Official Pu of the day


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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby JakubT » Oct 19th, '12, 10:39

MarshalN wrote:And we all know Fujin is basically crap, for the price anyway


Were you ever positively excited about a tea? :)
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TIM » Oct 19th, '12, 11:12

JakubT wrote:
MarshalN wrote:And we all know Fujin is basically crap, for the price anyway


Were you ever positively excited about a tea? :)


Cant you feel his excitement? :lol: .... or would you say Passion :wink:
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby 135F2 » Oct 19th, '12, 13:06

JakubT wrote:
MarshalN wrote:And we all know Fujin is basically crap, for the price anyway


Were you ever positively excited about a tea? :)


Only when his wife brews it for him...fujin, lipton, anything. :wink:
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby shah82 » Oct 19th, '12, 13:21

A good ChenYunHao is what gets his jollies going--remember that when you want to bribe him.

XZH 8582 is behaving nicely for me today, in the early going. The aroma is very good.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby MarshalN » Oct 19th, '12, 21:44

I'm surprisingly easy to please, tea wise. You just don't get to read about them
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby 135F2 » Oct 20th, '12, 15:01

A foggy Saturday morning with the 2001 Menghai Special Order Yiwu "One-leaf". After comparing 3 teas, there seems to be a common difference between my home-stored vs. the offiste-stored teas. While I can't taste much difference in taste, aromas, and agedness (or the lack thereof), the home-stored teas seem to consistently be thinner-bodied, while the offsite-stored ones are fuller, plumper. Interesting.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby 135F2 » Oct 20th, '12, 19:43

The '06 XZH LBZ Taiji yang (white wrapper) is at least a few times more interesting than its yin sister.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby MarshalN » Oct 20th, '12, 23:25

135F2 wrote:The '06 XZH LBZ Taiji yang (white wrapper) is at least a few times more interesting than its yin sister.


Now THAT is interesting
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby MarshalN » Oct 20th, '12, 23:26

135F2 wrote:A foggy Saturday morning with the 2001 Menghai Special Order Yiwu "One-leaf". After comparing 3 teas, there seems to be a common difference between my home-stored vs. the offiste-stored teas. While I can't taste much difference in taste, aromas, and agedness (or the lack thereof), the home-stored teas seem to consistently be thinner-bodied, while the offsite-stored ones are fuller, plumper. Interesting.


How did you store your home stored teas? I wonder if it's excess dryness? LA is after all pretty dry.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby shah82 » Oct 21st, '12, 00:35

MarshalN, the white wrapper sample is a lot brighter in taste, and a bit more similar to the fall '05 XZH Houde sold. It has tips in it, where the black wrapper is prolly more 8582-ish. I didn't like the sample I had as much as the black wrapper, because it didn't have as much depth, and the durability was about the same as the '05 fall, which was a problem for me.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby 135F2 » Oct 21st, '12, 00:56

MarshalN wrote:
135F2 wrote:The '06 XZH LBZ Taiji yang (white wrapper) is at least a few times more interesting than its yin sister.


Now THAT is interesting


You found it to be the opposite, M? It is brighter tasting, as Shah mentioned. Not saying it's phenomenal, but it's definitely to my taste better than the black wrapper. Worth $600? Not to me.

At home teas are stored in a closed closet with a bowl of water in the corner. It is a much dryer environment. Also, the home stored teas seem to be thirst-inducing (makes throat dry), while the offsite ones thirst-quenching.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby shah82 » Oct 21st, '12, 01:16

135F2, the thing that shut me up was that it consistently beat other LBZ in any sort of head to head matchup for one reason or another. Black wrapper beat out White wrapper, and would had beat out '05 Fall, had it been on sale when I was considering. Gan'en, ChenShenHao (have not personally tried 'em), are some sort of blends (or lower grade if the XZH is also a blend). The Nadacha from '08 I got to try had very little qi (but it was full on LBZ taste/effects). The Puersom '11 was mostly menghai with orchid taste, and not much fruity flashiness in the aftertaste. It was, however, quite thick and unusually durable. Effectively speaking, there are no flawless, or close to it, LBZ being sold to us peons in large quantities. Of course, you aren't me, and you might have chosen a different algorithm of choice, but that's how it is...I do want to try those ChenShengHao, just to understand it as a benchmark. And of course, a top flight LBZ.

And again, you paid $65 and $68.5 a bing for that. Never had to pay $600, like the unlucky latecomers, many of whom are buying highly diluted crap for hundreds of dollars. The chineseteashop's Daniel Lui is offering a nice, white-wrapper from '10 for, like $400. Big Savings, huh?!! LBZ was always crazy, and always will be crazy, because LBZ performs. We peons only've been outbid by any ole TomDickHarry Moneybags.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby 135F2 » Oct 21st, '12, 14:26

Having the 2005 Chang Tai "1st South East Asia Pu-erh Trade Memorial Cake". Mild and mellow overall taste (like most Chang Tai's I've had are) but it's quite potent. Made me feel tea-drunk even on a full stomach. A noticeable cooling sensation in the mouth and stomach.

shah82 wrote:The chineseteashop's Daniel Lui is offering a nice, white-wrapper from '10 for, like $400. Big Savings, huh?!! LBZ was always crazy, and always will be crazy, because LBZ performs. We peons only've been outbid by any ole TomDickHarry Moneybags.


Shah, are the XZH still for sale at chineseteashop? I couldn't find it. Just curious.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby shah82 » Oct 21st, '12, 14:53

Oh, white wrapper as in, no label private pressing, not white TaiJi. I imagine the latter XZH LBZ (there's no '07) are from different areas of LBZ than the earlier cakes.

That '05 cake was blended by Chen Zhitong, and only pressed by Changtai. There are many of those kinds of cakes.

The '05 SE Memorial is a beloved cake. It's amazing how the '05 is so good, then the '06 is pretty good, and the '07, which is blended by the guy who did the '06 Taipei and JingMeiTang cakes is meh.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby 135F2 » Oct 21st, '12, 17:08

shah82 wrote:Oh, white wrapper as in, no label private pressing, not white TaiJi. I imagine the latter XZH LBZ (there's no '07) are from different areas of LBZ than the earlier cakes.

That '05 cake was blended by Chen Zhitong, and only pressed by Changtai. There are many of those kinds of cakes.

The '05 SE Memorial is a beloved cake. It's amazing how the '05 is so good, then the '06 is pretty good, and the '07, which is blended by the guy who did the '06 Taipei and JingMeiTang cakes is meh.


Oh, I see. Thanks for the clarification about the white wrapper.
I didn't realize this '05 SE Memorial cake has that "beloved" status. Beloved by drinkers and collectors? It has a low-key taste -- even milder than the 2001 Menghai Yiwu "One-Leaf". The menthol-like cooling sensation in the mouth and particularly in the stomach is one of the best I've felt in a while. I wonder what causes it and if there is a term to refer to this sensation. More so, it's quite intoxicating...made me feel quite light-headed, airy and cool.
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