Official Pu of the day


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

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby apache » Apr 6th, '14, 12:55

Mouldy Cheese with Wet Stored Pu

What a combination! Nothing could be as far apart as these two originated, but I think they complement each well.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TwoDog2 » Apr 6th, '14, 13:01

2014 Yibang

Made only a few days ago, a gentle soup with a soft honey flavor

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TwoDog2 » Apr 6th, '14, 13:04

apache wrote:What a combination! Nothing could be as far apart as these two originated, but I think they complement each well.


This is great! I remember drinking puer alongside a Stilton once, but I don't think the puer was wet stored. I am going to have to wait until I am in a place with good cheese to try it again
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby shah82 » Apr 6th, '14, 13:14

All that alkalinity in the fancy cheese will play havoc with the flavors of puerh in your mouth!
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TwoDog2 » Apr 6th, '14, 13:30

shah82 wrote:All that alkalinity in the fancy cheese will play havoc with the flavors of puerh in your mouth!


Havoc is just another word for fun. Pairings and blah blah blah. I just want to try it!
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby apache » Apr 6th, '14, 13:37

I also have tried drinking dry stored sheng with Manchego, and not only me but others there also thought they went well together.

I haven't tried all possible types of cheese, but IMHO, Stilton and Manchego would go well with pu whether it is dry or wet stored sheng or shu.

Obviously most pu drinkers are Chinese or people from the Far East and cheese is rarely eaten let alone trying it with pu. :mrgreen:
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby apache » Apr 6th, '14, 13:41

I think Heston Blumenthal would have no hesitation to combine anything foods which are unlikely bed fellow with a strong contrast. Whether we agree with him or not, he is not lacking followers. :mrgreen:
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TwoDog2 » Apr 6th, '14, 13:42

apache wrote:Obviously most pu drinkers are Chinese or people from the Far East and cheese is rarely eaten let alone trying it with pu. :mrgreen:


These certainly are the kinds of combinations that occur when people move from Asia to the West, or the West to Asia. Cheese and puer really is a potentially good combo though!

Also, curse you for giving me a craving for Stilton and Manchego. That urge is going to have to wait unattended for a good long while
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby apache » Apr 6th, '14, 13:46

TwoDog2 wrote:...
Also, curse you for giving me a craving for Stilton and Machego. That urge is going to have to wait unattended for a good long while


Oops! I'm sorry! :mrgreen:
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby debunix » Apr 6th, '14, 13:47

I do love to combine cheese and puerh. Also cheese with oolong. I do avoid most of the greener oolongs and green teas with cheese, although sometimes it's unavoidable when an already started tea session runs into a meal that features tea.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby apache » Apr 6th, '14, 13:53

On a more serious note, I would avoid drinking young sheng straight after ice cream. However, even knowing these two are not a good combination, I always suffered from the consequence for the next couple of hours!
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby PurplePotato » Apr 6th, '14, 17:27

2011 Dashu Bulang from white2tea

Made the mistake of drinking this and then trying to get some work done...
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Puerlife » Apr 7th, '14, 08:14

0532 201 from Yunnan Sourcing - When I bought it last September it was undrinkable but now, while still needing more time, is definitely drinkable. So the Chiang Mai climate does speed up the progress of young shu at least.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Balthazar » Apr 7th, '14, 10:00

PurplePotato wrote:2011 Dashu Bulang from white2tea

Made the mistake of drinking this and then trying to get some work done...


Did it make you tired, or did it pack too big a punch for any focused work to be possible?

I'm a bit interested in trying this myself, Hobbes gave a good review, and the price is very agreeable.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby PurplePotato » Apr 7th, '14, 15:04

Balthazar wrote:
PurplePotato wrote:2011 Dashu Bulang from white2tea

Made the mistake of drinking this and then trying to get some work done...


Did it make you tired, or did it pack too big a punch for any focused work to be possible?

I'm a bit interested in trying this myself, Hobbes gave a good review, and the price is very agreeable.


Definitely the later. It's kinda difficult to describe, but it became slightly difficult to focus strings of thoughts together. It does seem like it could go well with creative and/or repetitive work. Unlike some teas I've had, the energy didn't really grow over the session, it was more of a hit hard at the beginning. But then again, your experience could be quite different :D

At the very least, this would make a great blender, as it's not very complex, and it's strong.

The price is very nice. If I were to just buy one, it would cost more to ship it than the price of the cake itself. I definitely think it's worth a sample.
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