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

Postby Salsero » Apr 16th, '08, 01:26

wOrd
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Postby Trioxin » Apr 16th, '08, 01:29

Salsero wrote:wOrd

You've just gotta try to get in the last word, don't ya?
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Postby Salsero » Apr 16th, '08, 01:30

No, not at all.
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Postby Trioxin » Apr 16th, '08, 01:33

Salsero wrote:No, not at all.
lol...
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Postby Wesli » Apr 16th, '08, 02:24

Boo-ya you east-coast teaWUSSES.
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Postby Salsero » Apr 16th, '08, 08:56

Wesli wrote:Boo-ya you east-coast teaWUSSES.
Pinky up, boys, keep it up.
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Postby Ron Gilmour » Apr 16th, '08, 19:01

I got my "Year of Green" in the mail today. Thanks, Jim--that was REALLY fast, also a huge amount of tea for the $.

Is there an order we should taste these in? Did we decide to go with the one-thread-per-tea strategy?
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Postby Salsero » Apr 16th, '08, 20:11

Ron Gilmour wrote:I got my "Year of Green" in the mail today. Is there an order we should taste these in? Did we decide to go with the one-thread-per-tea strategy?
Me too!! YOU have been elected to pick the order and start a thread, Ron. I suppose a linky in here would be appropriate.
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Apr 16th, '08, 20:50

I think I'm going to be gettin in on this as well. I'll most likely be ordering the 2 "year of green" samplers. Looks like a good reason to finally buy myself a gaiwan too :)

Also just to add, im pretty much brand new to pu-erh :P
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Postby Salsero » Apr 16th, '08, 21:02

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:I think I'm going to be gettin in on this as well.
It's a good chance for all of us, and there's no rush. I imagine Jim will have these same samplers in stock for a while, probably months.
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Apr 16th, '08, 21:18

Is there a thread setup yet for this? I'm deff going to need to read what other people are doing in terms of brewing and all, just so I have somewhat of an idea where to go. :lol:
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Postby Wesli » Apr 16th, '08, 21:31

Got the thread setup: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5139


Let's try to have that thread more tea-oriented, and let this be our place to banter. :)
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Postby Trioxin » Apr 17th, '08, 06:54

another set of recommendations from Yannan Sourcing.

I'll recommend some Ripe Pu-erhs that I think would be pleasing to most!

2006 * Feng Qing * Jia Ji Ripe Pu-erh tea tuo * 250 g

2007 Menghai Factory * Lao Cha Tou * Ripe Pu-erh Tea

2003 CNNP * Yellow Mark * Ripe Pu-erh tea cake * 357g

2001 White Dragon of Jinggu Ripe Pu-erh tea * 100 grams

2007 Menghai * 7672 Ripe Pu-erh tea cake * 357 grams

2007 Yunnan Tea Research Institute * Ripe Pu-erh Tea

2007 Golden Bud Beengcha * Gan Quan Tea Factory * 400g



I have already ordered the 2007 Mengku * Mu Ye Chun * 001 * Raw and the 2008 * Xiaguan "Golden 8100" Raw from Yunnan and I'll post reviews after they are received.[/b]
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Postby Ron Gilmour » Apr 17th, '08, 20:35

Ok, dumb beginner question: What exactly do I do with that big ol' tuocha in my "Year of Green" package? Take a hammer to it? Steam it to break it up?
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Postby Salsero » Apr 17th, '08, 20:52

Ron Gilmour wrote:Ok, dumb beginner question: What exactly do I do with that big ol' tuocha in my "Year of Green" package? Take a hammer to it? Steam it to break it up?
Not a bad question at all. If you take a sharp object like an ice pick and stick it in and wiggle it around a little bit in several places, you will start to have pieces come off. For want of an ice pick, a fork or nail would probably do just fine. This particular tuocha seems rather lightly compressed and pretty dry (not very dense feeling). You might be able to just sort of apply pressure in opposite directions with your two hands moving gradually around the tuocha and loosening it with this pressure till you can pull chunks out.

Some tuochas are compressed till they are like concrete, but this one should yield to a gentle caress. If you do whack it with a hammer, I don't think it would effect the quality of your brew, just your personal karma. I have gone at them with hammer and chisel for the more compressed ones that would not budge to a hammer alone.

I ordered a "tuocha pick" with my order and found that it worked very well with this tuo. But it is not really a necessary item. Jim has a video of him using the pick at
http://youtube.com/watch?v=V2WFx-oG1-M
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