Show off your Pu!!!!!!!


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

Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Nov 28th, '11, 09:56

Just went and bought another 2 more pieces of Pink Dayi today.

Then got myself this stainless steal canister and immediately broke 1 piece and put it inside. This size is just nice for 1 beeng.

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Now, people would say that this is not the most ideal way to store puerh as it needs to have air but the teaseller said he has tried storing y97 zhang xiang in this stainless steal canister vs zisha canister and he said stainless steal has better flavor and aroma... so here I am giving it a try with pink dayi. I have taken some out and store it in a beeng box and will taste both in the near future...

PS: His theory could probably be right for aged puerh... but y97 / pink dayi are midage pu... so will see...
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Nov 30th, '11, 09:41

Few days ago I bought this, 2003 勐海云梅春茶 (aka 2003 Meng Hai Yun Mei Raw / aka 2003 Pink Dayi Raw) claimed to be specially custom for Taiwan.

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And since then I couldn't get enough of it, so I went around asking and getting opinions from diff experience tea drinkers from different group/shop on the it.

Feedback are that it is good mid-aged puerh raw that has the good strong camphor (zhang xiang) taste that not all tea will end up having. Those that have tried y97 (KLP2) said pink is quite similar. I even brought the y97 and pink for other tea drinkers in another tea shop to test and the conclusion is the same. Pink is quite similar to y97 but younger and with some aging it would be better.

Some that have tried Menghai Big Yiwu Tree 1999/2001 (pic below) says that Pink has the similarity to the taste.

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Now, why is this not hot seller and some says probably fake? Two reasons...

1) Cause pink is not listed in any books/magazine/net. I managed to find some info on Yun Mei on the net, but it is purple colour y2003 also. Look at the picture below (purple) and above (pink), it is of the exact same wrapping and wording except the colour

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2) It does not come with the typical Menghai/Dayi back wrapping

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*not typical old Menghai/Dayi back

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*typical old Menghai/Dayi back

Then a senior pointed me to a lot of old Menghai/Dayi back and asked me to see for myself... are these all fakes?

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I was quite convinced already that I would buy more regardless real/fake, I liked the taste and will buy it for drinking. Before I make the purchase I asked my seniors, what other tea with the pink price tag that has the same kind of strong camphor taste. After some thoughts, they couldn't come up with the next best.

So finally, I went and bought 1 toong, which add up to total of 10 (unopened) + 1 (opened) pieces.

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I will buy some more of this progressively whenever I have more funds. This is not the end... :lol:
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby Drax » Nov 30th, '11, 10:42

Were a lot of the older beengs wrapped by hand? If so, would it be surprising if different people wrapped them different ways...?

(I have absolutely no idea on this topic, which is why I ask...!) :D

Either way, looks very interesting... and it's always good to get a hold of a tea you like that others don't seem to quite appreciate. :D
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Nov 30th, '11, 11:03

Drax wrote:Were a lot of the older beengs wrapped by hand? If so, would it be surprising if different people wrapped them different ways...?

(I have absolutely no idea on this topic, which is why I ask...!) :D

Either way, looks very interesting... and it's always good to get a hold of a tea you like that others don't seem to quite appreciate. :D


I am also confused about the olden days menghai/dayi wrapping inconsistency. But the typical wrapping as per they say should be as per wat shown above. The curve on the back. But some of the tea shown above has the typical menghai taste, so right taste vs wrong back wrap. I may need to check on this topic with few more seniors.

I have put some effort to make sure this pink is a real good mid-age tea value for money cause it is not cheap but still affordable. Camphor (zhang xiang) taste is the taste that people here would like to have in their puerh and is usually sought after. Not all tea will turned up having Camphor. So I wanted to make sure it is the best for the money worth and the taste is right... and my conclusion is per the story above. I like it, ppl like it, tea is good :)
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Dec 5th, '11, 11:42

2009 Dayi Teabag Ripe - Made from 1 year (y2008) old material.

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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Dec 8th, '11, 15:51

2000 YinHao Lincang Raw - We have tasted this many times and we find that this is a good tea. Taste has gotten smooth and has Camphor (Zhang Xiang) taste. Price is not very cheap but still affordable. I bought some to test @ home. If it good, will topup moreeee. Save me 10 years of waiting for my other new tea to age.

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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Dec 17th, '11, 06:38

Ouch...

