Favorite oolong poll

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


Country of origin of your favorite OOLONG tea?

China
21
53%
India
2
5%
Taiwan
16
40%
Thailand
1
3%
Other
0
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Total votes: 40

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by tenuki » Dec 17th, '07, 18:18

Fukamushi Dynasty wrote:Wowee.

I expected China to win by a long shot.

:?
I expected the opposite. :P

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by Chip » Dec 18th, '07, 03:02

I cannot say I expected it to be this close.

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by Mary R » Dec 18th, '07, 09:57

I expected the Japan faction to throw a coup and insist we add their country to the oolong list, inciting a war between tea nerds and eventually leading to the annihilation of TeaChat.

Or not. Whatever.

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by CynTEAa » Dec 18th, '07, 10:39

:shock:

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by scruffmcgruff » Dec 18th, '07, 11:12

Well, though it does exist, I don't think any of us have actually tried Japanese oolong so it wouldn't be fair to vote for it. </nerd> (Fukamushi oolong? I hope not...)

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by Chip » Dec 18th, '07, 11:21

Well, if the Japanese nail oolong the way they have nailed down sencha, the TEAworld as we know it will be shaken from its very foundation. But somehow, I do not see this happening in our lifetimes. Still, I have to wonder, would it be steamed oolong??? :?

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by Space Samurai » Dec 18th, '07, 12:44

I'd guess that Japanese oolong is a long way off. From what I understand, fukamushicha is still considered newfangled by some who wont sell it. (Correct me if I'm wrong).

Still...I am very curious to see what tea-other-than-green would taste like from Japan.

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by bambooforest » Dec 18th, '07, 17:33

I say Japan continues to put all its spirit into green tea. They are the master's... I, personally, have no desire for Japan to begin producing oolong. If I want oolong, I will consult with Taiwan or China.

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Re: Favorite oolong poll

by Queen » Dec 19th, '07, 18:49

Nepalese oolong. Good price; mellow; can handle re-steeping up to five times. Beats the heck out of oolongs that taste like a burning dung pile.

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by Wesli » Dec 19th, '07, 19:13

Burning dung pile...




Do you happen to source your Nepalese oolong online?

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nepalese oolong

by Queen » Dec 19th, '07, 19:18

Yes, I get my nepalese oolong from an on-line tea store.

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by scruffmcgruff » Dec 20th, '07, 01:51

Queen, where from? I might be interested in trying it out. Also, just out of curiosity, what oolongs have tasted like a burning dung pile to you?

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oolong

by Queen » Dec 20th, '07, 11:18

tching.com has a lovely variety of high quality teas, including the oolong I refer to. The burning dung pile was a tea named "Formosa black dragon" that I purchased in Wichita, Kansas. It was a desperate moment. I should have known better: it was $1.80/ounce RETAIL; stored in an enormous glass jar on a sunny shelf about two stories from the floor.

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by Chip » Dec 20th, '07, 13:24

I think Black Dragon is lapsang, a very smoky tea, though technically not an oolong...I think.

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by skywarrior » Dec 21st, '07, 01:56

Chip wrote:I think Black Dragon is lapsang, a very smoky tea, though technically not an oolong...I think.
I always thought Black Dragon was a Formosa Oolong.

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