Anyone heard of this company?


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

Postby Salsero » Aug 29th, '08, 03:36

Postscript:

After 11 infusions, the last one being 6 minutes, this stuff could keep going I don't know how long. The last five or six infusions were -- surprisingly -- my favorite. The flavor was more balanced including more of those low notes, not enormously powerful, but very pleasant, and that oily feel on the lips that I like so much was very consistently present. I don't think I have had a tea that seemed to improve this noticeably over a long series of brews, unless maybe some of the Dan Congs.

I am feeling more positive about this tea at the end of this session than I was earlier.
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Postby hop_goblin » Aug 29th, '08, 08:41

Thanks for the follow up Sal.
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Postby puerhking » Aug 29th, '08, 11:29

Glad someone else obtained this cake. Yeah this cake seems to give better flavor in the middle to late infusions. Agreed that the leaves are nice and the compression is probably from a stone mold. I have been fairly impressed to quite impressed by 5 of the 6 beengs I purchased from him. Thanks for the review Sal.
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Postby thanks » Sep 7th, '08, 00:58

Wouldn't the seller allow you guys to combine shipping? That's highway robbery!
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Sep 7th, '08, 01:08

Wow I may go ahead and buy one of those at that kind of price. Seems he only has a few things at a time though...

Puerhking: Which one didnt you like so much?
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Postby thanks » Sep 7th, '08, 04:08

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:Wow I may go ahead and buy one of those at that kind of price. Seems he only has a few things at a time though...

Puerhking: Which one didnt you like so much?

I'm currently the high bidder on all those with bids on them, but now I really shouldn't be spending that kind of money on tea (shipping!). Feel free to bid the minimum, I only bid the minimum so I really would like to lose all of them.
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Postby puerhking » Sep 7th, '08, 11:46

He let me combine shipping on four or more cakes but I had to email him. When you look at the overall cost they are quite cheap.

this was my least favorite....thats not to say it was bad but it needs some time to soften a little. it also had the highest compression.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Far-Age-Collection-357g-Puerh-Cake-2007-Pu-Erh_W0QQitemZ110285323883QQihZ001QQcategoryZ38181QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

my favorites were the century to century and the yiwu cakes.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Century-to-Century-No-7-357g-Puerh-Cake-2007-Pu-Erh_W0QQitemZ110285318656QQihZ001QQcategoryZ38181QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Far-Age-Collection-Yi-Wu-357g-Puerh-Cake-2008-Pu-Erh_W0QQitemZ110285318042QQihZ001QQcategoryZ38181QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

the gu hua - fall leaves cake has nice flavor but does not have many infusions in it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Far-Age-Collection-Yi-Wu-357g-Puerh-Cake-2008-Pu-Erh_W0QQitemZ110285318042QQihZ001QQcategoryZ38181QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Postby thanks » Sep 7th, '08, 13:21

puerhking wrote:He let me combine shipping on four or more cakes but I had to email him. When you look at the overall cost they are quite cheap.

this was my least favorite....thats not to say it was bad but it needs some time to soften a little. it also had the highest compression.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Far-Age-Collection-357g-Puerh-Cake-2007-Pu-Erh_W0QQitemZ110285323883QQihZ001QQcategoryZ38181QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

my favorites were the century to century and the yiwu cakes.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Century-to-Century-No-7-357g-Puerh-Cake-2007-Pu-Erh_W0QQitemZ110285318656QQihZ001QQcategoryZ38181QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Far-Age-Collection-Yi-Wu-357g-Puerh-Cake-2008-Pu-Erh_W0QQitemZ110285318042QQihZ001QQcategoryZ38181QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

the gu hua - fall leaves cake has nice flavor but does not have many infusions in it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Far-Age-Collection-Yi-Wu-357g-Puerh-Cake-2008-Pu-Erh_W0QQitemZ110285318042QQihZ001QQcategoryZ38181QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Being a student I realized I really shouldn't spend the money anyway, even if it doesn't seem like much. *Edited because I'm horrible with math, but still a broke student.*
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Sep 7th, '08, 13:33

puerhking wrote:He let me combine shipping on four or more cakes but I had to email him. When you look at the overall cost they are quite cheap.


Do you need to order a minimum of 4 or more to combine shipping? How much did it run you?
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Postby puerhking » Sep 7th, '08, 16:25

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:
puerhking wrote:He let me combine shipping on four or more cakes but I had to email him. When you look at the overall cost they are quite cheap.


Do you need to order a minimum of 4 or more to combine shipping? How much did it run you?


specifically he said that he would take $5 off of three if I wanted to send it by air but nothing for SAL. For four cakes he took $10 off the shipping for SAL. So I paid $30 to ship four cakes. This was quite a deal when you think about the fall cake costing 99 cents.
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Postby Salsero » Sep 7th, '08, 16:43

Yes, the shipping charge seems crazy high, but the tea cost seems crazy low, so it works out OK.
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Sep 7th, '08, 19:18

I've messaged him on ebay asking what kind of deal on shipping he could do with combining items. If i can get a decent enough deal, I might just pick up all 7 of them :shock:
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Sep 8th, '08, 00:31

Looks like I may be starting my collection :)

I'm working on a deal with the seller to get one of each of those cakes, should only cost be around 10 bucks per cake when its all said and done...

Of course I havent tried any of them, but it seems from everyone who tried them they are decent enough for the price, and with what Jim from PS said they might be a wise investment.
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Postby Salsero » Sep 8th, '08, 00:50

Thanks for sharing your experience in bargaining with this vendor.
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Postby puerhking » Sep 8th, '08, 11:36

I think you will be happy with your purchase. Its always nice to have enough to see the range of sheng...so you can see what you really like.
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