Fu Zhuan "Hei Cha"


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Re: Fu Zhuan "Hei Cha"

Postby miig » Jun 28th, '14, 09:35

wow these look great! The Mao pictures (thats what is there, right?) really have a historic touch - very vintage :D
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Re: Fu Zhuan "Hei Cha"

Postby AllanK » Jun 28th, '14, 19:47

I am tempted to try Fu Zhuan. What are some good current sources on the internet? Any sold on Ebay in stores worth shopping at?
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Re: Fu Zhuan "Hei Cha"

Postby chrl42 » Jun 29th, '14, 08:02

miig wrote:wow these look great! The Mao pictures (thats what is there, right?) really have a historic touch - very vintage :D

It's really good, (I don't know much about tea but teawares)

Most of CR Mao teawares are fake these days, and Yixings too. Genuine CR propangandic Yixings should be white-painted rather than carving or decoration. Painted 'Mao' should be extremely rare..and quite pricey (but quantity is almost too few to make a price). I once saw a genuine Mao Yixing in Beijing (out of +100 fakes), pretty neat in fashion yet the owner didn't wanna sell :| disappointed me.
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Re: Fu Zhuan "Hei Cha"

Postby kyarazen » Jun 29th, '14, 09:22

miig wrote:wow these look great! The Mao pictures (thats what is there, right?) really have a historic touch - very vintage :D


there were seven pieces imported in the 80s here, but couldnt sell during that period of time because no one drank such teas, and the quality of the tea is terribly coarse with very rough processing, so much so that many tea snobs wouldnt even touch it with a ten foot pole!

but now with enough age, the rough is smoothening.. and that is why those whom had drank it, considered it a beggar turning into a king (乞丐变皇帝)

a local tea master had experimented with the brewing for two days, and came up with one that worked really well. now desired by many, but just not enough bricks to go around. i'll leave mine stored for another couple of decades to see what it will turn into.
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Re: Fu Zhuan "Hei Cha"

Postby MEversbergII » Jul 2nd, '14, 10:37

I take it the "flowers" have overtaken the Mao ones? Pretty wild...

Allan, I have a fair bit of fu left - though no where near as "flowery" as that! If you'd like I can mail you some.

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