Official Pu of the day

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

Re: Pu of the day

Postby nickE » Sep 6th, '11, 23:22

Bob_McBob wrote:
DarkenedSun wrote:Where'd you get the cup? I love the fish!


ShanLin Brand Joyous Fish Porcelaine GongfuTea Cup-75ml

Yep, that looks like the one. I actually got mine from Ambrose via TeaSwap.

My YS package finally arrived over the weekend. I got some stuff that I'm really excited for. 2011 Gaoshanzhai, 2005 Douji Spring Red, 2002 Tai Lian to name a few.

I also threw in a cake I thought looked interesting, 2003 Hong Shun "Hui Ming Shan." Scott says this one has had some wetter storage and he is right about that. I got around to trying it yesterday and it's nothing special, but it does have that nice pungent mouthfeel that wetter stored Puerh usually seems to have. For $32 I'm not disappointed with my purchase.

I'll be updating more as I try these teas.

User avatar nickE
Posts: 709
Joined: Aug 25, '09
Location: Michigan

Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Sep 7th, '11, 10:53

2011 Xia Guan Te Ji Tuo Raw - This pu is smoky and nothing great but for the price nothing to complain.

Image

Image

User avatar auhckw
Posts: 1664
Joined: May 24, '10
Location: Malaysia

Re: Pu of the day

Postby DarkenedSun » Sep 7th, '11, 11:52

nickE wrote:
Bob_McBob wrote:
DarkenedSun wrote:Where'd you get the cup? I love the fish!


http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ShanLin-Brand-Joyous-Fish-Porcelaine-GongfuTea-Cup-75ml-/280535071591?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4151317b67]ShanLin Brand Joyous Fish Porcelaine GongfuTea Cup-75ml

Yep, that looks like the one. I actually got mine from Ambrose via TeaSwap.


Fabulous! I know what I'm buying with my next paycheck! :lol:

User avatar DarkenedSun
Posts: 85
Joined: Sep 02, '11
Location: City by the Bay

Re: Pu of the day

Postby Drax » Sep 7th, '11, 20:20

I recently found a "one of" offering of the 2009 Naka Douji and today I got to try it for the first time... It's quite a good tea, deep straw sheng qualities with slightly woody tones.

I thought my experience varied quite differently from this reviewer, who noted more of a xiaguan/tobacco (and a flavor with which I'm quite familiar).

That particular review is over a year old now, so I suppose things could have changed, although XG-style flavors tend not to rapidly die away after only a year.

Has anybody else tried this tea...?

User avatar Drax
Posts: 2879
Joined: Oct 16, '08
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Arlington, VA
Contact Drax:

Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Sep 8th, '11, 02:36

2011 Xia Guan Bu Lang Raw Tuo - Not much taste. Even after soaking there is no kick. Probably tea has awaken yet.

Image

Image

Image

User avatar auhckw
Posts: 1664
Joined: May 24, '10
Location: Malaysia

Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Sep 8th, '11, 02:39

2011 Dayi Pu Zhi Wei Ripe - Flat. Dry aftertaste in the throat.

Image

Image

Image

User avatar auhckw
Posts: 1664
Joined: May 24, '10
Location: Malaysia

Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Sep 8th, '11, 03:33

Colleague bought these xia guan...

Image

Image

2011 Xia Guan Yi Wu Raw Tuo (XY)

Image

Image

User avatar auhckw
Posts: 1664
Joined: May 24, '10
Location: Malaysia

Re: Pu of the day

Postby bryan_drinks_tea » Sep 8th, '11, 10:29

The 2007 Xiaguan Yin Cang Yu Er Tuo. Started off much smoother and sweeter than any Xiaguan that I've had before. The smoke was there, but it didn't overwhelm. It had some herbal notes mingling with melted warm caramel, but otherwise it was just a Xiaguan. I don't know what the smoke flavor will do as time goes on, but due to the lack of bitterness and general 'oomph' I'm not sure if it will change too much more. I'm okay with being proven wrong, though.


Image

Image

User avatar bryan_drinks_tea
Posts: 507
Joined: Oct 07, '09
Location: South Carolina
Contact bryan_drinks_tea:

Re: Pu of the day

Postby TIM » Sep 8th, '11, 17:11

Image

Finally opening up some 2004 tongs. A Longyunhao pure Yiwu wild tree spring harvest.

User avatar TIM
Vendor Member
Posts: 2042
Joined: Apr 04, '06
Location: NYC
Contact TIM:

Re: Pu of the day

Postby gasninja » Sep 8th, '11, 21:44

TIM wrote:Image

Finally opening up some 2004 tongs. A Longyunhao pure Yiwu wild tree spring harvest.


AKA """dadugang""

http://www.generationtea.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=392

It says longyuhao on the label :?:

:? something smells fishy

User avatar gasninja
Posts: 673
Joined: Mar 10, '11
Location: on top of a mountain.

Re: Pu of the day

Postby TIM » Sep 8th, '11, 22:44

gasninja wrote:
TIM wrote:Image

Finally opening up some 2004 tongs. A Longyunhao pure Yiwu wild tree spring harvest.


AKA """dadugang""

http://www.generationtea.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=392

It says longyuhao on the label :?:

:? something smells fishy


Are you surprise? Its GT :o

User avatar TIM
Vendor Member
Posts: 2042
Joined: Apr 04, '06
Location: NYC
Contact TIM:

Re: Pu of the day

Postby auhckw » Sep 9th, '11, 02:27

2006 Mengku Chiao Mu Raw 1kg Brick - Won silver award. Has a nice aroma (but not strong kind). Astrigency is there. Not much of the chaio mu taste. A little dissapointed.

Image

Image

Image

User avatar auhckw
Posts: 1664
Joined: May 24, '10
Location: Malaysia

Re: Pu of the day

Postby gasninja » Sep 9th, '11, 10:49

[quote="TIM
Are you surprise? Its GT :o[/quote]


Not at all

User avatar gasninja
Posts: 673
Joined: Mar 10, '11
Location: on top of a mountain.

Re: Pu of the day

Postby bryan_drinks_tea » Sep 9th, '11, 14:24

auhckw wrote:2006 Mengku Chiao Mu Raw 1kg Brick - Won silver award. Has a nice aroma (but not strong kind). Astrigency is there. Not much of the chaio mu taste. A little dissapointed.




I've yet to find anything from Shuangjiang Mengku that I've liked. I don't know why, but they always seem to be tasteless and flat. Maybe one day...

User avatar bryan_drinks_tea
Posts: 507
Joined: Oct 07, '09
Location: South Carolina
Contact bryan_drinks_tea:

Re: Pu of the day

Postby slurp » Sep 9th, '11, 18:59

gasninja wrote:[quote="TIM
Are you surprise? Its GT :o



Not at all[/quote]

It does say 'Dadugang Dragon Garden...... ' below though, I'm not sure why it's confusing.

I think YNS used to sell this aswell. I'm sure it was older than 2004 though.

slurp
Posts: 21
Joined: Nov 07, '09


Today's Poll



Community

In total there is 1 user online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 1 guest