Hand Braided Pu-erh.

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


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Hand Braided Pu-erh.

by edkrueger » Sep 4th, '08, 11:19


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by Dizzwave » Sep 4th, '08, 11:28

Whoa! :D go Scott!

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by chrl42 » Sep 4th, '08, 12:21

Duh.

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by Salsero » Sep 4th, '08, 12:23

Duh?

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by chrl42 » Sep 4th, '08, 12:28

Salsero wrote:Duh?


Is what my nephew taught me (she lives in Queens) to use in a situation like THAT :?

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by Salsero » Sep 4th, '08, 12:31

chrl42 wrote: Is what my nephew taught me (she lives in Queens) to use in a situation like THAT :?
You are saying that you are unimpressed with the braided cake? "Duh" typically means, "Well, that's too obvious to even mention."

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by chrl42 » Sep 4th, '08, 12:37

Salsero wrote:
chrl42 wrote: Is what my nephew taught me (she lives in Queens) to use in a situation like THAT :?
You are saying that you are unimpressed with the braided cake? "Duh" typically means, "Well, that's too obvious to even mention."


I was just teasing..

never seen such design of Puerh, just thought it reminded me of some types of Beijing street food.....

Not like I have tasted it before..I'm sure it will brew a wonderful taste :)

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by puerhking » Sep 4th, '08, 15:43

its too pretty to drink. i dont think i could break off that first piece. it also makes you wonder if it is inferior quality hence the need to pretty it up.

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by hop_goblin » Sep 4th, '08, 16:04

I have seen this beeng some time ago. I am always quite leary however of gimicky pu-erhs. It just begs the question, "are they trying to put lipstick on a pig"?

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by orguz » Sep 4th, '08, 16:18

It seems very hard to flake such a cake to me. The braiding has bonded the individual leaf even more then compression, I imagine that the flaked tea would be very broken. Perhaps perfect for aging, when the whole thing has shrunk and all the bitterness has dissipated, who cares about broken leafs then.

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by Wesli » Sep 4th, '08, 18:35

:roll:

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by silverneedles » Sep 4th, '08, 19:49

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by shogun89 » Sep 4th, '08, 19:55

hop_goblin wrote:I have seen this beeng some time ago. I am always quite leary however of gimicky pu-erhs. It just begs the question, "are they trying to put lipstick on a pig"?


*2 (I dont like the look of it)

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by tony shlongini » Sep 4th, '08, 20:38

I never had one of those pretty, flowering tea balls that was worth a darn, so my initial guess would be "gimmick".

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