Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi


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Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi

Postby Visarga » Sep 21st, '12, 09:12

Hi

I am new to this forum and pu-erh in general, but I am very passionate about it. The aspect I love the most is cha-qi.

However, finding teas with good cha-qi is a hit and miss situation. I have paid tuition fee a few times. So, please, let's make a list of teas that have good cha-qi.

Also, where possible, a direct link to the vendor page would be the best way to go about it.

Thank you
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Re: Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi

Postby TIM » Sep 21st, '12, 15:47

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Re: Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi

Postby Visarga » Sep 22nd, '12, 02:16

Thank you Tim and Brandon for the links.

I have tried finding a source for some of the teas mentioned in the threads you poseted. I have found at least one on YS, but for some suggestions I failed.

For example, how would you go about buying teas from this list:

shah82 wrote:My top 10 tea drunk puerhs...
2007 Fall XZH Dian Gu
2009 Spring XZH Dian Gu
2006 XZH Taiji Black Wrapper LBZ
2007 XZH DinJin Nuer
2004 YQH Special Reserve
2006 YQH GuShu Chawang
2007 XZH Huangshanlin
2001 Dayi Simplied Yun 7542
2009 XZH Jingmai
2011 Nadacha Man Nuo
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Re: Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi

Postby brandon » Sep 22nd, '12, 07:30

XZH - Xi Zhi Hao / San He Tang
http://www.sanhetang.com.tw/index.html

"NadaCha" now Essence of Tea
http://essenceoftea.co.uk/
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Re: Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi

Postby apache » Sep 22nd, '12, 08:58

A bit of a story on this Forum about the EoT Man Nuo ... last year.

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=15666&start=15

Moral of the story: any nice small production teas won't last very long on the open market. :evil:
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Re: Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi

Postby gasninja » Sep 22nd, '12, 10:46

1950 s Pu tian gong qing lui bao
1985 shui xian
1970,s GD tuo
1960gyg
1970 tong Qing hao
All from eot
92 shu fu Lu xi Phoenix tea
50,s "lui an" generation tea
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Re: Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi

Postby Wh&yel-appr... » Sep 22nd, '12, 12:09

gasninja wrote:1950 s Pu tian gong qing lui bao
1985 shui xian
1970,s GD tuo
1960gyg
1970 tong Qing hao
All from eot
92 shu fu Lu xi Phoenix tea
50,s "lui an" generation tea


add to the Essence of tea's aged Wuyi oolong (which nada claims was so strong he had to slow down after the 1st infusion, lol) another aged Shui Xian from Five Star (lower price too):

http://www.fivestartea.pl/en_US/p/1993- ... -Cliff-/56

We have to mention that 1993 Zhenyan Shui Xian has very strong impact on your body. This tea can warm your body up and calm the soul when drinking in the gongfu way. You can really feel the effects after tasting such a special and mature tea!


Cha-qi (Chi energy) of 1993 Zhenyan Shui Xian is powerful.


Still, there seems to be a divergent train of thought here on TC, with Tim's thread(s) about being drunk/high on tea, coming from young Pu, while gasninja seems to think the qi teas from those aged 40+ are where it's at>>>http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=16991&sid=cf744c0af52cccbbf4ec31be4837fe2e

Then we have Hojo, a bit controversial in his outspoken views that are in opposite to many here on TC :D

http://hojotea.com/item_e/g34e.htm

The quality tea alters the property of water. The higher the quality of the tea, the higher the iron content of the tea. The iron ion changes the strength of hydrogen bond of water and the water's property becomes very close to our body water.
In other word, quality tealeaf modifies the water and make it easier for our body to utilize. Uji Hojicha Jubuzan drastically changes the water property. As a result, we feel relaxed, feel happy and eventually we feel sleepy. This is called "tea drunk" effect.


Personally, I think, that while they 'feel' that they are on some hallucinogenic or other type of high drinking tea; I would bet (they all deny it) those younger tea high's, as well as perhaps the older aged, comes from mostly the caffeine effect, imho. Can't prove otherwise, can you?

want to have high 'chi qi' in all of your puerh/teas and not have to pay much "tuition"? Go for the gold standard that only costs pennies/cents per cup....

add a shot of pure caffeine concentrate!:

http://www.energyfiend.com/caffeine-con ... ergy-drink

http://www.energyfiend.com/caffeine-con ... ine-liquid

^bitter or sweetened, just $54 for 4 bottles of 16,000mg of caffeine each!
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Re: Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi

Postby shah82 » Sep 22nd, '12, 12:52

You can only say that if you haven't had good old tea. Those guys do the opposite of Red Bull ads.
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Re: Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi

Postby TIM » Sep 22nd, '12, 15:19

shah82 wrote:You can only say that if you haven't had good old tea. Those guys do the opposite of Red Bull ads.


I would lovd to add that: "... If you haven't had good young or aged tea." Period.
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Re: Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi

Postby gasninja » Sep 24th, '12, 11:09

I think it is aparent to any one is the least bit self aware that the energy you get from tea (cha qi) young or old is very different from the jolt and crash of cafeine. "
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Re: Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi

Postby Bryan_drinks_te... » Sep 24th, '12, 15:48

I'm late to this one, but isn't this subjective?
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Re: Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi

Postby shah82 » Sep 24th, '12, 17:48

Not really.

Do *your* good teas make you jittery?
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Re: Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi

Postby Lerxst2112 » Sep 24th, '12, 19:52

shah82 wrote:Not really.

Do *your* good teas make you jittery?


I'll throw in my +1 that cha qi and caffeine are two different feelings. Darius, I'm sure you'll recall the GA outings. Most of us were kind of slumped in our chairs, rosy faced, grinning like fools, and didn't feel like moving for anything.

I literally cringed with the bit about putting caffeine shots into tea. :shock:
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Re: Let's make a list of teas with strong cha-qi

Postby shah82 » Sep 24th, '12, 20:08

Cha qi is an entirely personal experience.

What's not a personal experience (or judgement) is confusing the effect/appeal of moonshine with Bordeaux wine. People drink these items for different reasons--moonshine as more a straight up drug, similar to what you might use Red bull for, and Bordeaux as a more wider experience, with rituals and settings, and offers a much more delicate drug interaction/experience with your body.

Same diff between pharma THC, and some of Mary's finest brownies.
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