On holiday, I returned to the tea shop who collected my first tea tuition. Upon my recommendation, they have begun to carry some Puerh. The owner was not there, but the young man used the term "cave aged" to describe the traditional storage that the loose leaf puerh had undergone.
I thought that was an interesting phrase that accurately described the storage to a novice public. I had never heard this particular phrase before, but knew exactly what he meant, especially given the unmistakable shicang odor of the tea. I'm waiting to return home to test the teas, which may be worth buying again if they are good.
They also had some cakes that were for show, and when I looked at the CNNP yellow mark, it had the unmistakable sticky tag from Jim at Puerh Shop!
In response to my query for 2011 green and oolong teas, the response was "they're not out yet..." This was the point when I turned tail and ran. Son, I am disappoint.
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on Aug 5th, '11, 18:41, edited 1 time in total.