Official Pu of the day

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby apache » Jul 21st, '11, 15:22

brandon wrote:
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.


I talked to Mr & Mrs Nada. I was told Yiwu will getting milder and milder for the first few years, after that it will pick up again.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby TIM » Jul 21st, '11, 15:34

brandon wrote:
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.


Yiwu is always the classic for me... i do think is more about seasonal changes then aging... Good Yiwu is always masculine, boldly balance and never mild from the beginning.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby shah82 » Jul 21st, '11, 16:06

Outlier Yiwu does that, Guafengzhai and Zheng jia zhai...

but I've not had a luol shui dong or Mahei that was anything but feminine and was always going to be feminine.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 22nd, '11, 08:59

2003 Xia Guan Limited Edition Raw - The NeiFei is signed by the tea factory manager (if I interprate the chinese explanation by the shop correctly). First few brew was light and easy going. Floral and not much smokiness. On the 4th brew onward it starts to perform and it is quite strong. Though 2003, still doesn't show much aging.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 22nd, '11, 09:00

2001 Purple Dayi Raw - This tea gives quite a good kick and some bitterness. Nearly 10 years but still strong.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 24th, '11, 09:53

Ban Zhang Old Tree Tea Raw - Forgotten to ask the year. Kind of new and easy to drink.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 24th, '11, 09:54

2010 Dayi Lao Cha Tuo Ripe - Has a unique taste unlike the usual ripe. First 3 brew doesn't give much taste, but from 4th brew onwards with soaking then it starts to show the unique taste. The 'new' taste in ripe is there. Not so smooth. Would be nicer to let it age a little.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 24th, '11, 09:55

Late Ba Chong Yellow Label Raw - Superb. Woody. Herbal. Strong 'Chi'. Long lasting brew.

Had this after 88 Ching Bing, and it really put 88 to shame.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 25th, '11, 09:07

1996 Menghai 8582 Raw - A well kept dry storage Pu. Tasted clean and neat. Nice to drink now. Gives a deep satisfying feeling at the beginning. Performed well till about 8th brew when it became a little flat which we then stopped. The peak for this Pu is not today, but overall good tea.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby Drax » Jul 25th, '11, 09:59

auhckw wrote:Late Ba Chong Yellow Label Raw - Superb. Woody. Herbal. Strong 'Chi'. Long lasting brew.


Wow, that looks great!

I think I've also tried the 1996 Menghai 8582. I really enjoyed that one, though I think I was able to take it a bit further... might be due to differences in storage.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby MarshalN » Jul 25th, '11, 11:15

auhckw wrote:1996 Menghai 8582 Raw - A well kept dry storage Pu. Tasted clean and neat. Nice to drink now. Gives a deep satisfying feeling at the beginning. Performed well till about 8th brew when it became a little flat which we then stopped. The peak for this Pu is not today, but overall good tea.

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I think these pics would look a lot better if you adjust the white balance

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby sp1key » Jul 25th, '11, 11:20

Menghai tea factory or Menghai region tea?

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby Dass » Jul 25th, '11, 12:07

[quote="auhckw"]1996 Menghai 8582 Raw - A well kept dry storage Pu. Tasted clean and neat. Nice to drink now. Gives a deep satisfying feeling at the beginning. Performed well till about 8th brew when it became a little flat which we then stopped. The peak for this Pu is not today, but overall good tea.

Chua,
This is not menghai tea.As you can notice nothing is written on the nefei.Also the taste is not menghai.Its most probably a CNNP tea.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Jul 25th, '11, 12:23

Dass wrote:
auhckw wrote:Chua,
This is not menghai tea.As you can notice nothing is written on the nefei.Also the taste is not menghai.Its most probably a CNNP tea.

Dass


Noted and thanks for the heads up. Will revisit the tea again the next visit to do forensic :)

The paper too torn to see but indeed looks diff from this
http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/tea/aged- ... -8582.html

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby Drax » Jul 25th, '11, 12:41

auhckw wrote:
Dass wrote:Chua,
This is not menghai tea.As you can notice nothing is written on the nefei.Also the taste is not menghai.Its most probably a CNNP tea.

Dass


Noted and thanks for the heads up. Will revisit the tea again the next visit to do forensic :)

The paper too torn to see but indeed looks diff from this
http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/tea/aged- ... -8582.html


Ah, that's the one I've had (from EoT).

The wrappers don't look too different, though. The one in your picture has very thick lettering... seems to be the major difference?

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