Official Pu of the day


One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby debunix » Jan 6th, '14, 00:08

Still enjoying the 2009 Lao Ban Zhang from yesterday, brewing up beautifully in my newest treebark pot, but now putting fresh hot water as soon as I pour off the previous infusion, and waiting many minutes between infusions, but still sweetwater that is lovely.
User avatar
debunix
 
Posts: 5129
Joined: Jan 10th, '
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby brandon » Jan 6th, '14, 10:20

Thanks, Teaism!
GN, 2003 Zi Pin and Zhenren Yufeng.
User avatar
brandon
 
Posts: 1545
Joined: Sep 25th, '

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Teaism » Jan 6th, '14, 11:04

brandon wrote:Thanks, Teaism!


Most welcome! Brandon.

Great to know that you are experimenting with agarwood and tea.
Just had a long conversation with my tea friend today who is 82 years old with extensive discussion on Agarwood and tea. He is a agarwood trader. At his age he is still very vibrant.

Beside agarwood, try to add aged mandarin peel. Just a silver or two of it.
I had a 2002 Sheng Yiwu today, after 5 brews, I added 2 silver of 25 years old mandarin peel to boost it up. Really nice especially now I am having a mild sore throat.

Cheers!
User avatar
Teaism
 
Posts: 693
Joined: Jan 5th, '1

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby siae » Jan 6th, '14, 12:07

Lovely pots brandon!
User avatar
siae
 
Posts: 81
Joined: May 16th, '

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby fdrx » Jan 8th, '14, 15:02

pu-erh.sk LBZ 2013:

The wash is a classic semolina base with a subtle floral hint that will grow afterward. leather and flowers in the gaiwan.
...then after a few seconds the huigan is killer and deep.

right after the wash i can smell a quick top note of vanilla, a middle note of smoke and a base note of greenness/seaweed with maybe a hint of leather.

i'm about to drink the first brew and the qi has come quickly, and it's not one of those physical obvious class B energies... it is mental and brutal, less sneaky than bingdao but the same kind of class A qi (maybe a little bit less durable too, i'll see [EDIT: not at all!!] )... GBLZ can be a little like that too but not as strong... after two cups i'm buzzing severely. after 3 cups i think i'm done for now. after 4 cups i'm ok and in the zone writing this.

The tea is well rounded with a subtle good bitterness... The aromas are not as elegant as other expensive teas aromas but the finish is superb: the huigan is dynamic, deep and longlasting... well it's LBZ... The typical greenness of that 2013 production is not the best part but who cares: it is good drug from the trees!

my CSH LBZ'10 bricks had much in common in 2010 even if it wasn't the same, perhaps with a little naka extra in it or something like that, but with LBZ for sure...

cup 5: some sweetness appears... a little astringency too but it won't last... i stop for now and will enjoy the huigan and mouthfeel...

excellent session... i wish i had a mini cake of this, or even a mini-tuo!
fdrx
 
Posts: 208
Joined: Sep 2nd, '1

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Teaism » Jan 9th, '14, 11:01

2008 old tree Menghai, 2006 DXS, 2005DXS, and a blend of 2002 and 2005 DXS...Hmmmm...today I drank with an empty mind, trying very hard not to smell and taste and rejecting all taste in the tea. It is an interesting experience of trying to get less with more. I think I have gone crazy with too much tea. :lol:
User avatar
Teaism
 
Posts: 693
Joined: Jan 5th, '1

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby mr mopu » Jan 9th, '14, 21:45

Teaism wrote:2008 old tree Menghai, 2006 DXS, 2005DXS, and a blend of 2002 and 2005 DXS...Hmmmm...today I drank with an empty mind, trying very hard not to smell and taste and rejecting all taste in the tea. It is an interesting experience of trying to get less with more. I think I have gone crazy with too much tea. :lol:

Brother we are all in the same boat with too much tea, it's a great thing to have too much as opposed to not enough isn't it! :D
mr mopu
 
Posts: 236
Joined: Feb 17th, '

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Teaism » Jan 9th, '14, 22:48

mr mopu wrote:
Teaism wrote:2008 old tree Menghai, 2006 DXS, 2005DXS, and a blend of 2002 and 2005 DXS...Hmmmm...today I drank with an empty mind, trying very hard not to smell and taste and rejecting all taste in the tea. It is an interesting experience of trying to get less with more. I think I have gone crazy with too much tea. :lol:

Brother we are all in the same boat with too much tea, it's a great thing to have too much as opposed to not enough isn't it! :D


Haha well said Bro! :D
User avatar
Teaism
 
Posts: 693
Joined: Jan 5th, '1

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby wyardley » Jan 10th, '14, 03:40

A little too much bromance in here....
User avatar
wyardley
 
Posts: 1934
Joined: Jan 11th, '
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby fdrx » Jan 10th, '14, 09:24

pu-erh.sk LBZ 2013:

After many infusions the leaves give a slightly oily & thick water with only a hint of orchid... it's useless for the mouth but 1/ there is still qi which is rather amazing and 2/ it's still a very good houyun generator, especially if you've had, for example, a cup of coffee a couple hours before...
this LBZ blew my mind: i think i was still high the day after my first session... some of the best 9 euros i've spent in 2013; thanks to the pu-erh.sk guys...

Image

Image

Next sheng will be a '09 mezzavia laozhai :
yeah, not funny...

Image
fdrx
 
Posts: 208
Joined: Sep 2nd, '1

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby mr mopu » Jan 10th, '14, 22:50

Having a Jingmai 2002 "Tea of Millennial Old Tree". This one has promise on it. Not bitter or astringent almost a saltiness to the brew with a hit of honey and lemon. I have been 9 steeps now and it has faded some. It brews golden light orange in color. I used 15 grams in the Gaiwan and steeped away. The first infusions were pretty strong with the good throat feeling. You could feel this a minute or so after drinking. The later steeps give a touch of soap maybe? Hard to tell for sure. A good sheng for $20.00.
mr mopu
 
Posts: 236
Joined: Feb 17th, '

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby debunix » Jan 11th, '14, 00:27

A lovely puerh from an OTTI of sheng pus, but one that had lost its labels. Don't know which one it is, but it's got a light touch--anise, sweet herbs, touch of earthy, nothing remotely bitter.
User avatar
debunix
 
Posts: 5129
Joined: Jan 10th, '
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Teaism » Jan 11th, '14, 05:02

2002 wild Yiwu.

Today my order of natural spring water came, 80 liters of pure spring water. :lol:
The brew with spring water is really nice compared to using filtered tap water. I usually brew tea with spring water but lazy to buy them, so I substitute with filtered tap water. Finally, I found a distributor who does home delivery. :D Spring water makes the brew sweeter and fresher. :P
User avatar
Teaism
 
Posts: 693
Joined: Jan 5th, '1

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby brandon » Jan 11th, '14, 20:20

2007 Chen Yuan Hao Yiwu
1980s "Lotus" cooked (via Bana, not quite the real deal)
1980s 8653
1970s 7532

Perfect tea day.
User avatar
brandon
 
Posts: 1545
Joined: Sep 25th, '

Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby TIM » Jan 11th, '14, 22:41

brandon wrote:1970s 7532
Perfect tea day.


How was it?
User avatar
TIM
Vendor Member
 
Posts: 2042
Joined: Apr 4th, '0
Location: NYC

PreviousNext

Instant Messenger

Permissions
You cannot post new topics
You cannot reply to topics
You cannot edit your posts
You cannot delete your posts
You cannot post attachments
Navigation