Official Pu of the day


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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby chrl42 » Oct 13th, '13, 02:10

12 Chen Sheng Hao-Yin Banzhang..tastes much weaker than 11'.. doubtful whether they used the same leaves :?

Drink again mid-90's Kunming iron bing...broke into pieces, let it stand on the desk..for 2 weeks much humidity is gone...became a better tea. Autumn of Beijing is really dry :)
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby chin » Oct 13th, '13, 02:49

Teaism wrote:2012 Youle
2009 Yiwu Mahei
2005 DXS
2003 Youle
2002 DXS
2001Yiwu
Top up with TLH
All wild spring tea.
Yumm!


Hi Teaism,

What is your ranking/preferable choice among the teas above that u tested?

Just wanted to know.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TwoDog2 » Oct 13th, '13, 07:27

chrl42 wrote:12 Chen Sheng Hao-Yin Banzhang..tastes much weaker than 11'.. doubtful whether they used the same leaves :?


Chen Sheng Hao in general does not use very consistent material, in my experience. Could just be a session difference though.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Teaism » Oct 13th, '13, 21:24

chin wrote:
Teaism wrote:2012 Youle
2009 Yiwu Mahei
2005 DXS
2003 Youle
2002 DXS
2001Yiwu
Top up with TLH
All wild spring tea.
Yumm!


Hi Teaism,

What is your ranking/preferable choice among the teas above that u tested?


Just wanted to know.


I forgot to add in the 2006 Ziyah. That one impressed me the most with its thick body and flavour of ripe dates / longan fruit and floral aroma. Ziyah is listed in the ancient record as one of the four most exceptional type of tea leaves and this one kept up to and went beyond expectation.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby chin » Oct 14th, '13, 01:55

Teaism wrote:
chin wrote:
Teaism wrote:2012 Youle
2009 Yiwu Mahei
2005 DXS
2003 Youle
2002 DXS
2001Yiwu
Top up with TLH
All wild spring tea.
Yumm!


Hi Teaism,

What is your ranking/preferable choice among the teas above that u tested?


Just wanted to know.


I forgot to add in the 2006 Ziyah. That one impressed me the most with its thick body and flavour of ripe dates / longan fruit and floral aroma. Ziyah is listed in the ancient record as one of the four most exceptional type of tea leaves and this one kept up to and went beyond expectation.


Ziyah? is it wild purple pu erh tea leaves? I drank once and the tea is quite strong in Qi, thick body and flavour with good sweetness. The tea cake is quite blackie in colour compare to others (Due to the colour of leaves is dark and purple + is wild tea). Is a good tea for me.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Teaism » Oct 14th, '13, 03:57

chin wrote:
Teaism wrote:
chin wrote:
Teaism wrote:2012 Youle
2009 Yiwu Mahei
2005 DXS
2003 Youle
2002 DXS
2001Yiwu
Top up with TLH
All wild spring tea.
Yumm!


Hi Teaism,

What is your ranking/preferable choice among the teas above that u tested?


Just wanted to know.


I forgot to add in the 2006 Ziyah. That one impressed me the most with its thick body and flavour of ripe dates / longan fruit and floral aroma. Ziyah is listed in the ancient record as one of the four most exceptional type of tea leaves and this one kept up to and went beyond expectation.


Ziyah? is it wild purple pu erh tea leaves? I drank once and the tea is quite strong in Qi, thick body and flavour with good sweetness. The tea cake is quite blackie in colour compare to others (Due to the colour of leaves is dark and purple + is wild tea). Is a good tea for me.



Yes it is purple tea. Quite rare tea and tea leaves turned purple due to natural phenomenon so they hardly come by. In 2006 there were some and the producer compressed the cakes using all Ziyah. Cost about US$250 per 300gm when brand new!. Lots of fakes ones out there selling for a song. :D
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby chrl42 » Oct 14th, '13, 06:05

Teaism wrote:
chin wrote:
Teaism wrote:
chin wrote:
Teaism wrote:2012 Youle
2009 Yiwu Mahei
2005 DXS
2003 Youle
2002 DXS
2001Yiwu
Top up with TLH
All wild spring tea.
Yumm!


