Official Pu of the day

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by mr mopu » May 27th, '17, 19:40

victoria3 wrote:
kuánglóng wrote:
victoria3 wrote:
I keep hearing about certain pu'erh making people sleepy, would be nice to have a stash on hand and know which ones to get for that. i.e. When you get tea drunk you'll know it :D
Honza's 2015 Mengsong Old Tree literally knocked me out a couple times after just 2-3 cups (5g/~60ml).
http://www.chawangshop.com/index.php/20 ... -200g.html

Dunno if it works that way for anyone else though; certainly not for Cwyn :)
http://deathbytea.blogspot.de/2015/05/2 ... e-and.html
Must have something to do with the fermentation or aging process. Is 2015 Mengsong Old Tree shu or sheng? I don't see it on chawan shop site.
It was a sheng. Been sold out a while now.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by victoria3 » May 27th, '17, 15:55

kuánglóng wrote:
victoria3 wrote:
I keep hearing about certain pu'erh making people sleepy, would be nice to have a stash on hand and know which ones to get for that. i.e. When you get tea drunk you'll know it :D
Honza's 2015 Mengsong Old Tree literally knocked me out a couple times after just 2-3 cups (5g/~60ml).
http://www.chawangshop.com/index.php/20 ... -200g.html

Dunno if it works that way for anyone else though; certainly not for Cwyn :)
http://deathbytea.blogspot.de/2015/05/2 ... e-and.html
Must have something to do with the fermentation or aging process. Is 2015 Mengsong Old Tree shu or sheng? I don't see it on chawan shop site.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by victoria3 » May 27th, '17, 15:26

jayinhk wrote: Frisbeehead: 18% off for the next week, if you're interested! The 03-05 7542 is a good one. Still a little astringent but most of it is gone. The 01, on the other hand, is all mellow. I just picked up a dryer-stored 04 7542 (for HK traditional storage) but have yet to try it! High hopes for that one.

Victoria: I call that sleep inducing feeling cha qi. I most noticely found it in a big way in Organic Kirishima sencha from O-Cha, which surprised me greatly! It seems to be green teas and pu erh that have that effect on me; I don't think I've ever found it with an oolong. In particular, good young pu erh/unpressed sheng maocha from old trees seems to knock me out like that. The Kirishima sencha is a lot cheaper, though! :lol:
Sencha making you want to sleep- now that's something I've yet to experience! I'll have to try it out. I thought cha qi was more a state of elegant calm, one of the reasons I love oolongs. As I slowly explore the pu'erhs ferg gifted me, I hope one sleep inducing one is in the stash.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by jayinhk » May 27th, '17, 08:20

Frisbeehead: 18% off for the next week, if you're interested! The 03-05 7542 is a good one. Still a little astringent but most of it is gone. The 01, on the other hand, is all mellow. I just picked up a dryer-stored 04 7542 (for HK traditional storage) but have yet to try it! High hopes for that one.

Victoria: I call that sleep inducing feeling cha qi. I most recently found it in a big way in Organic Kirishima sencha from O-Cha, which surprised me greatly! It seems to be green teas and pu erh that have that effect on me; I don't think I've ever found it with an oolong. In particular, good young pu erh/unpressed sheng maocha from old trees seems to knock me out like that. The Kirishima sencha is a lot cheaper, though! :lol:
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Re: Official Pu of the day

by kuánglóng » May 27th, '17, 05:18

victoria3 wrote:
I keep hearing about certain pu'erh making people sleepy, would be nice to have a stash on hand and know which ones to get for that. i.e. When you get tea drunk you'll know it :D
Honza's 2015 Mengsong Old Tree literally knocked me out a couple times after just 2-3 cups (5g/~60ml).
http://www.chawangshop.com/index.php/20 ... -200g.html

Dunno if it works that way for anyone else though; certainly not for Cwyn :)
http://deathbytea.blogspot.de/2015/05/2 ... e-and.html

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by victoria3 » May 27th, '17, 05:03

Xeractha wrote:
victoria3 wrote: Last night I finally got tea drunk at our tasting on Tony's 1995 Origin Mengku Ye-Sheng-Da-Ye Raw Puerh Cake gifted to me by Ferg. I could really get into this stuff similar to marijuana effect...
Sometimes I wonder what it's like being "tea drunk". I've never drank alcohol so I don't even know how being drunk feels. :D
The most I get out of some teas is being lightheaded, little bit slower, sleepy, calm. I drank a 2007 Mijin from Awazon 2 days ago. I lay on the couch, closed my eyes for a minute and an hour passed. I might try this tea at night. :O
I keep hearing about certain pu'erh making people sleepy, would be nice to have a stash on hand and know which ones to get for that. i.e. When you get tea drunk you'll know it :D

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Xeractha » May 27th, '17, 04:47

victoria3 wrote: Last night I finally got tea drunk at our tasting on Tony's 1995 Origin Mengku Ye-Sheng-Da-Ye Raw Puerh Cake gifted to me by Ferg. I could really get into this stuff similar to marijuana effect...
Sometimes I wonder what it's like being "tea drunk". I've never drank alcohol so I don't even know how being drunk feels. :D
The most I get out of some teas is being lightheaded, little bit slower, sleepy, calm. I drank a 2007 Mijin from Awazon 2 days ago. I lay on the couch, closed my eyes for a minute and an hour passed. I might try this tea at night. :O

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by kuánglóng » May 26th, '17, 19:31

Frisbeehead wrote: I really like pu'erh from Yiwu, as it tends to be a bit sweeter and more mild, but I like all styles of pu'erh really. I think I'd like to get a semi-aged/aged cake from one of the factories, such as ...
Three more ...
I recently sampled some of this stuff ...
http://www.greenteaguru.co.uk/shop/new- ... i-storage/
... well aged w/o any warehouse funk, mellow, sweet and fruity, almost to mellow for my taste.

