Need to identify this cake


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Need to identify this cake

Postby deadlysight » Jul 20th, '13, 18:05

Hello,

I received this pu-erh cake as a gift. I couldn't find any info about this cake yet.

What year is it? How much does it cost? Is it ripe? Is there anything special about the gold stamp?

Thanks,

Irwin
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Re: Need to identify this cake

Postby Exempt » Jul 20th, '13, 18:28

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Re: Need to identify this cake

Postby deadlysight » Jul 20th, '13, 18:44

Thanks! I also found similar cakes, it seems that there's no specific year for this one. Some are 2010, 2006, 2004, 1990s.
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Re: Need to identify this cake

Postby shah82 » Jul 20th, '13, 19:15

show the naked picks, especially the tickets inside the wrappers and fixed on the cake.
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Re: Need to identify this cake

Postby deadlysight » Jul 20th, '13, 20:57

shah82 wrote:show the naked picks, especially the tickets inside the wrappers and fixed on the cake.


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Re: Need to identify this cake

Postby Catfur » Jul 20th, '13, 21:22

Looks shuesque to me.
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Re: Need to identify this cake

Postby Exempt » Jul 20th, '13, 21:48

Catfur wrote:Looks shuesque to me.


Yup, that was my first thought too
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Re: Need to identify this cake

Postby MarshalN » Jul 20th, '13, 23:56

This tea is cooked. Hard to say what it is for sure.
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Re: Need to identify this cake

Postby AllanK » Jul 21st, '13, 02:45

deadlysight wrote:Hello,

I received this pu-erh cake as a gift. I couldn't find any info about this cake yet.

What year is it? How much does it cost? Is it ripe? Is there anything special about the gold stamp?

Thanks,

Irwin

That cake looks like a CNNP Small Yellow Mark ripe puerh cake. This is judging by the fact that it the exact same label as some of the ones on Puerhshop.com. Take a look at the CNNP Small Yellow Mark shu cakes on Puerhshop.com or other website that has an exact photo. I think they use a variety of similar labels for that brand.
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Re: Need to identify this cake

Postby ChengduCha » Jul 21st, '13, 07:45

It's a CNNP (Small) Yellow Mark / Label and cooked pu erh like this one:

http://www.puerhshop.com/index.php?main ... ts_id=1765

The raw version (sheng) looks like this:

http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/tea/puerh ... label.html

I suppose the value is 50 to 100ish US dollars at the top end, if it's real (lots of CNNP fakes out there) and if my age estimation is correct.

Age is hard to say but I'd say late 90s given the appearance of the wrapper / neifei.
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Re: Need to identify this cake

Postby deadlysight » Jul 21st, '13, 09:30

ChengduCha wrote:It's a CNNP (Small) Yellow Mark / Label and cooked pu erh like this one:

http://www.puerhshop.com/index.php?main ... ts_id=1765

The raw version (sheng) looks like this:

http://www.essenceoftea.co.uk/tea/puerh ... label.html

I suppose the value is 50 to 100ish US dollars at the top end, if it's real (lots of CNNP fakes out there) and if my age estimation is correct.

Age is hard to say but I'd say late 90s given the appearance of the wrapper / neifei.



Thanks!

I find it odd that raw and ripe use the same wrapper and yellow mark. For CNNP, usually red is used for ripe and green for raw.
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Re: Need to identify this cake

Postby ChengduCha » Jul 21st, '13, 11:28

deadlysight wrote:Thanks!

I find it odd that raw and ripe use the same wrapper and yellow mark. For CNNP, usually red is used for ripe and green for raw.


There is both sheng and shu with all wrappers (red, green and yellow).

To my knowledge, CNNP is a huge government run company which lots of factories produced pu erh for, using the CNNP wrappers until some of them were privatized. I'm not sure what the labels were supposed to indicate, but there is both sheng and shu with all labels out there.

The masses of cakes with those rather generic wrappers out there and the amount of factories using them also makes it easy to release fakes, although most fraudsters are not very smart about getting things right.
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