What Oolong Are You Drinking

Semi-oxidized tea
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Wed Jan 11, 2023 7:36 pm

I'm new to Chinese tea so might not be the best evaluator, but a friend gave me this and I really loved it! Anyone familiar with this oolong from taiwan?
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Wed Jan 11, 2023 9:03 pm

i guess a blended dongding with tea from lugu and mingjian townships. i feel like i've seen "tea scholar" shops in taiwan, but it sounds like it could a common name, and maybe i'm fooling myself.

dongding is great.
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Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:46 pm

pedant wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 9:03 pm
i guess a blended dongding with tea from lugu and mingjian townships. i feel like i've seen "tea scholar" shops in taiwan, but it sounds like it could a common name, and maybe i'm fooling myself.

dongding is great.
Seems it's some random shop from the greater Taipei area, so a retailer not producer of teas: https://store.teascholar.com/product/de ... Winter-Tea
From their website it would just mean that this is Dongding from either Lugu or Mingjian, both known for Dongding teas. Blending would make no sense. More like they source from different areas/farmers for their shop-Dongding. Hinting to a generic Dongding with predictable taste.
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Thu Jan 12, 2023 2:49 am

I've received my first 6x60g samples from Floating Leaves to get a feel for their oolongs.

Making a start with the November harvest Shan Lin Xi now.
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Thu Jan 12, 2023 6:24 am

pedant wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 9:03 pm
i guess a blended dongding with tea from lugu and mingjian townships. i feel like i've seen "tea scholar" shops in taiwan, but it sounds like it could a common name, and maybe i'm fooling myself.

dongding is great.
Thank you so much!! It was indeed delicious!!
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Thu Jan 12, 2023 6:26 am

Bok wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:46 pm
pedant wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 9:03 pm
i guess a blended dongding with tea from lugu and mingjian townships. i feel like i've seen "tea scholar" shops in taiwan, but it sounds like it could a common name, and maybe i'm fooling myself.

dongding is great.
Seems it's some random shop from the greater Taipei area, so a retailer not producer of teas: https://store.teascholar.com/product/de ... Winter-Tea
From their website it would just mean that this is Dongding from either Lugu or Mingjian, both known for Dongding teas. Blending would make no sense. More like they source from different areas/farmers for their shop-Dongding. Hinting to a generic Dongding with predictable taste.
Wow thank you for your deep insights!! I have a lot to learn!!
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Thu Jan 12, 2023 8:58 pm

matchayogi wrote:
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Wow thank you for your deep insights!! I have a lot to learn!!
Hahaha, not too deep, just a quick google search and some observations... happy to help
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Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:26 pm

On day eight of comparing and learning two Shan Lin Xi from different sources.

Nobly trying to ignore nine other rolled oolongs samplers now waiting their turn :?

One of the two clearly outshines the other on all counts.

Looking good for Floating Leaves here!
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Wed Feb 01, 2023 6:40 pm

Warm day, time for some high mountain tea: Late Winter 2020 qing xing from GuanYuan, HuaLien. More oxidised than typical.

Not an exuberant tea in terms of its upfront aroma, but rather a very elegant one, with a cool refreshing mouthfeel and flavour, and long, vibrant aftertaste. Very nice.

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Thu Feb 02, 2023 3:27 pm

Some of the best oxidized Taiwan oolong I’ve had come from HuaLien, in particular I’ll never forget a highly oxidized mi xiang sourced by Origin Tea. @Andrew S your puffy leaves popping out of the bulging scalloped teapot is steamy. Can you share something about this duanny teapot?
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Some of the best oxidized Taiwan oolong I’ve had come from HuaLien, in particular I’ll never forget a highly oxidized mi xiang sourced by Origin Tea. Andrew S your puffy leaves popping out of the bulging scalloped teapot is steamy. Can you share something about this duanny teapot?
Ah, that's the benshan lüni pot from TWL. At first I tried some wet-stored puer in it, and the pot objected, so I've been feeding it light styles of high mountain and similar teas instead and it seems quite happy.

I'll be sure to include some more steamy photos of it in the future. Warm temperatures are a good excuse for fresher and lighter styles of tea.

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Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:18 pm

Andrew S wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:05 pm
Victoria wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2023 3:27 pm
Some of the best oxidized Taiwan oolong I’ve had come from HuaLien, in particular I’ll never forget a highly oxidized mi xiang sourced by Origin Tea. Andrew S your puffy leaves popping out of the bulging scalloped teapot is steamy. Can you share something about this duanny teapot?
Ah, that's the benshan lüni pot from TWL. At first I tried some wet-stored puer in it, and the pot objected, so I've been feeding it light styles of high mountain and similar teas instead and it seems quite happy.

I'll be sure to include some more steamy photos of it in the future. Warm temperatures are a good excuse for fresher and lighter styles of tea.

Andrew
Ah, now I remember seeing it there. It really looks elegant and sizzling silky smooth :)
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