ChengduCha wrote:If your shu just tastes "ok", then it's probably a waste and you should serve some aged sheng next to young sheng.
This is what I did and I think it went over VERY well. I went with:
Meng song zhl dian sheng puerh 2012 (NOT from EoT lol)
90s Small Yellow Label from EoT
They were really impressed with how time can change a tea. I essentially told them that the 90s tea was what the Meng song would become in the future (obviously it isn't that simple) -- of the 8 people I had about 4 who got really in to it. The others seemed to like it, but at the same time didn't seem that impressed.
I did the best simulation of gong fu that I could. I did not have enough tasting cups, that was the biggest problem. But they were very interested in the way that I warmed/washed the cups and used the "tiny pot."
I made a huge mess on the tray, it seemed like too much a hassle to bring this:
...along since it weighs a ton... but next time I might need to do that... scratch that, next time they are coming to my place.