I have a full Gong Fu tea set now! I have a tray, utensils, a Cha Hai, 9 sipping cups, and a Gaiwan! Finally, a proper gaiwan. Though Gaiwan is glass, it has worked out nicely. Can’t wait to show it off.

So I christened the set with this tea, and got twelve yields out of it. I was able to balance the profile far more with these materials than I have with my Xiangfu tea pot lately. It was so nice that my roommate, Rich, really liked it and he’s only had oolong once. Mind you, it was flavored, and he thoroughly liked this one.

My only complaint about this tea is that it is a little on the lemon grass side of jade, but I continue to enjoy it. Now to see if 50 grams the right amount of or too little of a purchase.

Liquid Proust

This was a well kept secret for some time :p

Daylon R Thomas

Should I shut up about it lol?

Liquid Proust

No. Did you review the secret black yet?

Daylon R Thomas

The Wild Dianhong, yeah, and have been for a while. I have not purchased the unsmoked Lapsang yet.

Daylon R Thomas

Speaking of Lapsang, would you be interested to try the unsmoked Lapsang that What-Cha offers? I have a little left, but was wondering if you wanted me to save it for the next far reaching trade. I am reserving the Taiwan Sencha and a Korean Black Dancha (it’s a lot like a Japanese black) as well if you are still interested. As for the trade itself, like I said, whenever in the future.

mrmopar

They have a daffodil Oolong too….

Daylon R Thomas

I have that Shui Xian too lol. I like the Dan Cong more.

LuckyMe

I’ve been eyeing Berylleb for a while now. Prices seem almost too good to be true…their Dayuling is almost a 1/3 of Taiwan Tea Crafts. But they seem legit though based on all the positive reviews. I think I’ll take a chance on them next time I order oolong.

Daylon R Thomas

This one I’m enjoying a lot personally. I’ve had better Dayulings for sure, but there’s no arguing with the price and the taste is still a better quality.

Daylon R Thomas

I’ve wanted to try the Light Roast Li Shans and Ali Shans myself with the Jin Xuan Dong Ding. The reviews were divided on that one in particular and wanted to see myself if it was good.

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Liquid Proust

This was a well kept secret for some time :p

Daylon R Thomas

Should I shut up about it lol?

Liquid Proust

No. Did you review the secret black yet?

Daylon R Thomas

The Wild Dianhong, yeah, and have been for a while. I have not purchased the unsmoked Lapsang yet.

Daylon R Thomas

Speaking of Lapsang, would you be interested to try the unsmoked Lapsang that What-Cha offers? I have a little left, but was wondering if you wanted me to save it for the next far reaching trade. I am reserving the Taiwan Sencha and a Korean Black Dancha (it’s a lot like a Japanese black) as well if you are still interested. As for the trade itself, like I said, whenever in the future.

mrmopar

They have a daffodil Oolong too….

Daylon R Thomas

I have that Shui Xian too lol. I like the Dan Cong more.

LuckyMe

I’ve been eyeing Berylleb for a while now. Prices seem almost too good to be true…their Dayuling is almost a 1/3 of Taiwan Tea Crafts. But they seem legit though based on all the positive reviews. I think I’ll take a chance on them next time I order oolong.

Daylon R Thomas

This one I’m enjoying a lot personally. I’ve had better Dayulings for sure, but there’s no arguing with the price and the taste is still a better quality.

Daylon R Thomas

I’ve wanted to try the Light Roast Li Shans and Ali Shans myself with the Jin Xuan Dong Ding. The reviews were divided on that one in particular and wanted to see myself if it was good.

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First Off, Current Targets:
Taiwan Sourcing Luxurious Jade Sampler (FRICKIN’ PRICEY)
Taiwan Sourcing Longhan Nectar Red Oolong

The best Alishan and or Lishan for the best price
The best Jade Oolong Period.
The best Dancong Period.

What-Cha:
Nepal Jun Chiyabari ‘Himalayan Tippy’ Black Tea
Lishan (I’m always stocking up on it)

My wish list is fairly accurate though it is broad.

Current Favorites:
Shang Tea/Phoenix Tea:
Tangerine Blossom

Golden Tea Leaf Company:
Iris Orchid Dancong Oolong
Dung Ting Oolong (green)
Ali Mountain Oolong

What-Cha:
Taiwan Amber GABA Oolong
Vietnam Red Buffalo Oolong
China Yunnan Pure Bud Golden Snail Black Tea
Taiwan Lishan Oolong
Kenya ‘Rhino’ Premium White Tea

Hugo Tea: Vanilla Black Chai

Liquid Proust Teas:
French Toast Dianhong
Nostalgia

Floating Leaves Tea:
Dayuling

Beautiful Taiwan Tea Co.:
“Old Style” Dong Ding

Me:

I am an MSU graduate about to become a high school social studies and history teacher. I formerly minored in anthropology, and I love Egyptian and classical history. I love to read, write, draw, paint, sculpt, fence(with a sword), workout, relax, and drink a cuppa tea…or twenty.

I’ve been drinking green and black teas ever since I was little living in Hawaii with a dominant Eastern Asian influence. I’ve come a long way since I began on steepster and now drink most teas gong fu, especially oolong. Any tea that is naturally creamy, fruity, or sweet without a lot of added flavoring ranks as a must have for me. I also love black teas and dark oolongs with the elusive “cocoa” note. My favorites are lighter Earl Greys, some white teas like What-Cha’s Kenyan offerings, most Hong-Cha’s, darker Darjeelings, almost anything from Nepal, Green Shan Lin Xi’s, and Greener Dong Dings. I’m in the process of trying Alishan’s. I also tend to really enjoy Yunnan Black or Red teas and white teas. I’m pickier with other teas like chamomile, green teas, and Masalas among several.

I used to give ratings, but now I only rate teas that have a strong impression on me. If I really like it, I’ll write it down.

I’ll enjoy a tea almost no matter what, even if the purpose is more medicinal, for it is my truest vice and addiction.

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