The Unofficial 2009 Sheng Thread


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The Unofficial 2009 Sheng Thread

Postby edkrueger » Mar 31st, '09, 17:44

I thought we could start a list for 2009. I found the first too.

[url=http://cgi.ebay.com/2009-Guan-Zi-Zai-Gentlemans-Heart-Yi-Wu-raw-tea-cake_W0QQitemZ350185226410QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item350185226410&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262]2009 Guan Zi Zai "Gentleman's Heart" Yi Wu raw tea cake
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2009 Guan Zi Zai "Zao Chun Nan Nuo Shan" Raw Pu-erh tea
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Postby shogun89 » Mar 31st, '09, 18:21

mmm, they look so good!
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Postby Salsero » Apr 1st, '09, 01:21

Good idea, Ed. Those cakes do look attractive ... but who knows!
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Postby sp1key » Apr 1st, '09, 02:12

way too early to tell :P
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Postby odarwin » Apr 1st, '09, 11:56

so when is the right time to buy then?

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Postby Dizzwave » Apr 1st, '09, 12:23

odarwin wrote:so when is the right time to buy then?

Definitely not on April Fool's Day.
just kidding..
I personally am waiting for the Menghai stuff!
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Postby shogun89 » Apr 1st, '09, 17:29

Dizzwave wrote:
odarwin wrote:so when is the right time to buy then?


I personally am waiting for the Menghai stuff!


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Postby edkrueger » Apr 1st, '09, 18:48

Both of these look better than any of the recent menghype offerings. That said, I did like the Phoenix offerings from 2005. I have some 2008 on the way. If I like those, then I'll look forward to the 2009s.
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Postby thanks » Apr 1st, '09, 19:07

edkrueger wrote:Both of these look better than any of the recent menghype offerings. That said, I did like the Phoenix offerings from 2005. I have some 2008 on the way. If I like those, then I'll look forward to the 2009s.


I've usually found the best looking teas to be the most disappointing save for a few examples. I'm just going to stick to a few recipes, and sample throughout the year. End of 09 is when I'll make my non-recipe purchases.
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Postby sp1key » Apr 1st, '09, 21:36

best looking means nothing unless it taste good :lol:

my opinion is that if you want 'value' added to your collection at the end of the day you have to stick with the big producers eg.menghai, xiaguan etc

if you just purely want to enjoy your puerh then you just pick any that suits your taste and wait some yrs on that young raw 8)
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Postby tony shlongini » Apr 2nd, '09, 07:51

sp1key wrote:best looking means nothing unless it taste good :lol:


So true. Some of the CNNP cakes I bought looked wonderful, but were pretty bland.
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Postby shogun89 » Apr 9th, '09, 15:06

This puppy weighing in at 400g. and selling for the amazing price of $8 looks to be a deal. I will be getting a few of these.
http://cgi.ebay.com/2009-Mengku-Jade-De ... .m14.l1262
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Postby thanks » Apr 9th, '09, 15:23

shogun89 wrote:This puppy weighing in at 400g. and selling for the amazing price of $8 looks to be a deal. I will be getting a few of these.
http://cgi.ebay.com/2009-Mengku-Jade-De ... .m14.l1262


Just to warn you the brewed leaves of this tea look like they might be "tweaked". I could always be wrong, of course.
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Postby shogun89 » Apr 9th, '09, 16:46

What do you mean, I dont see any pics of brewed leaves.
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Postby thanks » Apr 9th, '09, 20:05

shogun89 wrote:What do you mean, I dont see any pics of brewed leaves.


They are all the way at the bottom of the link. It's not definitive without tasting it, but just a heads up.
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