Not that bad either ...
http://www.greenteaguru.co.uk/shop/raw- ... uerh-cake/
... pretty complex (fruity, balsamic, medicinal) and smooth, like mentioned in the description

and this one ...
http://www.greenteaguru.co.uk/shop/raw- ... -erh-cake/
... a rather quiet and sweet autumn sheng that surprised me with distinct notes of vanilla custard

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by stevorama » May 26th, '17, 19:24

2009 Big Classic "Remote Mountain Old Tree" Shou Pu Er from YS. A thick and full-bodied tea. Good value too.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by victoria3 » May 26th, '17, 18:46

Last night I finally got tea drunk at our tasting on Tony's 1995 Origin Mengku Ye-Sheng-Da-Ye Raw Puerh Cake gifted to me by Ferg. I could really get into this stuff similar to marijuana effect. Thank You, wow when it's good, it's good.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

by stevorama » May 26th, '17, 17:36

Frisbeehead wrote: So I've got $150 in Visa/Amex gift cards from Christmas, and I'm considering buying some new pu'erh with it. Not sure what I want to get yet, but anyone have any recommendations? I really like pu'erh from Yiwu, as it tends to be a bit sweeter and more mild, but I like all styles of pu'erh really. I think I'd like to get a semi-aged/aged cake from one of the factories, such as this one from Chawangshop, or one of these cakes from TeaLifeHK, JayinHK's store. I haven't had much experience with the classic recipes and all that, so I'm open to suggestion 8)
I've sampled the CWS cake you linked. Pretty good dry stored tea. I think it's out of stock. I tend to prefer more humidity and so have tried a few TeaLifeHK teas. Based on your sweet, mild, Yi Wu preferences perhaps you would like the 2003-2005 HK Traditional Storage CNNP 7542. I don't know if I would call it mild or Yi Wu, but sweet and retaining some floral aroma. Jay probably could recommend some teas. Also Essence of Tea might have some suitable teas for you.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Frisbeehead » May 26th, '17, 15:54

It's really nice to have my pumidor and pu'erh collection back now that I'm back from China 8)

Currently having some YS 2002 Ancient Spirit, great cake for the price. A bit sweet, and overall well-rounded, with a nice body and soft mouth feel. Used 7g in my 80ml F2 zini, which I've dedicated to semi-aged/aged sheng pu'erh. I've never used more than 6g in this zini, and I think 7g works well for this tea. With Yiwu pu'erh, using more leaf seems to bring out much more of the flavor, and seems better than using less leaf.

So I've got $150 in Visa/Amex gift cards from Christmas, and I'm considering buying some new pu'erh with it. Not sure what I want to get yet, but anyone have any recommendations? I really like pu'erh from Yiwu, as it tends to be a bit sweeter and more mild, but I like all styles of pu'erh really. I think I'd like to get a semi-aged/aged cake from one of the factories, such as this one from Chawangshop, or one of these cakes from TeaLifeHK, JayinHK's store. I haven't had much experience with the classic recipes and all that, so I'm open to suggestion 8)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Rui » May 26th, '17, 03:10

jayinhk wrote:
kuánglóng wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
That is EXACTLY how I felt about their Jingmai Gulan. Clean, but no oomph.
Yubai and William put up a new video some days ago (in Mandarin :D ), where they talk about their new 2017 Gulan and their intentions to focus more on mouthfeel, body and ageabilty than fragrance.
Have a peek:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqq4u-dzTTQ
Thanks, let's see if that holds true when we try it!
Few minutes ago I already placed an order. Looking forward to taste the new version. 8)

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by jayinhk » May 25th, '17, 06:57

kuánglóng wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
That is EXACTLY how I felt about their Jingmai Gulan. Clean, but no oomph.
Yubai and William put up a new video some days ago (in Mandarin :D ), where they talk about their new 2017 Gulan and their intentions to focus more on mouthfeel, body and ageabilty than fragrance.
Have a peek:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqq4u-dzTTQ
Thanks, let's see if that holds true when we try it!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by kuánglóng » May 25th, '17, 04:43

jayinhk wrote:
That is EXACTLY how I felt about their Jingmai Gulan. Clean, but no oomph.
Yubai and William put up a new video some days ago (in Mandarin :D ), where they talk about their new 2017 Gulan and their intentions to focus more on mouthfeel, body and ageabilty than fragrance.
Have a peek:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqq4u-dzTTQ

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