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Bargains in North America

Postby Jim Liu » Aug 14th, '08, 23:15

May I add that sometimes we do get a bargain in North America.

An example of this can be found at 'another ripe cake query' thread.

As far as I know, 2003 Golden Sail cake would cost up to a few hundreds now in China. After all, we are in a 'tiny' market for Pu. :D
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Re: Bargains in North America

Postby Salsero » Aug 15th, '08, 00:11

puerhshop wrote: As far as I know, 2003 Golden Sail cake would cost up to a few hundreds now in China.
:shock: Send Mom back to the store!
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Re: In defense of XG...

Postby hop_goblin » Aug 15th, '08, 00:20

Dizzwave wrote:
hop_goblin wrote:Hey Dizz, no need to apologize, sheesh, I am not like an authority on the subject. All of my comments are just opinions. If you like the stuff that is all that matters. I is very easy to get academic about tea. But as my friend Sal has said, "it's just tea".

Hehe, thanks, good point... it's just that.. you are so highly revered around here! :)
I've only tried a couple of recent Menghais, so perhaps I'll give them another chance anyway.. namely, that 7542 you guys are talking about.


Oh Pleaz Dizz! :roll:
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Postby shogun89 » Aug 15th, '08, 09:36

Has anyone had any of the menhai Peacock series pu? YS just added 4 different cakes to their list. They look interesting.
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Re: Bargains in North America

Postby hop_goblin » Aug 15th, '08, 09:52

puerhshop wrote:May I add that sometimes we do get a bargain in North America.

An example of this can be found at 'another ripe cake query' thread.

As far as I know, 2003 Golden Sail cake would cost up to a few hundreds now in China. After all, we are in a 'tiny' market for Pu. :D


I have never seen Golden Sail cost a few hundred dollars! All of the Golden Sail pu-erh I have seen is low grade tea.
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Re: Bargains in North America

Postby shogun89 » Aug 15th, '08, 10:00

hop_goblin wrote:
puerhshop wrote:May I add that sometimes we do get a bargain in North America.

An example of this can be found at 'another ripe cake query' thread.

As far as I know, 2003 Golden Sail cake would cost up to a few hundreds now in China. After all, we are in a 'tiny' market for Pu. :D


I have never seen Golden Sail cost a few hundred dollars! All of the Golden Sail pu-erh I have seen is low grade tea.


I may be wrong but I thought he ment RMB, so about $29 USD.
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Re: Bargains in North America

Postby hop_goblin » Aug 15th, '08, 10:04

shogun89 wrote:
hop_goblin wrote:
puerhshop wrote:May I add that sometimes we do get a bargain in North America.

An example of this can be found at 'another ripe cake query' thread.

As far as I know, 2003 Golden Sail cake would cost up to a few hundreds now in China. After all, we are in a 'tiny' market for Pu. :D


I have never seen Golden Sail cost a few hundred dollars! All of the Golden Sail pu-erh I have seen is low grade tea.


I may be wrong but I thought he ment RMB, so about $29 USD.


HAHAH Now that sounds more like it!
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Postby shogun89 » Aug 15th, '08, 10:09

You guys are right! Looking at these little bricks and reading the description over and over is making me drool! I am defiantly getting one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/2007-Mengku-Lao-Ban ... dZViewItem



heavydoom, I know that you bought this cake, what did you think of it? Anyone else have it?

http://cgi.ebay.com/2008-Mengku-Bing-Da ... dZViewItem
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Postby heavydoom » Aug 15th, '08, 13:01

shogun89 wrote:You guys are right! Looking at these little bricks and reading the description over and over is making me drool! I am defiantly getting one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/2007-Mengku-Lao-Ban ... dZViewItem



heavydoom, I know that you bought this cake, what did you think of it? Anyone else have it?

http://cgi.ebay.com/2008-Mengku-Bing-Da ... dZViewItem


shogun san,

that little brick is awesome. my next order will be getting a couple of cakes of the same tea. the other cake, that 2008 one, i have not tried it yet but you know what? mengku shuangjiang makes bloody good tea imo. just stock up on it, i think the price of pu may go up next year.
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Postby Smells_Familiar » Aug 15th, '08, 14:35

Scott does note that the 2006 Lao Ban Zhang cakes may taste different than the mini bricks. I'd be interested to hear what the differences may be like from someone who has tasted both...
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Postby shogun89 » Aug 15th, '08, 16:17

Hopefully if everything is still in stock by then, this will be my Christmas tea order.

2007 Mengku Ban Zhang 100 g. brick
2008 Mengku Mu Ye Chun "Old tree green cake"
2008 Mengku Ming Qian spring tips
2008 Mengku "Sage verse"
2008 Haiwan tea factory "9948 blend"

I just remembered the fall harvest is coming up. Whats the difference in flavor between fall harvest and spring harvest?
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Postby shogun89 » Aug 16th, '08, 17:30

Its so hard to decide, that banzhang brick costs more than a 400 g. cake! For those of you that have the brick and some $10-$15 Mengku cakes, is it really worth it? Since I'm just starting my collection maybe just a decent 400g. cake will be better for me than a really nice 100g. brick.
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Postby hop_goblin » Aug 16th, '08, 19:39

shogun89 wrote:Its so hard to decide, that banzhang brick costs more than a 400 g. cake! For those of you that have the brick and some $10-$15 Mengku cakes, is it really worth it? Since I'm just starting my collection maybe just a decent 400g. cake will be better for me than a really nice 100g. brick.


You can never go wrong with Banzhang. Of course assuming it is the real McCoy.
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Postby brandon » Aug 17th, '08, 08:21

shogun89 wrote:Has anyone had any of the menhai Peacock series pu? YS just added 4 different cakes to their list. They look interesting.


I had the 2005 menghai peacock -- it is pretty decent for a young sheng, not too harsh.

I had actually ordered a different beeng from menghai, I believe "spring of menghai. That was out of stock, so Guang substituted the peacock which he told me was a better tea anyway.

You can grab a 1oz sample from him now:
http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... 0cb1dc718a
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Re: Cakes for aging??

Postby AllanK » Jun 16th, '14, 18:45

Does anyone have any suggestions for currently available raw tea that is semi aged in the 7 - 10 year old range and preferably sweet? Most of the ones in this old thread are probably unavailable. They do not have to be gushu, just good sheng.
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