Official Pu of the day

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Dec 6th, '16, 07:30

kuánglóng wrote:
Rui wrote:Autumn 2016 Jingmai Ancient Trees from Farmerleaf. Out of this world gushu aroma, smooth and with a slight sweetness followed by a slight bitterness which should disappear with time.


Good news, Rui. I've had it on my short list for a couple days and will place an order today. Besides I'm a sucker for 100g cakes and am pretty happy about W's decision to offer them from now on.


I also ordered a sample which is what I am sipping at the moment.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby kuánglóng » Dec 6th, '16, 06:32

Rui wrote:Autumn 2016 Jingmai Ancient Trees from Farmerleaf. Out of this world gushu aroma, smooth and with a slight sweetness followed by a slight bitterness which should disappear with time.


Good news, Rui. I've had it on my short list for a couple days and will place an order today. Besides I'm a sucker for 100g cakes and am pretty happy about W's decision to offer them from now on.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Dec 6th, '16, 02:57

Autumn 2016 Jingmai Ancient Trees from Farmerleaf. Out of this world gushu aroma, smooth and with a slight sweetness followed by a slight bitterness which should disappear with time.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby jayinhk » Dec 2nd, '16, 23:09

Drinking 2008 Dayi gongting shu from a 100g cake that I've had for a year--it's really become something sweet and smooth since escaping Kunming. Using a F2/F5 zisha tea set I picked up for a very good price. The cups reduce the aroma and flavor of the tea but also make it smoother--I'll reserve this set for traditional storage shu and heavy traditional storage sheng as it would make them incredibly smooth to drink and knock off all storage aromas. The dry storage stuff doesn't need the muting and would be better in higher fired/finer clay. This stuff is so clean it would excel in modern zhuni/hongni/porcelain too--no off flavors at all and it has a super delicate almost baby powder-like floral sweetness to it that developed over the year. I have another four or five cakes of this and I'm considering picking up another dozen or more to age. So delicious!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Dec 1st, '16, 08:12

Haddemall wrote:Sorry if I was unclear. Didn't mean to question the store, just thought it was brave to buy that big a cake in one go. Maybe you know this cake well, Rui.


Not this particular cake but I have sipped tea from a sample of this same tea.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Haddemall » Dec 1st, '16, 07:14

Sorry if I was unclear. Didn't mean to question the store, just thought it was brave to buy that big a cake in one go. Maybe you know this cake well, Rui.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby mr mopu » Dec 1st, '16, 06:45

Rui wrote:
Haddemall wrote:You are a brave man and yes, we will all blame you :D :wink:


So far I have had no complains about this Aliexpress store and all the teas so far have been genuine and historically well stored.

If it is King Tea store I will vouch as well.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Dec 1st, '16, 05:08

Haddemall wrote:You are a brave man and yes, we will all blame you :D :wink:


So far I have had no complains about this Aliexpress store and all the teas so far have been genuine and historically well stored.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Dec 1st, '16, 05:06

kuánglóng wrote:Whoa ... that one would look pretty good in my collection :) - looking forward to your tasting notes, Rui.
I really like a lot of the Mengkus I've tried and bought a 2006 MuShu (first batch) some weeks ago - really tasty, dry aged stuff. I guess I have to buy a couple more cakes for my stash.


In my collection I also have a couple more Mengku's but they are far too bitter for me at the moment. Both of the cakes are in humidors at 75% relative humidity.

This one has a very nice aroma of dry storage and I'll be looking forward to try it this weekend. If you like check my Instagram post on Saturday to see at least the colour of the liquor.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby kuánglóng » Nov 30th, '16, 12:58

Rui wrote:Although I have not tasted it yet I have bought 2002 Mengku Hao 400gms Cake to celebrate my forthcoming birthday (it is a big one btw).

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Free-shipping-Puer-raw-tea-2002-Meng-Ku-Rong-s-Tea-MENGKU-HAO-sheng-tea-400g/1220054_2027599423.html

Hold your thumbs...


Whoa ... that one would look pretty good in my collection :) - looking forward to your tasting notes, Rui.
I really like a lot of the Mengkus I've tried and bought a 2006 MuShu (first batch) some weeks ago - really tasty, dry aged stuff. I guess I have to buy a couple more cakes for my stash.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Haddemall » Nov 30th, '16, 08:35

You are a brave man and yes, we will all blame you :D :wink:

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Nov 30th, '16, 08:28

Although I have not tasted it yet I have bought 2002 Mengku Hao 400gms Cake to celebrate my forthcoming birthday (it is a big one btw).

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Free-shipping-Puer-raw-tea-2002-Meng-Ku-Rong-s-Tea-MENGKU-HAO-sheng-tea-400g/1220054_2027599423.html

Hold your thumbs...

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Nov 30th, '16, 08:24

Hopefully you guys will like Jingmai Gulan. Please do not blame it on me if you don't. :lol:

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Haddemall » Nov 30th, '16, 07:42

Bought a cake of the Gulan in my recent buying explosion.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby kuánglóng » Nov 30th, '16, 05:31

Rui wrote:Since there seems to have been a problem with the forum for the past couple of days I might as well recap what I have been sipping:

Monday and Tuesday it was the turn of 2013 Spring Jingmai from Terre de Ciel and today I am sipping 2016 Jingmai Gulan from Bannacha,

I still haven't tried anything but the Kunlu from my TdC order but the day will come for sure :lol:
I've had some of Williams 2016 Jingmai Honggu two days ago and will brew up some nicely aged 2007 Mengku Spring Tips right after I've clicked the submit button.

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