Show off your Pu!!!!!!!


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

Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby bagua7 » Oct 19th, '11, 21:13

Just imagine if this popularity becomes worldwide! :cry:

I guess then puerh tea production should be exported outside Yunnan. Would it be feasible?
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby HifideliTea » Oct 19th, '11, 21:53

Just hope commercialization of another drink will not kill off Pu erh tea farming in Yunnan.

"Starbucks Accelerates China’s Yunnan Coffee Project Momentum with New Partnership"

http://news.starbucks.com/article_displ ... cle_id=552

Another observation: China Tea (Zhong Cha) is selling Yunnan coffee at their cafes inside the Forbidden City in Beijing.
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby HifideliTea » Oct 21st, '11, 10:26

New teas at the stores today.

Taetea Mengku Tuo Raw - Not bitter, quite smooth.

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Packed in a nice box
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Taetea Ni Er Gong - Have not tried it.

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Ni er gong
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby Dass » Oct 21st, '11, 12:21

The 250g Tuo from Dayi is Mengsong Mountain.
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Nov 1st, '11, 14:20

KC Lam wrote:
Taetea Ni Er Gong - Have not tried it.

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There is a boycott going on in china on this tea. The sales manager from Dayi made some ppl angry with some very rude reply to an email of someone asking something about this tea. The emailed was published online and so the tea forum community is boycotting this tea.
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Nov 1st, '11, 14:23

2011 – 下关金色印象圆茶
2011 – xià guān jīn sè yìn xiàng yuán chá


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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby Drax » Nov 1st, '11, 14:28

auhckw wrote:
KC Lam wrote:
Taetea Ni Er Gong - Have not tried it.

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There is a boycott going on in china on this tea. The sales manager from Dayi made some ppl angry with some very rude reply to an email of someone asking something about this tea. The emailed was published online and so the tea forum community is boycotting this tea.


:lol: What did this sales manager say....??
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby auhckw » Nov 1st, '11, 14:39

Drax wrote:
auhckw wrote:
KC Lam wrote:
Taetea Ni Er Gong - Have not tried it.

IMG00748-20111021-1624.jpg


There is a boycott going on in china on this tea. The sales manager from Dayi made some ppl angry with some very rude reply to an email of someone asking something about this tea. The emailed was published online and so the tea forum community is boycotting this tea.


:lol: What did this sales manager say....??


I saw the thread with the screen shot of the email in the china tea forum, but I didn't understand the text. If I come across the details will get back to this...
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby Dass » Nov 1st, '11, 21:08

Drax wrote:
auhckw wrote:
KC Lam wrote:
Taetea Ni Er Gong - Have not tried it.

IMG00748-20111021-1624.jpg


There is a boycott going on in china on this tea. The sales manager from Dayi made some ppl angry with some very rude reply to an email of someone asking something about this tea. The emailed was published online and so the tea forum community is boycotting this tea.


:lol: What did this sales manager say....??


Let them boycott. If its a good tea we buy and enjoy it.5 years down the road who will remember what someone said but enjoy a well aged tea.
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby HifideliTea » Nov 1st, '11, 22:18

Dass wrote:
Drax wrote:
auhckw wrote:
KC Lam wrote:
Taetea Ni Er Gong - Have not tried it.

IMG00748-20111021-1624.jpg


There is a boycott going on in china on this tea. The sales manager from Dayi made some ppl angry with some very rude reply to an email of someone asking something about this tea. The emailed was published online and so the tea forum community is boycotting this tea.


:lol: What did this sales manager say....??


Let them boycott. If its a good tea we buy and enjoy it.5 years down the road who will remember what someone said but enjoy a well aged tea.


I tried it and was not particularly impressed, did not buy any and I found this tea sold in only one Taetea store so far. Will check it in Chengdu tea market this weekend.
Sometimes the Chinese politicking is very subtle, the salesman replying in that manner is because it may not have any personal "benefit" to him.....
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby HifideliTea » Nov 7th, '11, 01:44

Found a lot wider range of older pu erh's sold at the Chengdu tea market, because the drinking population here are mostly green teas consumers and pu erh maybe quite unaffordable to most.
Taetea stores around the market still shelf the 2009 "tuan cha", a 357gm ripe tea shaped in a complete ball, packed in a red box. There are still some cartons of 2009 loong ju, which is sold out in Beijing.

