Official Pu of the day


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

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby gasninja » May 10th, '13, 16:22

06 ji-he-chaun Liu an . This Liu an is very smooth for a young tea just starting to get hints of medicinal taste. There is a Slightly cooling after taste and a noticeable cha qi. I am not sure how this will age as it is very smooth for a liu an this young and the liquor is darker than some 90s Liu an I have had. But my knowledge on ageing Liu an is limited to knowing that it usually gets better as it ages. But it's decent to drink now.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Keiki » May 10th, '13, 17:34

yalokinh wrote:I ordered a very cheap shu bing on ebay from one of those noname companies (had a crappy picture of a horse on the wrapper), and i have to say, it is outperforming some of my more expensive puer, for once it doesnt have a one dimensional taste profile.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/290818095187?ss ... 1423.l2649

is this the one? :lol:
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby mr mopu » May 11th, '13, 21:36

2007 menghai bamboo wrapped brick. Shou and I think I brewed it too light but there is always the next infusion. Very light in taste and sweet on the tip of the tongue. :shock:
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby saxon75 » May 12th, '13, 03:19

saxon75 wrote:Tonight, the 2010 Wild Tree Pu-erh of Dehong from YS. Again, it has that medicinal note that seems to be common in young shengs, but it's very smooth and mild, not bitter at all. Very sweet, too. I'm interested to see how this develops in subsequent infusions--I'm on the 3rd right now.


Had this one again tonight. There's just enough left in my sample for one more session, I think. Man, I love this tea. It's $45 for a 500g brick, and I think I'd like to get two--one to drink and one to save. Except that I could easily see myself going through a kilo of this stuff before it's had a chance to age much, and $90 would put a serious hole in my tea budget for the near future. What to do, what to do...
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby lordsbm » May 13th, '13, 19:16

A couple of guys had pm me asking for the link to the gushu huangpian shu brick. As most of you will likely pay a sum on agent shipping it's better to reconsider after reading my review on this shu. If you really still want it. which likely pay more on shipping than the shu, then pm me for the link.

Oh ya, this is based on my personal taste and experience. You may not like it as much as I do, so take that into consideration.

Awaken the shu for 3 days, using a 200ml gaiwan and 7.5g shu. 8.5 or 9g would be better but I forgotten my shu gaiwan is 200ml :lol:

No. 1-2 steeps - 5secs
Sweetness: 3 Bitterness: 1 Consistency: 4 Astringent: 2
Huigan: 3.5 Shengjin: 3.5 Dryness: 2 Smoothness: 3.5
Remarks: Jujube flavor with barely visible dui wei (aka cardboard/storage smell). Aftertaste is little like eating red bean paste. Burped 3 times, with a bit of numbness on tip of the tongue.

No. 3-4 steeps - 5&7secs
Sweetness: 3.5 Bitterness: 1 Consistency: 3.5 Astringent: 1
Huigan: 3.5 Shengjin: 3.5 Dryness: 1 Smoothness: 3.5
Remarks: Jujube turns to nuo flavor with dui wei gone. A bit of sweating with numbness felt on the tongue and a little facial goosebumps.

No. 5-6 steeps - 10&12secs
Sweetness: 4 Bitterness: 0 Consistency: 3 Astringent: 1
Huigan: 3 Shengjin: 3 Dryness: 0 Smoothness: 4
Remarks: Nuo flavor reduced. The brew now is sweet and refreshing. Body felt relaxed.

No. 7-8 steeps - 1min
Sweetness: 3.5 Bitterness: 1 Consistency: 3.5 Astringent: 1
Huigan: 3.5 Shengjin: 3.5 Dryness: 1 Smoothness: 3.5
Remarks: There seems to be rock sugar flavor in the sweet and refreshing brew. Burped twice with awakening effect.

To me the taste value is good and really value for money.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TIM » May 13th, '13, 20:28

Is there a wrapper for this brick?
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby lordsbm » May 13th, '13, 20:53

TIM wrote:Is there a wrapper for this brick?


