Official Pu of the day

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby john.b » Aug 26th, '16, 05:05

I just reviewed a Jing Mai pu'er from the Golding shop in Malaysia (I think there are really two, one in KL and one in Penang).

It seemed nice to me but I don't drink all that much pu'er to be a great judge. Has anyone tried their tea?

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Aug 26th, '16, 02:48

Today I am sipping a 2006 Jingmai raw pu'er from Terre de Ciel in France. Very mellow and great all around tea.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Aug 25th, '16, 06:58

With my lunch I am now sipping a 1999 shou from Canton Tea Company. No fermentation aroma or taste any longer just smoothness and sweetness.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby kuánglóng » Aug 25th, '16, 05:23

Sipping some 2012 Sen Zhi Kui Bada Mtn. This is still pretty wild, in a nice way, but that's about it for me. I'd pick almost any Xiaguan tuo over this stuff any day of the week.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Aug 25th, '16, 04:37

debunix wrote:Sounds like a very pleasing group of cakes.


Yes, they have all been stored in France for the past few years and matured enough to show only minimum bitterness and/or astringency. Amongst them there are differences of course but it depends on each individual's taste.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Aug 25th, '16, 03:52

Today I am sipping 2016 YS Man Lin ancient arbor sheng once again. As mentioned before the aroma and mild apricot taste made me buy one of the cakes.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby debunix » Aug 24th, '16, 02:23

Sounds like a very pleasing group of cakes.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Aug 24th, '16, 02:18

Rui wrote:
Rui wrote:
Rui wrote:
Rui wrote:Sipping a very nice 2012 Yiwu from Terre de Ciel in France. This 100gms cake is part of a set of 6 cakes from 6 different mountains.


Today was the turn of the 2012 Gedeng tea from the same series of cakes. Very nice too.


Today I am sipping tea from the Manzhuang cake of the same series. A bit more flavourful than the previous ones (or did I use more leaves?) still smooth, very mild and lightly sweet.


Today I am sipping the 5th of the 6 mountain teas: Mangzhi. Aromatic, light flavoured and with a sweet aftertaste.


Last tea of this 6 mountain series: Youle. The very aromatic, light flavoured and very smooth liquor is great for this time in the morning.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby gasninja » Aug 23rd, '16, 22:36

This evening while digging through old samples I found an excellent 1996 Menghai 7542. The storage couldn't have been more perfect for this tea. I think that I received this sample in 2012. It has been wrapped in a paper bag so it has continued to age. Nice hui gan and a physically relaxing yet mentally stimulating Qi.

The fourth infusion brings that classic plum taste. Yum

I rarely drink puerh that is this mature in the summer months. But it is cooler tonight. SO This is a treat.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Aug 23rd, '16, 02:59

Rui wrote:
Rui wrote:
Rui wrote:Sipping a very nice 2012 Yiwu from Terre de Ciel in France. This 100gms cake is part of a set of 6 cakes from 6 different mountains.


Today was the turn of the 2012 Gedeng tea from the same series of cakes. Very nice too.


Today I am sipping tea from the Manzhuang cake of the same series. A bit more flavourful than the previous ones (or did I use more leaves?) still smooth, very mild and lightly sweet.


Today I am sipping the 5th of the 6 mountain teas: Mangzhi. Aromatic, light flavoured and with a sweet aftertaste.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Aug 22nd, '16, 03:21

Rui wrote:
Rui wrote:Sipping a very nice 2012 Yiwu from Terre de Ciel in France. This 100gms cake is part of a set of 6 cakes from 6 different mountains.


Today was the turn of the 2012 Gedeng tea from the same series of cakes. Very nice too.


Today I am sipping tea from the Manzhuang cake of the same series. A bit more flavourful than the previous ones (or did I use more leaves?) still smooth, very mild and lightly sweet.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby kuánglóng » Aug 19th, '16, 07:07

Rui wrote:
kuánglóng wrote:
Rui wrote:Sipping a very nice 2012 Yiwu from Terre de Ciel in France. This 100gms cake is part of a set of 6 cakes from 6 different mountains.


I have that set somewhere on my shopping list, Rui. How do you like the other five cakes if I may ask?
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So far I have only tasted the teas from Yiwu, Gedeng and Yibang mountains. I bought the 6 samples a week ago or so.

They are all aromatic, mild tasting, medium liquor body, no smoking detected or other undesirable (imho) tastes. They no longer taste the typical apricot taste of young shengs of up to 3 years old but they are not old enough to possibly develop any significant sweeter tastes, etc. They are on that intermediary period. They have been stored in a way that have not developed any undesirable aromas either. The leaves are fairly loose and they were easy to separate for individual steepings.

If I get the cakes I am going to let them store further for them to develop for another 5 or 6 years.


Thanks, Rui. I really like 100g cakes and tuos, much better than those 400-500g monsters (imho) and Tierre de Ciel has quite a lot of them to choose from - nice to hear they're not that uber compressed. Looking forward to placing an order this weekend, can't wait to try their two Kunlus and 2015 Yibang.

I'm drinking some of William's 2014 Wuliang Yi Xang right now. As usual 5g/80ml (or less H2O) and I second W's remark on the freshness in the throat but like yesterdays DXS it's not the most expressive tea of the bunch taste wise. Anyway, I do like the long perfumy aftertaste from those leaves, the soft mood-lifting energy and my stomach doesn't have too much to complain about this time around.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Aug 19th, '16, 05:15

kuánglóng wrote:
Rui wrote:Sipping a very nice 2012 Yiwu from Terre de Ciel in France. This 100gms cake is part of a set of 6 cakes from 6 different mountains.


I have that set somewhere on my shopping list, Rui. How do you like the other five cakes if I may ask?
...


So far I have only tasted the teas from Yiwu, Gedeng and Yibang mountains. I bought the 6 samples a week ago or so.

They are all aromatic, mild tasting, medium liquor body, no smoking detected or other undesirable (imho) tastes. They no longer taste the typical apricot taste of young shengs of up to 3 years old but they are not old enough to possibly develop any significant sweeter tastes, etc. They are on that intermediary period. They have been stored in a way that have not developed any undesirable aromas either. The leaves are fairly loose and they were easy to separate for individual steepings.

If I get the cakes I am going to let them store further for them to develop for another 5 or 6 years.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Aug 19th, '16, 05:03

Rui wrote:
Rui wrote:Sipping a very nice 2012 Yiwu from Terre de Ciel in France. This 100gms cake is part of a set of 6 cakes from 6 different mountains.


Today was the turn of the 2012 Gedeng tea from the same series of cakes. Very nice too.


Sipping the third tea of the series: Yibang this time around. Also a very nice mild tea.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby kuánglóng » Aug 18th, '16, 10:55

Rui wrote:Sipping a very nice 2012 Yiwu from Terre de Ciel in France. This 100gms cake is part of a set of 6 cakes from 6 different mountains.


I have that set somewhere on my shopping list, Rui. How do you like the other five cakes if I may ask?

I'm drinking some of William's 2014 DXS right now. Nothing overly complex or dynamic but a nice daily drinker with some interesting almost DJ like first flush notes, pretty thick texture and gentle, calming qi - I was lucky to get his last cake :)
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