Da Yu Ling High Mountain Oolong

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Butter, Cream, Floral, Nectar, Sweet, Smooth
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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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Grown in the Da Yu Ling mountain region, this tea is a prized oolong in high demand by tea connoisseurs everywhere. The regions high altitude, unique changing temperatures and heavy daily fog all play a part in how this tea produces its unique characteristics. Golden in hue and rich in flavor, this tea, from the world’s highest tea plantation (more than 2500 meters), offers a marvelous floral aftertaste, unfolding like the nectar of a fragrant flower through your senses.

Da Yu Ling is a lightly oxidized oolong tea with a distinctive flavor. Rich, pure, smooth and refreshing; this tea leaves a light sweet after taste that coats the mouth. This high mountain tea is best brewed gong fu style and can be infused up to seven times without losing its essence.

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So, nothing against it, but I’m not much of a Valentine’s day type of gal. I much prefer unexpected love days throughout the year :-)

But since today is supposed to be about love (and not about picking up some cheap flowers last minute at a grocery store cause you feel you have too), I chose to do things I really love.

Drinking this tea was one of them. Top 3 favourite tea of all time for me. Discovered Da Yu Ling last year, I keep two from different companies, equally good. Learned that it is grown at the highest plantation in the world, 8500 feet altitude!

This green oolong is similar to some of my favourites Tie Guan Yin, but brings it to the next level.

I’m using the yixing pot I dedicate to fragrant green oolongs. The brew is a beautiful bright yellow colour.

The aroma is breathtaking. I picture a vast garden with luxuriant vegetation all around as I sip on it. Think orchids and lilac scent, mixed up in a twirl of honey and fruity notes. Not sure what’s the specific fruit I get, but it feels like apricot to me.

It’s very sweet, and yet, the finish is minty fresh. Not in your face mint, more of a sweet faint spearmint. The most fabulous phenomena about this tea is how long the taste lingers in the mouth. Long after I’m done drinking it, I can still feel its imprint.

This type of thick buttery mouthfeel always reminds me a silk ribbon dancing in my mouth!

It’s pure liquid gold, but I rarely see people reviewing any Da yu ling at all.

Is there other Steepsterites out there that are as taken by it as I am??

I’ll end this note with a little love story…

It might have been the side effects of the snowstorm, but my cat Happy today was such a little bugger. Dexter (my dog) and I were trying to chill, me having tea and reading a book, him all curled up next to me. Happy likes Dexter’s ears. He’s obsessed with them . He keeps toying with them while Dexter tries to nap. Eventually, Dexter wakes up and gives me the helpless puppy look while Happy takes over his whole head. So what does a 100 pound dog do to an anoying kitty you ask? Well, have a look here:


No worries, although it looks like it, Dexter is not having a “Happy meal”, lol!

Here’s how it usually ends:


As the song goes «…so “happy” to-ge-therrr…»


aww…cute critters…


Yours is pretty cute too, Cryptickoi :-)


thanks..that’s Sprout,he’s a quite the character…


Your animal buddies are adorable!


Haha! Love Sprout as a name!

Thanks Gmathis, I think so too :-)


AAAAWWWWwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeee – how cute is that….


So cute!

caile That is so cute!!

OMG!!! cryptickoi, what’s up with that??? Awwww, don’t I love poeple and their fury friends:-) A French Bulldog? They look so in love!!


Gus is a Boston Terrier…


they’re comedy…


Your family bunch is so awesome cryptickoi! (Lol, Mr.Krinkle )


yours are very cute…how many do you have?


