Cha Gao

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Cha Gao

Postby MEversbergII » Apr 22nd, '14, 21:42

Also called "tea paste".

http://yunnansourcing.com/en/1711641111 ... u-erh-tea-

I've seen these around various websites, including Alibaba and the above. The idea sounds interesting, and sounds a bit similar to the concentrate I've heard Tibetians use to make butter tea. Has anyone given this form of pu'er a try?

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Re: Cha Gao

Postby chrl42 » Apr 22nd, '14, 23:06

I've had it before, the pieces it takes quite long to be dissolved...

the flavor is quite unique with a hint of lemon

I heard it'd be some traditional form of Heicha but I didn't know the specific stories behind it, thanks for the link! :D

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Re: Cha Gao

Postby AllanK » May 11th, '14, 02:46

MEversbergII wrote:Also called "tea paste".

http://yunnansourcing.com/en/1711641111 ... u-erh-tea-

I've seen these around various websites, including Alibaba and the above. The idea sounds interesting, and sounds a bit similar to the concentrate I've heard Tibetians use to make butter tea. Has anyone given this form of pu'er a try?

M.

I recently bought some of this ripe Cha Gao from Yunnan Sourcing. It was interesting. It had a taste of burnt coffee for lack of a better phrase, hard to accurately describe. It is said the burnt taste dissipates with aging.

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Re: Cha Gao

Postby Jingjiatang » May 15th, '14, 11:05

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traditional way of making Chaogao
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traditional way of making Chaogao

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Re: Cha Gao

Postby MEversbergII » May 15th, '14, 13:49

AllanK wrote:I recently bought some of this ripe Cha Gao from Yunnan Sourcing. It was interesting. It had a taste of burnt coffee for lack of a better phrase, hard to accurately describe. It is said the burnt taste dissipates with aging.


Well, that is a bummer. I will have to look again to see if I can find some with a vintage. I wouldn't expect great tea, but burned tastes are never good.

Jingjiatang, that is quite the humble setup.

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Re: Cha Gao

Postby Jingjiatang » May 15th, '14, 23:40

MEversbergII wrote:
Jingjiatang, that is quite the humble setup.

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It is. I think that's just some tea farmer making Chaogao very limited quantity, not for real business purpose.

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