opinions on the Kylin/Kirin cake at PuerhShop?


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opinions on the Kylin/Kirin cake at PuerhShop?

Postby zipflint » Dec 7th, '08, 19:50

http://www.puerhshop.com/index.php?main ... cts_id=297

I'm interested in this due to the color and price. This will be part of my second order from puerhshop.com and I'm still a pu'erh n00b, so I wanted to get some educated opinions before I placed an order. I thoroughly enjoyed the previous suggestions I got here. I did a search and didn't get any results pertaining to this tea. The description sounds very intriguing!
thanks!
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Postby tony shlongini » Dec 7th, '08, 20:20

If you were to ask me to rattle off the names of some famous tea factories, Dynasty Tea Garden wouldn't be the first to come to mind.
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Dec 7th, '08, 20:45

I agree with Tom and Tony, sheng is something you can stray away from the bigger companies more, but with shu and the way it is processed... well I just wouldn't trust some random factory. When your talking shu pu, I say stick with the factories that know how to do it and have been perfecting it since its beginning.
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Postby zipflint » Dec 7th, '08, 20:47

Definitely a little pricey on a per-gram basis. That's sort of why I'm eyeballing it. I see it as an opportunity to sample some "high end" stuff, and have enough around to enjoy for a while.

:edit after subsequent replies:
ah. I did not know that this particular factory isn't one of the more established producers. I will be taking that into consideration.
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Dec 7th, '08, 21:01

zipflint wrote:Definitely a little pricey on a per-gram basis. That's sort of why I'm eyeballing it. I see it as an opportunity to sample some "high end" stuff, and have enough around to enjoy for a while.


Please keep in mind that "high end" does not equal higher price all the time. In fact, a lot of pu heads around here are more your "bargain" shopper, looking for those really good items that arent really all that expensive.
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Postby engar » Dec 7th, '08, 21:10

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:Please keep in mind that "high end" does not equal higher price all the time. In fact, a lot of pu heads around here are more your "bargain" shopper, looking for those really good items that arent really all that expensive.

Any good shu on that category?
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Postby zipflint » Dec 7th, '08, 21:25

Indeed! Been doing some more reading and have found some other items to replace this one, unless someone chimes in with a glowing review.
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Postby shogun89 » Dec 7th, '08, 21:50

In the world of Pu, high prices DO NOT mean high quality. Pick up a cake of the 2005 Tongqing, its very good and only $14 for 357g.
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Postby tony shlongini » Dec 7th, '08, 22:22

You can get a reasonably priced one from Puerh Shop for under $20- the Menghai 7572.

I see they're sold out of the very nice Changtai banna tuo, but you may want to try the very nice Nanjian phoenix tuo- a whopping $2.99 for a very nice tuo of shu.
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Postby shogun89 » Dec 7th, '08, 22:49

tony shlongini wrote:you may want to try the very nice Nanjian phoenix tuo- a whopping $2.99 for a very nice tuo of shu.


Are these nice, I haven't tried them yet? A good price, after doing the math an qual ammount of it in a cake would cost $10.6.
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Postby zipflint » Dec 7th, '08, 23:32

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I really appreciate 'em!
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Postby tony shlongini » Dec 7th, '08, 23:44

shogun89 wrote:
tony shlongini wrote:you may want to try the very nice Nanjian phoenix tuo- a whopping $2.99 for a very nice tuo of shu.


Are these nice, I haven't tried them yet? A good price, after doing the math an qual ammount of it in a cake would cost $10.6.


They're not bad at all, and hard to beat the price. It's hard to find $3 samples, let alone a 100g tuo.
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Postby hop_goblin » Dec 8th, '08, 00:19

If I had my choice you can't really go wrong with XiaGuan Xiao Fa or under its better known name the XiaGuan Tuocha For Export.
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