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Postby Jeremy » Oct 28th, '08, 20:33

Salsero wrote:Received an order from Puerhshop today.

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‘07 Rongzhen 9878 shu, ‘05 Jingmai Wild Arbor sheng, ‘07 Mengku Arbor sheng

‘04 Fengqing loose shu in bag, ‘07 Golden Melon Tuocha shu, ‘07 Bulang Spring Buds sheng

‘06 Xiaguan mini tuochas shu, ‘08 Douji Dadou mini brick sheng, ‘08 Douji Shangdou mini brick sheng

’06 Douji Yiwu Mtn Arbor sheng sample, (’04) Aged Premium sample sheng (20 gr)

‘00 Hong Tai Chang shu sample, ’04 Huali ripe brick, ’08 American Hao sheng sample


What did you think of the 2000 HTC? I liked it, but there was a 2oz sample of 1998 Hong tai chang, that I liked a little better.
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Postby Jeremy » Oct 28th, '08, 20:39

Most of these are samples, but I wanted to join the fun.

2007 Rongzhen Nannuo Silver Tip Pu-erh Tea Cake
2004 Menghai Superior Grade Pu-erh Tea Cake
2000 HTC Pu-erh Tea Cake
2006 Tongxing Hao Pu-erh Tea Cake Sampler
2006 Old Tree Banzhang Pu-erh Tea Cake
2003 Spring Banzhang Pu-erh Tea Cake
2003 CNNP Grand Yellow Label Pu-erh Tea Cake
03 Keyixing Yiwu Pu-erh Tea Cake y again
2006 King of Puerh
1998 Hongtaichang Puerh
Songpin Imperial Pu-erh
2003 Chen's Reserve Pu-erh Tea Cake
2001 Yiwu Pu-erh Tea Cake Sampler
2005 Tongqing Pu-erh Tea Cake Sampler
2007 Dayi Bamboo Wrapped Pu-erh Tea Brick Sampler
2007 Menghai Feet of Crab Pu-erh Tea Cake Sampler
5th Intern'l Puerh Tasting* 99 BLK-labelled Green Big Tree
1999 Yi-Chang Hao "Yunnan Chi Tse" Song-Charactered,
90's MengHai "White Needle Golden Lotus" Loose
Generation tea 20 year loose pu-erh
1999 Da Du Gan "Yunnan Yuan Bao Chi Tse" Beeng

Toucha
2003 Golden Sail Brand Yunnan Pu-erh Tuocha
2007 Golden Melon Pu-erh Tribute Tuocha
2006 Yunnan Silver Tuocha
2007 Seven Color Featured Pu-erh Tea Cake
2007 Superior Grade Yinhao Pu-erh Tuocha
2006 Qinyin Pu-erh Tuocha (200g)
2002 Tangerine Wrapped Pu-erh Tea
2006 Arbor Yinhao Tuocha
2004 Yunnan Pu-erh Tuocha
2007 Banzhang Maocha (2 oz)
2006 Haiwan mini ripe puerh

Bamboo
2006 Dehong 888 Ripe puerh
2007 Dehong mini ripe puerh beeng cha
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Postby heavydoom » Oct 28th, '08, 20:42

@ sal, you have some great photos on flickr. they are all very interestingly well lit.

i joined the group too, will start to post some close ups of my cakes soon.
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Postby Salsero » Oct 28th, '08, 23:28

Jeremy wrote: ’06 Douji Yiwu Mtn Arbor sheng sample ...

What did you think of the 2000 HTC? I liked it, but there was a 2oz sample of 1998 Hong tai chang, that I liked a little better.


My tasting notes for the 2000 HTC have the unusually enthusiastic note "Boy this is really good! Not overwhelming and thick, but very tasty." Of course the 2000 HTC is shu.

The 1998 Premium Hongtaichang is a sheng and it is what I really wanted to order more of, but it is sold out I think. It was also very good and reasonably priced for a pu gracefully and well started on the road to aging.

