Oolong Vendor Topic

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Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:53 pm

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:51 pm
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Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Floating Leaves has excellent LiShan, Bai Hao Oolong, & ShanLinXi.

Die Kunst Des Tees http://www.diekunstdestees.de/en_GB, owned by Kwon Ying von Beuningen out of Eschborn, Germany, has very very good Taiwan oolongs. Her roasted ooolongs are impressive made a master roaster; Tian Xian Hong Oolong, Mi Xiang Oolong , & Li Hua Niang.
Slightly off topic but I'd suggest not buying aged puerh from Die Kunst Des Tees. A few years ago i bought this 90's 7542 from them which turned out to be a mid-2000s HK stored cake. http://www.diekunstdestees.de/epages/63 ... ts/CN-PE03
Oh sorry to hear that. I’m surprised. Did you let owner know? It’s a small operation.
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Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:50 pm

Victoria wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:53 pm
Chadrinkincat wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:51 pm
Victoria wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Floating Leaves has excellent LiShan, Bai Hao Oolong, & ShanLinXi.

Die Kunst Des Tees http://www.diekunstdestees.de/en_GB, owned by Kwon Ying von Beuningen out of Eschborn, Germany, has very very good Taiwan oolongs. Her roasted ooolongs are impressive made a master roaster; Tian Xian Hong Oolong, Mi Xiang Oolong , & Li Hua Niang.
Slightly off topic but I'd suggest not buying aged puerh from Die Kunst Des Tees. A few years ago i bought this 90's 7542 from them which turned out to be a mid-2000s HK stored cake. http://www.diekunstdestees.de/epages/63 ... ts/CN-PE03
Oh sorry to hear that. I’m surprised. Did you let owner know? It’s a small operation.
I prob should've returned it but I actually liked the cake so I didn't bother.
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Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:38 pm

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:50 pm
Victoria wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:53 pm
Chadrinkincat wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:51 pm


Slightly off topic but I'd suggest not buying aged puerh from Die Kunst Des Tees. A few years ago i bought this 90's 7542 from them which turned out to be a mid-2000s HK stored cake. http://www.diekunstdestees.de/epages/63 ... ts/CN-PE03
Oh sorry to hear that. I’m surprised. Did you let owner know? It’s a small operation.
I prob should've returned it but I actually liked the cake so I didn't bother.
Seems it is only fair to contact the vendor about this, and share why you think it is not as described, since you have called her out publicly. Glad you liked it anyway though.
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Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:40 pm

Victoria wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:38 pm
Chadrinkincat wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:50 pm
Victoria wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:53 pm

Oh sorry to hear that. I’m surprised. Did you let owner know? It’s a small operation.
I prob should've returned it but I actually liked the cake so I didn't bother.
Seems it is only fair to contact the vendor about this, and share why you think it is not as described, since you have called her out publicly. Glad you liked it anyway though.
Would they stop selling the cake if I informed them I didn't think it was actually from 90's? I'm pretty sure 2 other people already told them same thing like 5 years ago and they're still selling it.

I haven't seen this vendor publicly discussed since I bought that cake so I thought it was relevant to bring it up now.
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Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:38 am

http://www.tea-masters.com/en/

Has a great selection of natural Taiwanese oolongs. In many instances they do taste like they've just come from someone's garden. I've never seen such beautiful tea leaves before in my life, looking at them after they've brewed is always amazing.
After sampling his entire oolong selection (to educate myself about Taiwanese oolongs), I would say that I would only re-purchase the top tier ones because they have the best flavor profile.
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A few months back I placed an order with https://www.wuyiorigin.com/ and while I would not a consider myself to be a connoisseur of fine Yancha, I found their teas to be excellent, the best I've had and outperformed more expensive teas.
What did you order ?
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Chadrinkincat wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:51 pm
Victoria wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Floating Leaves has excellent LiShan, Bai Hao Oolong, & ShanLinXi.

Die Kunst Des Tees http://www.diekunstdestees.de/en_GB, owned by Kwon Ying von Beuningen out of Eschborn, Germany, has very very good Taiwan oolongs. Her roasted ooolongs are impressive made a master roaster; Tian Xian Hong Oolong, Mi Xiang Oolong , & Li Hua Niang.
Slightly off topic but I'd suggest not buying aged puerh from Die Kunst Des Tees. A few years ago i bought this 90's 7542 from them which turned out to be a mid-2000s HK stored cake. http://www.diekunstdestees.de/epages/63 ... ts/CN-PE03
Not likely to be a HK-stored cake at that price! Guangdong storage much more likely!

