Official Pu of the day


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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Aug 7th, '11, 10:15

1999 Raw - Wet stored. Taste weird. Obvious 'chang' warehouse taste. Vegetable taste.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Aug 7th, '11, 10:15

2008 raw - Astringency. Strong. Leaving a nice aroma in the mouth. Cheap.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Aug 7th, '11, 10:17

1995 raw - Wet stored. Taste weird. Obvious 'chang' warehouse taste. Vegetable taste. Worse than the 2 post before. Will it go better? Only time will tell

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Aug 7th, '11, 10:18

Wild Red Tea - Rarely will I say a red tea is nice. This is nice

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby gingkoseto » Aug 7th, '11, 10:26

auhckw wrote:1999 Raw - Wet stored. Taste weird. Obvious 'chang' warehouse taste. Vegetable taste.

From photos it doesn't look that wet-stored. Maybe got some humidity at certain point? Maybe let it breathe for some days?
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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Aug 7th, '11, 10:36

gingkoseto wrote:
auhckw wrote:1999 Raw - Wet stored. Taste weird. Obvious 'chang' warehouse taste. Vegetable taste.

From photos it doesn't look that wet-stored. Maybe got some humidity at certain point? Maybe let it breathe for some days?


When this arrived, it was already like this condition.

It has been on the shelf for few months breathing a lot of our air already :)

Diff people Diff taste. So some people will actually like this. I prefer dry, and this taste is not easy to adopt.

I am not feeling well already from today's marathon... need my coke...
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Re: Pu of the day

Postby Drax » Aug 7th, '11, 13:39

auhckw wrote:I am not feeling well already from today's marathon... need my coke...


:lol: well that *was* a lot of compost you just drank... :lol:

I was going to say as well that the Nan Jian looks okay! Those tuos tend to be rock solid, so may have been part of why it doesn't look as though it changed as much....

Awesome photos, and, love the rabbit!
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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Aug 8th, '11, 09:35

1998 Dayi Jia Ji Tuo Raw - 13 years of aging. Mellowed down but still kicking. First four brew is ok, but on the fifth brew camphor taste starts coming out... yum yum. For a tuo which used to be very cheap, it sure has turned out good.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby Bryan_drinks_te... » Aug 8th, '11, 10:35

The 2004 Changtai Yiwu Zhengpin Blue Stamp. I got a sample from Red Lantern at first, and then I received two differently stored samples from Sp1key, which were excellent in helping me learn about storage differences.
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This stuff lasted me all day. the liquor in the cup is from the 24th infusion, and I went to 30 before finally giving up. For about eight cups, somewhere between 15-25, there was an excellent sweet woody flavor and very pleasant camphor flavor. I really enjoyed this, and I'm looking forward to making a purchase.
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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Aug 9th, '11, 12:08

Someone wanted to learn the different taste of puerh. So I took up the challenge and have compiled some of the Pu (ripe and raw) spamming different age, different brands, different recipe, different mountains, plantation tea, wild tea, high mountain tea, wet stored, dry stored, cheap tea, expensive tea, good tea and bad tea. I have also included the same recipe but differs by few years.

I have not finalized the samples, but here are part of it... Ripe 11, Raw 21 types :) Should be enough, but I'll try to squeeze in a few more...

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Aug 11th, '11, 10:16

2009 Dayi Gong Tuo Raw - Revisit this. This is one of my very first few Pu I purchased. I was told that this was produced by an ex Xiaguan producer. It has a little of the xiaguan smoky taste. This tasted better than Jia Ji Tuo, but it is not something that is enjoyable now. Good aftertaste after drinking but it is still tough to like.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Aug 11th, '11, 10:17

2006 Xia Guan Tibet Flame Iron Beeng Raw - Solid hard. Taste is quite similar to it's mushroom version. Quite a nice tea to drink now. Not too strong. Not bitter. Not smoky. Their signature Tibet Flame aroma and taste is there. Compared to the 2009 mini iron beeng version, the 2009 mini is so much stronger. This 2006 is lighter. Both are nice depending you like strong or mild taste.

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Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Aug 11th, '11, 12:17

I just remembered that I have a dong dao cup, and decided to bring it to tea shop from now on to use it. I want it to have crackle... last 2 tea photos above is the cup.

Brand new (back then)
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Re: Pu of the day

Postby gasninja » Aug 12th, '11, 16:26

Today I am steeping a 96 menghai toucha from Bana tea. I am enjoying it much more than when I first puchased it. I have been recieving this lesson alot lately as I am going back and trying a few other 90's teas that I was unimpressed with when they are fresh out of the mailbox. Recently I revisited Nada's small yellow label and was really amazed buy the change after being aired out for a few months.
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Re: Pu of the day

Postby debunix » Aug 12th, '11, 21:12

2010 Bang Wai from EoT, a sample from a tasting, that sat in dry temp-controlled storage in the sealed pouch for many months since my last sips, and it is really mellowing nicely, despite the poor conditions for aging. Sweet and spicy and anise, mmmm. A delicious contrast to days of greens and green oolongs.
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