Official Pu of the day


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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » May 29th, '15, 07:37

Sipping some yummy 1999 CNNP Old Tree cooked puerh brick tea from Canton Tea Company.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby puerhking » May 28th, '15, 16:14

Enjoying the 2014 Autumn Bing Dao from Yunnan Sourcing today. Great aroma and flavor with a nice long finish. Definitely rising in the ranks.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » May 28th, '15, 05:33

Today I have gone back to Teavivre's Fengqing Old Tree Raw Pu-erh Cake Tea 2013 while waiting for some raw pu'er samples from China. :D
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TwoDog2 » May 28th, '15, 04:16

gasninja wrote:2011 EOT Nannou. I am very happy that this tea is brewing up too something nice again.
I was originally impressed with this tea and ordered three cakes. A while back though it became very bland and just uninteresting. Also losing much of its initial qi. I Feared that it was not going to age well. I am now happy that I have a few of these. It is still a bit awkward. But it seemed to be waking up and coming out of its dormancy. There is a potent cha so and a vibrant mouthfeel. Good signs for the future.


This is an interesting piece of information for Puer drinkers to keep in mind. Tea's will sometimes go through a dormant period, or good/bad phases. As long as your aren't short of storage space, keep the teas around. Some teas that I have given up on have come back around. Others that used to be favorites are going through a less desirable phase.

Glad to hear this one is back on track.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby gasninja » May 24th, '15, 20:13

2011 EOT Nannou. I am very happy that this tea is brewing up too something nice again.
I was originally impressed with this tea and ordered three cakes. A while back though it became very bland and just uninteresting. Also losing much of its initial qi. I Feared that it was not going to age well. I am now happy that I have a few of these. It is still a bit awkward. But it seemed to be waking up and coming out of its dormancy. There is a potent cha qi and a vibrant mouthfeel. Good signs for the future.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby gasninja » May 24th, '15, 17:01

2011 EOT Nannou. I am very happy that this tea is brewing up too something nice again.
I was originally impressed with this tea and ordered three cakes. A while back though it became very bland and just uninteresting. Also losing much of its initial qi. I Feared that it was not going to age well. I am now happy that I have a few of these. It is still a bit awkward. But it seemed to be waking up and coming out of its dormancy. There is a potent cha so and a vibrant mouthfeel. Good signs for the future.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby kiwi303 » May 23rd, '15, 01:59

I arrived at the farm yesterday and found my JKTeashop order and the tea from JayinHK here for me. The JiHK tea is open and airing and smelling quite musty, I can see the comments about musty HK storage teas.

I'm now drinking the second day of 2011 Menghai " Lao Cha Tou" Ripe Pu Er Tea from JKTeashop
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby puerhking » May 16th, '15, 14:13

Second day on the 2014 Autumn Mang Zhi from YS. Fair amount of bitterness today but with a lot of aroma coming through. Reminiscent of the 2012 Man Zhuan in flavor profile...but its own unique thing.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rdeitz » May 16th, '15, 10:37

2012 yr Organic BanZhang LaoManE Golden Buds Aged Tree puer Puerh Tea Ripe Cake from the Yunnan Menghai Banzhang Tea Co. by Streetshop88. I bought a sample of this tea with low expectations: a ripe cake that purports to be both organic and from LaoManE? I had my doubts. But I thought I’d give it a shot, I’m the curious type and I couldn’t resist. As for being organic, who knows. Probably not, as we all suspect the organic label on Chinese tea is often not for real, and in fact, I don’t see the word organic on the picture of the label. But as for being from LaoManE, it very well may be. The tea is interesting, and quite bitter. The kind of bitterness you would expect from a LaoManE tea. And it is interesting to taste this level of bitterness in a ripe pu erh. I wonder whether the bitterness will age out, or if it should already have been aged out since the tea has been fermented into a ripe? Underneath the bitterness is a smoothness, if that makes sense, and a hint of that plum flavor and earthiness, though these other flavors are hard to detect because of all the bitterness. It is hurting my stomach like a young sheng. I may buy a cake of this just to see what happens to it.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » May 15th, '15, 03:25

Today I have gone back to White2Tea's 2012 Cangyan Gufeng Yiwu.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby BW85 » May 14th, '15, 15:59

Zacherywolf7 wrote:BW85- it is this one https://www.essenceoftea.com/teaware/cl ... eapot.html. Thus why I contacted David about it :D



One of my friends has a pot in that clay. It's nice clay, but it wouldn't surprise me if some delicate teas didn't go well with it... Which sounds like your experience. It would also have a lot to do with preference, some people my be willing to sacrifice some traits for others
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Zacherywolf7 » May 14th, '15, 14:59

BW85- it is this one https://www.essenceoftea.com/teaware/cl ... eapot.html. Thus why I contacted David about it :D

Puerlife- I will definitely keep posting in this thread, comparing the clay to gaiwan from time to time
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Puerlife » May 14th, '15, 04:31

Zacherywolf7 wrote:http://www.white2tea.com/tea-shop/2014-new-amerykah/

Got a yixing. Tested out https://www.essenceoftea.com/tea/puerh- ... h-tea.html in it and compared to the gaiwan it was flavorless. I emailed David of EoT and he seemed to be all for a yixing with young sheng. So I thought I'd test the pot with a punchier puerh, the one linked above, and it worked wonders. More flavorful, more texture than the gaiwan. Fantastic. So I seasoned the yixing and while doing so put the 7 grams in the yixing on top of the 8 grams in the gaiwan of the new amerykah. Fantastic stuff. I need to study it more closely as a tea rather than thinking about the yixing but right now I am feeling more tea drunk than ever.

I recently had my last session with my 25-gram sample of the 2014 New Amerykah2. As soon as I bought it last year I took it out of the sample bag, as I usually do with samples, and put it in a non airtight ceramic caddie and it finally paid off. I didn't like any other of my sessions with this tea but the last one was surprisingly good. I'm beginning to form the conclusion that I don't like new sheng, but one-year-old sheng I often like a lot. Thanks for the report, and please, more info on your pot. I only have one good sheng pot and it's reserved for sheng that's at least seven years old. Anything younger goes in a gaiwan, but what do I know :D
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » May 14th, '15, 04:09

Yunnan Sourcing 2012 "Impression" raw pu'er a fairly smooth and pleasant tea.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby BW85 » May 14th, '15, 04:04

Zacherywolf7 wrote:http://www.white2tea.com/tea-shop/2014-new-amerykah/

Got a yixing. Tested out https://www.essenceoftea.com/tea/puerh- ... h-tea.html in it and compared to the gaiwan it was flavorless. I emailed David of EoT and he seemed to be all for a yixing with young sheng. So I thought I'd test the pot with a punchier puerh, the one linked above, and it worked wonders. More flavorful, more texture than the gaiwan. Fantastic. So I seasoned the yixing and while doing so put the 7 grams in the yixing on top of the 8 grams in the gaiwan of the new amerykah. Fantastic stuff. I need to study it more closely as a tea rather than thinking about the yixing but right now I am feeling more tea drunk than ever.


Where'd you acquire the yixing? Just curious
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