tperez said

Wuyi Origin recommendations?

I’ve been thinking about putting together an order with Wuyi Origin: for those of you who have bought from them, what were your favorite teas? Thanks

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In my experience, Wuyi Origin is a quality vendor. I recall being impressed by their Rou Gui, Shui Xian, and their blended Da Hong Pao. I haven’t tried any of their black teas or Dan Congs yet, so I can’t comment on those.

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Rasseru said

apparently the advanced white bai mu dan is amazing, if you like those things.

Their Ya Shii is beautiful

Xing ren is also great

I also tried their Rou Gui fruit flavour because I have never had one that I really loved, it was the same with this although if you like rou gui you might love this.

Their Qi Lan wasnt my fave ever, but again still good.

I had some of the Lao Cong Milan and it was amazing, but out of stock now.

standard Mi Lan is just like a good Milan

They have a song zhong 2017 which I havent tried, so please try it for me.

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My favorites are the fruit aspect Rou Gui and wild Lapsang Souchong, and their Ya Shi Dan Cong was as good as any I’ve ever tried, very nice. As I recall the Da Hong Pao, Qi Dan, and Shui Xian were also very good, and although cinnamon Rou Gui isn’t a favorite—but kind of the standard profile for that tea—theirs is nice. I’d second that their Mi Lan Xiang Dan Cong is just a pretty good version of those, standard but above average.

I’m not sure what that leaves for thin spots. Qi Lan wasn’t really a favorite, but that could be related to style, and I’ve heard their Dan Cong black isn’t on par with a lot of the rest, but I’ve not tried that or their white teas myself.

Rasseru said

I would say the Ya Shii is a step above lots of others due to how it leans towards the fruit, achieving balance over the session. Lots of Ya shi descend into too strong oils and dont taste great like this one.

Ive heard Qi Lan is considered easy drinking Wuyi, often with less of many of the ‘higher’ aspects of this Oolong, such as yan yun. Which, if anyone doesnt know, its a certain taste in the mouth, that isnt huigan. its also on the tongue and the sides of the mouth, and incorporates huigan and lingering aroma. Stronger more mineral tasting but mouthwatering.

What did you like about the rou gui fruit and do you remember how you brewed it? I just dont get much from it but that could be I just arent into the flavours as much as others. I’ve tried 3 different, two being quite expensive and considered pretty good! :)

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already several years experience with her family tea .In 2010 I visited her family garden together with my chinese tea friends , really a nice tea farmers" family with many different kinds of exquisite tea .I think you can message her for suggestion .She only put a few of her family tea on website .

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haddemall said

I was quite blown away by Cindy’s 2017 Jinjunmei Tong Mu Guan. 5g lasted me 15+ steeps and the tea was not done. And that was not even the highest quality they make. I consider the price a bargain.

I loved one of their 2016 Jinjunmeis and stocked up, I think the name was “honey aroma”? Lovely energizing effect, long steeper, good huigan, nice caramelish flavor.

One of their oolongs (a Mi Lian, I believe) kicked my a$$, and I hardly steeped it out. This from a person who imbibes strong young puer.

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haddemall said

That goes also for the 2016 Ban tian yao and the 2013 lcsx, cheap for the quality. Really high quality yancha is 7 USD per gram and up. And you will not be able to buy it unless you know someone.

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tperez said

Thanks guys! I think I’ll grab some of those and a cake of the 2009 Baimudan

Rasseru said

did you order some of the advanced bai mu dan? I want to try that one (spelling mistake on the website, they put adcanced)

tperez said

I haven’t put the order in yet, but I’m going to get some

Rasseru said

Cool.. can’t wait to hear your views :)

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Bought from Cindy several oolongs and black teas.
Best ones to my taste is Rou gui 2017 and both jin ju mei – they are perfect for very nice price.
Ban tian yao, buzhi chun – special oolongs which is great to enjoy their uncommon taste.
DHP blending 2015 have special dry taste, but gives a nice relaxing feelings with cha qi.
Defenitely worth to try Cindy`s teas.

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KimK said

I, too, have purchased several teas from Cindy. My all time favorite is aged LaoCongShuiXian. The taste is rich and with stone fruit in the background. I want to say a bit malty as well. Any time I place an order from her I always add at least 50 grams of the LaoCongShuiXian. Don’t want to run out.

I think the next tea on the list of favorites from Wuyi Origin is their Jin Ju Mei. Love this black tea. Ordered it just to try this type of tea and it has become one of my favorite.

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MichTea said

I ordered 25g samples of a dozen or so different Wuyi Origin teas, several yancha and hongcha as well as the Ya Shi dancong. It was money well spent and can happily recommend all of the teas I tried.
Cindy’s wild unsmoked Lapsang Souchong is one of the most delicious hongchas I’ve had, easily lasting me 15-16 infusions and impossible to overbrew. Honey-like, citric and wonderfully complex with an addicting aroma. The honey aroma Jin Jun Mei was really something else with plenty of malty, chocolatey, orange and sweet bready notes. Like the Lapsang, it lasted me 15 or so infusions and never once went sour. The Ya Shi dancong is highly worth getting and a great price as well.
I blind tasted all of the yanchas over several weeks and had a very difficult time deciding which were my favourites. Before the blind tastings, I really didn’t care too much for yancha and felt it was overrated. Clearly I had never tasted good stuff. Top ones were the 2017 Meizhan – medium baking level, 2017 Qilan (orchid), both 2015 and 2015 Da Hong Pao blends and the now sold-out 2010 Aged Tieluohan. Besides their complex and sweet tastes and aromas, these teas gave loads of infusions, tasted clear and refreshing and best of all brought on a wonderful meditative-like energy that lasted a fair while after a session.

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