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by Ethan Kurland
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1443
Views: 241136

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

It seems that tart and sour have different meanings for individuals. It's a difficult situation: For tea for me, tartness is usually a positive factor, a flavor that adds brightness and/or complexity, a perkiness or lightness....For me for tea, sour connotes a taste that is not pleasant, leading a d...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1443
Views: 241136

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Ethan Kurland Teas We Like does your aged oolong have a sour taste? I am not Teas We Like. I sell tea under my name, Ethan Kurland, via a thread I have in the vendors section of TeaForum. Last post on page 5 has my current list of teas that are available. My aged oolongs do not have a sour taste. I...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1443
Views: 241136

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

..... very interesting interplay of masculine and brash roasted sweet notes and feminine mint notes.... In Boston you would be "roasted" more than the tea for calling some notes masculine & some feminine! :D It's been years since I had roasted TGY. Don't remember mint flavor. Interesting. Thanks fo...
by Ethan Kurland
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1443
Views: 241136

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

A return to the beginning: A medium-oxidized organic red oolong that gives satisfying drinks of smooth, toasty, beverage that has a fresh, rich aroma, a subtle silky finish, long pleasant aftertaste, a nice light dryness at the back of the mouth & top of the throat, & if one likes looking, it is a n...
by Ethan Kurland
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Ethan Kurland
Replies: 61
Views: 13135

Re: Ethan Kurland

Tea from TAIWAN: AGED, TRADITIONALLY-ROASTED, LISHAN OOLONG (Picked & rolled by hand): 1. Organic: FATHER LOVE: Highest quality leaves from high from the producer's family farm high up Mt. Li were carefully selected for medium oxidation then were carefully charcoal-roasted for 2 1/2 days in bamboo ...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging oolong? How to do it?
Replies: 47
Views: 859

Re: Aging oolong? How to do it?

Caffeine has a long half life and there will still be plenty in aged oolong. However, the body load is relaxing and not as stimulating as younger, less oxidized oolongs or greens. It’s not as relaxing as 40 year old shou, however. That stuff is almost narcotic! I believe there are more chemicals th...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging oolong? How to do it?
Replies: 47
Views: 859

Re: Aging oolong? How to do it?

vuanguyen wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:06 am
Can anyone be kind enough to share where I can get some good aged Taiwanese Oolong?
From me. In vendor thread. Page 4, towards the bottom, post dated Oct 2_, is current list of teas. There are 2 aged oolongs listed.
by Ethan Kurland
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1443
Views: 241136

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I was made to understand the tea is not intentionally aged at the beginning..... Most of the aged tea I came across are in fact are unsold GaoShan / DongDing that were kept away in the store and sometimes forgotten until decades later. OCTO, somehow that seems to make a great aged tea sometimes. It...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1443
Views: 241136

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

...., continued with aged oolongs to activate the palettes and senses. 20 - 30 yearold oolongs..... topped with a brew of 60 yearold aged oolong from Taiwan.... How are they different? 20 year old compared to 30 year old, 60 year old, etc.? Are you confident that the 60 year old is really that old?...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Poetry and science in describing the taste of Oolong...
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Poetry and science in describing the taste of Oolong...

.... After reading.... that a first flush Arya estate Darjeeling is more a white tea and the second flush more of an oolong,...... that Darjeeling is considered by many to be an oolong. I think she is off base here[7]' I & others think that Darejeeling & Nepali teas need their own categorization. I...
by Ethan Kurland
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: NY Times article about beautiful tea
Replies: 52
Views: 2895

Re: NY Times article about beautiful tea

...I am guessing that there are more men than women on this board. And I wonder if this assertive, dominant way of talking about tea that also happened in this thread - “It’s just this” - is reflective of something deeper. .... But I am wondering if this message board forum has an unconscious tende...
by Ethan Kurland
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Tea Books
Replies: 23
Views: 7111

Re: Tea Books

What about a teakettle? What if the spout opened and closed when the steam came out, so it would become a mouth, and it could whistle pretty melodies, or do Shakespeare, or just crack up with me? Those are the opening lines of EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE, a novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. (Not ...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 339
Views: 67129

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Only a couple specific flavors were listed. I have tasted a few Ruby 18's, and they all have been slightly different. I can imagine processing skill plays a role, along with some other factors. For me, being able to identify specific flavors doesn't take away from my enjoyment of the tea, nor do I ...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 339
Views: 67129

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Hong Yu means Ruby Jade. All these names depict the same tea essentially, Hong Yu, Ruby 18, or whatever 18, Sun Moon Lake 18, anything 18. It's just names. Maybe some vendors want to differentiate the same kind of tea from different sources. Most of the time I would have guessed that & not thought ...
by Ethan Kurland
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 339
Views: 67129

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Teatotaling, is Hong Yu 18 the same as Ruby Jade 18?