Official Pu of the day

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby teaisme » Oct 31st, '12, 16:51

that maidens x was what pushed me away from shou until about 6 months ago, Ed must be more in tune with the old gods then I :mrgreen:


having some nice shou brewed dim sum style, those last cups are always so gooood

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby edkrueger » Oct 31st, '12, 19:37

Who says I was having that tea? I remember a lot of stuff going under "maiden's something or other" or "ancient maiden." Claims of being 15 years old and not too great.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby GreenwoodStudio » Oct 31st, '12, 22:26

2008 Yi Wu Bamboo Sheng from Norbu again today. Love this tea! So easy to brew and just keeps going and going. Floral, SWEET and smooth, yum.

The long wait between finishing the wood kiln and waiting for it to cool is almost over. Opening the kiln tomorrow morning :D So, tonight I'll be dreaming of shinos swept over with ash and flame :twisted:

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Chip » Oct 31st, '12, 22:37

GreenwoodStudio wrote:2008 Yi Wu Bamboo Sheng from Norbu again today. Love this tea! So easy to brew and just keeps going and going. Floral, SWEET and smooth, yum.

The long wait between finishing the wood kiln and waiting for it to cool is almost over. Opening the kiln tomorrow morning :D So, tonight I'll be dreaming of shinos swept over with ash and flame :twisted:

... I knew I smelled a pottery wood firing somewhere on TeaChat! 8)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TwoDog2 » Oct 31st, '12, 22:47

edkrueger wrote:Right now I'm enjoying some pu-erh, it is
[l]ike the ancient, mist-shrouded trees used to produce pu-erh, these leaves have lost all sense of time—infuse them again and again as they continue to emit fantastically dark flavors of the Cedar Forests of the Mesopotamian gods of Gilgamesh and moss-covered igneous rock floor of the abode of Akheloios, the river god of ancient Aitolia.



I brewed this once, but upon steeping, the tea summoned Akheloios to my living room; causing a great flood, destroying my city, and killing thousands of people. I vowed never to brew this mighty tome of the ancients ever again, lest the deities again be woken from their slumber, and visit more death and destruction upon me. This tea is clearly to powerful to be entrusted in the hands of mere mortals.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Catfur » Nov 1st, '12, 19:40

TwoDog2 wrote:
edkrueger wrote:Right now I'm enjoying some pu-erh, it is
[l]ike the ancient, mist-shrouded trees used to produce pu-erh, these leaves have lost all sense of time—infuse them again and again as they continue to emit fantastically dark flavors of the Cedar Forests of the Mesopotamian gods of Gilgamesh and moss-covered igneous rock floor of the abode of Akheloios, the river god of ancient Aitolia.



I brewed this once, but upon steeping, the tea summoned Akheloios to my living room; causing a great flood, destroying my city, and killing thousands of people. I vowed never to brew this mighty tome of the ancients ever again, lest the deities again be woken from their slumber, and visit more death and destruction upon me. This tea is clearly to powerful to be entrusted in the hands of mere mortals.


You must be doing it wrong, I got Gilgamesh, he was cool, we had an awesome time...

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TwoDog2 » Nov 2nd, '12, 03:03

I think it depends on what water you are using. Waters with higher mineral content tend to have friendlier visits from ghosts. I was using bottled water when the river god caused the deluge in question

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby jayinhk » Nov 2nd, '12, 07:35

Revisiting the first pack of loose shu I bought around two months ago. Very wet stored and very pleasant drinking: smooth with a little storage taste, but excellent light bitterness, sweetness and sour plum. This is probably my favorite shu. I'll have to pick up some more.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby chado.my.teaway » Nov 2nd, '12, 14:49

Wild Yi Wu Qizi Bing Cha Spring 2003 from Stephen...amazing

taste? earth, flowers and citrus...now 15th brew(30sec)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby jayinhk » Nov 5th, '12, 00:53

2005 7542 (Kunming storage) on a bed of very wet stored shu cake fragments with a little aged sheng in the mix. The shu/aged sheng mix is from right across the street and is really nice drinking. They work quite well together IMO.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TwoDog2 » Nov 5th, '12, 01:47

jayinhk wrote:2005 7542 (Kunming storage) on a bed of very wet stored shu cake fragments with a little aged sheng in the mix. The shu/aged sheng mix is from right across the street and is really nice drinking. They work quite well together IMO.


Is the 7542 pretty edgy on its own?

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby jayinhk » Nov 5th, '12, 10:12

Yes, the shu really mellows it out and it's almost like drinking good wet aged sheng. :)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby 135F2 » Nov 5th, '12, 12:58

chado.my.teaway wrote:Wild Yi Wu Qizi Bing Cha Spring 2003 from Stephen...amazing

taste? earth, flowers and citrus...now 15th brew(30sec)


Incidentally, I just tasted this tea last night and I agree it's good.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby jayinhk » Nov 8th, '12, 06:45

More of the good shu/sheng mix from across the street with three little chrysanthemum buds.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Drax » Nov 8th, '12, 15:56

I'm currently half-way through the new "Mr. Feng" offerings from EoT. I started on the older end of the spectrum and I am working my way younger; so far, I am surprised at how smooth the teas are. Okay, technically 2007 is 5 years (and approaching 6), but still. The two that I have tried so far seem to be closer to the black tea flavor profile, which I also find interesting, and am also wondering if that's just me. Has anybody else tried these teas yet?

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