Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

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


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Re: Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

by odarwin » Jun 22nd, '11, 00:36

TIM wrote:
odarwin wrote:
nicolas wrote: My two cents:

Superior quality
Diancha (marketed as Summit in the U.S.)
Cloud (2010 A Beauty in New Phase)
Best Tea House (1,000 and 400 year old trees)
Da You (Malaysia)
Te You Tang (Malaysia)
Chen Sheng Hao Laobanzhang
Changtai Laobanzhang

But these vary from cake to cake, estate and vintage, so YMMV.
hi! thanks for the insight, is there any cake from BTH that you could recommend? something that is still available in their shop?
If you have the cash to burn Odarwin, I highly recommend this one:
(WARNING..... AT YOUR OWN RISK)

http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/200 ... -tree.html

http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/200 ... -pots.html
thanks for the recommendation tim, it looks really attractive but i dare not ask how much it is :cry:

are there any more affordable ones that are also good? i see that they have regular cakes that they commission to press, anyone got any insight/opinion on those cakes?

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Re: Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

by TIM » Jun 22nd, '11, 01:00

Odarwin, these is a series from the BTH:

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Suppose to be from different ancient tree groups, from 200-1000 yrs old. And its still acquirable. Good Luck ~ Toki

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Re: Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

by odarwin » Jun 22nd, '11, 01:13

TIM wrote:Odarwin, these is a series from the BTH:

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Suppose to be from different ancient tree groups, from 200-1000 yrs old. And its still acquirable. Good Luck ~ Toki
thanks tim, i saw this in your blog before and was really curious at that time... i did remember calling the shop or asking a friend to ask for me about this cake... i remember that its quite expensive too! but let me ask again :o

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Re: Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

by the_skua » Jun 22nd, '11, 08:59

TIM wrote:
If you have the cash to burn Odarwin, I highly recommend this one:
(WARNING..... AT YOUR OWN RISK)

http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/200 ... -tree.html
Where would you even find that cake?

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Re: Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

by odarwin » Jun 22nd, '11, 09:10

the_skua wrote:
TIM wrote:
If you have the cash to burn Odarwin, I highly recommend this one:
(WARNING..... AT YOUR OWN RISK)

http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/200 ... -tree.html
Where would you even find that cake?
i believe its from the best tea house in hong kong... they do have a branch in canada thou, you might want to ask there if you are interested

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Re: Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

by TIM » Jun 22nd, '11, 10:13

odarwin wrote:
the_skua wrote:
TIM wrote:
If you have the cash to burn Odarwin, I highly recommend this one:
(WARNING..... AT YOUR OWN RISK)

http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/200 ... -tree.html
Where would you even find that cake?
i believe its from the best tea house in hong kong... they do have a branch in canada thou, you might want to ask there if you are interested
Mr. Chan only carries this one at his flagship store in HK.

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Re: Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

by zzenster » Jun 25th, '11, 18:48

There are several boutique vendors I know in Yunnan who make very high quality puer cakes from old trees. They are all Koreans (as I am) and they probably sell 99% of them to their customers in Korea. I was lucky enough to find one of them through Korean IP. He will ship this year's tea samples for free if you pay the shipping. (I just received samples a few days ago. It was 186RMB via EMS to USA) His cakes are not cheap by any measures, but the quality is incredible. Unfortunately, he does not really have a website in English but anyone wants to try the samples, I can relay the message to him.
I personally bought several cakes from him over past few years and I can tell you his quality is as good as any out there in the world of puer.
He does have a paypal account so you can do easy transactions if you decide to order samples or purchase later on.

Added: BTW, when you order samples, you will receive 5 to 6 each 20~25g packages. If you want to order, you can email him directly at muhwaga@naver.com or send me a message and I will help you get in touch with him.

Edit 2; I am not related with him in anyway or associated with his business. I just want to share and enjoy good puer with my fellow puer drinkers.
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Re: Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

by gasninja » Jun 25th, '11, 20:35

interesting I'm all about the free old tree samples

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Re: Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

by apache » Jun 25th, '11, 21:29

Here another site to consider, I saw this on Nicolas site:

http://www.jkteashop.com/pu-er-tea-peak ... 66_78.html

Fairly pricey and I don't know how much is for the glossy packaging. As they seem to market their teas as Louis Vuitton or Gucci goods.

That's 'Aggressive' Bulang looks interesting. :wink:

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Re: Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

by zzenster » Jun 26th, '11, 01:00

gasninja wrote:interesting I'm all about the free old tree samples
Do you want me to talk to him so that he can send you some samples?
I am not sure where you are located so also not sure about how much shipping will be.

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by zzenster » Jun 26th, '11, 02:04

whatsinaname wrote:I *love* you guys!!!

MarshalN describes my wildest puerh wet dream, living in the mountains for six months every year to pick and process the world's finest puerh tea.

oh.. you too?

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Re: Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

by HifideliTea » Aug 11th, '11, 08:53

Three cakes

2002 Qianjiazhai (the region with the 2700 year old tree). Tasted this, almost evaporative in the mouth and then the flavor kicks in. Very robust, mellow, sweet.

I could still taste the sweetness in the lips and mouth after dinner a few hours later.
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2002 Qianjiazhai
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2011 Lao Ban Zhang - Still raw astringent, bitter and then sweet.
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2011 Lao Ban Zhang
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2009 Raw Bing Dao 1000 yr old tree
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2009 Bing Dao
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The test is in the taste. And they are good teas, but have to keep them for drinking years later as I prefer to drink ripe or aged raw pu-erh's (after 15 years of storage)

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Re: Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

by auhckw » Aug 11th, '11, 09:49

This is one of my favorite premium tea shop that specialized in selling Old Tree Single Estate Pu.

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What you see on the shelf is this year new production. Every year they will produce few good single estate pu. They will make a trip to the farm and special order. Then deliver to the factor to press. They opt for traditional process method.

They have a range of selection. The more older the tree, the more expensive it is. And the amazing thing is, the expensive pu will normally sold out faster than the cheaper pu. Some will not make it to the shelf (eg their pure LBZ).

Their Pu are very nice but costly. Even new, it is very easy to drink. Even if it is smoky, the aftertaste is good. I will do a KLP on them in the future. Maybe compile few of their products and combo it for sampling.

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Re: Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

by HifideliTea » Aug 11th, '11, 21:36

Very nice. Is this in KL?
Will try to sneak a trip back to KL in November and visit the Mines when they host the Pu erh fair there.
Would you know if it is it worth the trip?

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Re: Pure Old Tree Pu Erh Tea

by auhckw » Aug 11th, '11, 21:51

KC Lam wrote:Very nice. Is this in KL?
Will try to sneak a trip back to KL in November and visit the Mines when they host the Pu erh fair there.
Would you know if it is it worth the trip?
Yes, the shop is in KL.

Currently there are 2 organizers doing tea events every year. The recent Tea Art was interesting. But the coming expo Nov, I hope the organizer will improve. Their last year was disappointing.

If you are coming purposely for the Fair, I am not too sure worth it or not but (if time is right) I can help you make it better by bringing you to shop around out of expo :)

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