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Old 07-10-2020, 03:21 PM posted to rec.food.drink.tea
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Default Anyone still drinking Tieguanyin?

Nobody=20really=20drinks=20it=20much=20anymore=20d own=20here=20in=
=20Guangdong.=20=20The=20reputation=20of=20adulter ation=20is=20jus=
t=20too=20great.=20

I=20HAVE=20HAD=20some=20old=20TGY=20in=20the=20pas t=20where=20they=
=20throw=20their=20leftover=20rolled=20leaves=20in =20a=20barrel=20=
and=20take=20it=20out=20and=20roast=20it=20yearly. =20=20Had=20some=
=2025=20year=20old=20that=20tasted=20very=20much=2 0like=20a=20mell=
ower=20verion=20of=20Dongding=20Taiwan=20oolong.

But,=20ya.=20=20TGY=20is=20simply=20too=20"fake"=2 0for=20most=20te=
a=20drinkers=20to=20handle=20here.



On=20Sun=20Aug=205=2008:33:15=202012=20Warren=20Pe ltier=20=20wrote=
:
=20Just=20had=20a=2030-year=20old=20Tieguanyin=20today=20with=20s=

ome=20tea=20friends=20here=20in=20Fuzhou.=20This=2 0was=20tea=20tha=
t=20tea=20farmers=20hung=20up=20inside=20the=20raf ters=20of=20thei=
r=20house=20and=20forgot=20about.

=20Tieguanyin=20has=20gotten=20a=20really=20bad=2 0name=20lately=

=20and=20fallen=20out=20of=20favor=20with=20tea=20 drinkers.=20Tieg=
uanyin=20vendors=20struggle=20to=20stay=20in=20bus iness,=20at=20le=
ast=20in=20Fuzhou.

=20Sometime=20this=20week,=20I'm=20going=20with=2 0a=20group=20of=

=20tea=20friends=20to=20Anxi=20where=20we'll=20mak e=20some=20tea=
=20ourselves.=20Hope=20that=20works=20out=20well.= 20I'm=20told=20t=
he=20raw=20leaves=20will=20only=20cost=201=20yuan= 20per=20pound.

=20Kind=20of=20strange=20how=20Yancha=20has=20gon e=20for=20a=20wi=

ld=20ride=20lately=20too,=20but=20a=20lot=20of=20u s=20think=20the=
=20Yancha=20market=20is=20going=20to=20spiral=20do wnward=20soon=20=
because=20leaf=20quality=20has=20really=20gone=20d own=20in=20recen=
t=20years;=20plus=20they're=20doing=20lots=20of=20 tea=20blending=
=20to=20make=20up=20for=20taste=20and=20fragrance= 20discrepancies=
=2E