2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes


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2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby tst » Feb 27th, '12, 03:33

Just out of curiosity, who bought up all of Scott's 2011 Wu Liang Mountain cakes? There were quite a few remaining, and all of the sudden, I'm left kicking myself.

If anyone bought up a large number and would be willing to sell a few (for a reasonable markup of course :D ), please PM me ... :wink:

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Re: 2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby Drax » Feb 27th, '12, 07:58

Yeah, no kidding! There were 7 tongs available just a couple of weeks ago... I got a sample in my last order and was going to pick up one, but... oh well....... :(
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Re: 2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby shah82 » Feb 27th, '12, 10:25

Just buy the 2010s...Same place, after all...
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Re: 2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby tony shlongini » Feb 27th, '12, 12:37

shah82 wrote:Just buy the 2010s...Same place, after all...



Good point. You're not going to be drinking them for years, anyway.
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Re: 2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby tst » Feb 27th, '12, 15:25

shah82 wrote:Just buy the 2010s...Same place, after all...


I consider myself quite new to tea compared to the majority here, but from my limited knowledge, I've understood that a tea's origin alone isn't indicative of quality. Just because a tea comes from the same mountain range or region, it doesn't mean the quality and attributes are the same.

Isn't there a reason the 2010s are still available, while the 2011s quickly disappeared? Am I off-base in my logic here?

Thanks for your responses as always.
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Re: 2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby gasninja » Feb 27th, '12, 15:47

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Re: 2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby Drax » Feb 27th, '12, 18:27

That's not much of a factor if it takes 3 months to kick in... just saying.

Something else caused a precipitous drop in the last couple of weeks.

Oh well, no biggie. I'll just shift to the 2010, then...
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Re: 2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby apache » Feb 27th, '12, 20:09

From what little experience I have with pu, I think it takes a good few years before you can tell where the tea is heading. I sampled this tea and have to agree with Hobbs it does taste good now, but I cannot say it would still nice to drink in a few years time as I have similar experience with quite a number of cakes which taste rather good when they are new and fizzle out after just couple of years (curse of UK storage????). If you want to drink it new but missed this one, it always has others coming this years. If you want to find something to age, always try to choose something which is a few years old and more stable. So although I don't have any cake of this tea, but I don't think I would miss it much.
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Re: 2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby shah82 » Feb 27th, '12, 21:19

What's your top three disappointments, then Apache? New tea turned bland, that is...

I must confess, I don't own any tea I've had since it was fresh off the presses except for Nadacha. So far, Mansai '10 is the closest to bland, and it got that way in merely about 6 months. It's not really bland, either...

I haven't tried my Xikong, which the only other tea I can recall getting when sorta fresh.

Getting older tea is great! The only thing I'd caution anyone about is that it's expensive, and sample are but a general clue about what the long term experience will be--especially if they've been in the sample bag as long as the cakes.
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Re: 2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby Catfur » Feb 27th, '12, 22:09

tst wrote:Isn't there a reason the 2010s are still available, while the 2011s quickly disappeared? Am I off-base in my logic here?


Ordinarily, your logic would be fine, but the 2011 Wu Liang cakes were available in abundance, and then, BAM!... gone. Seems like one wholesaler scooped them all up in one order.
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Re: 2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby Catfur » Feb 27th, '12, 22:25

Also, whatever wannabe market-cornerer who scooped up all of Scott's supplies in China didn't forget to wipe out the US store, either.
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Re: 2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby MarshalN » Feb 27th, '12, 23:50

Catfur wrote:Also, whatever wannabe market-cornerer who scooped up all of Scott's supplies in China didn't forget to wipe out the US store, either.


Probably someone who owns a store somewhere decided to snap it up and resell it at their physical location.
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Re: 2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby Chip » Feb 28th, '12, 09:11

Oprah said the 2011 was a must buy while the 2010 was just OK!
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Re: 2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby TokyoB » Feb 28th, '12, 14:39

MarshalN wrote:
Catfur wrote:Also, whatever wannabe market-cornerer who scooped up all of Scott's supplies in China didn't forget to wipe out the US store, either.


Probably someone who owns a store somewhere decided to snap it up and resell it at their physical location.


This was my guess as well. Scott recently mentioned he is selling a very significant amount of his tea in Russia. Interesting....
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Re: 2011 YS Wu Liang Mountain Cakes

Postby MarshalN » Feb 29th, '12, 00:46

TokyoB wrote:
MarshalN wrote:
Catfur wrote:Also, whatever wannabe market-cornerer who scooped up all of Scott's supplies in China didn't forget to wipe out the US store, either.


Probably someone who owns a store somewhere decided to snap it up and resell it at their physical location.


This was my guess as well. Scott recently mentioned he is selling a very significant amount of his tea in Russia. Interesting....


That's been the case for quite some years now, as far as I am aware.
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