Hello --need help with ID

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Hello --need help with ID

Postby hmahady » Nov 13th, '13, 10:00

Hello all,

I'm relatively new to drinking pue-rh tea and was gifted the following from a friend who didn't clue me in to much detail. I would like learn about it. (I'm really enjoying it) --I am unable to find this exact one online. Any help would be very appreciated. Best - Howard

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Re: Hello --need help with ID

Postby SilentChaos » Nov 13th, '13, 18:05


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Re: Hello --need help with ID

Postby hmahady » Nov 13th, '13, 22:53

SilentChaos wrote:http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.1.ovysmS&id=19032840302


Thanks for the assistance-- Using google translate I was able to dig up enough info. I take it they are a pretty mainstream producer?

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Re: Hello --need help with ID

Postby SilentChaos » Nov 14th, '13, 01:22

Mainstream.....hmm...not really. Heard of?....maybe

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Re: Hello --need help with ID

Postby MarshalN » Nov 14th, '13, 04:13

Not the same cake though - that one has a brown box on the front. Anyway, Nanqiao.... nothing particularly good ever comes from Nanqiao

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Re: Hello --need help with ID

Postby hmahady » Nov 14th, '13, 07:54

MarshalN wrote:Not the same cake though - that one has a brown box on the front. Anyway, Nanqiao.... nothing particularly good ever comes from Nanqiao


Marshall - thanks for the input. Tastes good to me. I guess that's the benefit of being a newbie.

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Re: Hello --need help with ID

Postby quikstep » Jan 4th, '14, 00:50

Not sure if I should start a new thread as there will always be folks asking to help ID cakes. Not all of us have seen all the cakes right?

Humbly I ask for help to identify this cake (most importantly age):
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Hints: CNNP, raw, red string embedded in cake

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Re: Hello --need help with ID

Postby shah82 » Jan 4th, '14, 01:18

used in late '90s to about '01 cakes. Supposed to be wild arbor cakes.

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Re: Hello --need help with ID

Postby quikstep » Jan 4th, '14, 06:28

i failed to state that the cake looks very young or dry stored in the middle. the dry part looks like 2009 most. the sides are like 2007.

the tea still taste quite bitter. however, the camphor taste is immediately obvious from 2nd infusion onwards.

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Re: Hello --need help with ID

Postby chrl42 » Jan 6th, '14, 01:53

MarshalN wrote:Not the same cake though - that one has a brown box on the front. Anyway, Nanqiao.... nothing particularly good ever comes from Nanqiao

+1

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Re: Hello --need help with ID

Postby quikstep » Jan 6th, '14, 03:51

shah82 wrote:used in late '90s to about '01 cakes. Supposed to be wild arbor cakes.


shah82, thanks for the reply. after browsing thru taobao for nearly 1 hour, the reference to 2001 is true while wild arbor is not mentioned.

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=36671449268

the cake on taobao is also as young as i've seen. could you tell me why is that?

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Re: Hello --need help with ID

Postby shah82 » Jan 6th, '14, 09:22

Doesn't look that young for a nominally 2001 even moderatly dry-stored cake. I wouldn't know, though without sight and smell.

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Re: Hello --need help with ID

Postby quikstep » Jan 7th, '14, 12:07

Unfortunately, my $15 bet did not yield a Menghai cake.

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The positive note is that this cake does seem 9-10 year old instead of the earlier cake.

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Re: Hello --need help with ID

Postby MarshalN » Jan 7th, '14, 12:42

The Taobao page you linked to was not $15, if you bought it from another place then you just took a silly risk. After all, there are a million cakes out there with this wrapper - wrappers like these are not exclusive to anyone and can be found everywhere.

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