Worst shu

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Postby tsverrir » Sep 29th, '08, 04:44

omegapd wrote:
Victoria wrote:stay away from the cheap stuff.


:P That's all I buy and I love it. Pu-erh Shop's little mini-bricks and their loose leaf Golden Sail are two of my favorites for shu. :wink:


I agree with you there. I've turned a few coffie drinkers with the mini-bricks.

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Postby Dizzwave » Sep 29th, '08, 11:50

brandon wrote:2006 TongQing Hao Pu-erh Tea Brick
I second that one! Worst.. shu.. ever. (at least, in the short time I've been drinking it.)

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Postby edkrueger » Sep 29th, '08, 12:12

brandon wrote:http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=13&SID=922df1355a5db87fdd4a53bbd5da058f

Wow. That sounds awful!

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Postby Bubba_tea » Sep 29th, '08, 13:56

Ti wrote:I tried to make smoked salmon tea using that lousy pu and some lapsang souchong but it didn't work out to hot.


Mmmm mmm mmmmm mmm mmmm... Smoked Salmon tea - yummy! Was it a fishy cup? :shock: You would think that tea smoked salmon might be a little more palatable... :lol:

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Postby hop_goblin » Sep 29th, '08, 20:47

Mini tuo Mini tuo Mini tuo

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Postby Salsero » Sep 29th, '08, 22:42

Worst shoe:

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Postby t4texas » Sep 29th, '08, 22:50

Salsero wrote:Worst shoe:

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Let me guess. Stong sweatty sock aroma and up front taste with ashphalt back of throat followed by bubble gum after taste.

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Postby teakid » Sep 29th, '08, 23:12

yes, mini tuos are the worst.

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Postby Ti » Sep 30th, '08, 06:16

Bubba_tea wrote:
Ti wrote:I tried to make smoked salmon tea using that lousy pu and some lapsang souchong but it didn't work out to hot.


Mmmm mmm mmmmm mmm mmmm... Smoked Salmon tea - yummy! Was it a fishy cup? :shock: You would think that tea smoked salmon might be a little more palatable... :lol:

Fishy? No. Too much lapsang. I think that even one solitary leaf of LS would have overpowered the shu with smoke flavoring.

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Postby Space Samurai » Sep 30th, '08, 10:13

edkrueger wrote:I come to the defense of the Rishi one. Its a lot better than many, or maybe most of the commonly available ones. Its beats adagio pu-erh, ten tea loose shu, the ubiquitous ancient maiden and many others. That said, I would not drink it unless I ran out of real shu.


:shock: Wow, this may be the first time ed and I are in complete agreement. :wink:

My worst came from Republic of Tea.

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Postby VinceBLG » Sep 30th, '08, 11:05

The worst I had was Rishi mini Tou.
I think the Rishi pu-erh maiden is decent, though.

Another bad one is the mini tou and loose leaf from specialteas

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Postby tenuki » Sep 30th, '08, 11:34

It would be easier to list _good_ shu, the list is much smaller.

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Postby gingkoseto » Sep 30th, '08, 20:05

I don't know much about puerh. But after reading above posts, I've got really worried. I have just got a bunch of mini sheng and shu. Never had mini's before. Will mini sheng be bad as well? I have to wait till weekend to try them out since I can't have tea after late afternoon.

The worst shu, emm... in many Dim Sum places they serve shu and I suppose it should be one of the worst - not because I dislike it - I like to go along with dim sum dishes anyway. But since they give it for free, endlessly, it must be a cheapest kind. :P

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Postby edkrueger » Sep 30th, '08, 21:47

Even good shu is cheap. A really expensive young shu costs 24 dollar and weighs 357g. That is a $1.90 an ounce

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