2008 Xiaguan FT Baoyan "Mushroom Tuo"??

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Re: 2008 Xiaguan FT Baoyan "Mushroom Tuo"??

Postby Tead Off » Aug 25th, '13, 22:07

TwoDog2 wrote:
Tead Off wrote:
I've had some 2003 teas that still retain a lot of smoke.

That's interesting? It must depend on either the storage or the tea. I have been drinking a 2004 XG Iron Cake pretty regularly that doesn't have smoke left on it. I have one "2003" iron cake that has smoke on it, but it is a fake of the Teji red wrapper cake. My tuos older than 2008 are smoke free. Some of the recent ones are still smokey.

I have a 2004 Xiaguan Tie Bing with no smoke. Quite good, btw.

I think vendors should mention smokiness when describing their teas. YS does not do this as well as many others. I try to make a point of asking a vendor about any tea I'm thinking of buying. I am anti-smoke. :D
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Re: 2008 Xiaguan FT Baoyan "Mushroom Tuo"??

Postby chrl42 » Aug 26th, '13, 23:29

I am pretty ok with smokiness..maybe because I often drink Wuyi teas...

They were far better than humidity in my criteria. :)
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Re: 2008 Xiaguan FT Baoyan "Mushroom Tuo"??

Postby gingkoseto » Aug 27th, '13, 22:09

Some producers wouldn't think it's flattering if you tell them you don't think their new puerh is smokey, which also depends on the context and connotation. It's not that smokey is a super good feature, but rarely non-smokey is taken as a good feature of a new puerh either. Since I don't drink much of new puerh, I don't care. :mrgreen:
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