Xi-Zhi Hao pu erh tea.


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Xi-Zhi Hao pu erh tea.

Postby heavydoom » Aug 7th, '08, 14:16

where else can i get this tea besides hou de and yunnan sourcing ltd?

are these cakes really worth their steep prices?
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Re: Xi-Zhi Hao pu erh tea.

Postby Salsero » Aug 7th, '08, 15:49

heavydoom wrote: ...are these cakes really worth their steep prices?
I also would like to hear from some fans of Xi-Zhi Hao.

I have had samples of
    2007 Autumn "Da Xue Shan" MAO CHA
    2006 "Yi Wu Cha Hwang"
    2006 Lao BanZhan Tai-Chi Series - "Yin"
    2006 Lao BanZhan Tai-Chi Series - "Yan"
    2006 BanZhan Natural Habitat (Spring harvest)
    2005 (Spr) Lao Ban Zhan, San Ho Tang "Double Happiness"


I found them all OK, quite light in flavor, but nothing exceptionally compelling. Yet I know that bloggers and others have really loved these products. So, I guess i would like to know more about the company as well as more about what I am missing in the brew.

I understand from Hop that Xi-Zhi Hao is a pseudo-factory, they hire out the actual manufacturer to real factories like Guoyan and San Ho Tong (? if that is a factory).
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Re: Xi-Zhi Hao pu erh tea.

Postby hop_goblin » Aug 7th, '08, 16:05

Salsero wrote:
heavydoom wrote: ...are these cakes really worth their steep prices?
I also would like to hear from some fans of Xi-Zhi Hao.

I have had samples of
    2007 Autumn "Da Xue Shan" MAO CHA
    2006 "Yi Wu Cha Hwang"
    2006 Lao BanZhan Tai-Chi Series - "Yin"
    2006 Lao BanZhan Tai-Chi Series - "Yan"
    2006 BanZhan Natural Habitat (Spring harvest)
    2005 (Spr) Lao Ban Zhan, San Ho Tang "Double Happiness"

I found them all OK, quite light in flavor, but nothing exceptionally compelling. Yet I know that bloggers and others have really loved these products. So, I guess i would like to know more about the company as well as more about what I am missing in the brew.

I understand from Hop that Xi-Zhi Hao is a pseudo-factory, they hire out the actual manufacturer to real factories like Guoyan and San Ho Tong (? if that is a factory).


I like Xi-Zhi Hao pu, but unfortunately, their lastest stuff really was some what dissapointing. However, their more expensive stuff was decent or better I should say.

You are correct sal. Xi-Zhi Hao had contracted Guoyan to do its processing which I don't really believe it deters it from being great products. If memory serves me correctly, So Tang I believe is the company name not the factory. Although this could of changed.
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Re: Xi-Zhi Hao pu erh tea.

Postby hop_goblin » Aug 7th, '08, 16:10

Salsero wrote:
heavydoom wrote: ...are these cakes really worth their steep prices?
I also would like to hear from some fans of Xi-Zhi Hao.

I have had samples of
    2007 Autumn "Da Xue Shan" MAO CHA
    2006 "Yi Wu Cha Hwang"
    2006 Lao BanZhan Tai-Chi Series - "Yin"
    2006 Lao BanZhan Tai-Chi Series - "Yan"
    2006 BanZhan Natural Habitat (Spring harvest)
    2005 (Spr) Lao Ban Zhan, San Ho Tang "Double Happiness"

I found them all OK, quite light in flavor, but nothing exceptionally compelling. Yet I know that bloggers and others have really loved these products. So, I guess i would like to know more about the company as well as more about what I am missing in the brew.

I understand from Hop that Xi-Zhi Hao is a pseudo-factory, they hire out the actual manufacturer to real factories like Guoyan and San Ho Tong (? if that is a factory).


I like Xi-Zhi Hao pu, but unfortunately, their lastest stuff really was some what dissapointing. However, their more expensive stuff was decent or better I should say.

You are correct sal. Xi-Zhi Hao had contracted Guoyan to do its processing which I don't really believe it deters it from being great products. If memory serves me correctly, So Tang I believe is the company name not the factory. Although this could of changed.
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Re: Xi-Zhi Hao pu erh tea.

Postby Salsero » Aug 7th, '08, 16:40

hop_goblin wrote: the company name not the factory
OMG, you mean companies and factories are not the same thing! :shock:

*despair* :( It's too much to learn.
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