2003 Keyixing Yiwu Cake


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2003 Keyixing Yiwu Cake

Postby devites » Aug 7th, '08, 01:44

This is the best green puerh that I have tasted. Dizzwave thank you so much for it. Where can I get other cheaper similar tasting Pu-erhs?
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Re: 2003 Keyixing Yiwu Cake

Postby shogun89 » Aug 7th, '08, 07:54

devites wrote:This is the best green puerh that I have tasted. Dizzwave thank you so much for it. Where can I get other cheaper similar tasting Pu-erhs?


Hi devites, I have also had that cake and thought it was pretty good, My favorite part it the mammoth sized leaves. I got some over 4 inches long!!! Anyway if you liked that cake I highly recommend this one. Since it is all buds its pretty light, just like the Keyixing. I must say it is as good or better than the Keyixing.

Check out this link here is my review of the cake. Along with where to purchase.
viewtopic.php?t=5842

Hope this helped, happy sipping!
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Postby Salsero » Aug 7th, '08, 09:28

Thanks for sharing the comments guys ... and Shogun89 for the confirmation that you still feel good about the Jinggu now that you have a bit more experience. You might also like the 2005 Green City Peak Arbor cake. You can get a 2-ounce sample from Puerhshop for $9 or buy an entire cake from Yunnan Sourcing for $28. It reminds me of the Keyixing in its low price and attractive quality. It was also the only one of about 10 first puerhs attempts that Tenuki liked.

Dizzwave also posted some valuable brief reviews at viewtopic.php?p=55726&highlight=current+favorite+favourite+cheapie#55726
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Postby Wesli » Aug 7th, '08, 11:53

2005 Ming-yuan Hao will seem very similar to the 2003 Keyixing.
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Postby hop_goblin » Aug 7th, '08, 12:49

I liked the KeyXing as well. It is one of those drink now as I don't think it is pungent enough for aging.
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Postby Dizzwave » Aug 7th, '08, 13:53

I agree with Hop there.
Devites, glad you like it. :)
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Postby Salsero » Aug 7th, '08, 15:56

Wesli wrote:2005 Ming-yuan Hao will seem very similar to the 2003 Keyixing.
I think Wesli is referring to the Wild Old Tree Cake Ming Yuan Hao at Hou De rather than the 2005 Yieh Sheng Chiao Mu.

I also like the Ming-Yuan Hao Wild Old Tree Cake, but much prefer the Keyxing offering, at least for consumption now. I think the Ming Yuan Hao product may have enough additional kick to age a bit better, however.
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Postby Bubba_tea » Sep 3rd, '08, 12:46

Hey - just drinking my first bit here from puershop. I'm not getting a lot of complexity out of it. A bit smooth and buttery in texture, flavor is light & easy. I'm brewing just off boil, 30 sec, 5gms to a 5oz gaiwan - sound right?
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Postby Salsero » Sep 3rd, '08, 13:14

Bubba_tea wrote: I'm not getting a lot of complexity out of it. A bit smooth and buttery in texture, flavor is light & easy. I'm brewing just off boil, 30 sec, 5gms to a 5oz gaiwan - sound right?
Sounds like the same stuff! Light and breezy. You might try upping the leaf to 6 or 7 gr, which may require a bit shorter brewing times and give a little more variety of tastes.
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Postby Bubba_tea » Sep 3rd, '08, 13:47

After a couple more infusions - there is a hint of a bite in there. My guess it would be astringency. Hmmm.. I might say this shares some character with Chardonnay - the mid notes are a little oaky and it's a bit dry on the high end. Very smooth though and totally different than the 2005 CNNP 7542 green mark that is obtrusively smokey.
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Postby tony shlongini » Sep 3rd, '08, 14:37

Hmmm. I tried a goodly sized sample of this over a few sessions, and it never seemed to amount to much. It was pleasant enough, to be sure, but overall it struck me as rather pedestrian. Maybe I'm missing something, but it didn't stand out enough to warrant purchasing a cake.

That's why there's chocolate and vanilla.
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Postby zacstill » Oct 22nd, '08, 17:07

this is only the second pu erh i've tried, and to me it seemed a bit, well bland

Maybe my taste buds are not so refined, but on the two times i've tried it, it was not harsh or smokey, but it wasn't very flavorful either. It reminded me mostly of watered-down dish soap, slightly flowery but mostly like hay or earwax. Not much sweetness in this cake. The viscosity was a bit too much for me as well, adding to the dish soap feel.

In comparison with the '05 MengHai 7542 sample I tried, which started out somewhat smokey and harsh, but after 4 or 5 infusions was very deep, sweet, and aromatic, the only thing the Keyixing has on the 7542 is no initial harshness.

I wouldn't buy this whole cake.
I've still got a little less than 1 pots worth of sample left, could someone tell me what they like about this cake so I can try tasting for it?


also-sorry for reviving such an old topic
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Postby heavydoom » Oct 22nd, '08, 17:23

but how much pu did you use and how long did you steep it for??
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Postby Salsero » Oct 22nd, '08, 17:43

zacstill wrote: it was not harsh or smokey, but it wasn't very flavorful either. It reminded me mostly of watered-down dish soap, slightly flowery but mostly like hay or earwax. Not much sweetness in this cake. The viscosity was a bit too much for me as well, adding to the dish soap feel.
Mmm,well, there are similar comments in the 4th paragraph of an article on the Puerh Live Journal today and if you look above your comments, you will see Tony has some less than glowing words for this cake also. It's not impossible that it is changing for the worse with time ... might also be it's your brewing or it's just not your kinda pu. I guess I might have to try to drag this out tonight and give a test drive.
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03 Keyixing Yiwu Pu-erh Tea Cake

Postby Jeremy » Oct 22nd, '08, 20:48

I dont know if it was the sample I got, or just my taste, but I really didnt enjoy this one. Im gonna bust out the rest of the sample and try again tomorrow in work. Granted I dont have the best water there, but I also tried at home and I thought it wasnt unpleasant, but lacked anything special. IMHO I would not buy a cake of this.

Ill give the sample one more try tomorrow though.

Thanks for the info
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