tie guan yin and now Im joining the club today with some anxi-tie guan yin from jingteashop. I like tie guan yin but It just doesn't stand out as a favorite. I would prefer a wuyi or high mt. oolong. Maybe I just haven't found the right one yet.
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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by JustinW » Feb 27th 10 11:52 pm

brandon wrote:
brad4419 wrote:It seems many people are enjoying tie guan yin and now Im joining the club today with some anxi-tie guan yin from jingteashop. I like tie guan yin but It just doesn't stand out as a favorite. I would prefer a wuyi or high mt. oolong. Maybe I just haven't found the right one yet.
http://www.theteagallery.com/Iron_Bodhi ... of-cib.htm
I have some of this one, and found it to be lack luster, which just can't be right. I'm going to brew some right now. I'll report back...

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by Victoria » Feb 28th 10 4:11 am

How are you brewing the TGY? Up the temp!!

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by JustinW » Feb 28th 10 4:06 pm

Hi Victoria. I'm using boiling water, and a lot of leaf. This time it was better, but I still feel I'm not getting the best out of it.

I've had better luck with their cheaper 'Gongfu'.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by xmfi » Feb 28th 10 4:26 pm

Winter Dong Ding special roast from Floating Leaves Tea. I'm a fan. :)

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by Victoria » Feb 28th 10 4:43 pm

JustinW wrote:Hi Victoria. I'm using boiling water, and a lot of leaf. This time it was better, but I still feel I'm not getting the best out of it.

I've had better luck with their cheaper 'Gongfu'.
Oh I see, too bad. Most of the TGY I have had from them was through the Anxi tasting sets and everything was off the charts.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by bsteele » Feb 28th 10 7:37 pm

In my cup: Zhu Shan Jin Xuan from Tea from Taiwan

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by Victoria » Feb 28th 10 10:50 pm

Ok well ... I had some 2007 Winter Petals - DaYuLing from Hou De in my saved stash. It was vacuum sealed and then also inside a foil pack as is their norm. It has been stored cool, dark and dry. Not that I really expected it to survive, but I was hoping. It is definitely drinkable but a bit flat and no real oomph. What a waste. The sad part is, there's more where that came from.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by shah82 » Mar 1st 10 4:38 am

That is why I'm primarily a hongcha drinker, even after having a fabulous session of Lin Hai Pan Hao from Teaspring. I just don't drink tea fast enough and I've lost a bunch of greener teas to staleness. Most fully fermented tea only get so stale and last more than a year of intermittant usage.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by Victoria » Mar 1st 10 4:54 am

Yeah, no one told me that back in Jan '08 while I was racing around with my hair on fire buying up every oolong in sight. Not that I would have listened. :shock:

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by spittingoutteeth » Mar 1st 10 4:15 pm

Drinking an unroasted Dong Ding from Dobra Tea. It's almost a year old now but has remarkably kept its flavor.