Yunnan Sourcing LLC - Reviews


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Postby sp1key » Apr 10th, '09, 16:06

Salsero wrote:Well, 10 months later, I have gone back to taste the 2008 Xiaguan "Golden 8100", and I find it very enjoyable this time. I used a bit more leaf (6 gr in 100 ml gaiwan) and the flavor is still quite light, but there is some character in the lightness and a good feel in the mouth that led me through 12 infusions, every one of which I found quite enjoyable despite the lack of strong leather, tobacco, or horse sweat tastes that I typically crave.


interesting, the last time I tried it... the broth was thin maybe what you meant as light... still not yet my ideal choice to add to the collection
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Postby Salsero » Apr 10th, '09, 17:15

sp1key wrote: not yet my ideal choice to add to the collection
Nor mine. Since I already own a cake of it, I am trying to look on the bright side!
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Postby sp1key » Apr 11th, '09, 01:54

Salsero wrote:
sp1key wrote: not yet my ideal choice to add to the collection
Nor mine. Since I already own a cake of it, I am trying to look on the bright side!


a cake for reference is always good... bright side, let it age they can all only get better 8)
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Apr 13th, '09, 02:01

Has anyone by chance tried out the 2009 Mengku "Jade Dew" Early Spring Raw cake or have it ordered/thinking about ordering it?

It seems to be the first 2009 cake out...
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Postby Trioxin » Apr 13th, '09, 03:12

I do plan on ordering the Jade Dew sometime here in the near future. Along with a few more of the Xiaguan FT #6 cakes. For the price, why not?

They actually released three different 2009 Guan Zi Zai cakes before the Jade dew.
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Postby tony shlongini » Apr 13th, '09, 10:35

Anyone else have experience with the Xiaguan Golden 8100? I'm thinking of picking one up, but XG released so many winners last year I'm afraid of getting a dud.

And how was that FT #6?
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Postby Dizzwave » Apr 13th, '09, 12:13

tony shlongini wrote:Anyone else have experience with the Xiaguan Golden 8100? I'm thinking of picking one up, but XG released so many winners last year I'm afraid of getting a dud.
I like the 8100. Nothing I'd buy a second cake of, but glad I have one. My wife even likes it, as does a friend who happened to be there when I was drinking a pot. I seem to recall Sal enjoyed the 8100 too? -dave
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Postby Trioxin » Apr 13th, '09, 14:57

tony shlongini wrote:Anyone else have experience with the Xiaguan Golden 8100? I'm thinking of picking one up, but XG released so many winners last year I'm afraid of getting a dud.

And how was that FT #6?


I did enjoy the 8100, but I'm really liking the FT #6. If you like a touch of smokiness in a nicely balanced cake, I'd highly recommend the purchase of the FT #6. Scott from YSLLC also seems to be a fan of this one.
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Re: Yunnan Sourcing LLC - Reviews

Postby Trioxin » Jul 29th, '09, 05:18

I've really neglected this thread. I feel like a bad father.

But... I've added reviews of the 2009 Mengku "Jade Dew" and 2009 Xiaguan FT8603-9 as posted by shogun89 in the "pu of the day" thread. Keep the reviews coming shogun.
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Postby nonc_ron » Aug 13th, '09, 14:55

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:Has anyone by chance tried out the 2009 Mengku "Jade Dew" Early Spring Raw cake or have it ordered/thinking about ordering it?

It seems to be the first 2009 cake out...



I ordered one, haven't received it yet.
It was $7.99 two weeks ago now its $10.00
Thats a sign I did some thing right. :roll:
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Re: Yunnan Sourcing LLC - Reviews

Postby Sam. » Aug 14th, '09, 08:59

I'm still waiting on my order from 3.5 weeks ago to arrive. :roll: Then I might have a review or two to add.
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