What Oolong Are You Drinking

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twno1
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Sun May 17, 2020 10:33 am

Do unopened packs of slightly roasted high mountain oolong store better in the fridge or at room temp? I believe the shop owner said to not refrigerate the tea after opening but I forgot to ask about storage before opening.
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Sun May 17, 2020 10:52 am

twno1 wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 10:33 am
Do unopened packs of slightly roasted high mountain oolong store better in the fridge or at room temp? I believe the shop owner said to not refrigerate the tea after opening but I forgot to ask about storage before opening.
What roast level exactly are we talking about? Like a Dongding would not need to be put in the fridge.
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Sun May 17, 2020 6:39 pm

twno1 wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 10:33 am
Do unopened packs of slightly roasted high mountain oolong store better in the fridge or at room temp? I believe the shop owner said to not refrigerate the tea after opening but I forgot to ask about storage before opening.
I keep lightly roasted teas at room temperature and they do fine.

How are the unopened teas packaged? If they’re in oxygen free packaging, then you can leave them outside. Tea need to rest for 24 hours after being removed from the fridge to avoid condensation issues, so you should only refrigerate teas that you won’t be drinking for a while.
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Wed May 20, 2020 8:13 am

Hehuanshan tea

This tea very good taste.

It is very floral sweet taste. It has lingering aftertaste for hours. However, it takes a relatively longer time in dipping to make sure the flavor is fully released.
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Wed May 20, 2020 9:53 am

Some ZhangPing ShuiXian for the night.... hahaha....
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Wed May 20, 2020 11:42 pm

jason19870313 wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:13 am
Hehuanshan tea

This tea very good taste.

It is very floral sweet taste. It has lingering aftertaste for hours.
Is this from 2020 spring harvest? I cant wait to get some!
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Thu May 21, 2020 2:09 am

Rickpatbrown wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:42 pm
jason19870313 wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:13 am
Hehuanshan tea

This tea very good taste.

It is very floral sweet taste. It has lingering aftertaste for hours.
Is this from 2020 spring harvest? I cant wait to get some!
I bought it is last year winter tea.

Spring tea is on June 8 2020.
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Thu May 21, 2020 7:14 am

First tea of the day is a Rou Gui from last years harvest.
Since this one is roasted on a medium level (which I prefer) I was planning to try it in a Gaiwan for a while to see how it performs and I like it a lot.
Because of the skillful roasting a clay pot isn't a necessity. This is the best Rou Gui I've had so far. 2019 was a great year for Wuyi-Teas.
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Thu May 21, 2020 12:45 pm

The best Rou Gui I've had was from Wuyi Origins or Postcard Teas, its one of my favs.
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Thu May 21, 2020 1:13 pm

Love the FLT Taiwan Da Hong Pao. Unfortunately, it’s sold out.
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Fri May 22, 2020 5:38 am

101k dayuling tea spring tea

This tea is incredible. Amazing mouthfeel, very strong and pleasant floral and sweet smell.
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Fri May 22, 2020 10:08 am

Rare treat for the end of a stressful week... yancha. Stuffed in Zhuni it shines for many, many rounds - unusual for Yancha to be so enduring. Powerful and lovely.
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Mon May 25, 2020 7:04 pm

Had an enjoyable session with a roasted Alishan that I've had for a while from die Kunst des Tees. It was included as a gift, with a repeat purchase of her rich Tian Xiang Hong oolong. Aromatics super-complex, liquor was rich as well, as long as it was steeped with extra time.

Steeped in Shimizu Ken's Nosaka clay kyusu without Namamigaki. Both of his Nosaka kyusu work very well with high mountain teas.

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Tue May 26, 2020 11:09 am

I am drinking longfanshiu coming to me just now from Taiwan. This is lightly oxidized gaoshan has a significant amount of green flavor. This is a type of tea that I usually avoid because I am not fond of what many call "unami", a feeling & taste that builds up in one's mouth by the third infusion. Somehow this longfanshiu's unami is just subtle enough for me to enjoy this tea as a very high-altitude tea of quality with fresh greenness appropriate for late Spring & Summer drinking.

It's been years since I was trying this type of tea because what others called sweet unami, I tasted as bitterness ruining the drink for me even if there were other flavors that I like..

I have had customers looking for this particular characteristic but would not provide it because I won't sell tea that I don't like & drink myself. Now I can sell this. I will drink this with pleasure (opening a pack & finishing it in about 3 weeks & then switching to Shanlinxi for about 3 weeks).

Also reporting on this Spring's shanlinxi. 2020 has a small change: the tea is from a different farmer/producer whose tea is grown just to the side & slightly higher than my former source. His timing was better which enabled him to produce better tea than his neighbors this Spring. This is excellent & very much the same as previous years' shanlinxi which I had named "perfect" because it was flawless, interesting, & inexpensive. No bitterness, slightly floral, slightly sweet, fresh, etc.

Both teas being added to my list of teas near the very end of my thread in the vendor section.
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Thu May 28, 2020 8:48 am

Opened my last bag of tea from Origin Tea...

I'm really not a big yancha drinker. Love the good stuff, but rarely find myself willing to spend what one must to access it. So I've been saving this for a special occasion. But special occasions are rarely recognized as special at the moment they occur. Or so I reasoned today.

Last time I had this tea was six years ago. It was every bit as satisfying as I remembered it today.

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