Yunnan Sourcing LLC - Reviews


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Postby Trioxin » Nov 16th, '08, 01:51

Salsero wrote:You welcome to move anything of mine.

and so it shall be done

We need a similar thread for pu-erhshop. hint hint
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Nov 16th, '08, 02:47

Trioxin wrote:
Salsero wrote:You welcome to move anything of mine.

and so it shall be done

We need a similar thread for pu-erhshop. hint hint


Yes that would be very good. I have a bunch of stuff saved in my cart on pu-shop waiting to be purchased and tried :)
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Postby Trioxin » Nov 16th, '08, 02:52

Unfortunately, I've never purchased from them, so we need somebody to step up to the plate (Salsero).
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Postby Salsero » Nov 16th, '08, 03:14

Aaargh, work! I could never do such a beautiful job as you have with this thread. So, I guess I am supposed to sort of imitate what you have done with some drop dead gorgeous photos, great design, and persistence. You know we already have several great threads about the tasting sets from Jim.

Well, I do have a number of teas from Puerhshop and I am very enthusiastic about some of them ... so I guess I could start some sort of ruckus.

Right now, however, I am totally drugged out on this 2008 Lao Ban Zhang & Man'E sample from Hai Lang Hao. Think: ginger ale, new leather, wood, smoke, camphor. There is not fruit here, no mushroom, little sweetness. It's about pungent aromatics and it can be astringent … not a nice tea at all. Occasionally a little oily on the lips, but not enough, not heavy enough in the mouth. This is a bad boy, and I refuse to pay $56 for a 2008 cake!

But for all that, here I am in the 11th inning thinking that in months or maybe a year or more no other tea has so much reminded me of what I crave in every puerh cup I drink. Dang, this stuff sneaks up on you!
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Postby Trioxin » Nov 16th, '08, 04:26

Lazy, Lazy, Lazy. The first review layout took me all of one minute. Since then its all been copy and past.
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Postby heavydoom » Nov 16th, '08, 09:02

have prices gone up on scott's site or is it just my imagination?
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Postby thanks » Nov 16th, '08, 10:48

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:
Trioxin wrote:It is starting to become quit long, isn't it. I wish we could have our own blogs as other sites do, where we could list out tasting notes and reviews. It would be great to be able to browse everyones notes.


That would be quite an interesting feature. What other sites have such a tool?


The Pu-erh livejournal community.
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Postby puerhking » Nov 16th, '08, 13:31

heavydoom wrote:have prices gone up on scott's site or is it just my imagination?


the Menghai stuff has definately gone up. several I was going to buy are now more!
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Postby Trioxin » Nov 17th, '08, 01:53

Many new reviews have been added to the front page by multiple contributors, and will be updated on a daily basis. Keep checking back. And if you see a review on this site that you think should be included, please let me know where its hiding and I'll make sure to add it.
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Postby teakid » Nov 17th, '08, 02:47

heavydoom wrote:have prices gone up on scott's site or is it just my imagination?

Prices are up on quite a few items and not as attractive anymore. Exchange rate is not as good either. Buyers are getting hit twice! So, definitely no more buying from me for a while until the global economy starts to recover.
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Postby brandon » Nov 17th, '08, 08:19

Actually, in the case of Yunnan Sourcing, Scott prices his stock in US dollars, I believe for the entire year. He is taking the hit on any less preferential exchange rate fluctuations to the yuan.

In the extremely off chance that the dollar would appreciate significantly against the yuan, it would increase his profit margin as yuan-valued assets would be worth fewer dollars. I don't think you need to worry about this any time soon.
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Postby thanks » Nov 17th, '08, 10:25

Can you guys point to any examples? I'm not seeing any price hikes for Menghai stuff.

Also, I'm starting a cold so I am having trouble tasting anything. There's going to be a delay on the rest of the Peacock series.
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Postby Trioxin » Nov 19th, '08, 05:10

added 2008 Xiaguan FT "Imperial Tribute" Raw Pu-erh review

and a rather lengthy review of the 2008 Menghai "Peacock of Nannuo" Raw Pu-erh stolen from thanks. http://teajournaling.blogspot.com/2008/11/i-was-expecting-some-good-things-from.html
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Postby Trioxin » Nov 28th, '08, 18:13

Does anyone own
2006 Yong De * Mang Fei Mountain * Organic Raw Pu-erh
2006 Yong De * Min Feng Mountain * Organic Raw Pu-erh
they could give their opinions on?
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Postby Robertwolf1 » Nov 28th, '08, 21:08

Has anyone used the microsost live search cashback on some of the more expensive cakes? Right now the discount is 25%.
Just curious if some of the 80 cakes were more attractive at 60 dollars.
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