OTTI Round #5 Pu-OTTI, Young Raw Pu-erh


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OTTI Round #5 Pu-OTTI, Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby Chip » Aug 23rd, '10, 20:55

I hope you will join us for OTTI #5 "Young Raw Pu-erh"

OOPs, all "seats" taken. Please join us for a future OTTI!


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This OTTI promises to be an exciting one! 5 young raw pu-erh (sheng) from 2 member vendors! This is a first of at least several Pu-erh OTTI which will follow a logical path of new first, 90's second, and older third ... at least this is the current plan.

I have to say, I have so far conducted prelim tastings of 4 out the 5 ... and I am already having daily Pu-erh cravings which I normally only have for sencha! :mrgreen:

I am told by more experienced Pu-erh members that this should be an outstanding OTTI line up to start things off. The 2 vendor members are Nada of http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/news.html and TIM from http://www.themandarinstearoom.com/

A distinguishing feature of all 5 selections is they are all produced from ancient tea trees and are relatively small productions. Please read the descriptions for each tea. Nada's teas are more southern while TIM's are more northern ... something like that. :mrgreen:

As we go, I will attempt to offer more information, and others will hopefully enlighten us as well.

Vendor 1 Essense of Tea. 3 2010 vintage selctions. I was quite surprised how amazing these were for their youth!
2010 Bangwai Village http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/2010-Bangwai.html

2010 Manmai Village http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/2010-Manmai.html

2010 Mansai Village http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/2010-Mansai.html

Vendor 2 The Mandarins Tearoom. Just received these today, so I will have to add some notes here in the next couple days.
2005 Nannuo Mt. No product listing for this tea. However here are some links that may be helpful. http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/2006/05/kunming-yiwu-nannou-2005-pre-ming.html

2006 Yiwu Mt. http://www.themandarinstearoom.com/2006-YiWu-Mt-Raw-Puerh-_p_2.html http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/2006/05/yiwu-mountain-400-years-old-tree.html

So, I hope you can join us for this exceptional young raw pu-erh OTTI. Please PM me asap if you are in! Include your full name, mailing address, and paypal email. (if you do not have paypal, let me know)

Cost for this OTTI is the same as the previous 4.
USA members: $7.00
Canadian Members: 8.50 UDS
European Members: 10.00 USD
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Re: NEW!!! OTTI Round #5 Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby Drax » Aug 23rd, '10, 21:10

Hooray! I already have the ones from EoT, but I will still join in this tasting. Will be great fun!
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Re: NEW!!! OTTI Round #5 Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby entropyembrace » Aug 23rd, '10, 21:29

PM sent, I´m excited about this one! :mrgreen:
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Re: NEW!!! OTTI Round #5 Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby debunix » Aug 23rd, '10, 21:33

Me too! Me too! Me too!
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Re: NEW!!! OTTI Round #5 Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby Victoria » Aug 23rd, '10, 21:52

I'm in!
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Re: NEW!!! OTTI Round #5 Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby TwoPynts » Aug 23rd, '10, 22:37

Me too!
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Re: NEW!!! OTTI Round #5 Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby Chip » Aug 23rd, '10, 22:42

I'm in, I'm in!!! :mrgreen:

Remember to PM me with the requested information! :wink:
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Re: NEW!!! OTTI Round #5 Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby JRS22 » Aug 23rd, '10, 23:24

First I sent Chip a PM to join Round #5 and then I read about the teas that are included!

I have one question - do I need any special equipment to brew pu-erh. I don't have a gaiwan, but I do have 2 white porcelain tasting sets.
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Re: NEW!!! OTTI Round #5 Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby Chip » Aug 23rd, '10, 23:41

JRS22 wrote:First I sent Chip a PM to join Round #5 and then I read about the teas that are included!

I have one question - do I need any special equipment to brew pu-erh. I don't have a gaiwan, but I do have 2 white porcelain tasting sets.

That would be fine. :mrgreen:

You will want to get a gaiwan sooner or later ... it actually took me almost 7 years ... and that one was given to me by a member. 8)
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Re: NEW!!! OTTI Round #5 Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby Seeker » Aug 24th, '10, 02:13

I'm so very in!
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Re: NEW!!! OTTI Round #5 Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby Marco » Aug 24th, '10, 03:58

I'm in :)

Nada and Tim both will have to restock after this OTTI - think we will get some Pu-fever :)
I'm glad I can learn with you all.

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Re: NEW!!! OTTI Round #5 Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby qiao2zhi4 » Aug 24th, '10, 10:14

new to pu
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Re: NEW!!! OTTI Round #5 Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby Chip » Aug 24th, '10, 11:56

Welcome to the Pu-OTTI everyone!

There is room for 2 more participants!!! So please PM me asap if interested!!! This one really filled up fast ...
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Re: NEW!!! OTTI Round #5 Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby msurads06 » Aug 24th, '10, 12:22

The timing of this one is perfect, i am just starting to explore puerh my self and this is a great opportunity to taste and compare different types. I am also looking forward to the next two tastings.
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Re: NEW!!! OTTI Round #5 Young Raw Pu-erh

Postby Victoria » Aug 24th, '10, 13:56

After mention this to someone at work - come to find out this person is a pu drinker! Shock! So I will be sharing my samples with him, since he is more of an expert than me! Ha!

Now I'm really excited!
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