Official Pu of the day


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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 15th, '11, 10:12

Liao Fu - I forgot the year, it is aged. Liao Fu Tea is a name of person in remembrance of him. According to the seller, this is puerh plant but is planted nearby Vietnam. The processing method is different. Taste kind of woody and aged. Taste a bit like puerh but also like liu bao. Woody. Wet taste.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 15th, '11, 10:14

2006 Xia Guan Cangshan Yin Hao tea cakes Raw Tuo - this comes in tuo and iron beeng. I tried the Tuo, initially nice flowerish taste. After soaking it, very strong in astringency.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby MarshalN » Jul 15th, '11, 11:10

auhckw wrote:2001 Meng Ku Wild Raw - Wild taste indeed. Nice to drink. Not too strong.

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The tea looks fake, if that's the front side. Neifei is peeled off. Why?
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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 15th, '11, 11:24

MarshalN wrote:The tea looks fake, if that's the front side. Neifei is peeled off. Why?


I don't know. I heard there is quite a bit of confusion of the y01,02,03 for this version of Mengku. Do you have the cover of the real version?

Neifei peeled off? I will check next time, maybe in the sample box/envelope.
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Re: Pu of the day

Postby brandon » Jul 18th, '11, 13:41

auhckw wrote:
MarshalN wrote:The tea looks fake, if that's the front side. Neifei is peeled off. Why?


I don't know. I heard there is quite a bit of confusion of the y01,02,03 for this version of Mengku. Do you have the cover of the real version?

Neifei peeled off? I will check next time, maybe in the sample box/envelope.


http://bestteaonline.com/store/images/IMG_1774s.JPG
http://www.theteagallery.com/v/vspfiles ... sjmk01.jpg

I don't think my copy (03) has extra stamps on the front, but yours does. I'll look at it later.

Edit: nevermind, i have all three stamps.
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Re: Pu of the day

Postby MarshalN » Jul 19th, '11, 10:22

auhckw wrote:
I don't know. I heard there is quite a bit of confusion of the y01,02,03 for this version of Mengku. Do you have the cover of the real version?

Neifei peeled off? I will check next time, maybe in the sample box/envelope.


The wrapper looks fine in your case. You have the three words "Wild tea" under the logo, while mine, which is 02, does not. I've seen both however. I got mine from the official Mengku store, so no fakes there (and nobody faked Mengku anyway back then, too cheap)

http://www.marshaln.com/2006/10/tuesday ... r-10-2006/

The reason I say the one you posted looks a bit fake is because the leaves look funny, and there's definitely evidence of a neifei that is now gone, so something's going on there.
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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 20th, '11, 10:45

MarshalN wrote:
auhckw wrote:
I don't know. I heard there is quite a bit of confusion of the y01,02,03 for this version of Mengku. Do you have the cover of the real version?

Neifei peeled off? I will check next time, maybe in the sample box/envelope.


The wrapper looks fine in your case. You have the three words "Wild tea" under the logo, while mine, which is 02, does not. I've seen both however. I got mine from the official Mengku store, so no fakes there (and nobody faked Mengku anyway back then, too cheap)

http://www.marshaln.com/2006/10/tuesday ... r-10-2006/

The reason I say the one you posted looks a bit fake is because the leaves look funny, and there's definitely evidence of a neifei that is now gone, so something's going on there.


Guess what? They took it off the shelf. After so long being there till now. They said they kept it because short of space for other tea. Well, guess it will remain a mystery.
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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 20th, '11, 10:55

2010 Dayi Early Spring - Last week I tried the 2011 version of this. 2011 is very strong and bitter. 2010 is also strong but much it is 'slightly' easier to drink. The tea started with bitter, good aroma and sweetness. Then on 4th brew onwards, the good aroma suddenly went missing leaving on bitter, bitter and more bitterness. Though bitter, saliva keeps flowing out.

This was not a good hit b4 the shop opened up the 2011 sample. After trying it and people started to spread the goodness about it, people started to buy and currently left with only 5 pieces of 2011 from the cartonssss they initially ordered. Now the shop is promoting the 2010, hoping to sell more.

Before this I thought Spring tea should not be bitter... but this early spring (if the label is true) proofs otherwise.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 20th, '11, 10:59

2007 Dayi Big Leaves Raw - This has slight smoky taste. From the infusions we had today, this tea is a weak tea. Even after soaking, it couldn't perform. It is easy to drink now with no kick. I wonder how far more can this tea go.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 20th, '11, 11:01

1994 Wild Camphor (Zhang Xiang) Raw - First few brew I couldn't taste the camphor as per the label, but from 4th brew the camphor taste become obvious. This tea gives a dry aftertaste. 1994? This tea seems younger than the label says.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 21st, '11, 03:26

2009 Big Snow Mountain Raw - The shop say this is from thousand year old tree. Premium quality material. Hard to get. The taste has smoky foundation. Gives the kick. A kind of weird taste that needs to get use to. I tried it for the 2nd time, but have not acquired the liking yet.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 21st, '11, 11:49

2007 Dayi Silver Colour Raw - This sounds quite similar to 2003 Silver Dayi, the difference is the word 'Colour'. I have tried 2003 and this 2007 is not same. 2003 is much better and stronger. I was told when this 2007 was new, it is very smoky but the sample I tried today isn't that smoky as per expected.

This tea is good but not great or memorable. Perhaps need more time...

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby David R. » Jul 21st, '11, 12:39

auhckw wrote:This tea is good but not great or memorable. Perhaps need more time...


Speaking in general, I've heard more than one vendor telling me that tea doesn't develop good things with time on their own, that tea has to have something special right from the start.

I am not saying this because it is Dayi... but I'd certainly like to hear what people have to say about this.
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Re: Pu of the day

Postby shah82 » Jul 21st, '11, 13:21

I don't know if that's an easy thing to evaluate. If you've had 'em totally new, perhaps, but to me, different teas age in different ways. Many Lincang teas, for instance, have repulsive stages...doesn't mean that they won't eventually be good. Yiwus can be too mild when new. Bulangs can be too bitter when new. The list goes on...

Check out MarshalN's blog, as he's doing a tasting of older teas, and we can see if perhaps a cheap tea will do better!
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Re: Pu of the day

Postby brandon » Jul 21st, '11, 15:01

shah82 wrote:Yiwus can be too mild when new.


This is kind of blowing my mind right now. 09 Yiwu is just now picking up character this season that I swear wasn't there before. It started out pretty uninspiring.
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