Official Pu of the day


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

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby AdamMY » May 21st, '12, 20:13

1980's Wang Zhi From Essence of Tea.

First infusion felt a little weak, so second infusion I doubled the ( short ) brew time, and this one looks nearly pitch black. Quite nice, but still rather plane, definitely a good bit of wood and mushroom flavors.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby shah82 » May 22nd, '12, 00:48

That sort of thing, you drink for the qi. So how was the qi, man?
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » May 22nd, '12, 07:47

2012 Dayi Jade Raw Puerh

Custom made production. Taste a bit diff from the usual Dayi young raw. Diff in a unique way, but it somehow is weak. Probably because it just arrived. Have to revisit this again.

This Dayi is one of the 'hot' item. Price going up very fast.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby David R. » May 22nd, '12, 08:22

Leaves don't look pretty... :?
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby MIKE_B » May 22nd, '12, 22:07

Spring 2012 Gao Shan Zhai from Tea Urchin.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby debunix » May 24th, '12, 22:50

Discussion elsewhere led me to brew up some of the 2006 Lao Cha Tou from Norbu. Nice and mellow as always, and still giving remarkably consistent flavorful infusions after about 2 kettles of water....
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby brandon » May 25th, '12, 04:44

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Strong, throaty puer with hints of wood on inhale and cooling sensation going all the way to the base of the throat. Best tea drinking buds in "Mr. Sleeves" BioHorn, TIM, and Toki. Where's it from? What season? Picked by virgins? Who cares...
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TIM » Jun 1st, '12, 16:43

TomVerlain wrote: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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After 1 month of tasting, it finally ended. From old taste to young again, young lively brews to old wisdom, round and round for over many many moons. The rose water like brew follows with aloeswood and clean refreshing camphor. A very good ride indeed.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Bryan_drinks_te... » Jun 5th, '12, 01:11

2009 Shuangjiang Mengku "Wei Zui Yuan"

I had this one two nights ago - I bought it as a newb to puerh and got it just to know. When I first tasted it, It was weak and bland to me. After aging and hoping that it would turn into something better - 'better' being something with more strength.

To my surprise, it did! There is plenty of ku wei present and a decent flavor, given that it's young sheng. It's cheap and the leaves are okay for plantation fare. It's a little 100 gram brick and has darkened considerably. Maybe I should try and find a few of these and see what time (and my cabinet) does to them.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Maxwell2079 » Jun 5th, '12, 13:12

MIKE_B wrote:Spring 2012 Gao Shan Zhai from Tea Urchin.


Hi, have you tried the GSZ from YNNS?
If yes, how is it in comparison to the TU´s one?

I will appreciate your comments :mrgreen:
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby teaisme » Jun 6th, '12, 16:10

2004 YPH xiang ming

First try was very small amount of leaf brewed 2 longer infusions---Predominantly roast, with hints of semi aged puerh in the aftertaste only. Almost like drinking a stale houjicha.

Second go around was higher leaf ratio in a bowl. Gone 3 infusions, could have gone more, but environment was cold and it was starting to cool too fast for me to get what I wanted out of it, in a warmer setting I imagine at least 2 more happy brews.

What a difference these two sessions showed. With the bowl the roast was very much in the background, still there, but not offensive like the first. This tea is very gentle and more aged tasting.

Seems like this blended cake has two main components, one, which is plantationish, roasted more heavily, many stems thrown in, and two, older arborish less adulterated thick plump leaf. (just a stab)

Regardless of what it is, the bowl brew has resparked my interest in it, another go around soon, maybe next time I will pack heavy in a small pot :mrgreen:
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Official Pu of the day

Postby debunix » Jun 6th, '12, 16:50

Smokey earthy sweet purple bud Haiwan sheng today, in the thermos, delicious and mellowing during a contentious meeting this afternoon.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby AdamMY » Jun 7th, '12, 12:01

Soyi Purple bud raw "pu-erh", this was a sample sent by a vendor, and I have no clue of the year.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TomVerlain » Jun 9th, '12, 21:27

TIM wrote:
TomVerlain wrote: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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After 1 month of tasting, it finally ended. From old taste to young again, young lively brews to old wisdom, round and round for over many many moons. The rose water like brew follows with aloeswood and clean refreshing camphor. A very good ride indeed.


One sample one month ? did the tea stay wet ? How did you store it ? Amazing how aged tea can be so complex ....
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby AdamMY » Jun 10th, '12, 18:19

A blend of some samples I had left over. This was the EOT Mansai from the OTTI and an unlabeled bag that I have no clue who its from or what is in it.

Quite an interesting combo, the aftertaste lasts forever and leaves a long warm sensation all up and down my throat.
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