Shu vs Sheng


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Shu vs Sheng

Postby AllanK » Sep 12th, '13, 15:24

I begin to think that I am nearly the only member of this forum who actually likes Shu Puerh better than Sheng. Why do you prefer sheng to shu? Perhaps I simply haven't truly tried good sheng, but I don't think so? I have never tried a true aged sheng as they can cost big money.
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Re: Shu vs Sheng

Postby debunix » Sep 12th, '13, 15:48

You can try a small sample of fine aged sheng for not a lot of money--a lot per gram, but a small outlay to see what the raves are about. It is different, but a good shu is fine stuff too.

I'm might be a bit of an anomaly here too, because I'm a pu-omnivore. I enjoy some aggressive young shengs, fine aged shengs, and smooth tasty shus.
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Re: Shu vs Sheng

Postby dan88 » Sep 12th, '13, 16:52

AllanK wrote:I begin to think that I am nearly the only member of this forum who actually likes Shu Puerh better than Sheng. Why do you prefer sheng to shu? Perhaps I simply haven't truly tried good sheng, but I don't think so? I have never tried a true aged sheng as they can cost big money.


You are not alone. :) It was shu pu-erh the first time I tried it. Much later I tried sheng but still I drink shu more often.
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Re: Shu vs Sheng

Postby mr mopu » Sep 12th, '13, 20:41

I tend to drink more shou cha than sheng cha. I usually stick to the bigger brands though as I think the quality is better than some lesser ones. If you want to see crazy check this link. http://steepster.com/mrmopar/cupboard. See If I have any shou cha... :twisted:
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Re: Shu vs Sheng

Postby theredbaron » Sep 12th, '13, 21:48

AllanK wrote:Why do you prefer sheng to shu?


Because good quality aged Sheng is far more complex in taste than Shu.
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Re: Shu vs Sheng

Postby chrl42 » Sep 12th, '13, 22:44

A plastic surgery can never match a real beauty.. :)
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Re: Shu vs Sheng

Postby BioHorn » Sep 12th, '13, 23:08

chrl42 wrote:A plastic surgery can never match a real beauty.. :)

Nice.
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Re: Shu vs Sheng

Postby yanom » Sep 13th, '13, 07:35

If I had unlimited funds or a warm and humid environment, I probably wouldn't bother with shu. But I don't, so I do!

Tastes nice, makes me feel good, cheap and easy to get hold of. There are times it just hits the spot.

Edit: but unlike the OP, I prefer sheng.
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Re: Shu vs Sheng

Postby dan88 » Sep 13th, '13, 18:20

I believe very few people would dislike good sheng. So the the right question is - did you try a good sheng?
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Re: Shu vs Sheng

Postby edkrueger » Sep 13th, '13, 18:52

Give some examples of good sheng. I think some people just might not like it.
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Re: Shu vs Sheng

Postby Evan Draper » Sep 15th, '13, 21:01

chrl42 wrote:A plastic surgery can never match a real beauty.. :)

Well said--and yet there ARE guys who love those big fake ones, go figure....
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Re: Shu vs Sheng

Postby elps99 » Sep 30th, '13, 02:28

chrl42 wrote:A plastic surgery can never match a real beauty.. :)

Thx

The problem most people yet to get in touch with real beauty
90% puer outside is .....=((((
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