MarshalN wrote:And we all know Fujin is basically crap, for the price anyway
Were you ever positively excited about a tea?
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.
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
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.
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.