Four cats, one dog…all rescues, except for the doberman. They all seem to knock at my door winter time, how can I say no??


very nice…food gets scarce in winter I guess..saying no is difficult for me as well…

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This lovely oolong came from Virginia. Huzzah, oolongs! (that’s me, every time I drink one). It’s a rolled oolong, which I enjoy for the presentation, with green leaves and some stems. The smell is very creamy and floral and the brew is a light yellow. It has a wonderfully thick, creamy mouthfeel with a creamy, almost buttery taste to match. It’s naturally sweet and you’re thinking, “oh this is nice, sweet cream tea” until halfway through the sip when delicate florals surprise you and lead to a clean, refreshing finish. You get the best of both worlds! I don’t like this one quite as much as I liked the Gui Hua from Tealux, but it was a fabulous oolong.

Flavors: Butter, Cream, Floral, Nectar, Sweet

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Love this tea!

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So good! This oolong is more on the grassy side with some minor flowery notes. The mouthfeel is not exactly creamy although it might get there with the next steep. Very refreshing and “green-tasting”, perfect to sip on on a rather warm afternoon here in PA. I am ready to make another infusion!

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

I love this tea! :D


It’s pretty awesome!


My favourite green oolong!


You mean this specific one from Tealux or Da Yu Lings in general? I must check it out from other places.

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726 tasting notes

Man…I got expensive tastes apparently. I love way too many oolongs, I just want all the oolongs in the world xD Least that’s what it feels like. But they’re so expensive it seems. >< Oy. But this is SUCH a good tea. Ahh, it’s perfect. This is a good day for teas.
Thanks, Virginia for this sample! I’m gonna have to find more somewhere!


I’m so glad people are starting to review this tea more, my favourite oolong EVERRRRRR!!!


Cool! I have a sample from Yezi Tea of Da Yu Ling that I still have yet to try. Now I’m excited to try it!


Lee, I have tried three so far, Tealux is my #1, Butiki very close #2 and Teavivre was good but not at par with the other 2. I’ll be very interested to read your review of Yezi Da Yu Ling :-)


Cool! I will have to check out Tealux website,,,haven’t looked at that one! Thanks!


OMG, you’ll have lots of fun, I got lost on their website the first time I checked! One of my favourite straight black and oolong supplier. Love their Darjeeling, if your into those…


Ost,,you have inspired us lol!!


Oh cool!! I am drinking what I have now bc desert is so hot that mail will just cook out in the box. But come fall!!! Look out!!! lol


Aha well, a little inspiration never hurts :P
Glad to know others also have expensive tastes! XD

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237 tasting notes

Drank this absent-mindedly while chasing the baby and taking a variety of potentially harmful things out of her way only to find that she had a whole bunch of paper in her mouth. So I can’t say that I was really paying attention but I really did enjoy it. More on this one another time I guess.

ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

Sounds fun, and like I have some hilarity to look forward to


Yes, well if there’s any mommy to mommy tips I can give you it’s:

1. No matter how much you clean, your baby will ALWAYS find something suspicious to eat on the floor. It’s not that you don’t clean well, it’s that babies seem to have incredible vision with unlimited zooming ability.

2. If you have a pet, be concious of the location of his food bowl in relation to baby at all times because babies will eat dog food with surprising enthusiasm.

How old is yours? :P

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I don’t really like green oolong – I usually find them to be too floral for my tastes.
I love swapping because generous people send you tea that is outside your comfort zone.
This is the second green oolong that TheTeaFairy has sent me that I’ve liked.
Am I rethinking my position on green oolong? Not really, I still prefer the darker ones.
I don’t know enough about this type of tea to be able to choose one that would be green without being crazy floral. I liked this one because it’s not floral.
I like it, it’s light, refreshing, easy to drink – thank you for sending me one of your favorites (I would have thought this isn’t floral enough for you?)


Now that sounds like my kind of tea. I’ll have to get a sample of this on my next Tealux order.


Oh, I missed this post of yours! Am I so happy you did not hate this one, my most prized oolong :-)
Pssst, I think you’re right, your tastes might be changing missy, lol. To each its own experience of course, but to me, this one is quite floral, lilac and orchids with a minty finish, it tastes like the mountains… i am really surprised but so glad you enjoyed it!

Ubacat, you should definitely give this a try ;-)

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