From the people at Yunnan Sourcing- Taiwan Sourcing!

Owes its flavors to oxidation levels between green & black tea.

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by Muadeeb » May 21st 15 12:42 am

I just saw this on the Reddit Tea page- Taiwan Sourcing:

http://taiwanoolongs.com/

From the folks at Yunnan Sourcing. Looks interesting....

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by Peacock » May 21st 15 1:12 am

Awesome! And the have a larger selection.

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by debunix » May 21st 15 6:40 pm

Thanks for the heads up. I tried to find their site a few weeks ago but it wasn't open yet.

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by puerhking » May 21st 15 6:54 pm

I picked up a few!

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by Balthazar » May 27th 15 3:22 pm

Please do write reviews once you have tried some of the teas. I'm eager to hear about people's impressions. I like YS a lot. Taiwan Sourcing seems ... a bit more high-end? Although it's by no means pricey for Taiwanese teas.

I'm not a huge fan of claims such as "This particular tea was carefully processed by some of the most experienced tea masters in Taiwan," though. Also not loving the three fictional "reviews" featured for each tea. I'd prefer them being either strictly informational texts or real user reviews.

In any case, I'm excited to read about (and eventually taste) the teas on offer. If they extend the very nice global shipping rate one month I'll probably put in an order. But I'd like to see some feedback from others first..

Edit: Oh, the three review avatars actually represent each of the three people behind the site. Didn't catch that until I read the "Three Teamen" post.

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by Peacock » May 28th 15 12:58 am

I put in an order for three teas yesterday. Judging by their previous Taiwanese oolongs, although limited variety, these should be great.

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by jayinhk » May 28th 15 6:41 am

I don't doubt it'll be good tea, but I'm gonna be in Taiwan several times this year! More sources for good tea is always a good thing though.

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by Alucard » Jun 2nd 15 9:19 pm

Balthazar wrote:If they extend the very nice global shipping rate one month I'll probably put in an order.
Are you sure it's a promotion? Looks to me like that is the standard shipping price.

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by Balthazar » Jun 3rd 15 2:51 pm

It says "May 2015 Launch ~ $8 FLAT RATE global shipping ~", and I assumed the two were connected. But now that you mention it, it doesn't seem to have been a promotion. If it's the standard shipping price (which seems to be the case) I'm definitely putting in an order there soon... Just waiting for a few reviews to appear :)

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by MIKE_B » Jun 4th 15 9:51 pm

I need some spring gaoshan so I ordered a few. I wonder how long it takes to ship get to the US?

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by Alucard » Jun 5th 15 12:40 pm

MIKE_B wrote:I need some spring gaoshan so I ordered a few. I wonder how long it takes to ship get to the US?
Probably two weeks.

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by puerhking » Jun 5th 15 3:32 pm

MIKE_B wrote:I need some spring gaoshan so I ordered a few. I wonder how long it takes to ship get to the US?
Mine took two weeks. Would have been less if the package didn't go through Chicago for customs....they are much slower than LA or San Fran. Mine hit customs on the 27th of May and is being delivered today.

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by Bubba_tea » Jun 30th 15 4:28 pm

Any reviews for tea received?

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by bambooforest » Jun 30th 15 6:34 pm

Bubba_tea wrote:Any reviews for tea received?
I made an order, but have only tried two of their teas so far and only twice.

The organic Wu Yi is really nice. Resteeps well, and has a thickness that seems to become more noticeable in the mid to later steeps. It has wuyi flavor, but with clear Taiwanese influences. The flavors are natural, and harmonious.

The organic Yang Zai Wan Dong Ding is a powerful tea. Next time I make it I'm going to either try less leaf, or shorten my steeps. Flavors are natural, and harmonious. This one in particular has a ton of tea energy that is very noticeable.

I like both these teas, and am glad I ordered them. Though, I haven't tried them much so my conclusions might be a little premature.

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by Muadeeb » Jul 14th 15 11:37 pm

I just ordered a few of the Spring 2015 teas, the imperial lala shan and long jing being a couple of the more interesting ones. We'll see how they are next month, once I get back from NYC and bring back even more tea.