Nope. 4 bricks in bamboo. This seller's tea are all bamboo wrapped or in white paper. They mainly do custom order for retailers, therefore price lower. So there's a chance those house brand tea people buy came from them also :lol:
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby lordsbm » May 13th, '13, 23:19

Drank tang han 2012 珍 earlier. It's said to be from Song mountain gushu early spring. All I can say is not young trees, at least from old tree. Got it at a very good price during group sales.

Somehow when during this tea, my mind got struck by images of the growth of a girl to adulthood.

1-2 steeps (5secs), spring flower flavor, brew is gentle and smooth.
Like a young girl having fun without a care in the world.

3-4 steeps (7&10secs), honey fruity flavor, brew gained depth on taste and flavor.
Like a girl going through school, learning new things, gaining wisdom.

5-6 steeps (12&18secs), light honey flavor, brew becomes light and refreshing.
Like a lady fallen in love. There's sweetness within the heart.

7-8 steeps (30&60secs), nice honey flavor, brew gained back strength and consistency.
Like a woman in successful marriage. Matured, stable and happy.

Those interested to try:
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z ... 932909693&

Be warned it'll be expensive once u add in shipping :lol:
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby gingkoseto » May 14th, '13, 00:03

lordsbm wrote:Drank tang han 2012 珍 earlier. It's said to be from Song mountain gushu early spring. All I can say is not young trees, at least from old tree. Got it at a very good price during group sales.

Somehow when during this tea, my mind got struck by images of the growth of a girl to adulthood.

1-2 steeps (5secs), spring flower flavor, brew is gentle and smooth.
Like a young girl having fun without a care in the world.

3-4 steeps (7&10secs), honey fruity flavor, brew gained depth on taste and flavor.
Like a girl going through school, learning new things, gaining wisdom.

5-6 steeps (12&18secs), light honey flavor, brew becomes light and refreshing.
Like a lady fallen in love. There's sweetness within the heart.

7-8 steeps (30&60secs), nice honey flavor, brew gained back strength and consistency.
Like a woman in successful marriage. Matured, stable and happy.

Those interested to try:
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z ... 932909693&

Be warned it'll be expensive once u add in shipping :lol:


A few years ago (maybe 2010) I sampled their ¥15 little brick (maybe 2007) and remember it was pretty good. But they don't ever seem to have stock of more than a few years back.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby jayinhk » May 14th, '13, 00:15

2005 dry storage CNNP 7542 I've had stored in the living room here in Hong Kong since last year. I broke up the entire cake a while ago. It's coming along nicely and is less bitter than I remember it being, and has some very nice hui gan.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby lordsbm » May 14th, '13, 00:34

gingkoseto wrote:A few years ago (maybe 2010) I sampled their ¥15 little brick (maybe 2007) and remember it was pretty good. But they don't ever seem to have stock of more than a few years back.


You mean this one? I never bought this, but was given a sample haven't try.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z ... 680400424&

They have quite a few of their popular tea on group sale then, most commented the one I posted above to be the best of the lot.

I also bought 2ti/tong as it came highly recommended.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z ... 108946045&
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TIM » May 14th, '13, 12:52

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A beautiful moment with 2003 Wistaria Tea House Nannou. Thank you Brandon for this wonderful journey. Brewing since Sat.

Calm, clean and smoothing qi. The characters of Nannou's Bamboo, Orchids and Floral camphor.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby tenuki » May 15th, '13, 01:22

Nothing special, just some 06 Boyou 0506 - their 7262 knock off. I think I remember reading someplace that 2006 was the first year it was illegal to name your recipes after menghai's (?) Boyou's cakes at least tend to support that information. The 2005 version of this cake was called 7262.

smooth, sweet, rich but simple and boring. Sometimes that is the perfect end to a day.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TomVerlain » May 15th, '13, 06:49

I have boyou 2004 7262, it was decent - smooth at the time I bought, I don't think it will ever be extraordinary, but it is certainly drinkable. At the time I bought it, it was cheaper than mengahi. I also have a 2008 0506. I should break them out and see how they are doing
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby puerhking » May 15th, '13, 17:22

2011 YS Xi Bang -

Bean and grain with a savory almost umami note on the finish. There is some dryness on the tongue. Liking it. Seems like a good value for the price.
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