Official Pu of the day

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Zared » Jan 23rd, '17, 02:19

kyarazen wrote:
Zared wrote:Mid 90's loose raw. Thick woody sweetness. This stuff is pretty potent. 20+ steeps and its not done. I acquired this from Orchid tea house today. I definetly need to come back and rescue some of the vintage teaware he sells.


his teas and wares are good! may i enquire the price of his mid 90s loose raw? :D


He has a lot of nice pieces for sure. My wallet thanks me for only buying a tiny teaboat and small amout of tea though. Price was $1/g. Not super cheap but priced fair considering how clean the storage is. I havent been drinking much HK\TW stored stuff lately so it was a nice change too.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby kyarazen » Jan 23rd, '17, 01:17

Zared wrote:Mid 90's loose raw. Thick woody sweetness. This stuff is pretty potent. 20+ steeps and its not done. I acquired this from Orchid tea house today. I definetly need to come back and rescue some of the vintage teaware he sells.


his teas and wares are good! may i enquire the price of his mid 90s loose raw? :D

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Zared » Jan 22nd, '17, 22:54

Mid 90's loose raw. Thick woody sweetness. This stuff is pretty potent. 20+ steeps and its not done. I acquired this from Orchid tea house today. I definetly need to come back and rescue some of the vintage teaware he sells.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby jayinhk » Jan 22nd, '17, 21:46

stevorama wrote:2006 CNNP 7581 Ripe Pu Erh Brick. From Tea Life HK. First sampling. Pleasant and smooth. Zao xiang.


Ah, that tea's been very popular! I especially like HK/Taiwan dry storage for 7581, but those bricks have had light traditional storage so you really get the best of both worlds. I haven't had any pu in a while...been drinking green teas and oolongs instead. Perhaps later today...

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby stevorama » Jan 22nd, '17, 15:12

2006 CNNP 7581 Ripe Pu Erh Brick. From Tea Life HK. First sampling. Pleasant and smooth. Zao xiang.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby jayinhk » Jan 20th, '17, 23:51

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jayinhk wrote:I want to pick up an identification guide! Any suggestions? :)


The book I just got is Mushrooms Demystified by Arora. It's very comprehensive and dense. The book I use all the time is All That the Rain Promises and More by Arora. Mushrooms vary by region so you may need a local field guide. No need to be afraid of mushrooms, just don't eat them unless you know them! :mrgreen: Apologies for the non-pu diversion!!!


Thanks, I know the local government printing press puts out books on local fungi. I'll look into that now!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby stevorama » Jan 20th, '17, 21:42

jayinhk wrote:I want to pick up an identification guide! Any suggestions? :)


The book I just got is Mushrooms Demystified by Arora. It's very comprehensive and dense. The book I use all the time is All That the Rain Promises and More by Arora. Mushrooms vary by region so you may need a local field guide. No need to be afraid of mushrooms, just don't eat them unless you know them! :mrgreen: Apologies for the non-pu diversion!!!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Jan 20th, '17, 08:55

jayinhk wrote:
Rui wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
stevorama wrote:I was wondering why everything seemed so sparkly and swirly, I thought it was just good cha qi! :wink:

It's a good time to use my new 959 page mushroom identification guide! Most mushrooms would turn into mush after a short time. This one is very durable to last 14 years. It might be a shelf mushroom or perhaps a type of lichen and was likely growing on wood. Probably not toxic (but maybe!) Perhaps it was harvested accidentally with the tea.


I want to pick up an identification guide! Any suggestions? :)



My suggestion is: leave it to the experts.

There are many mushrooms that are similar when one looks at them and that could be a problem.

My wife's father and I have been collecting wild mushrooms for years and I am still not confident enough on my own.


Yes, they say you need a microscope to really be sure of what you have because of how similar fungi are. We have had several cases of serious poisoning here, including a few that have necessitated kidney and liver transplants!

