Official Pu of the day

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by jayinhk » Jul 16th, '17, 05:29

2014 bamboo sheng from Chawangshop--can't remember exactly what it's called, but I've been drinking it with mineral water from the Himalayas here in Mumbai. It appears to have aged some in the bag. Quite astringent and not much to write home about; it might be better down the line. I only bought a 50g bag or so to try back in 2015 (I think).

I brought a bunch of sheng to India and now wish I brought some shu along...

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by ethan » Jul 16th, '17, 08:48

jayinhk wrote:
I brought a bunch of sheng to India and now wish I brought some shu along...
:D Maybe your relatives can use it for chai. Hot pu in Mumbai in July--you are a strong man , Jay.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Rui » Jul 17th, '17, 03:37

U 2 Can Help from White2Tea. A decent young sheng which I am enjoying very much.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by kuánglóng » Jul 17th, '17, 07:21

Color me nuts, but I've just bought two more tongs of the 2013 XG T8653 and I'm 'celebrating' the purchase with another pot of that stuff. So far I've kept the cakes in one of my 60l makeshift pumidors (large, clear plastic boxes with humidifiers) and they emit a surprisingly sweet lovely smell of flowery honey with just a wee bit of that signature XG smoke that's more present in the cup. Can't help it but I really like that stuff (great power and throatiness) and I'm pretty sure that it and the other Xiaguan cakes, bricks and tuos in my stash will age a lot better than some of my fancy boutique cakes.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Rui » Jul 18th, '17, 04:39

Long Men 龙门 Yiwu 易武 spring 2017 sheng sample from Cha Shifu. Probably my favourite of the Yiwu young teas I have tasted for a while. The aroma and taste is really great in my pu'er tea beginner's opinion.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by jayinhk » Jul 19th, '17, 01:48

ethan wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
I brought a bunch of sheng to India and now wish I brought some shu along...
:D Maybe your relatives can use it for chai. Hot pu in Mumbai in July--you are a strong man , Jay.
Both Mumbai and HK are cool right now...HK got 8"+ of rain in 24 hours and Mumbai got 4-5". It's been raining continuously for days! Hot aged sheng a couple days ago was perfect! And Indian people drink hot chai even when it's over 45 Centigrade :)

I've been here a week...today was the first time I've seen sunshine since getting here.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Rui » Jul 19th, '17, 02:42

Sipping onother fresh 2017 Yiwu sheng. This time is the 2017 Gushu Yiwu Gaoshan from Pu-erh.sk

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Rui » Jul 20th, '17, 02:17

Today is the turn to try 2017 Jingmai from Cha-Shifu.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Psyck » Jul 20th, '17, 08:21

jayinhk wrote: ... And Indian people drink hot chai even when it's over 45 Centigrade :) ...
After all, once you've warmed your body with boiling hot tea, 45C seems mildly pleasant :)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by kuánglóng » Jul 20th, '17, 12:37

2015 Menghai 'Chen Xiang Yayin'

Interesting stuff, more complex and dynamic than most Dayi shus I've tried; not the most powerful or enduring shu but pretty expressive and mellow at the same time, nicely balanced, sweet and creamy; looking forward to a comparative tasting against some of my favorite shus later this week.

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by jayinhk » Jul 20th, '17, 14:13

Psyck wrote:
jayinhk wrote: ... And Indian people drink hot chai even when it's over 45 Centigrade :) ...
After all, once you've warmed your body with boiling hot tea, 45C seems mildly pleasant :)
I'll have to come back and experience that for myself! 😁

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by jayinhk » Jul 20th, '17, 14:14

kuánglóng wrote: 2015 Menghai 'Chen Xiang Yayin'

Interesting stuff, more complex and dynamic than most Dayi shus I've tried; not the most powerful or enduring shu but pretty expressive and mellow at the same time, nicely balanced, sweet and creamy; looking forward to a comparative tasting against some of my favorite shus later this week.
Nice review! I'll have to pick up a bing to try!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by kuánglóng » Jul 20th, '17, 16:46

jayinhk wrote:
kuánglóng wrote: 2015 Menghai 'Chen Xiang Yayin'

Interesting stuff, more complex and dynamic than most Dayi shus I've tried; not the most powerful or enduring shu but pretty expressive and mellow at the same time, nicely balanced, sweet and creamy; looking forward to a comparative tasting against some of my favorite shus later this week.
Nice review! I'll have to pick up a bing to try!
Thanks. Sipping some more of that wetter stored (and thoroughly aired out) Liming tuo right now. This is some really complex stuff that keeps surprising me every time I brew some up but unfortunately it's not available anymore with that particular storage.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by jayinhk » Jul 21st, '17, 00:14

kuánglóng wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
kuánglóng wrote: 2015 Menghai 'Chen Xiang Yayin'

Interesting stuff, more complex and dynamic than most Dayi shus I've tried; not the most powerful or enduring shu but pretty expressive and mellow at the same time, nicely balanced, sweet and creamy; looking forward to a comparative tasting against some of my favorite shus later this week.
Nice review! I'll have to pick up a bing to try!
Thanks. Sipping some more of that wetter stored (and thoroughly aired out) Liming tuo right now. This is some really complex stuff that keeps surprising me every time I brew some up but unfortunately it's not available anymore with that particular storage.
Which specific tuo is it, and which year?

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