PlayBall Yancha


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PlayBall Yancha

Postby Herb_Master » Nov 13th, '11, 13:30

I bought some Da Hong Pao 4 years ago in Kuala Lumpur and enjoyed it so much (brewing very tightly packed, as per Abx's suggestion) that 9 months later on my return I bought more. Indeed, I bought one for Abx too, and a couple for myself.

I also bought an additional Yan Cha from the same company, which has been sitting neglected on my Yan Cha shelves until this week. In that 3 years my memory of which tea it was, has slipped away :cry:
I thought it was Shui Xian, but the packaging has 3 Chinese Characters.

The company that sells it is 'www.xiqiutea.com', a google search using the whole address results in it launching a site which will not perform google translation - but a search for 'xiqiutea.com' results in a search results list with a translate link, that when clicked does translate to english.

BUT NOT on the detailed products pages :lol:

The Da Hong Pao I enjoy - is this one
1
http://www.xiqiutea.com/shop/ProductShow.asp?ID=105
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following links on the products I can get to MY OTHER tea
2A
http://www.xiqiutea.com/shop/ProductShow.asp?ID=119
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2A

Unless it is this one :roll: the image looks identical :oops:
2B
http://www.xiqiutea.com/shop/ProductShow.asp?ID=136
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2B

Can anyone translate the name of the tea for me? Compared to the DHP it is very floral.


I wonder what this one is ?
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http://www.xiqiutea.com/shop/ProductShow.asp?ID=138
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Re: PlayBall Yancha

Postby TokyoB » Nov 13th, '11, 13:54

2A 500g Shui Jin Gui
2B paper wrapped Shui Jin Gui
3 Lao Cong Shui Xian
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Re: PlayBall Yancha

Postby Herb_Master » Nov 13th, '11, 15:19

Thanks, The Shui Jin Gui tastes much lighter and more floral than my other SJG experiences, I will have to try denser packing in a smaller yixing.
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Re: PlayBall Yancha

Postby gingkoseto » Nov 14th, '11, 19:05

Yeah I remember this brand :D A few years ago, I thought their products were of great value for their prices. Then they discontinued the big pack products in China. Then they started carrying more and more expensive products with fancier and fancier packages. :cry: They seem to reserve the best products and lowest prices for Malaysia. And I know some other Chinese tea producers do the same.
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Re: PlayBall Yancha

Postby Herb_Master » Nov 16th, '11, 17:58

Drinking the Shui Jin Gui tonight :)

8gm in a 170ml Zhuni Shui Pin by Gao Jian Jun

Very different to the first two sessions. Denser packing and the Zhuni have transformed it - into a more recognisable Yan Cha - less floral and fruit, more Mineral, Earth and Fire. :D More layers of complexity yet subtler than DHP and TLH - with a nice lingering aftertaste :wink:
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Re: PlayBall Yancha

Postby Poohblah » Dec 3rd, '11, 20:06

The DHP is 406RMB for 500 grams. That seems like a really good price!
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Re: PlayBall Yancha

Postby Herb_Master » Dec 3rd, '11, 22:59

But is that not wholesale?

By the time the retailer has added his margin and overheads :?:
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