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Postby edkrueger » Oct 11th, '08, 17:20

Hop, whats good shu? Everything I've had, at least resembles barnyard.
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Postby heavydoom » Oct 11th, '08, 18:23

edkrueger wrote:Hop, whats good shu? Everything I've had, at least resembles barnyard.


krueger,

get this one, i think some of us here on the forum can vouch for this brick :


2007 Haiwan *9908* Cha Tou Ripe Pu-erh Brick

2007 Haiwan *9908* Cha Tou Ripe Pu-erh Brick
- 500g - $17.60


the usual suspects should sell this.
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Postby Salsero » Oct 11th, '08, 18:45

Though I haven't tasted it, someone mentioned recently that Menghai has a similar product made from old tea nuggets, 2007 Menghai Factory * Lao Cha Tou * Ripe Pu-erh Tea. I am quite curious to know if it is as good as the Haiwan product.
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Postby zipflint » Oct 12th, '08, 00:37

TomVerlain wrote:I am not sure what others mean by "barnyard", but for me, barnyard conjours up images of knee deep poop and a smell of ammonia that starts about 10 miles away.

I would not even say good shu has a "hay" or vegetal taste / smell. Woody, even leathery, yes.




Ah. Leathery. THAT was the description that was escaping me earlier. As I said, being new to pu'erh and its unique properties, I am finding it difficult to accurately describe it. But yes, the shu I have has a definite but very pleasant leathery aspect.

The barnyard thing is (as I'm finding out now, heh) quite subjective. I can easily see how the word would conjure some unpleasant things. I'm not much of a "country mouse" by any stretch, but I like the analogy because it makes me think of a calmness, a sort of warmth and closeness to animals. Well trodden soil. Things like that. Which I realize are still highly subjective, but there ya go.
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Another thing I forgot to mention is how wonderful these items stand up to multiple steepings.
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Postby omegapd » Oct 12th, '08, 03:40

zipflint wrote:

The barnyard thing is (as I'm finding out now, heh) quite subjective.


I think it all depends on where you're from. :wink: I stand by my "barnyard" comment because that's how a farm smells down here. We don't have what others describe as 'wet forest floor' for me to compare to. :lol:

It's all good, no matter how it's described.

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Postby omegapd » Oct 12th, '08, 03:42

Salsero wrote:Though I haven't tasted it, someone mentioned recently that Menghai has a similar product made from old tea nuggets, 2007 Menghai Factory * Lao Cha Tou * Ripe Pu-erh Tea. I am quite curious to know if it is as good as the Haiwan product.


As soon as I get the nerve up to break it open, I'll ship some down to you.

*edit* Oops, sorry, Tom. I actually have the Haiwan and not the Menghai (yet)

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Postby zipflint » Oct 14th, '08, 04:01

Here are a few more photos of the two cakes, in case anyone is interested.
One of these days I'm going to pick up a macro lens. Then, watch out!!

Shu leaves post-steep
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Sheng leaves post-steep
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Higher resolution versions are at my flickr page:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zipflint
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Re:haiwan

Postby mr mopu » Mar 25th, '13, 19:33

Salsero wrote:Though I haven't tasted it, someone mentioned recently that Menghai has a similar product made from old tea nuggets, [url=http://cgi.ebay.com/2007-Menghai-Factory-Lao-Cha-Tou-Ripe-Pu-erh-Tea_W0QQitemZ350039154025QQihZ022QQcategoryZ38181QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262]2007 Menghai Factory * Lao Cha Tou * Ripe Pu-erh Tea. I am quite curious to know if it is as good as the Haiwan product.

the menghai is pretty good.
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Re: pu for you,pu for me (now with photos!)

Postby edkrueger » Mar 25th, '13, 20:21

What is a 5 year old thread?
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Re: pu for you,pu for me (now with photos!)

Postby TomVerlain » Mar 25th, '13, 21:10

threads age better than some tea ?
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Re: pu for you,pu for me (now with photos!)

Postby edkrueger » Mar 25th, '13, 21:20

:lol:
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Re: pu for you,pu for me (now with photos!)

Postby BioHorn » Mar 25th, '13, 21:56

Holy thread resurrection! And shu to boot!
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Re: pu for you,pu for me (now with photos!)

Postby shah82 » Mar 25th, '13, 21:57

Pour your tea in that, and drink it, Biohorn!
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Re: pu for you,pu for me (now with photos!)

Postby mr mopu » Mar 27th, '13, 21:04

edkrueger wrote:What is a 5 year old thread?

you guys are funny!! If you check out another site st.....er you can check my cupboard out under mrmopar. :o
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