Tried all 4 teas of this Taetea sample packs of the 1911 Centennial Set. If the sample packs are what the four 1911gm bings taste like, I am quite impressed. This tea quality is definitely different from that of the 357gm green and red series.
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This vendor refuses to sell me more than 6 packs of ripe teas from the late 90's from a now defunct factory. His wife cannot stomach too much raw teas, so this teas was meant for her. Yunnan stored and has a typical rich, sweet, old cheng xiang flavor, good huigan and very inexpensive for a tea of that quality and age.
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i can only sell you 6 packs
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Don't know much about this boutique brand made by the shop owner, himself from Lanchang. Production is limited for this 2011 spring pick gu shu bings. He's been doing this for 4 years and tells me little of what tree it is from and sells to consumers only. 200gm bings that infuses over 30+ times, good huigan, smooth, rich body with honey fruity floral and every infusion is fruity sweet. Brewing it with Lanchang spring water brings out a wider flowery bloom. The dried leaves smells perfume like.
Proves that the Yunnan region still has so many hidden gems (and perhaps a few duds too).
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200gm bing
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby BioHorn » Nov 8th, '11, 12:27

After quite a long summer of sampling I placed my first sizeable new pu order from Scott at YS,LLC. The living room smelled great!

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From left to right:
#1: 2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Nan Po Zhai" Ancient Arbor Raw Pu-erh, 400 grams

#2: 2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Mu Shu Cha" Ancient Arbor Raw Pu-erh, 400 grams

#3: 2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Gao Shan Zhai" Ancient Arbor Raw Pu-erh, 400 grams

#4: 2010 Hai Lang Hao "Ba Ma Gong Chun" Nan Nuo Shan Ancient Arbor Raw Pu-erh, 400 grams

#5: 2006 Jinuo Shan You Le Wild Arbor Pu-erh, 400grams

#6: 2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Man Tang Hong Gong Ting" Ripe Pu-erh, 357grams

#7: 2010 Yunnan Sourcing "Yi Bang" Ancient Arbor Pu-erh, 250 grams

#8: 2010 Yunnan Sourcing "Yi Wu Purple Tea" Raw Pu-erh, 250 grams

#9: 2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Cha Tou Sheng Yun" Ripe Pu-erh, 250 gram brick

#10: 2009 Big Classic "Jing Mai Cha Tou" Ripe Pu-erh, 250 gram brick

#11: 2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Mang Fei" Aged Mao Cha Mini Raw Pu-erh tong (There was a little mix-up we are working out.)
The #11 should have been:
2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Ai Lao Mountain" Wild Arbor Pu-erh

The Ai Lao was the best bang for the buck of all the teas. The Mu Shu was probably the most intense cha qi filled tea of the bunch. All were very good. I should write up more detailed tasting notes soon.
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby fracol » Nov 8th, '11, 15:59

I should write up more detailed tasting notes soon.


Please do! I also purchased a couple of the 2010 Hai Lang Hao "Ba Ma Gong Chun" Nan Nuo Shan Ancient Arbor Raw Pu-erh, 400 grams cakes. Really looking forward to seeing how they age.
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby TokyoB » Nov 8th, '11, 18:25

fracol wrote:
I should write up more detailed tasting notes soon.


Please do! I also purchased a couple of the 2010 Hai Lang Hao "Ba Ma Gong Chun" Nan Nuo Shan Ancient Arbor Raw Pu-erh, 400 grams cakes. Really looking forward to seeing how they age.


Did you write up any tasting notes on the 2010 HLH Ba Ma? :wink:
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Re: Show off your Pu!!!!!!!

Postby BioHorn » Nov 8th, '11, 19:35

TokyoB wrote:
fracol wrote:
I should write up more detailed tasting notes soon.


Please do! I also purchased a couple of the 2010 Hai Lang Hao "Ba Ma Gong Chun" Nan Nuo Shan Ancient Arbor Raw Pu-erh, 400 grams cakes. Really looking forward to seeing how they age.


Did you write up any tasting notes on the 2010 HLH Ba Ma? :wink:

Yes. I should put it all together in one! I did find the '10 and the '05 (Jas-e tea) to be quite similar. I thought the '10 was a better deal for the money.
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