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2002 Bulang Mountain Arbor brick

Postby JAS-eTea Guy » Jan 21st, '09, 11:57

I purchased about four bricks of this for the first group buy that I did over in the Badger & Blade forum. Wish I had kept back a couple of bricks. Instead, I have probabaly less than ten grams remaining. Compression on the brick is medium. Color of dry material is somewhat dark. Infused about 7 grams in a 250 ml yixing pot. Infusion is a medium amber with excellent clarity.

Astringency - (some)
Smoke - (none)
Dryness-(mouth) - (some)
Mouthfeel - (medium)
Hui gan - (some)
Flavor - (excellent)
Overall value - (good)
Purchase again - (maybe, if I run across more. Have not seen it lately)

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Postby tony shlongini » Apr 13th, '09, 10:44

What happened? Nobody drinks pu'er any more? Yeesh, getting your butts kicked by a shaving site? :lol: What gives?

'08 CNNP 5961

Hobbes refers to CNNP as the place where sheng goes to die. This one is another pedestrian offering. Nothing in particular stands out, but it's a nice enough drink- mild, smooth, and inoffensive. I'm just looking for a bit more at this point. I doubt that time will yield any favorable changes in this one, so drink up if you have it.

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Postby sp1key » Apr 13th, '09, 12:20

at this stage still prefer the 06' 5961 over the 08'

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Postby tony shlongini » Apr 13th, '09, 16:36

Yep, that was a typo. It's an '06.

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Postby tomd » Apr 13th, '09, 21:05

2006 Changtai tou

Astringency - None
Smoke - Nope
Dryness-(mouth) - none
Mouthfeel - Thick, coating, smooth
Hui gan - some
Flavor - Great, sweet, no off flavors, hints of tobacco
Overall value - Good everyday tea
Purchase again - Already have another tou in my humidor

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Postby JP » Apr 13th, '09, 21:12

tony shlongini wrote:What happened? Nobody drinks pu'er any more? Yeesh, getting your butts kicked by a shaving site? :lol: What gives?



Let's just say that this thread slipped outta sight on a puck of teatree soap.

No pu for me today, I'm not really around my tea stuff during my down time right now. Later this week perhaps.

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Postby shogun89 » Apr 13th, '09, 21:59

Thank you Tony for getting this thread back, I missed it :cry: :cry: :cry: . Anyway, no pu for me today but hopefully latter this week I will have some free time to do a quality session.

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Postby Salsero » Apr 13th, '09, 22:08

Last night I had some of the 2007 Jingmai Mountain Spring Puerh Tea Cake from P-shop. The last couple times I have had this I have been disappointed. I keep thinking more leaf might help, but I forget to increase the leaf amount.

And now I'm getting all hot and bothered about the Xiaguan cake in regards to which Thanks is making suggestive comments.

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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Apr 13th, '09, 22:50

Salsero wrote:And now I'm getting all hot and bothered about the Xiaguan cake in regards to which Thanks is making suggestive comments.


That looks like a really nice cake, I'll have to consider picking up a cake or at the very least a sample of that one next time around... which hopefully will be pretty soon :)

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Postby tony shlongini » Apr 14th, '09, 08:56

'07 Yongpinhao Yiwu

Not bad. Simple and straightfoward. Not a blockbuster, but inoffensive.

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Postby Salsero » Apr 14th, '09, 10:55

tony shlongini wrote: '07 Yongpinhao Yiwu
Is that the Fall harvest brick or the Zheng Shan cake? Your description roughly corresponds with my notes on both teas.

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Postby tony shlongini » Apr 14th, '09, 14:29

http://www.puerhshop.com/index.php?main ... cts_id=389

It's a good introductory tea for those who are afraid of/unfamiliar with pu'er.

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Postby Dizzwave » Apr 14th, '09, 14:42

tomd wrote:2006 Changtai tou

Is that the Changtai Banna shu? I love that one... One of my fave shus! I bought a few to last too. (Not sure how long they'll last.....)

Yeah Tony, thanks for getting this thread going again. :)

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Postby tony shlongini » Apr 14th, '09, 20:43

The banna tuo is one of my favorite shus- nice, thick, and chocolaty.

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Postby Salsero » Apr 15th, '09, 01:57

I had a nice session today with the Jinggu Ancient Tea Tree Dabaihao from Awazon Tea. I bought this back in November just hoping it would be good. I wasn't very impressed then and haven't revisited the ounce or two of long skinny leaves that I broke off back then.

Maybe it's a low expectations result, but this time I am pretty happy with it: thick with a straw and honey taste and a little aftertaste. Goes for quite a few infusions too.

I'm not ready to tell everyone to rush out and buy a cake, but I am feeling a bit smug about having one in the pumidor.

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