Can Anyone Tell Me What This Is?

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Can Anyone Tell Me What This Is?

by Aquarama » Jun 19th 17 4:15 am

Does anyone have any information on this tea? I am sorry for the picture quality. When I see it in person I can get better pictures of it.
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Re: Can Anyone Tell Me What This Is?

by Muel » Jun 19th 17 4:17 am

Can you take a closer picture of the certificate (The one with numbers)?


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Re: Can Anyone Tell Me What This Is?

by Aquarama » Jun 19th 17 4:42 am

Here is a better picture
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Re: Can Anyone Tell Me What This Is?

by chrl42 » Jun 19th 17 6:15 am

2016 Man Zhuan.. a souvenir set from one HK tea shop

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Can Anyone Tell Me What This Is?

by CWarren » Jun 19th 17 6:25 am

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You'll also see these puerh bricks for sale all over in places like aliexpress and taobao.

Here's a site showing one of the tea shops chrl42 mentioned:
https://m.sohu.com/n/474127118/?wscrid=95360_1
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Re: Can Anyone Tell Me What This Is?

by Aquarama » Jun 19th 17 6:56 am

Is it any good? I am guessing it's Sheng but I haven't seen it yet.

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Re: Can Anyone Tell Me What This Is?

by CWarren » Jun 19th 17 12:57 pm

Aquarama wrote: Is it any good? I am guessing it's Sheng but I haven't seen it yet.
What little of the brick in the picture I can see looks darker than most sheng to me. Most of the bricks I see from that company offered online are usually ripe puerh but given that chrl42 said it was a 2016 Man Zhuan it's probably raw. I've not tasted that tea before but perhaps jayinhk has. Hey Jay, where are you? :lol:

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Re: Can Anyone Tell Me What This Is?

by jayinhk » Jun 20th 17 3:44 pm

CWarren wrote:
Aquarama wrote: Is it any good? I am guessing it's Sheng but I haven't seen it yet.
What little of the brick in the picture I can see looks darker than most sheng to me. Most of the bricks I see from that company offered online are usually ripe puerh but given that chrl42 said it was a 2016 Man Zhuan it's probably raw. I've not tasted that tea before but perhaps jayinhk has. Hey Jay, where are you? :lol:
Hey! Never seen these bricks and they don't look particularly enticing, but they might be ok tea. Hard to say without trying it ;) Also the packaging is very Mainland...doesn't look like that brick has anything at all to do with HK from here!

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Re: Can Anyone Tell Me What This Is?

by beachape » Jun 28th 17 2:02 am

No idea about the tea, but agree about the package being very "Mainland." I don't think Amazon's frustration free packaging would be very popular in China.

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Re: Can Anyone Tell Me What This Is?

by bryan_drinks_tea » Jun 28th 17 3:19 am

Why, it's pu-erh tea! :wink: