Reaching Cloud?

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Reaching Cloud?

Postby Exempt » Feb 4th, '13, 01:54

I have been to his website and sent a couple emails to both his address and other sites that sell his puerh but have been unable to get a response. Is he no longer actively selling puerh or does it just take a long time to respond? Has anyone bought tea from him recently?

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Re: Reaching Cloud?

Postby TomVerlain » Feb 4th, '13, 18:58

Best Tea House in HK sells his stuff. Their website is a bit out of date, but here is the contact info page.

http://www.besttea.com.hk/eng/contact_us.htm

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Re: Reaching Cloud?

Postby apache » Feb 4th, '13, 19:13

TomVerlain wrote:Best Tea House in HK sells his stuff. Their website is a bit out of date, but here is the contact info page.

http://www.besttea.com.hk/eng/contact_us.htm


On this site I look up loose 88-qing. Price is ....
over £13 (US $20) per g!!!! Aaaaahhhhh!

http://www.besttea.com.hk/tea_leave/b00111932.htm

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Re: Reaching Cloud?

Postby gasninja » Feb 4th, '13, 19:36

Has anyone ordered from there site this way I want to try there storage Liu an. But am nervous about faxing credit card info.

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Re: Reaching Cloud?

Postby TIM » Feb 4th, '13, 20:29

apache wrote:
TomVerlain wrote:Best Tea House in HK sells his stuff. Their website is a bit out of date, but here is the contact info page.

http://www.besttea.com.hk/eng/contact_us.htm


On this site I look up loose 88-qing. Price is ....
over £13 (US $20) per g!!!! Aaaaahhhhh!

http://www.besttea.com.hk/tea_leave/b00111932.htm


So, if you are drinking a true 88 Qing bing and under that price... What are you really drinking? Best Tea House created the 88. :roll:

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Re: Reaching Cloud?

Postby shah82 » Feb 4th, '13, 20:49

It's $200 for ten grams.

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Re: Reaching Cloud?

Postby TomVerlain » Feb 4th, '13, 20:57

Hi

I have never ordered via internet from them. They have a store in Vancouver too, so you might want to contact them. Though I have not mail ordered from them, I asked while I was in the shop if they did mail order and they do.

Here is a pic of a box of tea I got there, not too cheap @ 390 HK$ for 100 grams. ($50 US). It was chunks of broken up cakes and perhaps some loose tea. I think the multi-sources of the tea made the flovor profile far more complex than if it was a single tea. Everything from a perfumed tasted to black tea. Good, but not have to lay down for a while after drinking it good.

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Re: Reaching Cloud?

Postby BioHorn » Feb 4th, '13, 21:55

shah82 wrote:It's $200 for ten grams.

OK. Now we know how much of a gift Huang was giving us on Jan. 1, 2013!

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Re: Reaching Cloud?

Postby gasninja » Feb 5th, '13, 00:28

TIM wrote:
apache wrote:
TomVerlain wrote:Best Tea House in HK sells his stuff. Their website is a bit out of date, but here is the contact info page.

http://www.besttea.com.hk/eng/contact_us.htm


On this site I look up loose 88-qing. Price is ....
over £13 (US $20) per g!!!! Aaaaahhhhh!

http://www.besttea.com.hk/tea_leave/b00111932.htm


So, if you are drinking a true 88 Qing bing and under that price... What are you really drinking? Best Tea House created the 88. :roll:

Either Something that Best Tea House sold to another vendor in the early 00s when they sold the majority of there inventory of the 88qing bing, or an imitation.

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Re: Reaching Cloud?

Postby wyardley » Feb 5th, '13, 00:54

This shop was carrying some of his collected tea as well as his own productions in Mainland China, but these days, there's not much there.

http://shop35340763.taobao.com/?search=y

What makes you think he was "actively selling puerh", and is there something specific you're looking for?

