Where can i find 2005 Menghai "men song gu cha peacock&


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Where can i find 2005 Menghai "men song gu cha peacock&

Postby Jeremy » Nov 12th, '08, 15:32

I bought this sample from houde and I love it, where can I find a cake of this?

http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... 1c447d48a0
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Postby thanks » Nov 12th, '08, 15:56

I love this tea as well, glad to see you liked it!

Unfortunately it appears Houde is sold out. When I first sampled that tea, it was also sold out of Houde, and one day while looking through "green cakes" randomly it was in stock again. You should probably e-mail them, and I'm sure they'll help you out if they can. If they cannot source you a cake, you could also try asking Scott from YSLLC to track one down in local market for you. He's very good at that.
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Postby Jeremy » Nov 12th, '08, 16:41

Cool, did you taste it, I think its a really nice cake.
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Postby thanks » Nov 12th, '08, 16:44

Yes I bought a sample a while back, and ended up loving it. I was upset though that it was sold out, but when it became available again I was able to snag a cake before it sold out again. Hopefully they restock soon, I would like to pick up a few more.
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Postby Jeremy » Nov 12th, '08, 16:47

Tell me your other faves from houde? I like the Xi-zhi lao ban zang cake too. I also just ordered samples of the chang tai cakes as well.
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Postby thanks » Nov 12th, '08, 17:24

I made a list like this a few times for newcomers. Although I'm going to delete my recommendation of the 05 Peacock of Mengsong.

This tea, http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=559, and this same tea, but stored differently http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=799 are both fantastic for their age, and are decently priced. The dry stored version is, in my opinion superior of the two, but only slightly. This is the best way to see what different storage conditions can do to pu'er. Great learning experience, and delicious too! Great way to broaden and "train" your pallet.

http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=756
This is another great example of dry storage at it's best. While a great tea, I think it's still overrated and overpriced. However, even with that being said, this is a tea you must taste at least once. It's tenacity will challenge you. The most active tea I've ever had at this age. Impressive.

Sorry this one that I had here previously is completely sold out- even the sample!

http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=790
I think this tea is very underrated. The compression is crazy on this one, so it requires a lot of patience when sampling. I think overall it's a pretty good tea for the price, and one of my favorite "cheaper" XZH releases of last year. It's been a while since I sampled it, but I seem to remember it being a very clean, smooth Menghai-type flavor. I am a huge fan of Youle and Bulang teas, and this one is an interesting mix of the two. Great blend, the flavors are fairly balanced and work well to play off one another as a very layered experience of sweet, and mellow from the Youle, and the strong, pungent, and bitter from the Bulang and ancient tree spring tips.

http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=837
This brick is starting to show some pretty good aging, but it's still very strong. This tea will give your strainer a workout! Typical Baoyan chop affair, strong, woody, thick yet if you treat it right it's a perfect cold weather tea. Brutal cha qi on this one.
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Postby Jeremy » Nov 12th, '08, 17:28

thanks wrote:I made a list like this a few times for newcomers. Although I'm going to delete my recommendation of the 05 Peacock of Mengsong.

This tea, http://www.houdeasianart.com/i...ts_id=559, and this same tea, but stored differently http://www.houdeasianart.com/i...cts_id=799 are both fantastic for their age, and are decently priced. The dry stored version is, in my opinion superior of the two, but only slightly. This is the best way to see what different storage conditions can do to pu'er. Great learning experience, and delicious too! Great way to broaden and "train" your pallet.

http://www.houdeasianart.com/i...cts_id=756
This is another great example of dry storage at it's best. While a great tea, I think it's still overrated and overpriced. However, even with that being said, this is a tea you must taste at least once. It's tenacity will challenge you. The most active tea I've ever had at this age. Impressive.

http://www.houdeasianart.com/i...cts_id=989
I absolutely love this tea. I'm very upset it sold out so quickly Sad. This one will also challenge your brewing skills, but the payoff is more than worth the effort. Great potential in this adolescent cake.

http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=790
I think this tea is very underrated. The compression is crazy on this one, so it requires a lot of patience when sampling. I think overall it's a pretty good tea for the price, and one of my favorite "cheaper" XZH releases of last year. It's been a while since I sampled it, but I seem to remember it being a very clean, smooth Menghai-type flavor. I am a huge fan of Youle and Bulang teas, and this one is an interesting mix of the two. Great blend, the flavors are fairly balanced and work well to play off one another as a very layered experience of sweet, and mellow from the Youle, and the strong, pungent, and bitter from the Bulang and ancient tree spring tips.

http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=837
This brick is starting to show some pretty good aging, but it's still very strong. This tea will give your strainer a workout! Typical Baoyan chop affair, strong, woody, thick yet if you treat it right it's a perfect cold weather tea. Brutal cha qi on this one.


Could you repost your links, there broken. you can pm them or email me if youlike
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Postby thanks » Nov 12th, '08, 17:33

Sorry about that, now it should work.
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Postby Jeremy » Nov 12th, '08, 18:05

I have the big green tree and I also think its overpriced even for a sample. But it is an interesting tea.
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Postby hop_goblin » Nov 12th, '08, 19:34

Jeremy wrote:I have the big green tree and I also think its overpriced even for a sample. But it is an interesting tea.


I don't think that it is overpriced for a sample. The price of the big tree is in the hundreds at the moment. Plus, it is nice to have a vendor willing to break apart some rare stock.
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