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American Hao 0802

Postby Salsero » Jan 5th, '09, 00:56

OK, I took my Puerhshop American Hao 0802 out for a spin. The one session I had with the 0801 did not inspire me much, but Bears' overall positive post gave me some hope.

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While I agree mostly with Hobbes' sentiments about products that invoke nationalist sentiments, I confess to some excitement about the idea of a Western produced puerh ... maybe calling it Indiana Hao or Indianapolis Cha Wang would have appealed more to me.

Setting all that baggage aside, however, my initial feeling in the first infusion was that it was too light to get my attention, but in subsequent steeps I succumbed to its charms. I found the tea to have a warm pinkish appearance, light flavor, quite good cha qi, some hui gan, especially for something so young. It was overall very smooth, balanced, and nutty, a little timothy ... or is it alfalfa? My experience was nothing like Bears ... maybe I need to use a heavier gaiwan or a pot.

I'll try a couple more rounds with this vendor sample. If I am still enjoying it this much, I will probably order a cake, maybe more for the novelty than the tea, but either way I expect I will enjoy it.

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Postby hop_goblin » Jan 5th, '09, 08:48

Yeah, I enjoyed this Am Hao much more than its predecessor.

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Postby shogun89 » Jan 5th, '09, 15:05

Yeah, I got the cake for Christmas and enjoy it quite a bit.

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Postby Salsero » Feb 21st, '09, 14:23

I keep adding stuff to the front page that I find reviewed in other parts of the forum. Most recently I added
      2006 CNNP 5961 Red Label
      reviewed by tony shlongini

      CNNP 2008 Bulang Spring
      reviewed by shogun89

      Pictures of 3 tongs and some cakes
      submitted by Drax


There's something like 30 reviews there now, many with photos. Thanks, crew, for creating this great knowledge base and resource! There's a lot of talent in this forum.

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Postby shogun89 » Feb 21st, '09, 18:30

Thank you Salsero for keeping it organized, without you it would be lost all throughout this site. :D

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Postby tony shlongini » Feb 22nd, '09, 08:49

shogun89 wrote:Thank you Salsero for keeping it organized, without you it would be lost all throughout this site. :D


+1

Thanks for grabbing the reins.

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