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Postby VinceBLG » Aug 29th, '08, 10:55

I recently received a sample order containing loose-leaf shu pu.

1999 Menghai and 2004 Kunming

The Menghai seems very smoky and the Kunming more earthy. Neither seem like anything to do cartwheels over.

I like to do one or two rinses and then a long infusion of a few minutes. It may be that the quality of the leaves I'm using is not great, but with short infusions I get all the aroma but very little flavor. I always get an urge to toss a tiny bit of raw sugar into my pu-erh but I fight it and win most times.

I'm going to be ordering some sheng pu soon - a first for me. My appreciation for green teas is increasing lately.

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Postby puerhking » Aug 29th, '08, 11:38

I agree with Tony on the samples. It is so difficult to tell without doing several gong fu sessions often with some time in between. Not to mention how much some change, in a good way, over a year or so. Its like going to a wine tasting and thinking oh this is great......then buying a bottle some time later and asking yourself what did I like about this?

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Postby Bubba_tea » Aug 29th, '08, 11:49

Hey PRK - you're not far from me - but your avatar scares me (those are the elevator girls from The Shining, right?), so you keep up there. :shock:

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Postby Salsero » Aug 29th, '08, 12:10

Bubba_tea wrote: (those are the elevator girls from The Shining, right?)
OMG, I knew there was something sinister about that avatar but couldn't put my finger on it! :lol:

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Postby shogun89 » Aug 29th, '08, 12:22

Yeah, I also agree with Tony on his opinion on samples. Vince, Usually when you get loose leaf it is weaker than a cake. Just get yourself a cheap beeng and give it a try.

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Postby Bubba_tea » Aug 29th, '08, 12:25

REDRUM, REDRUM, PUER, PUER :twisted:

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Postby puerhking » Aug 30th, '08, 12:03

I have no idea what you guys are talking about. Seeing things perhaps? :P

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Postby Bubba_tea » Aug 30th, '08, 16:52

Now I'm lost..

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