I have tried the ’06 Douji Yiwu Mtn Arbor, by the way, in the last couple days and am pretty impressed with it also.


heavydoom wrote: i joined the group too, will start to post some close ups of my cakes soon.
Great news, HD! We will have fun, I hope. Look forward to seeing your stuff in living color.

My pics so far are mostly like pretty pictures instead of useful documentation.
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Postby brandon » Oct 29th, '08, 06:37

Really? My thoughts on drinking the 2000 HTC were "hm, this isn't all that good." "this beeng costs $50? no way"
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Postby Jeremy » Oct 29th, '08, 08:36

Salsero wrote:
Jeremy wrote: ’06 Douji Yiwu Mtn Arbor sheng sample ...

What did you think of the 2000 HTC? I liked it, but there was a 2oz sample of 1998 Hong tai chang, that I liked a little better.


My tasting notes for the 2000 HTC have the unusually enthusiastic note "Boy this is really good! Not overwhelming and thick, but very tasty." Of course the 2000 HTC is shu.

The 1998 Premium Hongtaichang is a sheng and it is what I really wanted to order more of, but it is sold out I think. It was also very good and reasonably priced for a pu gracefully and well started on the road to aging.

I have tried the ’06 Douji Yiwu Mtn Arbor, by the way, in the last couple days and am pretty impressed with it also.


heavydoom wrote: i joined the group too, will start to post some close ups of my cakes soon.
Great news, HD! We will have fun, I hope. Look forward to seeing your stuff in living color.

My pics so far are mostly like pretty pictures instead of useful documentation.


I could swear this is shu, it brews dark red? Do you have any left, I can send sample if you like. I also agree with brandon, I wasnt blown away with this one.

What I did like is the 2004 Yue Chen Yue Xiang Pu-erh Tea Cake Sampler, and the 1998 Hongtaiching.
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Postby Salsero » Oct 29th, '08, 09:11

brandon wrote: "this beeng costs $50? no way"
Thanks for the clarification, Brandon. My note was unrelated to price. I wouldn't pay 16¢ a gram for a cake of any shu.

Jeremy wrote: I could swear this is shu, it brews dark red? Do you have any left, I can send sample if you like.
I'm not sure which you refer to as this. I believe the 1998 Hongtaichang is sheng, which supposedly was subjected to some wet storage. A dark red liquor would be consistent with ten-year-old, wet-stored tea, but I could be wrong and it's not on the website any longer. I could be fooled or fool myself into thinking that an old shu was actually an adolescent wet-stored sheng, and it wouldn't be the first time I got something wrong. In my notes I see that I did think it was shu the first time I brewed it and then switched for a couple subsequent sessions to a sheng pot.

The 2000 HTC actually is shu, and while it didn't blow me away (no shu has so far), I did find it tasty, but not enough to shell out $50 somolians for it or any other shu.

I have only had the Yue Chen Yue Xiang once. I noticed a hint off and on of a rubber smell that I dislike ... could have been my imagination. I did like the 2004 Huali brick quite a bit at 5¢ a gram, BTW.
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Postby Jeremy » Oct 29th, '08, 09:53

Salsero wrote:
brandon wrote: "this beeng costs $50? no way"
Thanks for the clarification, Brandon. My note was unrelated to price. I wouldn't pay 16¢ a gram for a cake of any shu.

Jeremy wrote: I could swear this is shu, it brews dark red? Do you have any left, I can send sample if you like.
I'm not sure which you refer to as this. I believe the 1998 Hongtaichang is sheng, which supposedly was subjected to some wet storage. A dark red liquor would be consistent with ten-year-old, wet-stored tea, but I could be wrong and it's not on the website any longer. I could be fooled or fool myself into thinking that an old shu was actually an adolescent wet-stored sheng, and it wouldn't be the first time I got something wrong. In my notes I see that I did think it was shu the first time I brewed it and then switched for a couple subsequent sessions to a sheng pot.

The 2000 HTC actually is shu, and while it didn't blow me away (no shu has so far), I did find it tasty, but not enough to shell out $50 somolians for it or any other shu.

