brewing pu erh like chao zhou old men


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brewing pu erh like chao zhou old men

Postby trent » Jan 18th, '09, 19:05

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?
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Postby RemedialLogic » Jan 18th, '09, 19:07

i did that this morning
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Postby hop_goblin » Jan 18th, '09, 19:27

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

Where did you purchase 10ml cups? Interesting
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Postby tenuki » Jan 18th, '09, 19:48

I usually brew maocha in my smallest gaiwan and pack it like that. thick like syrup FTW!
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Postby trent » Jan 18th, '09, 19:51

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.
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Postby tony shlongini » Jan 19th, '09, 01:53

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".
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Postby hop_goblin » Jan 19th, '09, 09:11

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:
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Re: brewing pu erh like chao zhou old men

Postby JAS-eTea Guy » Jan 25th, '09, 20:23

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

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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?
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