Asking for recommendations

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

Asking for recommendations

Postby maxman » Mar 23rd, '07, 13:09

I am running low on pu erh. I had the $2/cake stuff from Ten Tea. It's good, but not as good to me as the sample of pu erh dante that I had from Adiago.
Any recommendations for something I can drink everyday, but that is a little better than the $2 stuff from Ten Tea?
TIA

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Postby hop_goblin » Mar 23rd, '07, 20:29

Depends what you are looking for; sheng or shou :)

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Postby maxman » Mar 23rd, '07, 20:46

hop_goblin wrote:sheng or shou :)


What or who?

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Postby Zanato » Mar 24th, '07, 14:06

Just a guess, but cooked or raw?

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Postby hop_goblin » Mar 25th, '07, 01:09

Yes, sheng and shou are completely different animals. It depends what exactly you are looking for. Do you want to taste pu-erh in its green or aged state. Do you want taste and artificially aged pu-erh? They all taste completely different. :)

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Postby sjschen » Mar 26th, '07, 13:33

There are definitely better pu-erhs than the $2 Tentea tuo, but the prices vary (read "high"). You can get a good selection of pu-erh at http://www.houdeasianart.com, buy some samples of both sheng (raw) or shou (cooked/ripened) pu-erh and see which ones you like before splurging. If you want sheng pu-erh, get the older stuff, they often beat the pants off shou and young sheng.

For more Pu-erh tea info I suggest reading the wikipedia article.

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