another ripe cake query.


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another ripe cake query.

Postby heavydoom » Aug 13th, '08, 19:53

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notice on the front of the box at the bottom it says :

ART. NO. S301.

do you guys think that this means that this cake was from 2003, the first batch?

what does the S mean?

i just grabbed this ripe pu and i can't find any date anywhere. not even on the wrapper. actually, the line where the manufacturing date is supposed to be is empty :

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notice the very last line having an empty space where a date is supposed to be or even the year of this cake was made.
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Postby Salsero » Aug 13th, '08, 20:27

I suppose there isn't any web address on the container. I've heard good things about some of the Golden Sail products, and have one of them on my list for my next order from Puerhshop.

Where did you get? A local store or on the Web?

Sorry I can't help. Seems you should be able to contact the company somehow, but I wasn't able to find a web presence for them in a quick Google search.
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Postby heavydoom » Aug 13th, '08, 21:01

my mom found this cake at this really deserted chinese supermarket in the middle of nowhere here in toronto. it's priced at a low low bargain price of $7.99 and it's yummy to say the least. :D
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Postby heavydoom » Aug 13th, '08, 21:54

TomVerlain wrote:royalpuer.com has this to say:

Guangdong Tea Import and Export Co. Ltd. was established in 1952 and has since won many awards for its quality products. In 1965, it created the "Golden Sail Brand" or "Jin Fan" trademark to use in all its products. Guang Yun Gong Pu'er remains one of its best known product.


your cake looks a REAL LOT like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260169273290 cake from YS, which says 2002 - obviously, the same wrapper could be used for many years, and many recipes ....


i know that cake you mentioned, it's a raw one, mine is a ripe one.
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Postby Salsero » Aug 13th, '08, 23:00

heavydoom wrote: my mom found this cake at this really deserted chinese supermarket in the middle of nowhere here in toronto.
Wow, what a great Mom! What a great town!
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Postby heavydoom » Aug 13th, '08, 23:33

it's been confirmed that this is a first batch 2003 production.
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Postby Salsero » Aug 13th, '08, 23:38

heavydoom wrote:it's been confirmed that this is a first batch 2003 production.
OK, I give up. HOW has it been confirmed? Do they have more of these back at the store?
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Postby ABx » Aug 14th, '08, 04:59

Salsero wrote:
heavydoom wrote: my mom found this cake at this really deserted chinese supermarket in the middle of nowhere here in toronto.
Wow, what a great Mom! What a great town!
I always wonder how many good bings are laying around these seedy little Chinatown shops around the country :)
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Postby tony shlongini » Aug 14th, '08, 09:36

Amazingly, my local Asian market has that same beeng, for $4.99. I never even considered buying it, as the low price pegged my BS meter, but now.....
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Postby heavydoom » Aug 14th, '08, 14:26

tony shlongini wrote:Amazingly, my local Asian market has that same beeng, for $4.99. I never even considered buying it, as the low price pegged my BS meter, but now.....


wow, malta must be the cultural hot spot over there in the mediteranean!!! pu erh tea and the american currency? right frigging on!!


for sal, i cannot disclose my source but rest assured that my source is a very reliable and trustworthy one.
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Postby tony shlongini » Aug 14th, '08, 17:56

:lol: Actually, it's New Jersey- I'll have to correct that.
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Postby orguz » Aug 24th, '08, 12:55

johnny rapas my maltese supervisor told me to buy the golden sail beeng.
i tried it, very smooth no off tastes and sweet. out of all the 10 ripe i tried sofar this one i like the most. to: slongini get one if not all at your asian grocer in malta for 4.99/pce. can't go wrong
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