slurp wrote: Salsero, how did this go - did your teas ever arrive? any good?
Teas arrived, they look beautiful. Nada emailed me to make sure I had received them in good condition. So far I have only tasted one, the 12 Gentlemen "Da Bei Hao,"
which had a lot of chaqi, and a bit of which I included in the Pass Box. Nada explained that
'12 Gentlemen' is the name adopted by a group of puerh aficionados in Kunming.
Not a factory per se, but they oversee the picking, processing and pressing of these bings.
The samples are a generous 30+ grams and a great deal at the prices he is charging. He also included some extras, like a taste of his own limited edition Nannuo Shan pressing. Once I get the Puerh Box Pass off in the mail, I hope to devoted some time to exploring these beauties from Nada. Last week I also ordered a teapot from him.
These are the items I ordered:
2006 12 Gentlemen "Da Bei Hao"
2007 12 Gentlemen Yiwu "Wei Zhong Wei"
2007 12 Gentlemen Menghai "Wei Zhong Wei"
2006 12 Gentlemen Yiwu
2004 He Shihua Jingmai
2007 Yiwu Yi Chang Hao
1908 Youle Bamboo wrapped
1980's Xiaguan Bamboo wrapped tuocha
2008 12 Gentlemen "Chun Ya Shen Yun"
I believe they are all still available. I will try to remember to update after I get into 2 or 3 more.