Need your opinion - ancient Pu-erh Palace organic -Rishi

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Need your opinion - ancient Pu-erh Palace organic -Rishi

Postby inspectoring » Dec 28th, '08, 23:57

Has anyone tried this tea ? I would really like to try some. My first and only Pu-erh was from TenRen - about 50 $ / lb. I truly loved the scent which reminded me of the 1st monsoon rain.
Thanks guys.

http://www.rishi-tea.com/store/ancient-pu-erh-palace-organic-fair-trade-pu-erh-tea.html

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Postby Space Samurai » Dec 29th, '08, 00:01

Its not that bad of a shupu, but its not on the same level as much of the pu the enthusiasts here enjoy, so you probably wont see a lot of rave reviews. You could do worse, but you could do better, too. Though if you're not as expereinced with pu yet, you'll probably like it just fine.

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Postby Wesli » Dec 29th, '08, 03:00

I think that's what they renamed the Maiden to?

If so, it's a pretty decent shupu. A great start.

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Postby Space Samurai » Dec 29th, '08, 10:14

Yeah, Wes, I am going on that assumption, too. If it is not the same as pu as the maiden, than I really don't know.

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Postby brandon » Dec 29th, '08, 10:16

Just don't brew it like the can says (5 minutes!?).

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Postby inspectoring » Dec 29th, '08, 11:35

thanks guys....what are the general recommendations when it comes to brewing pu?

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Postby Wesli » Dec 29th, '08, 14:18

A rinse with boiling water, followed by flash-to-short infusions.

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Postby Geospearit » Dec 29th, '08, 16:37

If your gonna go with rishi, I recommend their tuo-cha. They carry the loose that you refer to as well as the tuos at my local wegman's, so I've tried both. Anyway, it's a good shu imho... I've gotten better, but I've also gotten A LOT worse.
http://www.rishi-tea.com/store/ancient- ... h-tea.html


btw, I wonder how their mini-cakes are... anyone tried this?: http://www.rishi-tea.com/store/shu-pu-e ... h-tea.html

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Postby Space Samurai » Dec 29th, '08, 21:12

Yeah, I tried it a couple of months ago: http://anotherteablog.blogspot.com/2008 ... -cake.html

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Postby Salsero » Dec 29th, '08, 22:51

Space Samurai wrote:Yeah, I tried it a couple of months ago: http://anotherteablog.blogspot.com/2008 ... -cake.html
Another shameless post by Space! :lol:

J/K

There are a few blogs out there -- and Space's is one of the best -- that are valuable resources for the entire community -- many of those bloggers are active TeaChat people, I might add. I find myself constantly referring to them and would like to express my gratitude to everyone for creating these beautiful online "libraries." Not only are they enormously informative, but they are also works of beauty and a pleasure to visit.

Please keep shamelessly referring us to your blogs, Alex, Wes, Brent and all the others!

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Postby Space Samurai » Dec 29th, '08, 23:37

:oops: Its just easier when someone asks about a specific tea to just drop a link with pictures and detailed tasting notes and what not. :oops:

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