Taobao or Yunnan Sourcing Ripe Pu-Erh recommendations?

One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.

Taobao or Yunnan Sourcing Ripe Pu-Erh recommendations?

Postby ChengduCha » Dec 15th, '12, 22:14

I'm not much of a shu pu drinker anymore but my mother in law really likes it and she regularly wants to drink some with me. :D

Since my only decent brick is nearing it's end, I wonder if any of you have some Taobao/Yunnan Sourcing/any other China based shop recommendations for bricks and cakes that don't taste too much like ashtray or medicinal and have a well rounded sweetish taste with some oh so subjective cha qi.

The only reference to something ripe I recently liked is the 1996 CNNP "Green Mark Te Ji", however I'd prefer something in the 30ish dollar range maximum.

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Re: Taobao or Yunnan Sourcing Ripe Pu-Erh recommendations?

Postby shah82 » Dec 15th, '12, 23:14

http://search8.taobao.com/search?q=%B4% ... z_20121215

An Xiang shu definitely has qi, and it is sweet, but it does not transition to sweet flavors like caramel like other quality shu does, and it can be thin.

http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... oduct=1951

People have been happy with that one...

I'll leave it there. There are not that many reasonably priced shu that has qi.

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Re: Taobao or Yunnan Sourcing Ripe Pu-Erh recommendations?

Postby ChengduCha » Dec 16th, '12, 08:15

shah82 wrote:http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... oduct=1951

People have been happy with that one...

I'll leave it there. There are not that many reasonably priced shu that has qi.


Thanks, got that one along with a couple other YS samples. Usually can't go wrong with YS quality. :)

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