Official Pu of the day

One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby futurebird » Mar 28th, '13, 15:00

Thanks Jay! I'm feeling much better today. My order from sampletea came and that helped too. Hehe... oh how I love a box from the post office filled with tea and teawares! This is my first order from sampletea and I like them (mostly) I like the way they package their samples. There is a photo of the bing so you can keep it for your notes. Nice! I'm going to glue it in my teajournal next to my notes. Very helpful.

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Today I'm drinking Tong Qing Hao 1980s. I know nothing about this tea but the age. First of all it's STRONG-- I put about 2.5g in a 40 ml pot, thinking I might add a bit morre later after it "thinned out" well I'm on the 15 infusion and it's still strong. Wow.

Now when that happens some wonder if it's fermented, or stored very wet. I don't think that's the case here. (tough I'm not expert enough to be certain about storage) It's bitter with the smell of very dry natural varnish (like the kind found in old book shelves) -- it's also rather sweet-- the sweetness and bitterness work together well.

I'm glad I bought two 10g samples. I think I'll get 8 sessions out of this tea... which is impressive. I wish I could have a whole cake. Well, my husband just got a raise so *he* can buy me one! :lol:

Now that I have first impressions I'm going to try and find out what others think. (I'm trying to avoid reviews before tasting teas, just buying different old sheng pu and seeing how I like them)

Also, today I started with 2006 CNNP Yunnan puer Raw from ebay(is it fake?) the bing is greenish and looks like it was stored wet-- but for such a young tea it is quite smooth. Almost too mild. Anyone else have thoughts on this one? I've been having it in place of coffee since it wakes me up. If a 2006 cake is mild will that mean it will go dead if it were aged 30 years? (I'm not going to find out, it will be drunk by me before that day ever comes... )

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby JakubT » Mar 29th, '13, 08:02

99 Changtai Yichanghao Yiwu. Can't say I'm impressed so far. The tea tastes somewhat winded.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby ethan » Mar 29th, '13, 10:23

CNNP Ripe Pu-erh Vintage 1990 from Bana Tea Co.
Provides some mild earthy flavor & comforting warmth while I stay home w/ a cold. (First pu for me since December)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby futurebird » Mar 29th, '13, 10:58

ethan wrote:CNNP Ripe Pu-erh Vintage 1990 from Bana Tea Co.
Provides some mild earthy flavor & comforting warmth while I stay home w/ a cold. (First pu for me since December)


Tea seemed to do it for my cold hope it works for you too, ethan. Did you get one of Bana's samplers?

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby ethan » Mar 29th, '13, 12:21

Swapping, I got a small amount of this & some other pu, including Tong Qing Hao from the 70s which I am drinking now. It has more body & stronger earthy flavor. I like this more & it alleviates the cold a bit.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Chip » Mar 29th, '13, 14:13

bernardgam wrote:this Pu erh Tea in Buychina.
buychina.com/items/lynx-stocking-money-combinations-of-the-new-interests-numbers-pu-er-tea-tea-cooked-tea-cake-357g-3-seven-cakes-tea-leaves-wvtunpsmmok

I like it and get the item after 23 days delivery from China. very happy with it.

hmmmmm ... but you are in China ... :?

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby futurebird » Mar 29th, '13, 14:19

was that an ad?

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Chip » Mar 29th, '13, 16:23

futurebird wrote:was that an ad?

Ad? you are too kind. :mrgreen:

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby tenuki » Mar 29th, '13, 17:01

Chip wrote:Ad? you are too kind. :mrgreen:


I like your new pic Chip, how did you get so small to fit in that can?

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Chip » Mar 29th, '13, 18:23

tenuki wrote:
Chip wrote:Ad? you are too kind. :mrgreen:


I like your new pic Chip, how did you get so small to fit in that can?

If I am ever that annoying ... just take away all my tea and teatoys ... 8)

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Official Pu of the day

Postby Exempt » Mar 30th, '13, 22:49

2012 Lao Man'e Ku Cha maocha. A really deep, delicious bitterness. An even better syrupy sweetness. Super long aftertaste that coats your mouth. This is one of my favorite teas.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby futurebird » Apr 2nd, '13, 12:24

I'm drinking 1970 Jiang Chen (river city) ... but it seems to be more bland than I remember it... not bad, just not as exciting... Maybe, it's because I made a big pot this time 150ml with about 6g of leaves?

Hmm.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby JakubT » Apr 3rd, '13, 07:06

2011 YS Guafengzhai autumn. This gets better and better (I have only a large sample though). There are some serious fruity tones appearing and I like them very much.

It just supports my belief how I prefer Guafengzhai to other Yiwu regions, especially some "tasteless", like Luoshuidong or Dingjiazhai...

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby gasninja » Apr 3rd, '13, 11:52

2012 (2011)EOT's Bangwei 33 I remember liking this tea when I first got it. But not enough for its big price tag. But now it has come out of its shell and is really a solid tea. These leaves are very thick and rubbery.You can tell that these trees where happy. The qi was noticeable from the first infusion.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby AdamMY » Apr 4th, '13, 14:15

EOT 80s Wang Zhi loose leaf. I am finally starting to run low of my massive bag of this.

Oh yeah, I know you want to see one of the brews: (Not sure which greater than 6 but I don't think it was quite brew 10).

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