Official Pu of the day


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

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby JakubT » Aug 17th, '13, 08:49

2008 Essence of Tea's Bulang. Basically, this is my favourite genre of Bulang tea - dark, sweet, with honey and some camphor. It's not the best tea of this sort I had, but it is still pretty good nevertheless. And it seems nicely stored too.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby William » Aug 17th, '13, 09:58

Some Xiaguan Jin Hua - 2009 today, in my opinion too young.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby puerhking » Aug 17th, '13, 16:45

2013 YS Jingmai Shan -

As I continue to taste my way through the YS samples I've acquired...this one stood out. A touch of hay and sage like herbal notes. Round in the mouth....very nice chaqi and a persistent sweetness that is worthy of note.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TwoDog2 » Aug 18th, '13, 07:42

William wrote:Some Xiaguan Jin Hua - 2009 today, in my opinion too young.


Do you have any pics of this?

A recent blind date with a Douji sample. It was a maocha with a fall smell and seemed to be processed a bit like red tea. It is the "zeta" for those of you keeping track of those mystery samples.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby gasninja » Aug 18th, '13, 12:59

EoT 2012 GFZ the 2012 does not have ad much of the muskiness as the 2012 but it is still there. It really takes a few infusions for this teato start to shine. I was not originally very happy with this tea mainly because it of the big price tag. But I think it has grown into it.

Day 2 of brewing 91 private order 7542. This is still going strong on day 2 and I'm guessing will probably see day 4 or more. This tea is the real deal.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby shah82 » Aug 18th, '13, 14:12

2012-->2011 or 2013-->2012?
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby shah82 » Aug 18th, '13, 14:17

$800 and that '91 private order cake still sold out! That must have been good...
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby puerhking » Aug 18th, '13, 18:52

2013 YS San Ke Shu -

Has a fresh meadow of greens flavor….a low herbal savoriness about it. Not really any floral notes…the flavor profile seems to linger around the herbal yet is somehow quite expansive. A bit of sweetness shows up at about the third brew and by the sixth it is more present. Tea soup is quite thick and the chaqi is excellent.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby William » Aug 19th, '13, 08:30

TwoDog2 wrote:
William wrote:Some Xiaguan Jin Hua - 2009 today, in my opinion too young.

Do you have any pics of this?


Next session I will take some photos.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby puerhking » Aug 20th, '13, 14:02

2013 YS Nan Po Zhai -

This had a vegetal/grassy/herbal flavor profile. Reminded me of under ripe Muscatel grapes....with herbs. Chaqi was good. A tad drying in the throat. Good...but not my favorite of the group.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby William » Aug 20th, '13, 14:32

TwoDog2 wrote:Do you have any pics of this?


Another session with some Xiaguan Jin Hua - 2009.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby debunix » Aug 22nd, '13, 02:01

Wonderful session with a newly opened brick of Lao Cha Tou from Norbu today. It was another stressful day of dealing with a new computer system, endlessly irritating--but the Lao Cha Tou continues to be plummy sweet earthy mellow and ever so soothing to troubled nerves.

Mellow tea week continues tomorrow.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby apache » Aug 22nd, '13, 18:10

Dayi 8582 801 after 4 years in my storage.
Long long way to go ... :(

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Amber colour soup.

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Instead of green, spent leaves are now dark green. Taste becomes a bit milder but I can think of many nicer things to drink. But it was relatively cheap and actually better than some more expensive stuffs.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby mr mopu » Aug 22nd, '13, 18:39

Nice I have one from 2008 an 807 that blew away the 2007 0712.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby puyuan » Aug 23rd, '13, 14:54

I always feel too lazy to write down my impressions of a tea session but this one inspired me to do it. Quick session with the Mr. Feng Selected Trees. I've been hit by strong teas before but never had I been knocked out by one. My face went flush and hot from mere two brews. I pushed it and had to lie down for a short while. Should have used less leaves for a casual session likes this. Given the interesting backstory/pedigree, this tea could have disappointed, and it definitely didn't. It's really well blended both in the recipe and in the choice of different maocha, a much more balanced tea than the majority of gushu cakes I've tasted, if not all. No smokiness, wild bitterness or acridity in any way. And I'm under the feeling it will age into what I'd like all my teas to age: something smooth and with a whole lot of punch. No wonder the producer didn't want to sell it.
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