Yong De best year?


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Yong De best year?

Postby edkrueger » Sep 8th, '08, 23:16

In what order would you rank pu erh from Yong De form 2006, 2007 and 2008?
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Re: Yong De best year?

Postby hop_goblin » Sep 9th, '08, 11:22

edkrueger wrote:In what order would you rank pu erh from Yong De form 2006, 2007 and 2008?


The question is impossible to answer. YongDe County has many plantations and factories. As a consequence, it is impossible to designate one year as the best. There are too many varibles other than year that must be considered.
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Postby edkrueger » Sep 9th, '08, 12:18

I'm not so sure that its impossible to answer. For example: 2006 was considered a bad year for Taiwanese oolong because it was warmer. Let me narrow my question. The single estate cakes from ZiYu Tea Processing Factory.
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Postby thanks » Sep 9th, '08, 21:00

edkrueger wrote:I'm not so sure that its impossible to answer. For example: 2006 was considered a bad year for Taiwanese oolong because it was warmer. Let me narrow my question. The single estate cakes from ZiYu Tea Processing Factory.


I haven't had any of them, but based on my limited experience with 2006 and 2007 teas (which seems to resonate with a lot of other peoples opinions) the quality of tea being put out was sub par due to a lot of factors compared to other years. All teas I've had from 2008 (which, to be fair isn't a lot) seem to be of higher quality in general. I would assume 2008. Then again this is just a guess, so take that with a huge grain of salt. I don't claim to be an authority on the subject either so hopefully some more people who know more than I do can comment. If I had more money and more time then I'd probably be worth listening to once in a while after a decade or two :lol: .
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Postby edkrueger » Sep 9th, '08, 22:51

Scott agrees: "2008 has proven a good year for pu-erh with ideal weather and lower "mao cha" prices. Definitely a good time to stock up on quality raw pu-erh for aging!" http://cgi.ebay.com/2008-Mengku-Old-Tre ... m153.l1262
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Postby tenuki » Sep 9th, '08, 23:49

I'll get back to you in 20 years with an answer....
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Postby teakid » Sep 9th, '08, 23:56

2008 a good year? I thought the weather's been crazy in 1st half of '08 (snow storm in Feb, too much rain in the spring, flooding in early summer, etc.) My impression is that '08 is another bad year......
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Postby edkrueger » Sep 9th, '08, 23:57

Maybe that is just Scott Hype.
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Postby hop_goblin » Sep 10th, '08, 19:25

tenuki wrote:I'll get back to you in 20 years with an answer....


Me likes this answer! Possibly the most logical!
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