60's Guang Yun Gong Beeng 340g

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

Postby shogun89 » Aug 30th, '08, 18:10

tony shlongini wrote:
shogun89 wrote:I was just looking around on Hou De and found this,
http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=759
Look at the price on that! I dont care how rare and good it is that is just too damn expensive for anything. Does look good though!


Look at it this way- 10g is two sessions. For the sake of argument, assume you get five 150ml brews per session. That's roughly equivalent to two bottles of wine, and although a $175 bottle is by no means cheap, it's a pittance in the world of high end wine.

So although the price seems ludicrous at first glance, it's far from the most one could spend on beverages.


Very true, but my parents sure dont but $175 bottles and not a hell of alot of people do.

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Aug 30th, '08, 18:14

Not a hell of a lot of people buy aged puerh either, heh.

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Aug 30th, '08, 19:06

TomVerlain wrote:yes, but it could buy this much beer ....


What beer? All I see is weasel p*ss. :lol:

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Postby tony shlongini » Aug 30th, '08, 21:25

shogun89 wrote:Very true, but my parents sure dont but $175 bottles and not a hell of alot of people do.


It would be hard to find a tea that costs more per glass than this one. :lol:

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displ ... geid=13877

Or these.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displ ... geid=13625

They're certainly not for every day, but neither would that tea.

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Postby thanks » Aug 30th, '08, 21:35

I would be scared to brew such teas! I'm already scared just brewing up something cheaper like when I received a sample of the 99 Big Green Tree!

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Aug 30th, '08, 21:48

tony shlongini wrote:http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=13877


Are you a B&B member too? We've got a few on TeaChat– Eastree and myself for certain, and a couple others that I either haven't confirmed or have forgotten about. Welcome!

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Postby tony shlongini » Aug 30th, '08, 22:57

scruffmcgruff wrote:
tony shlongini wrote:http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=13877


Are you a B&B member too? We've got a few on TeaChat– Eastree and myself for certain, and a couple others that I either haven't confirmed or have forgotten about. Welcome!


I'm pretty easy to find there- just look for the avatar. :wink:
Oh, and get posting- you only have 100 posts there. :lol:

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Postby tony shlongini » Aug 30th, '08, 23:01

TomVerlain wrote:Bah ... Only cartoon characters drink chateau cheval blanc, and dustier bottles at that ....

Image

from my personal collection, a snapshot ....

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I had the '49, but the '47 holds a very special place in the pantheon of greats. My friend and I recently enjoyed a '61 Petrus, and we have a '45 Latour penciled in for Thanksgiving. :roll:

Beautiful picture!

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Aug 30th, '08, 23:55

tony shlongini wrote:Oh, and get posting- you only have 100 posts there. :lol:


Haha, yeah, I haven't been there in a while. I bought a couple vintage razors, a couple new ones, and eventually just settled in with what I liked. I go back to check out shaving cream reviews when I'm in need of some more, though I guess I should at least participate in the speakeasy and barber shop forums. :) Have they come out with the B&B essential brush yet (the one with the clear acrylic handle)?

(Sorry for being so far OT, by the way!)

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Postby greenisgood » Aug 31st, '08, 02:55

tea has been called the world's cheapest luxury
and life is brief

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Postby Proinsias » Aug 31st, '08, 05:52

Or you could 'do a Toki' and brew it for several weeks.

I plan on shelling out for some expensive sheng in a few years, small samples, once I've upped my gong fu and pu-erh palate.

I've always preferred the older stuff and one day I'll try the really good stuff, obviously one day I'll be rich as well.

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