Check this guy out.

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

Check this guy out.

Postby Jeremy » Nov 19th, '08, 10:08

I stumbled across this when doing a google search.

http://www.bluechippuerhtea.com

http://www.bluechippuerhtea.com/Stores.htm

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Postby Proinsias » Nov 19th, '08, 10:39

That's quite a pumidor he's got there.

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Postby Salsero » Nov 19th, '08, 12:57

Well, I feel a lot better about my own compulsive behavior now ...

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Postby heavydoom » Nov 19th, '08, 13:27

great thread and this malaysian cop is hard core. :!:

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Postby Janine » Nov 19th, '08, 13:31

Fascinating.

If this man were to offer futures shares (or mutual fund), I would consider this an interesting alternative investment vehicle given the worldwide financial situation.

But the puerh market is tricky too!

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Postby Cinnabar Red » Nov 19th, '08, 14:51

The good officer doesn't mention a burglar alarm. Hmmmm. :twisted:

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Postby shogun89 » Nov 19th, '08, 15:10

Thank you for providing this link, Very interesting! Maybe we can all get together and pay him visit if you know what I mean. . . . :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Postby puerhking » Nov 19th, '08, 16:12

I wish this guy would take things more seriously.

Damn....how many different pu's does Menghai make???? :shock:

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Postby hop_goblin » Nov 19th, '08, 17:35

Looks like a noob to me :lol:

Holy crap, this guy isn't playing around! I wonder if he is going to build a moat next! Shoot, I know I would if I lived close to you guys! OH by the way, what is


"(Left) Stacks of Nan Zhao taken out of original
cartons for optimum aeration-cum-ageing" :lol:

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Postby orguz » Nov 19th, '08, 18:31

That's overboard.

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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Nov 19th, '08, 20:54

orguz wrote:That's overboard.


Oh no, that right on board in my book. I'd sure like to make that guy a close friend :)

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Postby shogun89 » Nov 19th, '08, 21:03

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:
orguz wrote:That's overboard.


Oh no, that right on board in my book. I'd sure like to make that guy a close friend :)


+1

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Postby Jeremy » Nov 19th, '08, 21:06

Its rediculous, it looks like he has bings stacked in his entertainment center! hahahah
:lol: :lol:

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Postby ABx » Nov 19th, '08, 21:33

At the bottom it looks like he's got link placeholders; in other words he's preparing to sell. With all the talk of investment I suspect he's probably going to be something like that puerh investment site that was posted some time ago.

Even before seeing the non-functioning "How to Order" links I got the impression that the message was: "Buy from me because I really know what I'm doing - I sell only the best and it's stored really well. It's an investment with high returns, and you can use it to take advantage of the health craze."

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Postby Goose » Nov 19th, '08, 21:37

My favorite page-
Choo has warned that as with high-priced branded products like French wines and Swiss watches, certain Pu-erh brands also attract imitation or "fake" tea traders. This usually happens soon after a particular tea has gained wide market reputation and demand. Some con traders, usually small ones, will always capitalize on a certain Pu-erh then enjoying a high market price by selling "fake teas" which the tea connoisseurs could easily detect as being not genuine. Hence the question of a seller or collector's "credibility" is an important factor to consider for a buyer of teas. Choo had in fact "tested" certain sellers by just buying one cake of tea from them, and after "testing" it by savouring it with close network of connoisseur buddies. This helps to prevent innocent investors from being made suckers. Choo had found the "inferior" quality of one such "fake tea" for which he paid an above marker price, but it was a "learning" exercise he went in with eyes open -- which he shares with newcomers who come to him for advice by "sharing" the "fake" tea with them, contrasted with tasting his genuine teas. Choo knows he's having a "prized" collection when connoisseurs who have tasted his teas subsequently asked to buy his stock, but Choo only would part with some samples as he wished to hold them for a longer "composting" period, and see the teas grow in stature, and price, of course.

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