You can get his own productions via certain vendors. Based on descriptions and photos, as well as the fact that they were selling his cakes, it's also possible (just a guess) that Lau Yu Fat in HK was selling some of his teas that he collected. While I have heard of him selling tea, so I don't think it's something that he's completely beyond, I don't think he's really interested in selling tea directly unless there are fairly large amounts of money involved.

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Reaching Cloud?

Postby Exempt » Feb 5th, '13, 01:12

wyardley wrote:This shop was carrying some of his collected tea as well as his own productions in Mainland China, but these days, there's not much there.

http://shop35340763.taobao.com/?search=y

What makes you think he was "actively selling puerh", and is there something specific you're looking for?

You can get his own productions via certain vendors. Based on descriptions and photos, as well as the fact that they were selling his cakes, it's also possible (just a guess) that Lau Yu Fat in HK was selling some of his teas that he collected. While I have heard of him selling tea, so I don't think it's something that he's completely beyond, I don't think he's really interested in selling tea directly unless there are fairly large amounts of money involved.

http://www.cloudsgrouphk.com/
He was selling his own branded puerh off of this website. I haven't been able to reach cloud directly for months though. I'll have to contact some of the other shops listed in this thread and see if they are selling any of his cakes.

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Re: Reaching Cloud?

Postby apache » Feb 5th, '13, 06:24

Someone sell this yearly on HK Tea Forum.
http://www.hkteaforum.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1599&extra=page%3D1

As you have guessed, price increases yearly and I don't think much use here unless you are in HK, it's rather difficult to get one!

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Re: Reaching Cloud?

Postby apache » Feb 5th, '13, 08:43

TIM wrote:
apache wrote:
TomVerlain wrote:Best Tea House in HK sells his stuff. Their website is a bit out of date, but here is the contact info page.

http://www.besttea.com.hk/eng/contact_us.htm


On this site I look up loose 88-qing. Price is ....
over £13 (US $20) per g!!!! Aaaaahhhhh!

http://www.besttea.com.hk/tea_leave/b00111932.htm


So, if you are drinking a true 88 Qing bing and under that price... What are you really drinking? Best Tea House created the 88. :roll:


It could be 89 Qing. Or even 92 Qing.

Cloud the man suggests there some subtle difference.
http://www.hkteaforum.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=8969&extra=page%3D2&page=1
89 Qing been through more humid storage, 88 Qing is pure dry storage. What ever all this means?

I need magnifying glass ....

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Re: Reaching Cloud?

Postby apache » Feb 5th, '13, 08:54

wyardley wrote:This shop was carrying some of his collected tea as well as his own productions in Mainland China, but these days, there's not much there.

http://shop35340763.taobao.com/?search=y

What makes you think he was "actively selling puerh", and is there something specific you're looking for?

You can get his own productions via certain vendors. Based on descriptions and photos, as well as the fact that they were selling his cakes, it's also possible (just a guess) that Lau Yu Fat in HK was selling some of his teas that he collected. While I have heard of him selling tea, so I don't think it's something that he's completely beyond, I don't think he's really interested in selling tea directly unless there are fairly large amounts of money involved.


Someone told me Lau Yu Fat sold out all Cloud's tea after Hobbes wrote a blog on Half-dipper about it last year.

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Re: Reaching Cloud?

Postby MarshalN » Feb 5th, '13, 09:24

apache wrote:
wyardley wrote:This shop was carrying some of his collected tea as well as his own productions in Mainland China, but these days, there's not much there.

http://shop35340763.taobao.com/?search=y

What makes you think he was "actively selling puerh", and is there something specific you're looking for?

You can get his own productions via certain vendors. Based on descriptions and photos, as well as the fact that they were selling his cakes, it's also possible (just a guess) that Lau Yu Fat in HK was selling some of his teas that he collected. While I have heard of him selling tea, so I don't think it's something that he's completely beyond, I don't think he's really interested in selling tea directly unless there are fairly large amounts of money involved.


Someone told me Lau Yu Fat sold out all Cloud's tea after Hobbes wrote a blog on Half-dipper about it last year.


I was there a few months ago, and I'm sure there was some left. Which tea are you talking about?

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