We have these here and I'd like to check them out..purely visually, of course :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnopilus_aeruginosus


Of course. The ones who pick are just for food purposes.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby jayinhk » Jan 20th, '17, 07:50

Rui wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
stevorama wrote:I was wondering why everything seemed so sparkly and swirly, I thought it was just good cha qi! :wink:

It's a good time to use my new 959 page mushroom identification guide! Most mushrooms would turn into mush after a short time. This one is very durable to last 14 years. It might be a shelf mushroom or perhaps a type of lichen and was likely growing on wood. Probably not toxic (but maybe!) Perhaps it was harvested accidentally with the tea.


I want to pick up an identification guide! Any suggestions? :)



My suggestion is: leave it to the experts.

There are many mushrooms that are similar when one looks at them and that could be a problem.

My wife's father and I have been collecting wild mushrooms for years and I am still not confident enough on my own.


Yes, they say you need a microscope to really be sure of what you have because of how similar fungi are. We have had several cases of serious poisoning here, including a few that have necessitated kidney and liver transplants!

We have these here and I'd like to check them out..purely visually, of course :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnopilus_aeruginosus

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Jan 20th, '17, 04:01

jayinhk wrote:
stevorama wrote:I was wondering why everything seemed so sparkly and swirly, I thought it was just good cha qi! :wink:

It's a good time to use my new 959 page mushroom identification guide! Most mushrooms would turn into mush after a short time. This one is very durable to last 14 years. It might be a shelf mushroom or perhaps a type of lichen and was likely growing on wood. Probably not toxic (but maybe!) Perhaps it was harvested accidentally with the tea.


I want to pick up an identification guide! Any suggestions? :)



My suggestion is: leave it to the experts.

There are many mushrooms that are similar when one looks at them and that could be a problem.

My wife's father and I have been collecting wild mushrooms for years and I am still not confident enough on my own.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby jayinhk » Jan 20th, '17, 01:15

stevorama wrote:I was wondering why everything seemed so sparkly and swirly, I thought it was just good cha qi! :wink:

It's a good time to use my new 959 page mushroom identification guide! Most mushrooms would turn into mush after a short time. This one is very durable to last 14 years. It might be a shelf mushroom or perhaps a type of lichen and was likely growing on wood. Probably not toxic (but maybe!) Perhaps it was harvested accidentally with the tea.


I want to pick up an identification guide! Any suggestions? :)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby stevorama » Jan 20th, '17, 00:29

I was wondering why everything seemed so sparkly and swirly, I thought it was just good cha qi! :wink:

It's a good time to use my new 959 page mushroom identification guide! Most mushrooms would turn into mush after a short time. This one is very durable to last 14 years. It might be a shelf mushroom or perhaps a type of lichen and was likely growing on wood. Probably not toxic (but maybe!) Perhaps it was harvested accidentally with the tea.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby pedant » Jan 19th, '17, 14:56

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stevorama wrote:Discovered a "surprise" in my pu of the day. Emptied the pot and found a mushroom. In a shu pu er! Looks like some variety of shelf mushroom, identity to be determined.


That's scary! Some fungi are highly toxic and can cause serious nerve and kidney damage! I can see how mushrooms would sprout on shu. It serves as a substrate for fungi during decomposition, after all...


shu production is not totally unlike composting lol

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby jayinhk » Jan 19th, '17, 04:17

stevorama wrote:Discovered a "surprise" in my pu of the day. Emptied the pot and found a mushroom. In a shu pu er! Looks like some variety of shelf mushroom, identity to be determined.


That's scary! Some fungi are highly toxic and can cause serious nerve and kidney damage! I can see how mushrooms would sprout on shu. It serves as a substrate for fungi during decomposition, after all...

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby stevorama » Jan 18th, '17, 23:50

Discovered a "surprise" in my pu of the day. Emptied the pot and found a mushroom. In a shu pu er! Looks like some variety of shelf mushroom, identity to be determined.

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