Official what Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by cindyt » Jan 31st 10 8:34 pm

Hou De's 2008 winter Dong Ding from LuGu is in my cup today. It is nicely roasted, with a distinct floral scent, smooth and complex. It definitely met my expectation. I was looking for a medium-heavy roasted oolong with a nice finish, and this is not far from what I am looking for.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by teashionista » Jan 31st 10 10:22 pm

Charcoal Roasted Dong Ding from Red Blossom Tea. Good body and just the right amount of smoke for a rainy day!

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by debunix » Feb 1st 10 12:11 am

Ban Tian Yao Wuyi Oolong from Norbu today. Spicy, fruity, earthy, and toasted. Lovely stuff.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by spittingoutteeth » Feb 1st 10 3:17 am

2009 Li Shan from Camellia Sinensis in Montreal. Absolutely loving this tea.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by kymidwife » Feb 1st 10 4:36 am

Organic Japanese Kagoshima Oolong from Yuuki-Cha... not a traditional-tasting oolong I can compare with anything else. I can't compare it with black/green/white/herbal/darjeeling either. It certainly has some similarities to other roasty darker oolongs, but the flavor profile is really just completely different than anything else... I go short on infusion times and light on leaf, and get consistently really good results.

That being said... I crave this stuff. I can't explain why. It speaks my language. I just got an order from Yuuki-Cha after having run out about 6 weeks ago, and I am so glad to have it back! I may have to order more for backup, just in case they don't continue to carry it.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by debunix » Feb 4th 10 3:28 am

2009 Spring "Diamond" Tie Guan Yin from Norbu this evening. I have been enjoying a lot of some Ali Shan Oolongs from Norbu in the last couple of weeks, spring and summer harvests of what are quite lovely teas, but this one just blows them away with incredible sweetness, richness and body of the liquor. So glad I squirreled away several more pouches of this incredible tea.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by TIM » Feb 4th 10 4:00 am

Traditional roast 2008 Wuyi DanCong Water Fairy. The cha chi is warming and my face are rosey. Very relaxing and calm.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by debunix » Feb 4th 10 4:17 am

That tea sounds quite intriguing. Can you share where you got it?

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by TIM » Feb 4th 10 5:57 am

debunix wrote:That tea sounds quite intriguing. Can you share where you got it?
debunix- it's from a old tea master roaster in Hong Kong. The craftsmanship brings a Cognac character to the long finish. On my 11th brew now, and will continue tomorrow.
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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by cindyt » Feb 4th 10 2:50 pm

2009 Spring Shui Xian from Floating leaves. Nice roasting flavor with sweet finish.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by Victoria » Feb 4th 10 7:35 pm

Just trying to finish off some '09 Pinglin Bao Zhong from Camellia Sinensis. It has lost a little of its glory so I upped the leaf amount a bit, still nice on a cool CA morning with some extra sour sourdough rye toast. Yum!

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by Janine » Feb 6th 10 9:18 pm

Milan dancong now. But just wanted to comment that in the past couple of weeks I have had two stunning Oriental Beauty teas from different vendors. I'm wondering if it's been a good year. Both had a ruddy sugar taste like dark caramel which came out about 3/4 into taste experience of each sip. Treasure.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by subdude1 » Feb 6th 10 9:42 pm

Just finished the last of a sample of traditional Dong Ding from FLT. While I've only tried several Dong Ding teas, I hadn't found one I really loved until this one. Though it isn't heavily roasted, it definitely has less of the "green" taste than any others I've tried. I'd call it a medium roast. Quite delicious!

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by debunix » Feb 6th 10 11:44 pm

Da Hong Pao spring 2009 from norbu. Lovely medium roasted oolong, mellow, smooth, and just a little sweet.

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Re: What Oolong are You Drinking Right Now?

by hop_goblin » Feb 7th 10 5:56 am

Some crappy tung ting