Yunnan Sourcing LLC - Reviews


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

Postby Trioxin » Sep 15th, '08, 04:38

Finally updated my front page reviews. I have some more things coming, so hopefully I can get some more reviews up. I'd like to see some more reviews posted. Theres so many teas, its tough to know what is worth purchasing.
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Postby t4texas » Sep 30th, '08, 17:44

Kudos to YSLLC! I received a shipment from Scott that would have been destroyed if not for his very, very careful packing. The box was crushed in, but no damage done to a tong, a bunch of Pu samples, the "DHP" Yixing tea pot or the other tea paraphenalia. And it arrived SAL in less than three weeks!
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Postby shogun89 » Sep 30th, '08, 17:51

t4texas wrote:Kudos to YSLLC! I received a shipment from Scott that would have been destroyed if not for his very, very careful packing. The box was crushed in, but no damage done to a tong, a bunch of Pu samples, the "DHP" Yixing tea pot or the other tea paraphenalia. And it arrived SAL in less than three weeks!


Glad to hear everything was OK. When you get a chance please share with us what items you bought and what you think of them! :)
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Postby Salsero » Sep 30th, '08, 17:57

shogun89 wrote: Glad to hear everything was OK. When you get a chance please share with us what items you bought and what you think of them!
My sentiments exactly.
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Postby heavydoom » Sep 30th, '08, 17:58

i have these two coming form yns and shall post some pics and reviews for your reading pleasure :



2008 YNS * Hand-Braided Wild Arbor Raw Pu-erh tea> http://cgi.ebay.ca/2008-YNS-Hand-Braide ... m153.l1262

2002 Mengku Spring Tips "White Label" Raw Pu-erh tea > http://cgi.ebay.ca/2002-Mengku-Spring-T ... m153.l1262
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Postby Salsero » Sep 30th, '08, 18:10

Someone finally sprang for the YNS braided! Great. And (predicatably) a Mengku cake. That looks like a lot of tips!

I didn't know there was a whole ebay for Canada! Why bother, the prices are still in $US?
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Postby thanks » Sep 30th, '08, 18:14

Salsero wrote:Someone finally sprang for the YNS braided! Great. And (predicatably) a Mengku cake. That looks like a lot of tips!

I didn't know there was a whole ebay for Canada! Why bother, the prices are still in $US?

Because the main currency that Scott deals with is USD, no matter where you see the store in the world (be it a Hong Kong eBay, Japanese eBay, etc.) it will always display prices in USD first, then right underneath it will show you the price in your native currency.

Also, yes I'm very interested in hearing your thoughts on the YNS braided and that Mengku (almost pure) tippy cake! I'd love to hear if that Mengku cake is as astringent as other tippy cakes I've had.
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Postby heavydoom » Sep 30th, '08, 18:34

i shall post my happy reviews here soon enough.

i have an affinity for anything strange and out of the ordinary such as these cakes. props to scott for making his own tea/brand and for stocking these mengku cakes that are really technically speaking, side projects by mengku shuangjiang.



i also have this :

2008 * Wild Tree Raw Pu-erh tea brick of Dehong * 500g

http://cgi.ebay.ca/2008-Wild-Tree-Raw-P ... dZViewItem

i have not tried it yet, looks gorgeous. i want to wait a bit before i hammer this cake to pieces.

here is a write up by mr. wilson about this brick :

2008 * Wild Tree Raw Pu-erh tea brick of Dehong * 500 grams
Purple Leaf varietal


An incredibly fantastic raw Pu-erh made from Pu-erh tree leaves that have a purplish tinge when picked. The resulting brick is darker. The quality of the leaves and the meticulous processing ensures excellent storage and aging potential. At the same time, it is one the best 2008 raw Pu-erhs to drink. The infused liquor is golden and is almost completely without bitterness. CLARITY, CLARITY, CLARITY!

This tea brick is composed of entirely spring 2008 raw material from the exact same area as the 2005 production. This year Yunnan Sourcing is proud to be the exclusive producer and distributor of this very special tea! We have produced exactly 460 bricks in total!

Producer: Yunnan Sourcing
Vintage: Spring 2008
Production area: North-western area of Dehong county
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Postby t4texas » Sep 30th, '08, 21:20

Salsero wrote:
shogun89 wrote: Glad to hear everything was OK. When you get a chance please share with us what items you bought and what you think of them!
My sentiments exactly.


Thanks.
I plan on it. More later, but for now, here's what arrived:

Samples ---

Hai Lang Hao * Lao Ban Zhang & Man'E cake * 25g

2007 Haiwan * Lao Cha Tou * Fermented Ripe Tea * 25g

1998 Lincang "CNNP Green Wrapper" Raw Pu-erh tea * 25g

2005 Yong Pin Hao * Stone-Pressed Yi Wu Mountain * 25g

2003 CNNP * Yellow Mark * Ripe Pu-erh tea cake * 25g

2007 Mengku * Mu Ye Chun * 001 * Raw Tea Cake * 25g

2005 Lincang Tea Co "Gu Shu Zhen Pin" Pu-erh tea * 25g


Also ---

2008 Nan Jian Tulin * 803 Ripe Pu-erh tea tuo * 500g

Bamboo Tray for Chiseling Away at your Pu-erh tea cake

White Porcelain "Cha He" Presentation vessel * Tang

Da Hong Pao Clay "Dragon Egg" Yixing teapot * 110ml
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Postby Salsero » Sep 30th, '08, 22:16

heavydoom wrote: 2008 * Wild Tree Raw Pu-erh tea brick of Dehong * 500g
I also have one of these sweet looking babies residing unopened in my pumidor. I think I got it because Dizzwave said he liked it.
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Postby Trioxin » Oct 1st, '08, 02:00

Time to start drinking and posting some reviews.
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Postby Trioxin » Oct 11th, '08, 13:42

New review up (on the first page) of the Da Hong Pao Clay "Xi Shi" Yixing teapots.
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Postby Trioxin » Oct 12th, '08, 02:11

Latest recommendations from Scott at Yunnan Sourcing:

As you know all the teas I carry I in some way or another recommend. that being said I really like these newer teas:

2008 Menghai "Classic" Premium Raw tea cake * 357g - my favorite Da Yi raw tea of this year. It shows all the right traits of what will be a long-term aged classic cake

2003 Langhe "Green Mark" Ripe Pu-erh Tea cake * 357g - affordable and really excellent ripe tea.

2003 CNNP "Yi Wu High Mountain Wild Arbor" Raw Pu-erh - classic pure Yi Wu... aged a bit. Mellow and full

2008 Guoyan "Queen of Yi Wu" Premium Raw Pu-erh tea - great pure yi wu with a large content of wild arbor leaves.

2008 Early Spring "Raw Melon" of Dehong Raw Pu-erh tea - not a typical Dehong wild type. This is a high quality high altitude tea processed in small batches.
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Postby Salsero » Oct 12th, '08, 02:21

Sweet! Thanks for sharing!!
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Postby Trioxin » Oct 12th, '08, 02:37

Salsero wrote:Sweet! Thanks for sharing!!


Not a problem
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