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Greetings,

My dear sister-in-law received some lovely oolong tea from Taiwan. She was
very enthusiastic about it and asked me whether I could find some more of
it. Unfortunately when I spoke to her all the tea was happily gone and she
could only show me the empty box. She said the dry leaves were very dark, so
it must been a heavily oxidized - or heavily fired? sorry, I am not an
expert in oolongs... - oolong.

Unfortunately I can not read any Chinese, so I am completely dependent on
the expertise and goodwill of this highly estimated group. If any of you can
identify this tea, and maybe even tell me where I could get more of it -
preferably from an online source as I live in Europe - I would be very
thankful.

Here are two pictures of the box:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...y/Oolong01.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...y/Oolong02.jpg

Thanks again,
Gyorgy



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On Aug 18, 4:30 pm, "Gyorgy Sajo" wrote:
Greetings,

My dear sister-in-law received some lovely oolong tea from Taiwan. She was
very enthusiastic about it and asked me whether I could find some more of
it. Unfortunately when I spoke to her all the tea was happily gone and she
could only show me the empty box. She said the dry leaves were very dark, so
it must been a heavily oxidized - or heavily fired? sorry, I am not an
expert in oolongs... - oolong.

Unfortunately I can not read any Chinese, so I am completely dependent on
the expertise and goodwill of this highly estimated group. If any of you can
identify this tea, and maybe even tell me where I could get more of it -
preferably from an online source as I live in Europe - I would be very
thankful.

Here are two pictures of the box:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...y/Oolong02.jpg

Thanks again,
Gyorgy


Until an expert comes along, I'd look through the Tie Quan Yins to see
if you can recognize the leaf. Toci

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Looks to me like it says Alishan high mountain oolong.

I think if you look that up on the web you'll find more information.

Charles


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Yes indeed, it's Alishan gaoshan wulong, according to the hand-written
label. It's unusual to find a darker, roasted Alishan - they're
usually almost exclusively green (qingxiang), so it's not going to be
easy finding a replacement!


Toodlepip,

Hobbes

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Gyorgy Sajo wrote:
Greetings,

My dear sister-in-law received some lovely oolong tea from Taiwan. She was
very enthusiastic about it and asked me whether I could find some more of
it. Unfortunately when I spoke to her all the tea was happily gone and she
could only show me the empty box. She said the dry leaves were very dark, so
it must been a heavily oxidized - or heavily fired? sorry, I am not an
expert in oolongs... - oolong.

Unfortunately I can not read any Chinese, so I am completely dependent on
the expertise and goodwill of this highly estimated group. If any of you can
identify this tea, and maybe even tell me where I could get more of it -
preferably from an online source as I live in Europe - I would be very
thankful.

Here are two pictures of the box:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...y/Oolong01.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...y/Oolong02.jpg

Thanks again,
Gyorgy


The bottom of the can says "Wu-tie", not "Wu-long". The tea is from a
"Wutie Chayuan" or "Dark Iron Tea Garden", literally. The tea is from
Alishan, or so it says, and the name of the product is "Gaoshan
Wutie". A google search yields this

http://www.o-tea.enew88.net/si001page.htm

Which is in Maokong, very near Taipei. Maokong has a lot of tea farms
where they let you drink their stuff right there. So I guess this is
a brand name of theirs -- I wonder if they roast the tea themselves.
Is your sister in-law's friend in or near Taipei?

MarshalN
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On Aug 19, 5:30 am, "Gyorgy Sajo" wrote:
Greetings,

My dear sister-in-law received some lovely oolong tea from Taiwan. She was
very enthusiastic about it and asked me whether I could find some more of
it. Unfortunately when I spoke to her all the tea was happily gone and she
could only show me the empty box. She said the dry leaves were very dark, so
it must been a heavily oxidized - or heavily fired? sorry, I am not an
expert in oolongs... - oolong.

Unfortunately I can not read any Chinese, so I am completely dependent on
the expertise and goodwill of this highly estimated group. If any of you can
identify this tea, and maybe even tell me where I could get more of it -
preferably from an online source as I live in Europe - I would be very
thankful.

Here are two pictures of the box:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...y/Oolong02.jpg

Thanks again,
Gyorgy


They also have a page for the prices -- the third link on the
navigation bar up top

http://www.o-tea.enew88.net/si003page.htm

Your Gaoshan Wutie costs 1600 NTD, which is about 50 USD.

MarshalN
http://www.xanga.com/MarshalN

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On Aug 19, 8:24 pm, MarshalN wrote:
On Aug 19, 5:30 am, "Gyorgy Sajo" wrote:



Greetings,


My dear sister-in-law received some lovely oolong tea from Taiwan. She was
very enthusiastic about it and asked me whether I could find some more of
it. Unfortunately when I spoke to her all the tea was happily gone and she
could only show me the empty box. She said the dry leaves were very dark, so
it must been a heavily oxidized - or heavily fired? sorry, I am not an
expert in oolongs... - oolong.


Unfortunately I can not read any Chinese, so I am completely dependent on
the expertise and goodwill of this highly estimated group. If any of you can
identify this tea, and maybe even tell me where I could get more of it -
preferably from an online source as I live in Europe - I would be very
thankful.


Here are two pictures of the box:


http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...pghttp://i29.p...


Thanks again,
Gyorgy


They also have a page for the prices -- the third link on the
navigation bar up top

http://www.o-tea.enew88.net/si003page.htm

Your Gaoshan Wutie costs 1600 NTD, which is about 50 USD.

MarshalNhttp://www.xanga.com/MarshalN


Reading that web page some more.... it seems like Wutie is some sort
of high oxidation, high roast oolong, basically.

They also have a strange tea.... uses microwave to kill-green and
roast. I don't know what that's going to taste like...

MarshalN
http://www.xanga.com/MarshalN

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Dear MarshalN,

Thanks a lot - I am deeply impressed that you could track down this tea for
me!

No, the aquintance of my sister-of-law is not located in Taiwan. He is a
Chinese doctor living in Hungary who came back with this tea from one of his
recent visits in China and/or Taiwan. My brother has a working knowledge of
Chinese, so my guess is that he will try to contact this company in Maokong.

Thanks again,
Gyorgy

They also have a page for the prices -- the third link on the
navigation bar up top

http://www.o-tea.enew88.net/si003page.htm

Your Gaoshan Wutie costs 1600 NTD, which is about 50 USD.

MarshalNhttp://www.xanga.com/MarshalN


Reading that web page some more.... it seems like Wutie is some sort
of high oxidation, high roast oolong, basically.

They also have a strange tea.... uses microwave to kill-green and
roast. I don't know what that's going to taste like...

MarshalN
http://www.xanga.com/MarshalN





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