Official Pu of the day

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

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby debunix » Apr 10th, '12, 17:35

Have had this sample of 2007 Yong De, Zi Yu factory "ecological old tree ripe cake" from Norbu. Tasty, earthy, lightly spicy and a bit of sweetness.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby kobold » Apr 11th, '12, 18:27

the Langhe "Lao Cha Tou" ripe pu-erh tea nuggets are both yummy & indestructible. buttery mouthfeel, sweet and thick. fragrant for shu. camphor. very consistent results with 50% increase steps. used 10g in a 180ml duan ni pot. after the 20th brew the steeping times became too long, so to finish it off boiled it in a cup of milk with good results.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby SilentChaos » Apr 11th, '12, 18:40

kobold wrote: to finish it off boiled it in a cup of milk with good results.


:?: :?: :?: Boiled in milk??

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby kobold » Apr 12th, '12, 01:29

yep. to try gingko's way over here:
http://lifeinteacup.teatra.de/2011/06/01/atb-blog-carnival-milk-tea-tea-milk/

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby chado.my.teaway » Apr 12th, '12, 08:12

2004 Imperial Shu ;)) so delicate

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby tenuki » Apr 12th, '12, 14:39

tenuki wrote:some ???? dayi old tree something something. Tasty. On day 3 and still thick and strong... I can't get over how 'twiggy' this tea is, half branch chop.

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Day 6 of this... Now a bit simpler, a bit smokey on sip only, but sweeter, and the aftertaste is to die for.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby puerhking » Apr 12th, '12, 20:06

2006 Chun Ming Tai Hua Mountain Wild Arbor

I have been waiting three years to get a decent cup of tea out of this and it finally came. I had pretty much given up. Tons of grain with some floral notes and dry orange peel in later infusions with a bit of astringency. Good mouthfeel....just a little dryness in the mouth in the last few brews. Nice to see something come into focus.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby chado.my.teaway » Apr 15th, '12, 11:56

2009 Zi-Ya Sheng Pu-erh- Wild Purple Bud Tree

Origin: Jingmai Mountain

Harvest: April 2009, before Qingming (5th April)

Cultivar: wild purple bud variety

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby debunix » Apr 15th, '12, 13:12

Today enjoying the 2008 Yi Wu Bamboo-aged puerh from Norbu. I haven't had a gongfu session with this one in quite a while--it is so tolerant of bulk brewing for the thermos that I more often use it that way. It's easy to pass it and the other mellower puerhs over in favor of the trickier ones that I can only enjoy by gongfu brewing....so, they get undeservedly neglected.

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I'm really loving the 'raptor' houhin by Shawn McGuire for gongfu sessions like this. Works beautifully.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby puerhking » Apr 16th, '12, 19:46

05 Changtai Yiwu Zheng Shan -

Mushroom and wood flavors dominate. Second day seems to be favorable for deeper flavor. Not super complicated...but does the bass notes well.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby debunix » Apr 18th, '12, 21:44

Today, a lovely afternoon with the 2009 Lao Mansa sheng puerh from Norbu. I shared it with office colleagues by taking round a shiboridashi plus a small pitcher of hot water and brewing up a cup for each of them on the spot--something I haven't done before, as a way to make this lovely but still tempermental young sheng more accessible. And now I'm getting a nearly endless series of infusions from it, mmmmm. Love this tea. Wish I'd bought an extra beeng or three when I got this one.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby AdamMY » Apr 20th, '12, 13:59

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98 Chung Cha 8582 by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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98 Chung Cha 8582 (2) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr


on my 4th or 5th infusion, still going strong.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TIM » Apr 20th, '12, 14:18

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1950's Blue Label breathing....

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TomVerlain » Apr 20th, '12, 20:48

50's blue label - I have never had the pleasure ... let us know how it goes. It seems there are a lot of stems - I wonder if they add to the tea in a way we don't understand.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby AdamMY » Apr 21st, '12, 14:39

AdamMY wrote:Image
98 Chung Cha 8582 by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

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98 Chung Cha 8582 (2) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr



Day two. Overnight brew was mighty pungent. Sadly this tea doesn't offer much more than Camphor with hints of Flowers.

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