Official Pu of the day

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


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Re: Official Pu of the day

by jayinhk » May 17th, '17, 06:18

kuánglóng wrote:
jayinhk wrote: That's some good input! Thanks kuanglong. I'll have to check out Liming's offerings!
Yeah, check 'em out. Dunno about Hong Kong but they sure have ...loads over at the GuangZhou tea markets.
One thing to look out for are their tuos, e.g. this one:
https://www.chawangshop.com/2010-zao-ch ... o-cha.html
I've got a bunch of them from different sources, with different storage (Kunming, GuangDong/HK (dry/traditional/drippin' wet)), those latter ones could be right down your alley. I needed to air mine out for a couple months, phew :lol:
I actually don't drink super wet stuff--I prefer dry and traditional! I'll look into picking up a few tongs. Thanks, I'll look at the tuos too. I was looking at bings earlier!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by kuánglóng » May 17th, '17, 06:25

jayinhk wrote: I actually don't drink super wet stuff--I prefer dry and traditional!
Just kidding, Jay :wink:

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by William » May 17th, '17, 06:37

This afternoon I had some 2012 BuLang I bought from EoT. Notoriously strong, I tried it with a porous Zini teapot, R.O.C. period. Paired wonderfully! The flavors were mainly of wild herbs and anise, lightly woody. I really like its bitterness!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by jayinhk » May 17th, '17, 08:10

kuánglóng wrote:
jayinhk wrote: I actually don't drink super wet stuff--I prefer dry and traditional!
Just kidding, Jay :wink:
haha ok. I do have a VERY wet 7581 that an unscrupulous dealer stored in a clay jar. It was moldier than any other tea I've ever bought. I've had it airing out for over a year, all broken up. I'm scared to try it again! lol

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by kuánglóng » May 17th, '17, 08:35

jayinhk wrote: haha ok. I do have a VERY wet 7581 that an unscrupulous dealer stored in a clay pot. It was moldier than any other tea I've ever bought. I've had it airing out for over a year, all broken up. I'm scared to try it again! lol
Thing is that we can't be completely sure about anything but at least we can stay clear of stuff that's pretty dangerous for our bodies, like mycotoxins. Heck, any humid stored pu will contain certain amounts of those and probably other problematic substances (agrochemicals, heavy metals, ...), the question is WTF do we really know (not much anyway) and where to draw the line?

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by kuánglóng » May 17th, '17, 09:55

2015 Lao Shu Bai Cha (YS)

Thick, mellow, sweet, fruity, pretty durable, intoxicating qi. Sometimes the aftertaste leaves me wanting a bit but I like this tea quite a bit anyway.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by jayinhk » May 18th, '17, 10:32

kuánglóng wrote: 2015 Lao Shu Bai Cha (YS)

Thick, mellow, sweet, fruity, pretty durable, intoxicating qi. Sometimes the aftertaste leaves me wanting a bit but I like this tea quite a bit anyway.
Day 3 of the 1994 Zhongcha tuo...this stuff has SERIOUS longevity. I met MarshalN tonight...finally! Definitely nice putting a face to someone who I've learned so much from!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by kuánglóng » May 18th, '17, 16:01

2004 CNNP 7542 (Guang Dong stored)

Pretty complex and dynamic, lots of power (almost too much) with strong camphor, some wood, medicinal and darker fruity notes in the background and a healthy dose of good, well integrated bitterness. OK throatiness and excellent stamina (20 steeps and counting) but not the most enduring aftertaste.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by mr mopu » May 18th, '17, 20:43

jayinhk wrote:
kuánglóng wrote: 2015 Lao Shu Bai Cha (YS)

Thick, mellow, sweet, fruity, pretty durable, intoxicating qi. Sometimes the aftertaste leaves me wanting a bit but I like this tea quite a bit anyway.
Day 3 of the 1994 Zhongcha tuo...this stuff has SERIOUS longevity. I met MarshalN tonight...finally! Definitely nice putting a face to someone who I've learned so much from!
Lucky dog meetimg MarshalN.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by jayinhk » May 19th, '17, 08:22

mr mopu wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
kuánglóng wrote: 2015 Lao Shu Bai Cha (YS)

Thick, mellow, sweet, fruity, pretty durable, intoxicating qi. Sometimes the aftertaste leaves me wanting a bit but I like this tea quite a bit anyway.
Day 3 of the 1994 Zhongcha tuo...this stuff has SERIOUS longevity. I met MarshalN tonight...finally! Definitely nice putting a face to someone who I've learned so much from!
Lucky dog meetimg MarshalN.
Yeah man, it had to happen. Should've met him years ago!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by chrl42 » May 20th, '17, 21:27

80s Liu An..closer to Sheng than Shou..

I don't have enough info about this tea..

probably comes from Anhui...nicely Guangdong stored.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Haddemall » May 21st, '17, 04:13

Drinking 2004 Xiaguan Red Mark. Awesome, thick, sweet, juicy tea. Big cake with a small price tag.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by kuánglóng » May 22nd, '17, 08:52

2013 Xiaguan T8653

I have a soft spot for Xiaguans, not at last since they reliably kept me warm and energized on countless hikes through snowy mountains and remote frozen corners of the planet. These 2013 iron cakes still have a long way to go but I already like them quite a bit as they are - strong and pungent with XG signature smokiness and tobacco like flavors, some sweetness and distinct florals for good measure; decent balance, huigan and throatiness plus long aftertaste and from what it looks like they'll continue to age into something really enjoyable.
On a side note, the very same 2013 T8653 is featured among other 'rare and limited teas' :lol: on the afternoon tea menu of the Mandarin Oriental London
https://photos.mandarinoriental.com/is/ ... rnoon-menu
... go figure :)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by mr mopu » May 22nd, '17, 21:00

kuánglóng wrote: 2013 Xiaguan T8653

I have a soft spot for Xiaguans, not at last since they reliably kept me warm and energized on countless hikes through snowy mountains and remote frozen corners of the planet. These 2013 iron cakes still have a long way to go but I already like them quite a bit as they are - strong and pungent with XG signature smokiness and tobacco like flavors, some sweetness and distinct florals for good measure; decent balance, huigan and throatiness plus long aftertaste and from what it looks like they'll continue to age into something really enjoyable.
On a side note, the very same 2013 T8653 is featured among other 'rare and limited teas' :lol: on the afternoon tea menu of the Mandarin Oriental London
https://photos.mandarinoriental.com/is/ ... rnoon-menu
... go figure :)
And only 2 infusions! They must waste a lot of good tea that way.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by kuánglóng » May 23rd, '17, 02:54

mr mopu wrote:
And only 2 infusions! They must waste a lot of good tea that way.
Yeah and since it's an iron cake (why not offer a standard 8653 or something else) I hope those folks who pry it apart know what they're doing to get those first 2 infusions right. Oh well ... :)

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