Category Archives: Oolong Tea

Taiwan "style" Oolongs (0) – why they caught my attention

Taiwan “style” Oolong, with the stress on “style”, meaning these teas are not from Taiwan, but use the same cultivars and techniques as for Taiwan Oolong. I have been interested in these Taiwan “style” oolongs for a few years, due … Continue reading

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3 aged Dan Cong (1&2)

To me, comparing these 3 Dan Cong’s with different ages is an interesting experience. The first one is a 1994 Dan Cong, cultivar unknown. The dry tea leaves look dark and heavy. In my eyes, the appearance is not much … Continue reading

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Blog sale: some rare teas and new green tea

(Item 5, 6 and some free samples are still available. ) The teas for this blog sale are not sold at lifeinteacup.com (most of them are not sold else where either). Some of them I’ve obtained small amounts for personal … Continue reading

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>Blog sale: some rare teas and new green tea

>(Item 5, 6 and some free samples are still available. ) The teas for this blog sale are not sold at lifeinteacup.com (most of them are not sold else where either). Some of them I’ve obtained small amounts for personal … Continue reading

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>Between Green and Black (3) – Southern Fujian Shui Xian

>Between Green and Black (2) – Fo Shou is here. A few times I bumped into questions like “what’s your favorite tea?” or “what’s your favorite oolong?” There is no way I could answer the questions. I have no clue. … Continue reading

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>updated Tea Harvest Calendar

>Recently I did some updating on a Tea Harvest Calendar I made a few years ago. From time to time, people send me questions about harvest times of teas. In fact, I am not sure how to make a harvest … Continue reading

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>Zhang Ping Shui Xian mini cake (漳平水仙茶饼)

>I’ve been longing for this tea for a few years, but missed it again and again. Finally, got this 2010 autumn tea. It’s wrapped in paper, the traditional way, as it has been since it was invented in 1930s. Each … Continue reading

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Concept Tea (3) wild oolong

(Happy Moon Festival! I think it’s like a Chinese Thanksgiving!) I got this tea from my friend and my favorite TGY supplier. I have no idea how the tea tree variety is related to TGY, and he neither. But it’s … Continue reading

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About aging oolong – 1 question and 1 answer

Sometimes I would ask one same question to different people and learn what they have to say. It’s not that I don’t trust one person, but rather because many tea questions don’t have standard answers. Sometimes I get opposite answers … Continue reading

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Two Huang Jin Gui (Golden Osmanthus, 黃金桂) products

Huang Jin Gui is one of my favorite oolong cultivar. When it was first introduced to market in mid-1800s, it was also called Tou Tian Xiang (透天香), meaning its fragrance soaring to the sky. Its fragrance is similar to that … Continue reading

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