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drank Dong Ding by Naivetea
2339 tasting notes

I am revisiting this tonight and not enjoying it quite as much as I remember. I don’t know if there is something up with my steeping parameters or if I just have not been drinking this fast enough and it got somewhat stale. But then I checked my email and I got this last November so I have a feeling it may just be me. How long do oolongs stay fresh? This one is 25% roasted too…

I have done 3 steeps and my leaves are fully opened and unfurled but not feeling the love as much. I got the burnt caramel flavor but the nuttiness and sweetness have gone. I did lower the rating a bit but I will not lower it anymore because it might be partially my fault… might need to cold brew this one too just to see.

Speaking of love, I have written a blog post about two novels of Theodore Dreiser if you are up late and just want to read it, here it is. This is what I do with my free time when I’m not on Steepster. :)

http://sanfrantea.teatra.de/2012/05/17/jennie-gerhardt/

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

I don’t know if I’ll ever read Dreiser (for no particular reason), but I enjoyed your synopsis, and your post. :))

You said this oolong is 25% roasted, which means it is fairly green for an oolong. I like greeer oolongs, and darker ones, but find that ther greener ones do not resteep as well, IMO.

Missy

I’m with Scott here. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on the two stories. I’m not sure they would be some thing I’d like to read. I really like older history, like ancient cultures. They seem so foreign they are mysterious for me.

ScottTeaMan

I’m not opposed to reading Dreiser, I just never have. Here’s another example-I’ve always wanted to read WAR AND PEACE, but I never have. There are counless other Classics I would like to, but have never read. I just end up reading other things. :))

TeaBrat

That’s ok – I read a lot of stuff that nobody else seems interested in reading. Just started something by Alexander Pushkin. ;-)

TeaBrat

Scott, I also find that green oolongs do resteep very well, especially if you use the gong fu method.

ScottTeaMan

well I have to admit I’ve only had 3 green oolongs and managed 3 good infusions. I’ll bet some of your better steeped green oolongs are from Asha.

Cheryl

Compelling enough to send me to the Kindle store (both are free there btw). Thanks : )

TeaBrat

@Cheryl – that’s one reason I got the kindle, a lot of the classics are free!

ScottTeaMan

I still like to hold a real book when I read, but they do take up alot of space. I used my Niece’s NOOK, and really liked it. What made you two decide on Kindle?

Pamela Dean

Greener oolongs are like green teas (and silver bud whites) … a lot of goodness is lost by the 6-month mark, unless vacuum-packed, frozen, or both.

TeaBrat

DPD- thanks, I am thinking the same thing… live and learn. oh well!

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ScottTeaMan

I don’t know if I’ll ever read Dreiser (for no particular reason), but I enjoyed your synopsis, and your post. :))

You said this oolong is 25% roasted, which means it is fairly green for an oolong. I like greeer oolongs, and darker ones, but find that ther greener ones do not resteep as well, IMO.

Missy

I’m with Scott here. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on the two stories. I’m not sure they would be some thing I’d like to read. I really like older history, like ancient cultures. They seem so foreign they are mysterious for me.

ScottTeaMan

I’m not opposed to reading Dreiser, I just never have. Here’s another example-I’ve always wanted to read WAR AND PEACE, but I never have. There are counless other Classics I would like to, but have never read. I just end up reading other things. :))

TeaBrat

That’s ok – I read a lot of stuff that nobody else seems interested in reading. Just started something by Alexander Pushkin. ;-)

TeaBrat

Scott, I also find that green oolongs do resteep very well, especially if you use the gong fu method.

ScottTeaMan

well I have to admit I’ve only had 3 green oolongs and managed 3 good infusions. I’ll bet some of your better steeped green oolongs are from Asha.

Cheryl

Compelling enough to send me to the Kindle store (both are free there btw). Thanks : )

TeaBrat

@Cheryl – that’s one reason I got the kindle, a lot of the classics are free!

ScottTeaMan

I still like to hold a real book when I read, but they do take up alot of space. I used my Niece’s NOOK, and really liked it. What made you two decide on Kindle?

Pamela Dean

Greener oolongs are like green teas (and silver bud whites) … a lot of goodness is lost by the 6-month mark, unless vacuum-packed, frozen, or both.

TeaBrat

DPD- thanks, I am thinking the same thing… live and learn. oh well!

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