Hi Teaism,

What is your ranking/preferable choice among the teas above that u tested?


Just wanted to know.


I forgot to add in the 2006 Ziyah. That one impressed me the most with its thick body and flavour of ripe dates / longan fruit and floral aroma. Ziyah is listed in the ancient record as one of the four most exceptional type of tea leaves and this one kept up to and went beyond expectation.


Ziyah? is it wild purple pu erh tea leaves? I drank once and the tea is quite strong in Qi, thick body and flavour with good sweetness. The tea cake is quite blackie in colour compare to others (Due to the colour of leaves is dark and purple + is wild tea). Is a good tea for me.



Yes it is purple tea. Quite rare tea and tea leaves turned purple due to natural phenomenon so they hardly come by. In 2006 there were some and the producer compressed the cakes using all Ziyah. Cost about US$250 per 300gm when brand new!. Lots of fakes ones out there selling for a song. :D

I heard the purple buds are usually the small leaf kind in nature, so even if it contains much polyphenol it doesn't tends to be bitter at all.

The purple kinds were very highly worshipped in Tang dynasty (Song dynasty's Huizong liked the white tea (closed to Anji Baicha than Yinzhen), likewise tea preference and culture change by time..
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TwoDog2 » Oct 14th, '13, 10:37

As a contrast to what has been mentioned, there are also many purple plantation teas now, as well as some wild purples that are not particularly rare. In some cases, the wild teas are not very desirable either (my opinion). One example of wild purple tea I know tastes sour like lemons.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby siae » Oct 14th, '13, 20:28

Grandpa' some YS 2013 feng chun today. Tasty!
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby puyuan » Oct 14th, '13, 20:39

TwoDog2 wrote:As a contrast to what has been mentioned, there are also many purple plantation teas now, as well as some wild purples that are not particularly rare. In some cases, the wild teas are not very desirable either (my opinion). One example of wild purple tea I know tastes sour like lemons.


From what I can get, there are a couple of cultivars/varietals that have purple leaves, one of which was developed by that Pu'er Institute in Yunnan, and then there are purple leaves that occur in otherwise "regular" tea plants due to absence of sunlight and... something else I forgot. I've had plenty of the former but none of the latter, which I assume to be pricey as hell. Maybe the maocha in Teaism's cake is of this kind?
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Teaism » Oct 15th, '13, 01:13

I was told that the purple tea I have is wild and the color came from sudden climatic phenomenon at that time in 2006. The tea was great even when I got it then at quite a high price due it's quality. This tea broke my brewing record, it last for 30 brews over 4 hours of enjoyment.
Purple tea is recorded in Lu Yu book about 1500 years ago as one of the 4 great tea. I am not sure whether this is same as those describe in the book but I enjoy it very much and it is really outstanding. Modern method and and commercial direction can make these available whether authentic or not, but eventually the most important point is we must be able to judge its quality by tasting it.
Have a good day my tea friends. :D
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby gasninja » Oct 15th, '13, 09:32

The wuliang wild tea at essence of tea seems to be a purple tea but makes no claims to be. Here is a nice article on purple teas.
http://www.puerh.fr/en/article/zi_juan_ ... e_teas.htm

Nice session with the 1997 CNNP wild Yi wu camphor tea that Auhckw had offered thru tea swap a couple years ago.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Teaism » Oct 15th, '13, 11:13

gasninja wrote:The wuliang wild tea at essence of tea seems to be a purple tea but makes no claims to be. Here is a nice article on purple teas.
http://www.puerh.fr/en/article/zi_juan_ ... e_teas.htm


Gasninja, thanks for sharing the informative link on purple tea.

Have a good day my friend. :D
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Teaism » Oct 15th, '13, 11:19

Hmmm... Just done with a 2005 wild spring Youle. Typically for new Youle the aroma is high and at this age after 8 years some other nice base flavour start to reveal. The tea is changing but still power pack which is generally quite typical for 2005 tea.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby siae » Oct 15th, '13, 18:24

I must try more Youle tea! Any tips on what I could add to my try-list if I want to explore the area some more?
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