Yunnan Sourcing LLC - Reviews


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

Postby heavydoom » Oct 14th, '08, 17:15

yo! :lol: :wink:
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Postby heavydoom » Oct 15th, '08, 12:52

big box just arrived from kunming, yunnan province. must do some errands first.
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Postby Salsero » Oct 15th, '08, 13:05

heavydoom wrote: big box just arrived from kunming, yunnan province. must do some errands first.
Aside from administering life support, what could possibly be a higher priority!
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Postby Trioxin » Oct 15th, '08, 14:21

Salsero wrote:
heavydoom wrote: big box just arrived from kunming, yunnan province. must do some errands first.
Aside from administering life support, what could possibly be a higher priority!

I don't even think saving lives could keep me from my tea
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Postby shogun89 » Oct 15th, '08, 15:03

Please Post pictures!!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby olivierco » Oct 15th, '08, 15:27

Salsero wrote:
heavydoom wrote: big box just arrived from kunming, yunnan province. must do some errands first.
Aside from administering life support, what could possibly be a higher priority!


Perhaps buying some more tea...
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Postby shogun89 » Oct 15th, '08, 15:54

olivierco wrote:
Salsero wrote:
heavydoom wrote: big box just arrived from kunming, yunnan province. must do some errands first.
Aside from administering life support, what could possibly be a higher priority!


Perhaps buying some more tea...


Now thats an honest well thought out answer! And the only one that can posably answer that question.
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Postby tenuki » Oct 15th, '08, 17:23

I'm not seeing a lot of reviews here, how disappointing.
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Postby heavydoom » Oct 15th, '08, 17:52

errands are done. now time to unpack. it smells great. box was not broken into. nothing missing. some nice samples included. photos are forthcoming......

to be continued........
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Postby shogun89 » Oct 15th, '08, 18:00

heavydoom wrote:errands are done. now time to unpack. it smells great. box was not broken into. nothing missing. some nice samples included. photos are forthcoming......

to be continued........


Yayayayayayayayaya. Theres just something about photos of tea. . . . .
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Postby heavydoom » Oct 16th, '08, 17:30

subject : 2008 YNS * Hand-Braided Wild Arbor Raw Pu-erh tea 400g

info : Produced exclusively for Yunnan Sourcing by a small tea factory in Yongde. We selected spring 2008 material from wild arbor trees and then with extreme care hand-braided the tea. After being sun-dried the teas is arranged carefully and then stone-pressed. Just like a good wild arbor Pu-erh this tea has incredible clarity and is very infusable. A balanced mouthfeel and clean!


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i roughly took about two to three braids of pu, put this into my large tea pot, i think 140 ml, flashed rinsed twice for 6 seconds. first infusion of 25 seconds, liquid very very light yellow. hardly any taste. second infusion of 40 seconds, liquid a bit more yellow, still light, more taste : like a green tea. third infusion of 1 minute, now the liquid looks a distinctive light yellow and the taste is really light and mellow. clean. this is a very young green pu and it tastes so accordingly.

cake very not tightly compressed which i like. the chunk was very easy to pry apart. a gorgeous looking braided cake. those yunnan girls sure know a thing or two about braiding!!! great smell too. all in all, a great looking cake.

it's been now 10 minutes and a very pleasant taste in my mouth right now and at the back of the throat. as i just had some pea soup. taste is lingering for sure.

i would defo age this cake a bit more, give it six more months and see what it tastes like then. those who like a strong tea, skip this one. those who want to try a a very young green pu and want to see what this braiding business is all about, get this. it's a new challenge in the world of pu.

a photo of the cake in close up :

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this is the actual chunk of pu i used for my session :

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the chunks inside the pot :

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one of the braid after having been flashed rinsed twice :

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leaves taken apart from a braid :

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liquid from the third infusion of one minute :

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a note on drinking braided pu cakes. unwind them after having infused them. a lot of the leaves were still twisted around each other like a helix. just dumping water on them won't help unwinding them.


one more cake to follow for review : 2002 Mengku Spring Tips "White Label" Raw Pu-erh tea
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Postby Salsero » Oct 16th, '08, 18:03

Nice stylish review, bro. Hot pics, good suggestions, real insight. That cake sure is a wonder to look at ... even the little infused braids are a delight!
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Postby heavydoom » Oct 16th, '08, 18:10

this is my first time handling a braided cake. really different/unusual. as i have said before, because the leaves are so closely braided, one must unbraid the leaves so to say, to get the leaves open so that the flavours come out, i guess.
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Postby shogun89 » Oct 16th, '08, 19:28

Thanks for the wonderful pics! Interesting how they stay braided. That sure is some light colored soup though. . . .Looking forward to your next review.
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Postby t4texas » Oct 16th, '08, 19:51

Thanks for the review. I first saw a braided one about two years ago. It goes for about $75, so I may have to get one of Scott's.

Cool even if you don't ever drink it.
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