Fu Zhuan (Mongolian Yak) tea review

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by edkrueger » Oct 26th 08 6:52 pm

I thought that one looked more promising.

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by edkrueger » Oct 26th 08 6:53 pm

nada wrote:
tenuki wrote: I heard they use spoiled/rancid yak butter. :shock:
They do indeed, also salt.

I once stayed for a few days in a Tibetan monastery in India where one night, refusing our polite declinations, our hosts would pour us cups of this tea and, unable to physically drink it, we'd covertly pour them away into a nearby flowerbed only to have them refreshed each time our hosts returned.

I still have some tightening of my stomach at the recollection of that tea :?
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by Victoria » Oct 26th 08 6:54 pm

Hey great review!! I'm here to prove you wrong. Sounds like something I might like, actually. You surprised me, I thought it was some scary yak concoction.

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by Salsero » Oct 26th 08 6:59 pm

shogun89 wrote: Didnt you also buy this brick?
Last March, Hop Goblin posted a review of a 2001 Xia Guan Bao Yan (Holy Flame) brick .

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by puerhking » Oct 26th 08 7:50 pm

Mongolian is written and read vertically like such:

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seeing it horizontally is what makes it look similar to Arabic.

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by omegapd » Oct 26th 08 9:01 pm

Thanks for all the replies. I'm sure learning a lot in this thread...

Shogun, I did buy that tea too. I hadn't even unwrapped it yet. Both of these were just given to me the other day as an anniversary gift. I'll get around to it sooner or later and will let you guys know...

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Re: Fu Zhuan (Mongolian Yak) tea review

by ejs811 » Nov 17th 12 4:51 am

I love this tea-
I have had the coin rolled from PuerhShop, as well as the brick reviewed in the first post.
I wish I could find a brick with the "golden flower" spores.

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Re: Fu Zhuan (Mongolian Yak) tea review

by JakubT » Nov 17th 12 8:39 am

Ejs811: There was a very good 2007 Fu brick at Chawangshop available - it sold out quickly, but there is a 2011 version: http://www.chawangshop.com/index.php/he ... n-1kg.html
I have the brick and it's also very good (I'd say 90% of the 2007 brick, but also a lot cheaper).

I've heard that the 2010 fu brick they offer is not that great so even though the 2011 is younger, it might be a good thing.

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by jayinhk » Nov 18th 12 2:20 am

JakubT wrote:Ejs811: There was a very good 2007 Fu brick at Chawangshop available - it sold out quickly, but there is a 2011 version: http://www.chawangshop.com/index.php/he ... n-1kg.html
I have the brick and it's also very good (I'd say 90% of the 2007 brick, but also a lot cheaper).

I've heard that the 2010 fu brick they offer is not that great so even though the 2011 is younger, it might be a good thing.
Thank you very much for that recommendation! I'll see if I can find the '07 on Taobao.

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by honza » Nov 24th 12 3:06 pm

puerhking wrote:Mongolian is written and read vertically like such:

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seeing it horizontally is what makes it look similar to Arabic.
On Fu zhuan bricks is often Chinese, Arabic, Tibetan (not on all) and Mongolian language. Some, like this brick, can see with different wrapper packed special for different market.
Mongolian traditional language (which is use these days only in Inner - Chinese part of Mongolia) was devised by some Uyugur man for Mongolians lazy warriors :D , so it is really look similar with Arabic, but write vertically.

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Re: Fu Zhuan (Mongolian Yak) tea review

by blairswhitaker » Nov 25th 12 9:27 pm

here is a picture of some "golden flower" on a fuzhuan brick. this is from Hojo's selection it is very fruity and sweet, and with most of Hojo's selections brings a huge amount of focus on the finish. this is a strange hei cha as it is not earthy at all and is not like sheng or shu.

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