A few new puerhs, from the tea-stuff photo frenzy of a few weeks back:
a random-looking brick that was not too pricey on sale at Wing Hop Fung:
A not-so-cheap tuo that smelled nicely earthy through the wrapper:
And I finally shot some pics of the 2007 White Bud Sheng puerh from Norbu that I loved at the second sip (the first, from an accidental minute plus first infusion, was.....um....unpleasant). I liked this tea enough to buy several beengs, and when Greg gave me a beeng of his 2011 pressing of a similar tea, wanted to shoot the 2007 and 2011 together. I kept forgetting to bring one of the pristine whole beengs from where I had them stashed at work, and when I finally remembered, left it sitting on the counter in the evening, and the next morning found it like this:
It had to have been knocked down by the cat, but I'm not sure whether the cat or guinea pig was responsible for the larger nibbles (fortunately neither got sick from nibbling the tea!).
But eventually I got them together
and the comparison, which was what I was most interested in, the older tea being now paler than the new
2007 top, 2011 bottom
Still haven't tried the brick or the tuo yet, so no tea reviews, just tea views.