2011 Dayi Yiwu Raw - 9 pieces

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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Dec 20th, '11, 08:12

2011 Dayi Phoenix Pillar Raw - Made from 3 years material (as per the printing on the carton, but not mentioned on the beeng wrapping). Bought 9 pieces.

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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby Drax » Dec 20th, '11, 11:17

What tea goes into the Phoenix Pillar....? Or, what makes it different from everything else?
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Dec 20th, '11, 11:38

Drax wrote:What tea goes into the Phoenix Pillar....? Or, what makes it different from everything else?


Well... this year, there are only 4 Dayi tea with the High mountain logo thingi
-Gold Dayi
-Yiwu
-Mengsong Tuo
-Phoenix PIllar

Taste wise:
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=7045&p=211535&hilit=phoenix#p211535

It is a good tea that is not time to drink/enjoy now and probably too young to tell the difference yet, which is a common thing with Dayi tea... a lot of them taste the similar when new, but as it age the taste changes to it's own identity.
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Dec 20th, '11, 11:45

Picture for reference:

Gold Dayi
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Yiwu
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Mengsong Tuo
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Phoenix Pillar
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Dec 21st, '11, 10:13

2011 – 大益之恋 – 青普洱 – 357g 饼
2011 – dà yì zhī liàn – qīng pǔ ěr – 357g bǐng
- 9 pieces

The toong box opens sideway... hmmm...

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Initial Review: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=7045&start=1230#p213008
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Dec 28th, '11, 22:35

What a year... Time for inventory check / documentation

9th Nov 2010
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2nd Dec 2010
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17th Dec 2010
Unopened Tea Stock: 55kg
Varieties of Tea: 22

29th Dec 2011
Unopened Tea Stock: 187kg
Varieties of Tea: 99

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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Jan 1st, '12, 06:47

2011 Dayi Love Ripe - Nice packaging, bought 1 for collection. Taste? Havent got the chance to try yet

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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby solitude » Jan 1st, '12, 11:24

I started with puerh drinking and collecting approximately one year ago. Here are the teas I have so far.

Sheng
1990's Small Yellow Label 357g
1990's late Grand Yellow Label 350g
2001 Jin Chang Hao Yiwu 400g
2002 Hai Lang Hao * Mengku Wild Arbor Raw Pu-erh tea cake 400g
2004 Guoyan * 20th Anniversary Peacock Raw Pu-erh tea 400g
2004 Hai Lang Hao "Nan Nuo Bai Hao" Raw Pu-erh tea cake 357g
2005 Guoyan * Lao Ban Zhang Raw Pu-erh tea * 357g TJ
2007 Hai Lang Hao * Bu Lang Mountain Wild Arbor Pu-erh 400g
2007 Mengku * Mu Ye Chun * 002 * Raw Tea Cake of Yongde 400g
2008 Menghai "0622" Premium Raw Pu-erh tea cake 400g
2008 Menghai "08 Qing" Raw Pu-erh tea tuo 250
2008 Menghai Peacock * Menghai Dayi Puer 400g
2010 Essence of Tea – Bangwai 400g
2010 Essence of Tea – Mansai 400g
2010 The Essence of Tea – Banpen 250g
2010 Yunnan Sourcing "Autumn Mang Fei" Raw Pu-erh tea cake 400g
2010 Yunnan Sourcing "Nan Nuo Ya Kou" Raw Pu-erh Tea 250g
2010 Yunnan Sourcing "Yi Bang" Ancient Arbor Pu-erh tea cake 250g
2011 EoT Mannuo Puerh Tea 400g
2011 EoT Mansai Puerh Tea 2x400g
2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Jing Gu Mini Cake" Raw Pu-erh tea cake 100g
2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Mang Fei" Aged Mao Cha Mini Raw Pu-erh tea cake 100g
2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Mu Shu Cha" Ancient Arbor Raw Pu-erh tea cake 400g
2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Shang Chun" Raw Pu-erh tea cake 400g
2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Wu Liang Mountain" Wild Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea cake 400g



Shu
2003 Langhe "Green Mark" Ripe Pu-erh Tea cake 357g
2003 Menghai Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick 250
2005 Hai Lang Hao "Jin Se Zhen Ming" Ripe Pu-erh tea cake of Menghai 357g


I sampled most of them, but if there was something with good reviews and the price was reasonable I skipped the sampling.

here are some pics:

2010 and 2011 EoT and YS cakes (sheng)
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the rest (sheng)
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and a litle bit of shu
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I also have some loose leaf sheng from 80s and 90s in tins.
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