Yunnan Samplers.

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Yunnan Samplers.

Postby Lerxst2112 » Mar 18th, '12, 01:50

I have ordered the following samplers from Yunnan's US site, and was wondering if anyone in the community has tried them.

2008 Menghai Da Yi Hong http://www.yunnansourcing.us/store/product.php?id_product=52

2007 Mengku Mu Ye Chun http://www.yunnansourcing.us/store/product.php?id_product=46

2007 Menghai "Jade Dew" http://www.yunnansourcing.us/store/product.php?id_product=45

Thanks in advance!
-Jess

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Re: Yunnan Samplers.

Postby Drax » Mar 18th, '12, 06:55

I've had the Mu Ye Chun (including its 002 incarnation, which I've recommended recently to a couple of people who were looking for something a bit floral and 'drink now').

Looking back at my notes, I've got it as very thick with a 'dark' sweetness. It's been awhile since I tried it (last September), but that 'darkness' is usually a flavor profile I really enjoy. I took this tea a large number of infusions and wrote a lot about it, which is usually a good sign...

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Re: Yunnan Samplers.

Postby bryan_drinks_tea » Mar 18th, '12, 19:56

not to be a party pooper, but what you get is what you get.


There are many, many variations from brewing place to brewing place. do you know how different some of the pu I brew tastes when I brew it in your house as opposed to when I brew it in mine?

Also, don't forget the unique palate of the taster.

The Da Yi Hong - I had the raw version of that, and while this may not help, it had a good bit of flavour, and limited bitterness, even when pushed a little.

For the Mengku - I haven't tried it, but Hobbes has written about it, and perhaps some other readers have written about it as well.
http://half-dipper.blogspot.com/2008/04 ... u-001.html

The Jade Dew - look at some things on that one. it says premium, which may or may not mean that it uses smaller leaves. looking at the photo- it's hard to tell. the leaves look big-ish to me. There's a flavour difference between the small leaf shu pu and big leaf shu pu - like the difference between the dayi 'wu zi deng ke' and the dayi 8592.

all I can really definitively tell you right now is to try, try ,try new teas!


best of luck!

Bryan

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Re: Yunnan Samplers.

Postby Lerxst2112 » Mar 18th, '12, 20:45

Edited comment:

My last post was pretty harsh, and I apologise to both the person I was responding to, and the community.

Instead, maybe I can offer insight into why I ask what I do.. I like to see what other members have experienced, as I believe that is what a tea community is for. Sharing experiences. And in turn, those reading about the experiences have a sort of guide.

I will take your opinions into consideration; same as I will take Drax's. Same as Mr. Hobbes. Same as Mr. Matt (cha) None of them are an end all to be all.

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