please help me identify puerh cake


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please help me identify puerh cake

Postby teanovice78 » Oct 13th, '12, 22:55

Hello,
I bought this puerh cake from a local store called tea smith in omaha. ne.
No one could tell me anything about. If you can read the wrapper and tell me what it says I would appreciate it greatly. I was wondering the year, type, where it came from, and any other relevant information. Thanks!
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Re: please help me identify puerh cake

Postby MarshalN » Oct 13th, '12, 23:21

The wrapper isn't supplying such info. Back, perhaps?
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Re: please help me identify puerh cake

Postby teanovice78 » Oct 13th, '12, 23:47

I opened the cake and there was a label like that red mark on the upper left corner on the wrapper pic that looks like pointy mountains or whatever it is supposed to be. Thanks, Dan
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Re: please help me identify puerh cake

Postby zzenster » Oct 14th, '12, 01:32

It says "puerh" and the name of the company, which is also written in text next to the picture. Can you take some more pictures like back of the cake (wrapper), and a small piece of paper inside the cake, and most importantly.. picture of actual cakes?
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Re: please help me identify puerh cake

Postby teanovice78 » Oct 14th, '12, 12:48

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Re: please help me identify puerh cake

Postby TwoDog2 » Oct 14th, '12, 21:24

This wrapper is green, not red as the one you pictured, but appears to be the same brand and is ripe puer from 2007. You can check the back of your wrapper for a production date. Typically age is not that relevant for ripe puer in the midterm. As long as it is a year or two old, it doesn't matter how old it is, until you get past middle age. (Big general statement, but for our purposes here it will hold true)

Taobao for 50 RMB


It's probably just an average ripe tea. Brew it up and see how you like it, then poke around teachat and blogs for recommendations of where to go from there. Or make a post on here describing what you are looking for - the people here will help you out
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Re: please help me identify puerh cake

Postby edkrueger » Oct 14th, '12, 22:01

Just curious, how much did you pay? Teasmith may have gotten you good.
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Re: please help me identify puerh cake

Postby teanovice78 » Oct 14th, '12, 22:16

I paid 22 bucks. It is okay tasting, but the store's loose puerh is better. Once I got into it is ok. It's drinkable but not mindblowing. :) it is 357g so it is a heavy cake. Live and learn I guess. What do you think it is worth?
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Re: please help me identify puerh cake

Postby TwoDog2 » Oct 14th, '12, 23:49

teanovice78 wrote:I paid 22 bucks. It is okay tasting, but the store's loose puerh is better. Once I got into it is ok. It's drinkable but not mindblowing. :) it is 357g so it is a heavy cake. Live and learn I guess. What do you think it is worth?



$22 is not a bad price. The lowest price I saw on Taobao was 35 RMB, but that was from a non-reputable vendor with no feedback. The other prices of 50 RMB are about $8-$9 (before shipping). When you consider they had to ship it to the US, $22 is not a crazy price.

It's market price is probably between $10-$25.

The price you paid was fair. But, tea is really only worth what it is worth to you. If you pay $100 for a tea and hate it, it's worth nothing. If you pay $100 for a tea and it melts your brain with pleasure, that's a damn good price.
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Re: please help me identify puerh cake

Postby teanovice78 » Oct 23rd, '12, 00:09

Hello all. After trying several cups of the puerh cake I purchased I've decided that is pretty good tasting very earthy yet it seems to get bitter at times after a few infusions. There are so many variables involved however I think the loose organic puerh I buy at my tea shop and their organic tou cha are much better overall.
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Re: please help me identify puerh cake

Postby TwoDog2 » Oct 23rd, '12, 04:54

teanovice78 wrote:There are so many variables involved however I think the loose organic puerh I buy at my tea shop and their organic tou cha are much better overall.


Just because I am making as many pro-Dayi shu posts as i can today, you might want to start there. Dayi does shu as good as anyone, and they are probably priced roughly near a local tea shops prices (but that depends)
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