Your Top 3 Shu Pu!


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Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby Keiki » Aug 28th, '13, 14:04

Trying to discover more good shous! I've always had a thing against Shus... most of them had a strange cardboard taste profile that was not interesting at all for me.
Thanks to some recommendations of members here I've finally found two that I thought were decent, yay :D (so I can't even fill the top 3 yet lol, but anyways...)
Please post your top 3 shus here. You're allowed to make some honorable mentions, of course!

#1# 2009 Dayi "Red Rhyme" - recommended by our member Mr. Mopu. Pleasant smooth taste and I swear it has some Qi. I wish I had a bing of this :(

#2# 2008 Tulin ripe brick 100g - recommended by our member lordsbm. Pretty cheap and taste-wise it's almost as nice as the Red Rhyme.

#3# none yet lol
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Re: Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby AllanK » Aug 28th, '13, 15:03

Try the 2010 Tong Qing Hao from Pure Puer Tea.

http://purepuer.com/puer_tea/do/product ... r_Tea_Cake
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Re: Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby mr mopu » Aug 28th, '13, 21:35

2008 Hai Wan high mountain cake or the 2010 Bada cake from the same factory.
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Re: Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby Keiki » Aug 29th, '13, 13:53

But I want to see your Top 3 Favorite Shus, my friends :lol:
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Re: Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby TomVerlain » Aug 29th, '13, 19:30

I like the meng hai 7262, the 2007 is reasonably priced.

A lot of the shu I drink is loose - from various sources. Ten Ren (Taiwan), mariage frère, Jing Tea shop (HK)

7581 is blended, and therefore not really in your scope, but I do like old blended teas too. I make my own blend with a 2007 v93 and 2003 yiwu sheng.
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Re: Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby mr mopu » Aug 29th, '13, 20:58

TomVerlain wrote:I like the meng hai 7262, the 2007 is reasonably priced.

A lot of the shu I drink is loose - from various sources. Ten Ren (Taiwan), mariage frère, Jing Tea shop (HK)

7581 is blended, and therefore not really in your scope, but I do like old blended teas too. I make my own blend with a 2007 v93 and 2003 yiwu sheng.

+1 one the Menghai 7262. Another one I like is a 2006 Menghai Wei Zui Yan followed by the Hai Wan High mountain cake I listed earlier. I have a well aged Menghai 8592 from 2007 that is very good also.
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Re: Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby gasninja » Aug 30th, '13, 09:00

1 80'S lotus pu from bana tea company
2 05 Menghai Golden Needle White lotus
3 80's/early90's purple sky mark Menghai 8592
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Re: Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby AllanK » Sep 2nd, '13, 19:10

Keiki wrote:But I want to see your Top 3 Favorite Shus, my friends :lol:

Naming a top three is an almost impossible proposition. First of all I think you need a top three Sheng and a top three Shu. Second, I have drank so much Puerh in the past 6 months I don't think I could pin down three. I could probably name my top three sources for Puerh, Puerhshop, Yunnan Sourcing, and Pure Puer Tea, not necessarily in that order.
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Re: Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby chrl42 » Sep 2nd, '13, 23:26

Any Menghai or Dayi Shu sitted over a decade are very drinkable
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Re: Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby Pyronicx » Sep 4th, '13, 06:00

Don't have a top 3. Tried many Shu samples but most didn't do it for me. My favourite by far is an awazon shu (http://www.pu-erhtea.com/TeaDetails.aspx?TeaID=44). It's really smooth and the later infusions are very sweet. Not a complex tea but I love drinking this at work!
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Re: Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby Keiki » Sep 4th, '13, 12:25

AllanK wrote:
Keiki wrote:But I want to see your Top 3 Favorite Shus, my friends :lol:

Naming a top three is an almost impossible proposition. First of all I think you need a top three Sheng and a top three Shu. Second, I have drank so much Puerh in the past 6 months I don't think I could pin down three. I could probably name my top three sources for Puerh, Puerhshop, Yunnan Sourcing, and Pure Puer Tea, not necessarily in that order.


So my friend, if your house was burning down and you had time to get only 3 of your shu cakes, which ones would you get? Or would you save none from your stash because it is an almost impossible proposition? :mrgreen:
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Re: Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby Drax » Sep 4th, '13, 19:25

Keiki wrote:So my friend, if your house was burning down and you had time to get only 3 of your shu cakes, which ones would you get?


Although I rarely like to speak for everybody else, I would guess that almost everybody here would say "Screw the shu, I'm saving 3 of my sheng cakes."
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Re: Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby gasninja » Sep 5th, '13, 08:44

Drax wrote:
Keiki wrote:So my friend, if your house was burning down and you had time to get only 3 of your shu cakes, which ones would you get?


Although I rarely like to speak for everybody else, I would guess that almost everybody here would say "Screw the shu, I'm saving 3 of my sheng cakes."

But say your pumidor with all your sheng cakes was already on fire but the random shelf that has been delegated to shu Puerh was mercifully free of flames then what would get?
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Re: Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby gasninja » Sep 5th, '13, 08:47

I personally would start grabbing yixing and jars of Yancha leaving the shu to a fiery grave :wink:
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Re: Your Top 3 Shu Pu!

Postby TomVerlain » Sep 5th, '13, 20:28

[quote="gasninja But say your pumidor with all your sheng cakes was already on fire but the random shelf that has been delegated to shu Puerh was mercifully free of flames then what would get?[/quote]

Burned :lol: :wink:
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