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Postby heavydoom » Oct 16th, '08, 20:22

i am on my 8th infusion, this tea gets better and better. for a young green pu, this one is not bitter at all, even when oversteeping it. i mean, my third infusion was already for one minute. not bad at all.
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Postby teakid » Oct 16th, '08, 20:33

I'm wondering about the making of these cakes. The leaves must have been braided while they were soft...I'm guessing either soon after they were picked or after the pan frying kill green stage. I think probably the latter. The sun drying process must take longer since the leaves are tangled up. I'm also guessing these cakes may contain more water content in them then usual, those resulting in a lighter taste at a very young age. I hope I'm wrong, but I think these cakes will take a lot longer to age to their peak, say 100+ years?
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Postby Trioxin » Oct 17th, '08, 02:33

That is definitely a cool looking cake. How many infusions did it hold out for? Did the later infusions get any heavier, or remain fairly light?
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Postby heavydoom » Oct 17th, '08, 14:17

Trioxin wrote:That is definitely a cool looking cake. How many infusions did it hold out for? Did the later infusions get any heavier, or remain fairly light?


i went on to ten infusions. after that, you barely taste anything. some of you would go on to steep the tea for more sessions but for me , once a definite taste is gone, i am done with it. this tea is different for me at least. the later infusions got lighter, of course. it's a cheap way of trying a braided cake for sure. ys has two other cakes that are braided but not as cheap as this one.
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Postby heavydoom » Oct 22nd, '08, 16:23

i just had some of this cake by mengyan guoyan, my second favourite tea factory :

http://cgi.ebay.ca/2008-Guoyan-Deep-Mou ... dZViewItem

the leaves are really long and very dark looking. the brew from the second infusion looks like a dark amber and this is a 2008 cake. the taste of this young cake is very different, there no bitterness from oversteeping this tea. my first infusion was 30 seconds and the brew was not bitter at all. the aftertaste in the mouth is sweet, i detect a hint of sweet honey.

this is going on my list for sure.

lovers of young pu must defo pick this up to add spice to your pu wardrobe.

another winner from MENGYAN GUOYAN TEA FACTORY!!!
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Postby tony shlongini » Oct 22nd, '08, 22:09

heavydoom wrote:i just had some of this cake by mengyan guoyan, my second favourite tea factory :

http://cgi.ebay.ca/2008-Guoyan-Deep-Mou ... dZViewItem

the leaves are really long and very dark looking. the brew from the second infusion looks like a dark amber and this is a 2008 cake. the taste of this young cake is very different, there no bitterness from oversteeping this tea. my first infusion was 30 seconds and the brew was not bitter at all. the aftertaste in the mouth is sweet, i detect a hint of sweet honey.

this is going on my list for sure.

lovers of young pu must defo pick this up to add spice to your pu wardrobe.

another winner from MENGYAN GUOYAN TEA FACTORY!!!


That is one great looking cake.

What's your favorite factory?
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Postby shogun89 » Oct 22nd, '08, 22:23

tony shlongini wrote:
heavydoom wrote:i just had some of this cake by mengyan guoyan, my second favourite tea factory :

http://cgi.ebay.ca/2008-Guoyan-Deep-Mou ... dZViewItem

the leaves are really long and very dark looking. the brew from the second infusion looks like a dark amber and this is a 2008 cake. the taste of this young cake is very different, there no bitterness from oversteeping this tea. my first infusion was 30 seconds and the brew was not bitter at all. the aftertaste in the mouth is sweet, i detect a hint of sweet honey.

this is going on my list for sure.

lovers of young pu must defo pick this up to add spice to your pu wardrobe.

another winner from MENGYAN GUOYAN TEA FACTORY!!!


That is one great looking cake.

What's your favorite factory?


I too want this cake! I am going to take a wild guess at his fav. tea factory and say Mengku!
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Postby heavydoom » Oct 22nd, '08, 22:48

not that it matters a lot but yeah, i like MENGKU SHUANGJIANG TEA FACTORY.
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Postby Salsero » Oct 22nd, '08, 22:51

Thanks for the tip, HD, I've added it to my shopping list.
tony shlongini wrote: What's your favorite factory?
I'm joining The General and guessing wildly at Mengku Shuangjiang Tea Factory.

I love it when people have strong preferences and tastes.
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Postby Trioxin » Oct 23rd, '08, 03:46

heavydoom wrote:i just had some of this cake by mengyan guoyan, my second favourite tea factory :

http://cgi.ebay.ca/2008-Guoyan-Deep-Mou ... dZViewItem

the leaves are really long and very dark looking. the brew from the second infusion looks like a dark amber and this is a 2008 cake. the taste of this young cake is very different, there no bitterness from oversteeping this tea. my first infusion was 30 seconds and the brew was not bitter at all. the aftertaste in the mouth is sweet, i detect a hint of sweet honey.

this is going on my list for sure.

lovers of young pu must defo pick this up to add spice to your pu wardrobe.

another winner from MENGYAN GUOYAN TEA FACTORY!!!

I've got a sample of that one on the way (along with the other two Scott has on his site). Can't wait to try them.
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Postby Trioxin » Nov 1st, '08, 15:46

update to the front page reviewing the 2008 Menghai "Da Yi Hong" Premium Raw tea cake
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Postby Trioxin » Nov 5th, '08, 01:12

New front page review for 2003 CNNP "Yi Wu High Mountain Wild Arbor" Pu-erh
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Postby Salsero » Nov 5th, '08, 01:30

Trioxin wrote: New front page review for 2003 CNNP "Yi Wu High Mountain Wild Arbor" Pu-erh
Another nice review. Although I find it a bit annoying to have to jump back to the first page, I do like the way all those reviews look all lined up there in one spot with the photos at the top. Makes for a nice reference.

Do you remember what prompted you to order this cake?
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Nov 5th, '08, 03:54

I just ordered this tonight, my first order from Scott. I'll let you all know what I think as I find my way through it once it gets here.

$36.00 - Multi-Color Duan Ni "Wan Hu" Yixing Clay Teapot * 130ml
$5.50 - 2008 Mengku * Bing Dao Spring Cake * Premium Pu-erh 50g
$3.00 - 2008 Guoyan "Queen of Yi Wu" Premium Raw Pu-erh tea 25g
$3.00 - 2008 Guoyan "Deep Mountain, Old Tree" Raw Pu-erh * 25g
$3.50 - 2008 Hai Lang Hao "Star of Bu Lang" Raw tea cake * 25g
$3.00 - 2007 Mengku * Mu Ye Chun * 001 * Raw Tea Cake * 25g
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Postby Trioxin » Nov 5th, '08, 04:05

Salsero wrote:
Trioxin wrote: [color=darkblue]
Do you remember what prompted you to order this cake?

free sample.
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