wyardley wrote:I am sometimes fascinated by the claims of some of the folks here about being able to identify a tea's region or varietal. While some may be able to do this reliably, I think it would be very interesting to have a Teachat blind tasting sometime.
I think it would be education for beginners and experts alike to have a blind pu-erh tasting round with say:
* An old "pretty good" raw tea from the 80s/70s
* An old "pretty good" raw tea from the 90s
* An old "excellent" cooked tea from the 90s
* A young "excellent" cooked tea 00s
* A young "pretty good" tea 00s
* A young "excellent" tea 00s
About 25g each (enough to do a few tries of each tea, one is not enough) and maybe $100 (???) to participate.
Maybe one of you tea-heads with 100 bings "aging" in your living room could select some samples and set it up?
I'd view it as a blessing if I liked cooked tea from the 90s as much as true old raw puer. It'd save me money!
When my teas come in the mail I try not to look at them too carefully to do my own blindin tasting, but I do know what I paid could influence me. When you spend a lot it's harder to admit you got ripped off! No one wants to feel like a sucker, but we all are suckers on one day or another.