NEW PUERH SECTION


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

Postby shogun89 » Sep 26th, '08, 22:23

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:
slurp wrote:there's thousands of new puerh cakes out there - surely we cant organise them all in one thread???


I suppose the idea behind this thread is to be geared more towards the new cakes out that are worth mentioning, not just a new pu free-for-all :)


Correct. :D
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Postby shogun89 » Sep 28th, '08, 20:00

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Postby thanks » Sep 28th, '08, 20:24

shogun89 wrote:heres a good looking deal.
http://cgi.ebay.com/2008-Early-Spring-R ... dZViewItem

I don't care for border tea, but it is a pretty good value. Anyone had aged border tea? If this stuff ages well I'll invest, but all young border tea that I've had just kind of tastes brutal.
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Postby brandon » Sep 28th, '08, 20:33

I've had 70's border tea and it is not that good.
It is cheap, though, and a fair lesson in aging.
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Postby shogun89 » Sep 30th, '08, 20:36

This is what I am going to ask for for Christmas from YSLLC. It may vary a bit however, by then.

2008 Menghai Tea Factory * 8582 * Raw Pu-erh Tea cake $10.50
2008 Haiwan * 958 Menghai Raw Pu-erh tea tuo * 500g $9.90
2008 Mengku Mu Ye Chun "Old Tree Green Cake" Raw Pu-erh $13.20
2008 Mengku "Old Tree, Green Cake" Raw Pu-erh * 400g $12.00
2008 Haiwan Tea Factory * 9928 Blended Ripe Pu-erh tea (*2) $11.70
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Postby VinceBLG » Oct 1st, '08, 16:36

Mengyang Gouyan 66 blend 2007

A good deal of bitterness, especially in the first few infusions. Gongfu brew started with a rinse of 5 seconds. Following brews: seconds, 10, 15, 25, 35, 45, 60
I found it grassy with some earthiness and mineral notes. No melon or anything else you'd like to find. I'm hoping that changes. More pics on my forum http://www.beanleafgrape.com/forum

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Postby shogun89 » Oct 1st, '08, 17:00

I kinda liked that cake, for the price. Yes it is bitter, but it should age nicely.
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Postby VinceBLG » Oct 1st, '08, 17:27

I'm going to give it another run this weekend. I recently received a digital gram scale. I need it for consistency in both tea and espresso dosing. I used it today with some Mengku and realized that I was (when eye-balling it) using a bit less than I should.
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Postby tony shlongini » Oct 1st, '08, 19:52

I hope that Guoyan 66 is better than their 88.
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Postby shogun89 » Oct 1st, '08, 20:19

Hop told me that the 88 is bad. so yeah, the 66 should be better. I'll tell you once I sample it.
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