Also the poor quality print on the wrapper indicates it isn't a genuine CNNP wrapper on there.
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What did you order ?
Bairuixiang, Ban Tian Yao, Matou Rou Gui, Fo Shou, Ya Shi Xiang Dancong, Advanced Bai Mudan, and Old Bush Lapsang. Evertything was good, the Ban Tian Yao was my favorite.
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tealifehk wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:40 am
Chadrinkincat wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:51 pm
Victoria wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Floating Leaves has excellent LiShan, Bai Hao Oolong, & ShanLinXi.

Die Kunst Des Tees http://www.diekunstdestees.de/en_GB, owned by Kwon Ying von Beuningen out of Eschborn, Germany, has very very good Taiwan oolongs. Her roasted ooolongs are impressive made a master roaster; Tian Xian Hong Oolong, Mi Xiang Oolong , & Li Hua Niang.
Slightly off topic but I'd suggest not buying aged puerh from Die Kunst Des Tees. A few years ago i bought this 90's 7542 from them which turned out to be a mid-2000s HK stored cake. http://www.diekunstdestees.de/epages/63 ... ts/CN-PE03
Not likely to be a HK-stored cake at that price! Guangdong storage much more likely!

Also the poor quality print on the wrapper indicates it isn't a genuine CNNP wrapper on there.
What was the price for a -10yr old HK cake 6-7yrs ago? That's at least how long this cake has been on there. Original price was around $200.
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:52 pm

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:28 am
tealifehk wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:40 am
Chadrinkincat wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:51 pm


Slightly off topic but I'd suggest not buying aged puerh from Die Kunst Des Tees. A few years ago i bought this 90's 7542 from them which turned out to be a mid-2000s HK stored cake. http://www.diekunstdestees.de/epages/63 ... ts/CN-PE03
Not likely to be a HK-stored cake at that price! Guangdong storage much more likely!

Also the poor quality print on the wrapper indicates it isn't a genuine CNNP wrapper on there.
What was the price for a -10yr old HK cake 6-7yrs ago? That's at least how long this cake has been on there. Original price was around $200.
Couldn't tell you what the price ten years ago was--I wasn't drinking tea then! I was a total coffee head. Funny how things change. :)

A mid-2000s raw CNNP cake wouldn't have been sold ten years ago though. Dealers tend to release aged classic sheng recipes to market at the 7-10 year point.
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tealifehk wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:52 pm
Chadrinkincat wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:28 am
tealifehk wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:40 am


Not likely to be a HK-stored cake at that price! Guangdong storage much more likely!

Also the poor quality print on the wrapper indicates it isn't a genuine CNNP wrapper on there.
What was the price for a -10yr old HK cake 6-7yrs ago? That's at least how long this cake has been on there. Original price was around $200.
Couldn't tell you what the price ten years ago was--I wasn't drinking tea then! I was a total coffee head. Funny how things change. :)

A mid-2000s raw CNNP cake wouldn't have been sold ten years ago though. Dealers tend to release aged classic sheng recipes to market at the 7-10 year point.
Not 10yrs ago. Purchased around 6yrs ago w/ cake being under 10yrs old at that time. In 2012 a 7yr old cake wouldve be from 2005.
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:44 pm

Hey there, this is the Oolong Vendor topic :)
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:55 pm

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:43 pm
tealifehk wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:52 pm
Chadrinkincat wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:28 am


What was the price for a -10yr old HK cake 6-7yrs ago? That's at least how long this cake has been on there. Original price was around $200.
Couldn't tell you what the price ten years ago was--I wasn't drinking tea then! I was a total coffee head. Funny how things change. :)

A mid-2000s raw CNNP cake wouldn't have been sold ten years ago though. Dealers tend to release aged classic sheng recipes to market at the 7-10 year point.
Not 10yrs ago. Purchased around 6yrs ago w/ cake being under 10yrs old at that time. In 2012 a 7yr old cake wouldve be from 2005.
Oops, yeah, this really isn't the place for this!

Sorry, I'd just woken up when I'd replied. :) Let's keep it OT. And yeah, I have no clue re: ten years ago unfortunately.
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Victoria wrote:
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Hey there, this is the Oolong Vendor topic :)
Sorry. Off topic discussion is done.
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Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:54 pm

I really like the greener variety of high mountain Oolong. So far I’ve only ordered from http://www.teafromtaiwan.com.

I find their value is good, especially when you buy one of the weekly specials or get a coupon. And their sample packs are good value.

Is their another vendor with better quality for the price? Or perhaps similar value but different in a good way (unique flavours, but still greener style)?

Thanks.
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