Pu-Erh in Portland ?

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Pu-Erh in Portland ?

by zencha » Mar 4th 15 3:17 pm

Hi .
Other than Yunnan Sourcing , any other places recommended for Pu-erh in Portland ?
Looking for teaware as well .

Thanks .

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Re: Pu-Erh in Portland ?

by bellmont » Mar 4th 15 4:04 pm

zencha wrote:Hi .
Other than Yunnan Sourcing , any other places recommended for Pu-erh in Portland ?
Looking for teaware as well .

Thanks .

+1, I also would like to know this.

I hear for general Asian sourced teas Tao of Tea is good... but looking at their online pu-erh selection I am not pleased:

http://taooftea.com/categ.php?catid=19

A couple loose, a couple no-label bricks and cakes. :?

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Re: Pu-Erh in Portland ?

by shah82 » Mar 4th 15 4:11 pm


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Re: Pu-Erh in Portland ?

by wyardley » Mar 4th 15 9:46 pm

j-tea is in Eugene, btw. But definitely worth visiting if you can make the trek out there.

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Re: Pu-Erh in Portland ?

by shah82 » Mar 4th 15 10:54 pm

horseshoe-right?

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Re: Pu-Erh in Portland ?

by zencha » Mar 5th 15 3:34 am

Shortly after posting I found Red Robe Tea House & Cafe in Portland's , ahem, "Chinatown".
Got a cup of the 2009 Dayi Menghai V93 Pu’erh to go .
Just what the doctor ordered !

http://www.redrobeteahouse.com/Puerh_Tea.html

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Re: Pu-Erh in Portland ?

by shah82 » Mar 5th 15 4:51 am

Naw man, what you want is:2007 Dayi Menghai An Xiang Pu’erh

the 2009 V93 isn't really as good as preceding V93. It's the worst of the teas on offer from there!

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Re: Pu-Erh in Portland ?

by zencha » Mar 5th 15 10:33 am

... thanks for the feedback .
I'll go back and try the 2007 Dayi Menghai An Xiang Pu’erh .

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Re: Pu-Erh in Portland ?

by PurplePotato » Mar 7th 15 7:59 am

I highly recommend going to Fly Awake Tea Garden. I've been there a few times with the Portland tea meetup and all were a treat. It's literally a backyard turned into a teahouse.

I tried one young "mao cha" (what Kevin called it; I didn't care to ask for more info) that was nicely energetic when I was there a little while ago. I have a sample of young raw I got from there a few weeks ago that is supposed to be brutal; I'll make sure to mention it in the POTD when I get to it.

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Re: Pu-Erh in Portland ?

by zencha » Mar 7th 15 5:46 pm

Found this NYT article from 2007 :

Beyond Tea and Crumpets Portland

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/08/trave ... d=all&_r=0

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Re: Pu-Erh in Portland ?

by bellmont » Mar 15th 15 3:09 am

PurplePotato wrote:I highly recommend going to Fly Awake Tea Garden. I've been there a few times with the Portland tea meetup and all were a treat. It's literally a backyard turned into a teahouse.
Just went there today, I recommend Fly Awake Tea Garden for an interesting experience and good tea. The back-garden ambiance was definitely a large part of the appeal.

The guy serving the teas couldn't tell me a whole lot demographic info (like what sub-region the tea came from), so my educational ich wasn't as satisfied as I would've liked.

He was able to serve me tea based off what type of tea drinking experience I was craving, like "I want something 'grounding' or an 'opening' tea".

Seemed like he had a lot of stuff from Yunnan Sourcing and Mandala Tea, so if you already have a lot of that tea at home maybe consider going more for the mindful/chill ambiance...

peace,

bellmont

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Re: Pu-Erh in Portland ?

by Puerlife » Mar 24th 15 4:56 am

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/inde ... sh_st.html
I never knew the man or his teas but I grew up in Portland. RIP.

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Re: Pu-Erh in Portland ?

by kerilpatel » Aug 4th 20 12:37 pm

I love this tea. I knew them up . they make it nice.
https://teaswan.com/pages/wholesale-tea-and-bulk-tea