Official Pu of the day

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby futurebird » Apr 24th, '13, 22:41

oh that looks good. is it from EoT?

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby tenuki » Apr 24th, '13, 22:51

futurebird wrote:oh that looks good. is it from EoT?


nope, grandtea. I like it a bit more than EOTs, but it's not awesome, just good and slightly more expensive.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby futurebird » Apr 24th, '13, 22:59

I had the EoT one the other day-- it can be a little funky-- but it's one of those teas that I just go back to because I like the aged taste some days. It brews a bit darker than what you've got there-- not as orange. I'll have to try the other version.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby saxon75 » Apr 25th, '13, 00:04

Tonight, as every night for the past couple of weeks, it's the 2007 White Dragon Lao Cha Tou from YS. I may very well be drinking leftover floor sweepings, but when they taste like this, I say bring on the floor sweepings!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby lordsbm » Apr 25th, '13, 00:34

saxon75 wrote:Tonight, as every night for the past couple of weeks, it's the 2007 White Dragon Lao Cha Tou from YS. I may very well be drinking leftover floor sweepings, but when they taste like this, I say bring on the floor sweepings!


Lao cha tou shouldn't taste that bad... Try 3 quick cleanse with hot water, then boil it in stainless steel/iron kettle for 3-5mins.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby saxon75 » Apr 25th, '13, 00:42

Uh, my point was that it tastes very good.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby jayinhk » Apr 25th, '13, 10:59

Guangzhou-stored '01 7542. Nice--lost a lot of its bitterness, even brewed nice and hot (just below boiling). It still has the floral bouquet my '05 has and the caramel-like sweetness, but milder and smoother. I hope my '05 tastes this good in a few years!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Muadeeb » Apr 25th, '13, 21:01

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My first Shu Pu. This one is a tiny clementine filled with tea, supposedly from the 90s. I'm just getting into Puers and this one is decent, as long as I don't think about how it was made and stored. :roll:

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby SilentChaos » Apr 25th, '13, 22:19

Muadeeb wrote: I'm just getting into Puers and this one is decent, as long as I don't think about how it was made and stored. :roll:


I try telling myselfto myself that pu cakes grow on trees and just get harvested, and aged pu is just young pu with this age object added. :P

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby apache » Apr 26th, '13, 06:05

2008 HLH Ban'E

Had this with Colleagues at work this morning. I don't know, may be my taste has changed or it's going through an awkward phase or I didn't know it never been that good before or it's gone stale. Too many variables and I can't pin it down, it's falling out favour with me, but my colleagues enjoyed it. I find it is still very bitter on the verge of acceptable. When it first came out, it is not very drinkable, then it became sweet and tasty in 2011 but now it almost tastes like staled geen tea to me. :?:

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby theredbaron » Apr 27th, '13, 09:22

A nibble at a cake that i have bought back in 2001 or 2002 for looong term storage. It has been a year or so since my last nibble. Only thing i remember is that it's high quality leaves from 2000. It has been aging since then here in Bangkok.
It's a dream in all departments - flavor, aroma, and the qi is very powerful, warm almost vibrating sensations, and calming the mind.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby futurebird » Apr 27th, '13, 11:37

2000 Dayi Red Dayi Without Symbol "R" 7542 Tea Cake, Green

This is a subtile tea. Often puerh is more strong than subtile.

This has a wonderful mouth feel, the tase is a perfect balance-- neither bitter nor sweet nor both.

It's hard to explain, but I like it.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TofuMiso » Apr 28th, '13, 16:01

Yunnan Sourcing 2012 Jia Bu (Ancient Arbor) :- This is the first session I've had since it arrived last year hot off the press . It has a pungent character .There are a few floral , fruit , buttery , and vegetal notes , plus a touch of dark straw and leather in the aroma and flavour profiles - but all seem to be rather subdued and quiet just at the moment . The best part is the mouth feel , which is thick , powerful , and vibrant in the mouth and throat . It has a firm , thick , astringent back bone . The cooling sensations in the mouth lasted long after the session had ended . The qi is very clean , focusing and energising . It is currently priced at 86 USD per 250 gram cake ( I paid 75 USD last year ) ! Is it worth it ? I guess time will tell . Although not terribly interesting to drink now , it certainly seems to have the substance and power for future development .

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby shah82 » Apr 28th, '13, 16:03

There's just not enough activity at the shaving place, is there, TofuMiso?

Thanks for the review of the Jiabu! First real one there was.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby brandon » Apr 28th, '13, 17:11

Pu two ways thanks to small Taiwan label Chen Yuan Hao. 06 nannuo vs 07 guafengzhai. Classic, complex attack from the nannuo. Starts with bitter and your leather/tabacco or whatever you flavor heads are into these days, ends with spiced sweet water. Well over 20 infusions now. Cha qi is constant and introspective, a few flashes of "wee" thrown in for good measure.

Guafengzhai much more subtle in the mouth, like lucious spring water slipping easily down. It does have some good flavors, but not a classic GFZ, and soft. Love the thick feeling though. Cha qi goes straight up and out, leaving clarity.

Both selections courtesy of Origin Tea. I will be keeping an eye on this maker!

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