I have only had the Yue Chen Yue Xiang once. I noticed a hint off and on of a rubber smell that I dislike ... could have been my imagination. I did like the 2004 Huali brick quite a bit at 5¢ a gram, BTW.



Speaking of Yiwu, I am drinking this one now, and I think its incredible. But the cake is expensive.

http://www.puerhshop.com/index.php?main ... cts_id=546
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Postby Salsero » Oct 29th, '08, 15:31

Jeremy wrote: Speaking of Yiwu, I am drinking this one now, and I think its incredible. But the cake is expensive.

http://www.puerhshop.com/index.php?main ... cts_id=546
Boy, what a price tag! $99 for a single 2003 cake. But "incredible" is a big word! I've added the sample to my ever growing shopping list. Thanks for the tip.

Have you had the 2007 Guoyan 66 at $15 for a whole cake? That seems too cheap to be a good cake, yet Mengyang Guoyan has such a good name.
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Postby shogun89 » Oct 29th, '08, 18:22

I have had the 66. Its a nice cake. Cant really say much more. Nothing special, nothing bad. Surely better than the 2007 purple leaf cake from PS.
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Postby tenuki » Oct 29th, '08, 19:01

Salsero wrote:
Jeremy wrote: Speaking of Yiwu, I am drinking this one now, and I think its incredible. But the cake is expensive.

http://www.puerhshop.com/index.php?main ... cts_id=546
Boy, what a price tag! $99 for a single 2003 cake. But "incredible" is a big word! I've added the sample to my ever growing shopping list. Thanks for the tip.

Have you had the 2007 Guoyan 66 at $15 for a whole cake? That seems too cheap to be a good cake, yet Mengyang Guoyan has such a good name.


Ya, I got that cake too. 99 bucks is cheap for good puerh. But I'm not drinking it apart from the initial taste for another 5 years. ;P
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Postby Salsero » Oct 29th, '08, 19:13

tenuki wrote: 99 bucks is cheap for good puerh.
Agreed. But it's expensive for just another life lesson. :lol:

Your opinion and Jeremy's convince me to try the sample, especially yours because you are subject to none of the hopeful illusions the rest of us fall into so often. Thanks.

This forum has been the best way I have found so far to avoid a few of the landmines that riddle the puerh terrain. My puerh life is measurably better because of the sharing that happens here.
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Postby tony shlongini » Oct 30th, '08, 09:58

Salsero wrote:This forum has been the best way I have found so far to avoid a few of the landmines that riddle the puerh terrain. My puerh life is measurably better because of the sharing that happens here.


Yep. There's no substitute for experience.
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Postby hop_goblin » Nov 4th, '08, 15:18

Here are my latest acquisitions.. THey finally came in today!

All Mengku, MengHai Tea Factory, Mengyang Guoyan, YongDe Factory, Bai Cha Tang and Tuhsu Import and export company ranging from years 2002 - 2008

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2008 MengKu Bing Dao Spring Cake
2008 Queen of Yiwu Mengyang Guoyan
2008 Bulang Mt Big Tree Cake Mengyang Guoyan
2003 HK Henry Special Order MengHai Factory 7542
2002 Jing Mai Shan Wild Arbor Ancient Tree Bricks China Tuhsu Yunnan Tea Import & Export Inc.
2007 MengKu * Mu Ye Chun * 001 * Raw Tea Cake of Yongde *
2006 MengHai Dayi 7582
2007 Bai Cha Tang 3kg Golden Melon Sample


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2008 Yong De * Big Snow Mountain Wild Arbor tea
2008 Yong De * Mang Fei Mountain Wild Arbor tea
2008 Yong De * Min Feng Mountain Wild Arbor tea
2008 Yong De * Wu Jia Village Wild Arbor tea

Oh Btw, the HK Henry is sold out I believe and the YS JingMai Bricks are also.
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Postby shogun89 » Nov 4th, '08, 15:21

whoa HOP!!!!!!! Man, I envy you. Have fun with your new teas!
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