Official Pu of the day

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Dec 4th, '17, 18:15
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Re: Official Pu of the day

by bagua7 » Dec 4th, '17, 18:15

Rui wrote: Enjoying 2017 Hai Lang Hao "Chu Jian" Gua Feng Zhai sheng from Yunnan Sourcing at the moment.

The 2014 version is on its way to me. It should be quite interesting to compare both teas side by side.
How do they compare?

I am still deciding between YS and Tea Urchin (yr 2015) offerings.

Dec 4th, '17, 21:43
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Re: Official Pu of the day

by mr mopu » Dec 4th, '17, 21:43

bagua7 wrote: Thanks. Will take a look. :)

NOte: One thing I like is that it doesn't get bitter. Also the jet-lag factor. Will wait for some time before brewing this cake again.
A good rest and some humidity will probably do it some good. Jingdong has a load of bitter upfront and then goes very sweet at the back of the tongue. I really liked it.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by bagua7 » Dec 5th, '17, 15:42

Thanks again. Any of the recent offerings by Chawangshop you’d recommend? Cheers!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by mr mopu » Dec 5th, '17, 22:53

bagua7 wrote: Thanks again. Any of the recent offerings by Chawangshop you’d recommend? Cheers!
I bought a few this year but mainly to store and age. I haven't tried any but the Bada cake and it is still young. I was interested in the Xiao Yao but I failed to pull the trigger on it. I did buy the HeKai and hopefully it will be as good as the prior years.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by bagua7 » Dec 5th, '17, 23:21

So be it. I’ll get one cake of each of those. Bada & Hekai. ;)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by mr mopu » Dec 6th, '17, 06:44

bagua7 wrote: So be it. I’ll get one cake of each of those. Bada & Hekai. ;)
The Bada is a bit smoky so keep it away from the other teas you have. They have a high end one for about $90.00 US. They have a Nannuo Shan Gushu I really need to try that I have as well.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by bagua7 » Dec 7th, '17, 00:56

How about the Manmai? It's a pu I never tried before.

Going to give the 2 EoT cakes you recommended a shot plus this one, I hope its not too smokey.

Not into ageing tea, I enjoy young pu a lot more.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by jayinhk » Dec 7th, '17, 01:18

Tried a Dayi 0712 today...home aged here in HK for three years after six years of Kunming cryostorage. Nice color change, but hard to break up and very bitter when brewed longer, grandpa style. Not as much complexity as I'd hoped for, but it is distinctly different from any other aged sheng I've tried yet. Nice aged taste to it, but again, this is something different. It'll be interesting to see what this cake is like in two years!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Rui » Dec 7th, '17, 05:51

bagua7 wrote:
Rui wrote: Enjoying 2017 Hai Lang Hao "Chu Jian" Gua Feng Zhai sheng from Yunnan Sourcing at the moment.

The 2014 version is on its way to me. It should be quite interesting to compare both teas side by side.
How do they compare?

I am still deciding between YS and Tea Urchin (yr 2015) offerings.
At the moment I definitely prefer the 2017 cake.

Dec 7th, '17, 06:58
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Re: Official Pu of the day

by mr mopu » Dec 7th, '17, 06:58

bagua7 wrote: How about the Manmai? It's a pu I never tried before.

Going to give the 2 EoT cakes you recommended a shot plus this one, I hope its not too smokey.

Not into ageing tea, I enjoy young pu a lot more.
The Chawang Nannuo Shan Gushu is pretty decent. I drank a few cups last night. Not sure on pricing to value as I bought it much cheaper before storing.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by bagua7 » Dec 10th, '17, 19:30

Thanks guys. ;)

Yi Wu 2005. Old young raw? Maybe, still plenty of kick left on this one. The liquor has turned into a slightly red amber but with the Yi Wu complexity before pu starts to move into the boring category before they really mature and deliver the goods aged cakes do...for that wait another 30 years. I might not be on this planet by then so I shall to stick to young/ish cakes. :)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Rui » Dec 12th, '17, 03:21

Today is the turn of re-sipping the 2017 Manachee sheng from White2Tea. A delicious and aromatic young sheng, just to my liking.

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