Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Please Drink Chinese Oolong Tea


A "Five Style" Yixing sets for oolong.


#1 has not been use, and #4-5 are the most popular. Can you tell the shine/patina different?
Companying the images, my second tea cast. Please enjoy my 2009 Anxi Xiping TGY.

Anxi Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea from TIMOTHY HSU on Vimeo.

9 comments:

Brandon said...

Dear TIM,
Big improvement, especially NICE SOUND.
Thanks,
Brandon.

Zero the Hero said...

Great stuff Toki! Always fun to see someone's tea drinking ritual. I've never seen a stand for a yixing lid before!

toki said...

Brandon, I am glad that you enjoyed. Just trying to catch-up with you : )

Zero the Hero-Welcome and thanks for your kind words. Toys Toys and more Toys!

Jason Witt said...

It seems you have Yi Xing pots for Anxi, Wuyi, Dan Cong, and...did I miss you saying any Formosa or Taiwan Oolongs? Would those be like Anxi these days? I have different Yi Xing cups for Oolong, Black, Green, and Puer Tea. You have me thinking it would be good to separate the different Oolong types too. I just don't know how I would remember which cup is for which type of tea if I got that specific with them. --Jason

toki said...

hi Jason, I don't have one in this "five style" series for Taiwanese oolong. But if I have to dedicate one, it will be the shape used for the Anxi.

Anxi oolong and Taiwanese oolong is very similar in shape/style, but the taste are very different. I always like to quote it as Napa Cab vs a Bordeaux.

If you are using yixing cups, I would separate them. BTW, do you wash the yixing cups after every session : P Cheers T

Jason Witt said...

Toki:
I don't wash them but I have started just rinsing them out afterward with regular tap water. I know not to use any soap or cleaner on them. I rinse and then turn them upside down for a few minutes so they dry out well. --Jason

toki said...

I see, Jason and I also see you are in the publishing business : )

Jason Witt said...

Yes. My book is called "Spirituality of Tea." I'm going to see about reserving different Oolong cups for Wuyi, Anxi, Formosa, and Dan Cong. --Jason

Blogmaster said...

Nice blog, but nothing about how to make oolong tea

 
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