My first big bing!


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My first big bing!

Postby MEversbergII » Aug 8th, '13, 12:13

Felt like sharing:

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http://www.puerhshop.com/index.php?main ... ts_id=1704

Nothing like the high quality ones you guys all rave about, but it was on sale for $10 at Pu'er shop. Worst case scenario, I'm out less than an hour of pay :p

I had a 100g mini cake a few months ago. I knew this one would be big (3.57 times as massive, exactly) but that didn't translate over to just how much tea there is in this thing. It isn't tightly compressed, which is good, and rather uneven - stone pressed rather than hydraulic, I presume.

Hope to brew up some tonight or tomorrow!

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Re: My first big bing!

Postby SilentChaos » Aug 8th, '13, 12:23

metal mold, hydraulic
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Re: My first big bing!

Postby MEversbergII » Aug 8th, '13, 12:36

I thought those resulted in very tightly compacted cakes? Ah well, the more you know!

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Re: My first big bing!

Postby SilentChaos » Aug 8th, '13, 12:41

or it could be one of those metal sheet and cloth thing then pressed using those hand turned wheel presses (kind of like a huge clamp).
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Re: My first big bing!

Postby MEversbergII » Aug 8th, '13, 13:12

I don't think I've seen those. I've only seen hydraulic presses and the standing stones used in videos.

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Re: My first big bing!

Postby mr mopu » Aug 8th, '13, 16:36

MEversbergII wrote:Felt like sharing:

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http://www.puerhshop.com/index.php?main ... ts_id=1704

Nothing like the high quality ones you guys all rave about, but it was on sale for $10 at Pu'er shop. Worst case scenario, I'm out less than an hour of pay :p

I had a 100g mini cake a few months ago. I knew this one would be big (3.57 times as massive, exactly) but that didn't translate over to just how much tea there is in this thing. It isn't tightly compressed, which is good, and rather uneven - stone pressed rather than hydraulic, I presume.

Hope to brew up some tonight or tomorrow!

M.

Not too bad of a tea. I have one in the pumidor.
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Re: My first big bing!

Postby Exempt » Aug 8th, '13, 17:01

"In comparison to the most teas sold at your local chinese grocery stores, this tea would be instantly ranked as a 'premium'."
:lol:
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Re: My first big bing!

Postby mr mopu » Aug 8th, '13, 18:35

:roll:
Exempt wrote:"In comparison to the most teas sold at your local chinese grocery stores, this tea would be instantly ranked as a 'premium'."
:lol:
:lol: maybe a daily drinker! Not special days.
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Re: My first big bing!

Postby BioHorn » Aug 8th, '13, 20:25

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Re: My first big bing!

Postby gasninja » Aug 9th, '13, 07:38

Big Bada Bing :D
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Re: My first big bing!

Postby MEversbergII » Aug 9th, '13, 10:03

Exempt wrote:"In comparison to the most teas sold at your local chinese grocery stores, this tea would be instantly ranked as a 'premium'."
:lol:


Never believe product propaganda ;)

Anyways, I only got to try this in a big pot, about 6 cups in size. Was over at a party, grabbed this on my way out. Naturally, after blanching and whatnot it doesn't have a very strong flavor. I think I used about 14g for 6 cups, which isn't an especially high concentration, anyways. However, it is very much shu pu'er. Not revolting, which is good. Not memorable, which is expected. I'd put it up with meal-grade tea.

I'll play around with it a bit more, see what it'll do. Might make a suitable work-drinking tea with a few extra grams...

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Re: My first big bing!

Postby AllanK » Aug 9th, '13, 20:34

Try this one, a Chenxiangdaye Mixed Old Tree Ripe Puerh on Ebay, it is huge a 1000g.http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Chenxiangd ... 3849194%26
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Re: My first big bing!

Postby mr mopu » Aug 9th, '13, 20:38

AllanK wrote:Try this one, a Chenxiangdaye Mixed Old Tree Ripe Puerh on Ebay, it is huge a 1000g.http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Chenxiangd ... 3849194%26
Now that's a big beeng , if only it came from Bada mountain. Then it would really be a big Bada beeng!
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Re: My first big bing!

Postby MEversbergII » Aug 12th, '13, 08:44

One thousand grams of pu...good googly moogly. I don't think the fiance would approve. Or maybe she would. Only one way to find out...

Also, I am sending Draper a sample of this, since it took me forever to get the stuff from the teaswap out, so maybe he can chime in.

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Re: My first big bing!

Postby mr mopu » Aug 12th, '13, 20:11

MEversbergII wrote:One thousand grams of pu...good googly moogly. I don't think the fiance would approve. Or maybe she would. Only one way to find out...

Also, I am sending Draper a sample of this, since it took me forever to get the stuff from the teaswap out, so maybe he can chime in.

M.

I have a couple of those 1000 gram cakes from Hai Wan tea factory. I also have a Bada brick from the Menghai Tea factory at 1000 grams also. I have one of the cakes you got also. Not too bad for an every day drink.
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