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Postby shogun89 » Aug 12th, '08, 10:10

soapy wrote:I', kinda new to pu erh so I don't have nearly enough to take photos of......
I have about 25 small cakes 1 wrapped one an 1 cake & tin on the way I bought off ebay last weekend from puerchenxiang
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YunNan DaLi*Nan Jian Ripe Pu-erh Tea Tou/200g/2007

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MengHai*NanNu Mountain Ripe Pu-erh tea cake/200g/2007


anyone know if there any good?

Enjoying a cuppa from 2000 mini brick from puerhshop.com

I thin has a nice smoky flavor and a bit of sweetness of an after taste

I could upload a photo but don't now how sorry


Welcome to Puerh! First of all if that avatar is a teapot. . . SWEET! The MengHai should be good, most ripes are, as you are not tasting the subtlety of sheng you are more looking for a flavorful smooth tea, which most shu I've had even cheap ones posses. I am more towards sheng so I couldn't really tell you if its a good cake or not. But I hope it is a good one, enjoy! To upload pics you need to join photobucket (free). You upload the pictures from your computer to the site. they will provide you with different addresses. copy past the IMG code into the forum and your done.

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Postby Salsero » Aug 12th, '08, 12:58

soapy wrote:I', kinda new to pu erh so I don't have nearly enough to take photos of......
I have about 25 small cakes 1 wrapped one an 1 cake & tin on the way I bought off ebay last weekend from puerchenxiang
a

YunNan DaLi*Nan Jian Ripe Pu-erh Tea Tou/200g/2007
&
MengHai*NanNu Mountain Ripe Pu-erh tea cake/200g/2007


The little tuos look especially interesting to me. About a year and a half ago I bought a very similar looking container of tuo cha from China Gifts on ebay and like them very much. They brew up strong, thick and without off flavors. The wrappers are different though. These are plain white paper and the ones I have are yellow/gold paper with the chinese "cha" character. China Gifts no longer carries anything that looks exactly the same and with non-brand generic items you are buying a pig in a poke.

Be sure to let us know how you like your new purchases when they arrive.

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Postby brandon » Aug 14th, '08, 18:25

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Postby shogun89 » Aug 14th, '08, 18:37

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Thanks for sharing brandon, I got a sample of that 339, That is one smoky tea, but enjoyable.

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Postby brandon » Aug 14th, '08, 18:54

shogun89 wrote:Thanks for sharing brandon, I got a sample of that 339, That is one smoky tea, but enjoyable.


Iz for aging. It was cheap, so we'll see. I am a fan of Changtai.

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Postby Salsero » Aug 14th, '08, 18:57

Do I see a Haiwan Mavin Imperial Tea Brick in there?

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Postby brandon » Aug 14th, '08, 18:59

Salsero wrote:Do I see a Haiwan Mavin Imperial Tea Brick in there?


You totally do.

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Postby tony shlongini » Aug 14th, '08, 19:24

shogun89 wrote:I got a sample of that 339, That is one smoky tea, but enjoyable.


The Chang Tai 339 is the smokiest tea I've tried. It was very sauvage, to coin a wine phrase- essence of barnyard, saddle leather, and bacon. Certainly was interesting.

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Postby Salsero » Aug 14th, '08, 21:25

Here are my spent leaves from the 339. I thought about getting a cake based on the sample, but the one session I brewed with it I felt it got too weak in its later infusions. Mmm, maybe I need to revisit that decision. I plan on placing an order at Pu shop soon anyway...

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u320 ... 199cop.jpg

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Postby augie » Aug 15th, '08, 06:27

shogun89 wrote:Hop, can you take a picture of your pu closet for us? I've always wanted to see it.


Hop, Hop, Hop, Hop, Hop, Hop, Hop, Hop, Hop . . . I wanna see it too!

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Postby hop_goblin » Aug 15th, '08, 08:32

I have already posted it somewhere in a Pu thread! :lol:

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The boxes below contain pu as well. I just rotate my stock by placing them on the rack. I have acquired a few more beengs since I have taken this pic.

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Postby tony shlongini » Aug 15th, '08, 09:41

Is it a sign of impending doom that I can already identify all of these cakes?


I see my future, and it is............ cluttered.

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Postby shogun89 » Aug 15th, '08, 09:45

hop_goblin wrote:I have already posted it somewhere in a Pu thread! :lol:

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The boxes below contain pu as well. I just rotate my stock by placing them on the rack. I have acquired a few more beengs since I have taken this pic.


WOW hop, thats alot of pu!!! Thanks for sharing!

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Postby Dizzwave » Aug 15th, '08, 12:48

At last, I got a chance to photograph my pu fambly.
Here is the pumidor, sheng on top, shu on the bottom... You can sorta see the little black hygrometer on top of a stack, and one of the bowls with a sponge in it on the top level. (The others are obscured by pu.)
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And here is most of the sheng:
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And here is most of the shu:
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And there is no more on the way! Not for a little while. :)

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Postby hop_goblin » Aug 15th, '08, 13:12

I like the little mini tuocha in the collection.. seems out of place! lol

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