Fu Zhuan (Mongolian Yak) tea review

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Postby edkrueger » Oct 26th, '08, 14:52

I thought that one looked more promising.

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Postby edkrueger » Oct 26th, '08, 14:53

nada wrote:
tenuki wrote:I heard they use spoiled/rancid yak butter. :shock:


They do indeed, also salt.

I once stayed for a few days in a Tibetan monastery in India where one night, refusing our polite declinations, our hosts would pour us cups of this tea and, unable to physically drink it, we'd covertly pour them away into a nearby flowerbed only to have them refreshed each time our hosts returned.

I still have some tightening of my stomach at the recollection of that tea :?

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Postby Victoria » Oct 26th, '08, 14:54

Hey great review!! I'm here to prove you wrong. Sounds like something I might like, actually. You surprised me, I thought it was some scary yak concoction.

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Postby Salsero » Oct 26th, '08, 14:59

shogun89 wrote: Didnt you also buy this brick?
Last March, Hop Goblin posted a review of a 2001 Xia Guan Bao Yan (Holy Flame) brick .

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Postby puerhking » Oct 26th, '08, 15:50

Mongolian is written and read vertically like such:

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seeing it horizontally is what makes it look similar to Arabic.

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Postby omegapd » Oct 26th, '08, 17:01

Thanks for all the replies. I'm sure learning a lot in this thread...

Shogun, I did buy that tea too. I hadn't even unwrapped it yet. Both of these were just given to me the other day as an anniversary gift. I'll get around to it sooner or later and will let you guys know...

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Re: Fu Zhuan (Mongolian Yak) tea review

Postby ejs811 » Nov 16th, '12, 23:51

I love this tea-
I have had the coin rolled from PuerhShop, as well as the brick reviewed in the first post.
I wish I could find a brick with the "golden flower" spores.

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Re: Fu Zhuan (Mongolian Yak) tea review

Postby JakubT » Nov 17th, '12, 03:39

Ejs811: There was a very good 2007 Fu brick at Chawangshop available - it sold out quickly, but there is a 2011 version: http://www.chawangshop.com/index.php/he ... n-1kg.html
I have the brick and it's also very good (I'd say 90% of the 2007 brick, but also a lot cheaper).

I've heard that the 2010 fu brick they offer is not that great so even though the 2011 is younger, it might be a good thing.

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Re: Fu Zhuan (Mongolian Yak) tea review

Postby jayinhk » Nov 17th, '12, 21:20

JakubT wrote:Ejs811: There was a very good 2007 Fu brick at Chawangshop available - it sold out quickly, but there is a 2011 version: http://www.chawangshop.com/index.php/he ... n-1kg.html
I have the brick and it's also very good (I'd say 90% of the 2007 brick, but also a lot cheaper).

I've heard that the 2010 fu brick they offer is not that great so even though the 2011 is younger, it might be a good thing.


Thank you very much for that recommendation! I'll see if I can find the '07 on Taobao.

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Postby honza » Nov 24th, '12, 10:06

puerhking wrote:Mongolian is written and read vertically like such:

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seeing it horizontally is what makes it look similar to Arabic.


On Fu zhuan bricks is often Chinese, Arabic, Tibetan (not on all) and Mongolian language. Some, like this brick, can see with different wrapper packed special for different market.
Mongolian traditional language (which is use these days only in Inner - Chinese part of Mongolia) was devised by some Uyugur man for Mongolians lazy warriors :D , so it is really look similar with Arabic, but write vertically.

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Re: Fu Zhuan (Mongolian Yak) tea review

Postby blairswhitaker » Nov 25th, '12, 16:27

here is a picture of some "golden flower" on a fuzhuan brick. this is from Hojo's selection it is very fruity and sweet, and with most of Hojo's selections brings a huge amount of focus on the finish. this is a strange hei cha as it is not earthy at all and is not like sheng or shu.

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