Raw Puerh areas and taste


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Re: Raw Puerh areas and taste

Postby Tead Off » Mar 15th, '14, 03:22

bagua7 wrote:Thanks for the write-up, shah82, very impressive effort. :)

Are Lincang and Lancang mountains or larger areas like Bulang or Baoshan?

How would you define the taste of those two...I never had any Lincang but some people here (and a couple of blogs providing tasting notes) report their teas as not being any good.

Lancang...strong, tobacco, meaty, astringent.

Lincang map of area.

As you can see, some major players in the Puerh hierarchy. Bingdao, Xigui, DXS, Mangfei, Bangdong. Some of my very favorites.
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Re: Raw Puerh areas and taste

Postby chrl42 » Mar 15th, '14, 03:42

shah82 wrote:When I say insipid, I mean that it's sweet flavors without much balance in other sorts of flavor like wood, bitterness, savoriness, etc. Not generally a fan of how Mahei ages, though it does do well enough, I suppose. Is the '99 Song Character'ed a Mahei? That's what I've always thought it was...

As for Bingdao, I have trouble thinking of it like cucumbers. I read so much about how it's supposed to be like rock sugar all the time...Cucumbers makes me think of something like Osanzhai or maybe Wisteria Tea House Taihe. Teas that I know are close to Bingdao, such as YS '10 Bangma has a pretty strong spicy/medicinal character to it. Of course, Bangma isn't that close, and things change pretty fast with distance.

hehe :P

To me it was like cocumber-flavored rock sugar. I buy that.

Your example is kinda harder to follow, since I've never bought from English-based websites :P
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Re: Raw Puerh areas and taste

Postby chrl42 » Mar 15th, '14, 03:50

Tead Off wrote:
bagua7 wrote:Thanks for the write-up, shah82, very impressive effort. :)

Are Lincang and Lancang mountains or larger areas like Bulang or Baoshan?

How would you define the taste of those two...I never had any Lincang but some people here (and a couple of blogs providing tasting notes) report their teas as not being any good.

Lancang...strong, tobacco, meaty, astringent.

Lincang map of area.

As you can see, some major players in the Puerh hierarchy. Bingdao, Xigui, DXS, Mangfei, Bangdong. Some of my very favorites.

I pretty much follow Lincang tastes, although I heard it wasn't focused much like Yiwu or Menghai (and their brotherhood) in the past.

Some of Lincang teas can be wicked pricey these days :P
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Re: Raw Puerh areas and taste

Postby fdrx » Mar 15th, '14, 07:40

Lincang map of area.

I've slightly modified this map last year, there was a mistake. I can't remove this old link because imageshack isn't free anymore.
"ok" map here or more directly here.
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Re: Raw Puerh areas and taste

Postby bagua7 » Mar 16th, '14, 03:47

Tead Off wrote:Lincang map of area.


fdrx wrote:"ok" map here or more directly here.


Thanks.

Can't believe I totally forgot about thread... :cry: Bookmarked!
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