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Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby Exempt » Jan 31st, '13, 23:17

I've been looking around for a classic 7542 recipe that is around 10 years old. The only thing close I have been able to find is 2004 7542 from puerhshop, but after the bloggers that received fake teas I'm not sure I want to order from them. If anyone has any classic recipes, especially 7542, that are around 10 years old let me know how much you would sell them for. I'd also be interested if anyone knows of a store that sells them.
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Re: Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby Chip » Feb 1st, '13, 01:01

Although Exempt does not meet the membership duration requirement, he has been active since joining. He requested an exception for TeaSwap per TeaSwap rules ... which was granted.
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Re: Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby shah82 » Feb 1st, '13, 13:21

The Chinese Tea Shop out of Vancouver does have some 15yo 7542 which doesn't have the greatest reviews.

Sampletea does have what appears to be a somewhat nonstandard 2004 7542-425 in purple wrapper, which does have good reviews. Also a 2001 that's probably very expensive.

Chances are, no individual will sell that sort of tea absent financial distress, because you do have to sample it first to examine the storage.

Good Luck
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Re: Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby teaisme » Feb 1st, '13, 14:33

lets see....

http://www.grandtea.com/Year-2000-7542- ... p-299.html
nice price if its any good, hopefully not too wet

http://www.lifeinteacup.com/puerh
1998 7542 $80 a cake---this one did not impress me at all, will not be revisiting, took forever to finally finish 30g.

Good luck!
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Re: Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby gasninja » Feb 2nd, '13, 08:09

I don't know if the grand tea one is all that great either.

http://half-dipper.blogspot.com/2011/10/longitudinal-study-of-7542-part-second.html?m=1
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Re: Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby MarshalN » Feb 2nd, '13, 09:32

Neither the Grand Tea nor the Life in Teacup are from the Menghai factory, so calling them 7542 is a bit of a stretch
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Re: Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby Exempt » Feb 2nd, '13, 12:02

I know how unlikely it is that I'll find a real menghai 7542 for a reasonable price, so can anyone recommend a decent and fairly inexpensive tea that is around ten years old?
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Re: Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby the_economist » Feb 2nd, '13, 16:18

What's inexpensive?
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Re: Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby Exempt » Feb 2nd, '13, 18:03

the_economist wrote:What's inexpensive?

I was hoping to find a sub $100 dollar cake. I know this isn't going to be an amazing cake but I want to get a decent semi aged cake for drinking more often than special occasions. I've found a few, but none with reviews or blog posts, so I thought some members on here might be able to help
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Re: Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby shah82 » Feb 2nd, '13, 20:45

Well, I always recommend this: http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... oduct=1366

Which is not banna tea, and age is mostly a mellowing feature rather than wood. It's still an actual deal, even at it's higher price these days.

Some people have been happy with this: http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... oduct=1994

A more basic lincang with more real woodiness, I think: http://www.bannacha.com/en/37-2003-mengku.html

A chance to consume a small amount of older tea: http://www.finepuer.com/product/2004-me ... r-tea-100g

Perhaps this might do? Banna, woody, et al? http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... ts_id=1100

Positive reviews for this tea: http://www.jingteashop.com/pd-pu-erh-te ... -brick.cfm

probably good standby tea... http://www.jingteashop.com/pd-jing-tea- ... h-98xg.cfm

but I'd most want this: http://www.jingteashop.com/pd-jing-tea- ... 02ccnp.cfm

This is very easy to drink after a bit of airing out. Not complex, though: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-Changtai-J ... 2c5d587357

Okay, well, there's a bit of a start, I suppose...
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Re: Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby Exempt » Feb 3rd, '13, 00:56

shah82 wrote:Well, I always recommend this: http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... oduct=1366

Which is not banna tea, and age is mostly a mellowing feature rather than wood. It's still an actual deal, even at it's higher price these days.

Some people have been happy with this: http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... oduct=1994

A more basic lincang with more real woodiness, I think: http://www.bannacha.com/en/37-2003-mengku.html

A chance to consume a small amount of older tea: http://www.finepuer.com/product/2004-me ... r-tea-100g

Perhaps this might do? Banna, woody, et al? http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... ts_id=1100

Positive reviews for this tea: http://www.jingteashop.com/pd-pu-erh-te ... -brick.cfm

probably good standby tea... http://www.jingteashop.com/pd-jing-tea- ... h-98xg.cfm

but I'd most want this: http://www.jingteashop.com/pd-jing-tea- ... 02ccnp.cfm

This is very easy to drink after a bit of airing out. Not complex, though: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-Changtai-J ... 2c5d587357

Okay, well, there's a bit of a start, I suppose...

Thanks for all the recommendations. I was already looking at the 2002 cnnp from jing so that's probably what I'll go with if I don't see any classic menghai recipes soon
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Re: Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby apolon » Feb 3rd, '13, 02:38

How about this one:
http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/tea/puerh ... label.html
I think it's nice for the money.
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Re: Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby gingkoseto » Feb 4th, '13, 23:10

Life in Teacup 7542 is from Menghai Factory. Otherwise Life in Teacup won't call it 7542. And of course this is Life in Teacup's opinion, which may not be everybody's opinion. :wink:
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Re: Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby bagua7 » Feb 6th, '13, 18:24

MarshalN wrote:Neither the Grand Tea nor the Life in Teacup are from the Menghai factory, so calling them 7542 is a bit of a stretch


gingkoseto wrote:Gingko (of Life in Teacup)


Very funny...I love the Internet and all its pirates. :mrgreen:
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Re: Exempt: WANTED aged 7542

Postby MarshalN » Feb 7th, '13, 13:49

gingkoseto wrote:Life in Teacup 7542 is from Menghai Factory. Otherwise Life in Teacup won't call it 7542. And of course this is Life in Teacup's opinion, which may not be everybody's opinion. :wink:
- Gingko (of Life in Teacup)


Care to show us pics of the cake, front and back, and also the neifei, please?
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