Peacock of <whatever> - compression, overall quality ?


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Peacock of <whatever> - compression, overall quality ?

Postby expatCanuck » Jan 19th, '09, 10:19

Greetings -

Any opinions / thoughts as to the Peacock series overall quality?

I've got the Mengsong & the Menghai. I find the tea good, but not brilliant. Adequate price/performance that way.

But I find the compression great enough that it's very difficult to remove a good swath of leaf. (I have yet to succeed.)

And both bings seem to have a core of dust.

Your mileage?
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Postby Salsero » Jan 19th, '09, 10:30

So far, I have had one session with each of my samples of the Bada, Mengsong, and Nannuo and found that they are very similar. I wasn't impressed, I am afraid. At their best they seemed light and creamy, with flavors ranging from sandalwood to bran; at their worst, harshly astringent and ordinary.
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Postby tony shlongini » Jan 19th, '09, 14:58

Bada Bing!
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Postby Salsero » Jan 19th, '09, 16:12

tony shlongini wrote: Bada Bing!
:lol: I knew there was something funny about that name, just couldn't quite put my finger on it.
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Postby beecrofter » Jan 19th, '09, 18:41

Salsero wrote:So far, I have had one session with each of my samples of the Bada, Mengsong, and Nannuo and found that they are very similar. I wasn't impressed, I am afraid. At their best they seemed light and creamy, with flavors ranging from sandalwood to bran; at their worst, harshly astringent and ordinary.


I do not think I would tolerate a beeng with fannings packed/hidden in the middle I believe I would vote with my feet .
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Postby thanks » Jan 20th, '09, 00:30

I think they were all fairly indicative, and accurate examples of the distinct differences in the main mountain plantation teas for pu'er. I found myself struggling to describe each one individually as anything other than "this is what I'd expect from ____-shan tea."

Personally my favorite was the Nannuo. The Mengsong I found to be fairly disappointing, and the Menghai was of less interest to me than Menghai's regular yearly blends. I found the Bulang fairly decent, but seemed slightly "tweaked." The Bada was the most boring of all. Are there any others I'm forgetting?
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