Look at all those pots!
oops. apologies for the messiness of the picture, was actually doing some measurements and forgot to pack up the place
dilettante wrote:Kyarazen, u piqued my interest in the 1000 gushu puerh. Where did u buy it from ? Seems very pricey for a new puerh.. But don't mind to buy if it has ageing potential as well
check PM in a while, an incredibly helpful and nice teachat member. it is pricey for a new pu-erh, but still slightly cheaper than new 2013 LBZ/Bingdao from reliable sources.
as for the aging potential, it is hard to tell with limited data on the aging on such teas and the best storage method for it.
early spring buds of ancient trees, these tea leaves probably havent seen much sunlight and thus no bitter/astringency has developed, leaving no necessity for "aging" to let the bitter recede. the aroma wise, it reminded me 50% of a 2013 lincang si-pai shan (四排山) gushu early spring tea that i have left in storage. the sipaishan gushu has a nice strong bitter in it, and after almost a year now the raisiny honeyed like scent in it has thickened. the teade1000 is already thick, complex, smooth from the start...
shah82 wrote:Will you drink it or try to age it? If you don't have it, would you have decided to drink it or age most of it?
i only procured a 10g sample as i didnt know what to expect. together with it i also procured some of that of Xigui 13, Bingdao 13, and a GFZ13 which i'll be taking my time to go through them.
it has turned out that the 1000 year gushu is indeed uniquely excellent, being the only tea i had sampled from Teade (teadezhang) so far and i'm a little tempted to make a purchase. if i do, i'll drink it whilst it ages over time to see how the transitions would be like.
Tead Off wrote:I've been meaning to get down to his shop to try this stuff. It's at the other end of Bangkok from where I am. Maybe your post will motivate me. His Xigui is excellent, too.
i'll try his XG13 tonight, and maybe the GFZ as well.