TIM wrote:ImmortaliTEA wrote:When you say high energy, are you referring to the more upbeat, high heart rate, sweating behind back and legs kind of energy one receives mostly from younger strong sheng ONLY or can high energy just mean strong Qi in general? What I mean is can any aged Sheng qualify for your definition of high energy or when a tea gets aged do you call it something different such as 'mellow' energy? Just curious because if high energy=strong qi then I was wondering why no one mentioned any aged Sheng teas because I personally think that the Qi of the older teas tend to be stronger overall but in more of a 'downer' euphoria type of way!
Sorry for the late reply IT. Just got power back from a week of darkness.... Feels good to have wifi again.
When I refer to high energy, I am not suggesting to the high heart rate, jiggling feeling. Most young sheng do not have such high energy that I am seeking for, but only a few which I mentioned here before. High energy mostly come from old tree or aging 8-15 years up, no matter its an oolong or a sheng. IMHO could be categorized by:
3. High (Active)
Qi from aged tea are more long lasting, persistent and parallelizing:
http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/200 ... -2008.html
http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/200 ... incer.html
gasninja wrote:Yesterday I started a session with "92 yi wu spring buds" 7532 (neither from 92 or yiwu). It had an extremely narcotic qi. It was quite intense at one point I could hardly keep my eyes open. I am curious to get some thoughts on qi strength of older recipe cakes.With older tea 20+ years I feel like the finer the leaf grade the more narcotic or sedating the qi. While more coarse leaf grades tend towards a slightly more floating euphoric feeling. Of coarse that is a big generalization and very subjective. It is just something that I have personally noticed.
ImmortaliTEA wrote:gasninja wrote:Yesterday I started a session with "92 yi wu spring buds" 7532 (neither from 92 or yiwu). It had an extremely narcotic qi. It was quite intense at one point I could hardly keep my eyes open. I am curious to get some thoughts on qi strength of older recipe cakes.With older tea 20+ years I feel like the finer the leaf grade the more narcotic or sedating the qi. While more coarse leaf grades tend towards a slightly more floating euphoric feeling. Of coarse that is a big generalization and very subjective. It is just something that I have personally noticed.
So when you say finer leaf grade, are you saying that you feel more of a narcotic Qi with say a 7532 or 7542 than you would an 8582 (all aged more than 20 years of course or even 15 if traditionally stored) because the former have a smaller, finer leaf grade? That sounds like it makes sense but the part I don't understand is the difference between a narcotic Qi and a floating euphoric feeling. Obviously you said it right there it's a very subjective thing but I am just curious to understand the difference. To me a narcotic/sedating Qi is euphoric and I personally have experienced that floating feeling at the same time as the narcotic feeling. Again I guess the subjectiveness of this aspect of tea drinking most likely has a lot to do with it as I assume a narcotic/sedating feeling is not very euphoric for certain people's tastes and they prefer some other type of Qi. Nice comment!
solitude wrote:Among the teas I tried lately the 2012 EOT Bulang made me feel stoned in a pleasant way (much nicer qi than the 2011 version).
ethan wrote:gasninja, I've never had the pleasure of these feelings drinking tea. If the tea also tastes good, what a lovely way to end a day & go to sleep!
shah82 wrote:Also a distinction between body/head. Whether that qi is weight or moving along body's meridians. Some qi, especially body feel stuff, is sneaky, and builds before you know it.
Qi from young gushu and qi from aged tea are somewhat different. Young gushu tea can fade or increase yoy. Once a tea is 15yo+ it starts more or less increasing according to the original quality of the leaves.
gasninja wrote:Any specific kind of oolong. It seems to me there are two kinds High mountains style and more traditional style roasted oolongs. Which was recommended?
gasninja wrote:Supposedly second gen. DHP http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/tea/oolong-tea/wuyi-yancha-rock-tea/2012-handmade-bei-dou-yi-hao-wuyi-yancha.html
Immortalitea- I am curious about your early 90s Yi Wu. Is it the 92 " YiWu" spring buds cake.