brewing pu erh like chao zhou old men

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

brewing pu erh like chao zhou old men

Postby trent » Jan 18th, '09, 18:05

The pot that I use for aged pu erh is about 30ml and I've always filled it about 1/2 way with tea. Today (after I purchased 10ml cups) i tried filling the pot 3/4 of the way w/ some HouDe 90's maocha http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=38&products_id=641 and loved the result. The liqour is so thick that it vaguely resembles syrup (in texture, not taste), yet it isn't bitter.

Has anyone else tried brewing pu erh like a chao zhou old man?

User avatar trent
Posts: 288
Joined: Mar 06, '08
Location: immersed in tea
Contact trent:

Postby RemedialLogic » Jan 18th, '09, 18:07

i did that this morning

User avatar RemedialLogic
Posts: 35
Joined: Apr 30, '08
Location: NYC

Postby hop_goblin » Jan 18th, '09, 18:27

Good God man, how did those 2 leaves taste? :lol:

Where did you purchase 10ml cups? Interesting

User avatar hop_goblin
Posts: 1955
Joined: May 22, '06
Location: Trapped inside a bamboo tong!
Contact hop_goblin:

Postby tenuki » Jan 18th, '09, 18:48

I usually brew maocha in my smallest gaiwan and pack it like that. thick like syrup FTW!

User avatar tenuki
Posts: 2350
Joined: Oct 23, '06
Location: Seattle Area
Contact tenuki:

Postby trent » Jan 18th, '09, 18:51

hop_goblin wrote:Where did you purchase 10ml cups? Interesting


I bought them from my local tea shop - Chaikhana Tea Culture. They were made in the 1880's and they're creamy bluish white porcelain w/ hand painted flowers on the outside. I'll post a picture pretty soon.

User avatar trent
Posts: 288
Joined: Mar 06, '08
Location: immersed in tea
Contact trent:

Postby tony shlongini » Jan 19th, '09, 00:53

hop_goblin wrote:Where did you purchase 10ml cups? Interesting


He got them at the sewing supply store. They were in a bin marked "thimbles".

User avatar tony shlongini
Posts: 529
Joined: Jul 23, '08
Location: The Isle of Malta

Postby hop_goblin » Jan 19th, '09, 08:11

tony shlongini wrote:
hop_goblin wrote:Where did you purchase 10ml cups? Interesting


He got them at the sewing supply store. They were in a bin marked "thimbles".


:lol:

User avatar hop_goblin
Posts: 1955
Joined: May 22, '06
Location: Trapped inside a bamboo tong!
Contact hop_goblin:

Re: brewing pu erh like chao zhou old men

Postby JAS-eTea Guy » Jan 25th, '09, 19:23

Holy smokes! 30 ml? That's a lot of work to get a full cup of tea. I am such a gauche American.

Cheers,
Steve

trent wrote:The pot that I use for aged pu erh is about 30ml and I've always filled it about 1/2 way with tea. Today (after I purchased 10ml cups) i tried filling the pot 3/4 of the way w/ some HouDe 90's maocha http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=38&products_id=641 and loved the result. The liqour is so thick that it vaguely resembles syrup (in texture, not taste), yet it isn't bitter.

Has anyone else tried brewing pu erh like a chao zhou old man?

User avatar JAS-eTea Guy
Posts: 161
Joined: Dec 21, '08
Location: Burke, VA
Contact JAS-eTea Guy:


Today's Poll



Community

In total there is 1 user online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 1 guest