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


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by Salsero » Dec 4th, '08, 17:05

Goose wrote:
Goose wrote:200 Long Yuan Hao sample from Steve. Need to revist this.
Last licks from yesterday-
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Gorgeous tea and teaware both, Goose! Thanks for sharing.

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Hey.... its getting lonely in this thread!

by Goose » Dec 5th, '08, 11:04

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'08 Xiaguan "Fei Tai FT"(Fixed for "tony") :D
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by Fatman2 » Dec 5th, '08, 11:36

The pics are so nice. Speechless. :)

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by Salsero » Dec 5th, '08, 11:54

Fatman2 wrote: The pics are so nice. Speechless.
The pics are nice, but I don't do speechless.
At the moment, I am Euro brewing 2005 DeHong "Golden Melon," the 500 gr tuocha. It's acceptable ... just.

Last night I started a session with the 2005 Lao Ban Zhang Raw Pu-erh that was "was never sold as Guoyan's own production." Now that was some serious cake!

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Re: Hey.... its getting lonely in this thread!

by tony shlongini » Dec 5th, '08, 13:59

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'08 Xiaguan FT Xi Zi tuo
I thought you were drinking the mushroom tuo today, birthday boy. :lol:

That's what I'm having.

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by shogun89 » Dec 5th, '08, 15:00

Hey Goose, Where did you get that tea tray? And if its your Birthday as Tony said, Happy Birthday!

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by puerhking » Dec 5th, '08, 15:25

Yuan Nian "Vista" cake 2007

Astringency - medium strong
Smoke - some
Dryness-(mouth) - some
Mouthfeel - medium
Hui gan - could not detect any
Flavor - fair
Overall value - can't really say yet
Purchase again - yet to be determined

First off this is not the 08 version like Polyhymian's cake. I thought about getting that one but didn't. The cake has medium compression and pretty easy to pry away whole leaves. The brewed leaves smell amazing. However the tea is a bully. The flavors seem to stay together in the middle and therefore not differentiating themselves. Some smoke, leather, earth and quite astringent. Seems to have enough backbone for some aging....which it needs. This one is going back into the pumidor for a long nap.

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by Goose » Dec 5th, '08, 17:14

tony shlongini wrote:
Goose wrote:
'08 Xiaguan FT Xi Zi tuo
I thought you were drinking the mushroom tuo today, birthday boy. :lol:

That's what I'm having.
Yes, Yes, yes,I am, so sue me I don't read and write Chinese! :shock:

shogun89 wrote:Hey Goose, Where did you get that tea tray? And if its your Birthday as Tony said, Happy Birthday!
Thanks for the good wishes, the teatray is an inexpensive one from Scott at YS. It works OK.

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by Fatman2 » Dec 6th, '08, 11:00

Salsero wrote:
Fatman2 wrote: The pics are so nice. Speechless.
The pics are nice, but I don't do speechless.
OK. So we are different. :) Hope that is not a problem. :p

Today, I dug out a piece of an 06 Lao Ban Zhang beeng from Scott. Took about 3g and decided to brew the tea in my favorite old gaiwan. The tea cake has been broken up and stored inside a zisha container for the last 3 months under humidity conditions of 70-80. So, this is what I got.

Astringency - not noticeable
Smoke - none
Dryness-(mouth) - none
Mouthfeel - lingering fresh floral
Hui gan - nice flowback after going down
Cha qi - Weaker compared to the 06 LBZ 100g brick
Flavor - Smooth and bitter turning into sweet as the back of the tongue starts to salivate
Overall value - 4 out of 5
Purchase again - OK to buy some if price is acceptable

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by JP » Dec 6th, '08, 17:48

2000 Long Yuan Hao

Astringency - medium
Smoke - some
Dryness-(mouth) - some
Mouthfeel - medium
Hui gan - medium
Flavor - good
Overall value - can't really say yet
Purchase again - yes


I'm still somewhat new to puerh, so take my opinions with that in mind.

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by Goose » Dec 6th, '08, 21:38

Hello JP!

2002 Bulang Mountain tonight. :)

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by Salsero » Dec 6th, '08, 23:46

JP wrote: I'm still somewhat new to puerh, so take my opinions with that in mind.
90% of us are, so don't be shy. I had some of this Long Yuan Hao also and found it nice, but not extraordinary.

Just about to go into my cup: DHP. Makes me feel guilty that I am neglecting my pu, especially since today's mail brought me
  • 2008 Menghai Big Classic, 801
    2008 Menghai "Da Yi Hong"
    2008 Menghai "0622"
    2008 Menghai "8582," 801
    2008 Xiaguan FT "Nan Zhao Round Cake"
So what do I drink while I catalog them? Wuyi Yan Cha! How uncouth!

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by thanks » Dec 6th, '08, 23:59

Salsero wrote:
JP wrote: I'm still somewhat new to puerh, so take my opinions with that in mind.
90% of us are, so don't be shy. I had some of this Long Yuan Hao also and found it nice, but not extraordinary.

Just about to go into my cup: DHP. Makes me feel guilty that I am neglecting my pu, especially since today's mail brought me
  • 2008 Menghai Big Classic, 801
    2008 Menghai "Da Yi Hong"
    2008 Menghai "0622"
    2008 Menghai "8582," 801
    2008 Xiaguan FT "Nan Zhao Round Cake"
So what do I drink while I catalog them? Wuyi Yan Cha! How uncouth!
Now that's my kinda tea order!

Please tell me how the DHP is, where you got it, and if it was worth the price. I even like the bad ones! I can't say the same for Rou Gui though... :(

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by Salsero » Dec 7th, '08, 01:08

thanks wrote: Please tell me how the DHP is, where you got it, and if it was worth the price. I even like the bad ones!
That order was heavily influenced by you and some other denizens of this forum.

The DHP is the YSLLC Big Red Robe that Trioxin sent me a sample of and I went bananas for it. I got the 250 gr package @ $22 ($19 if you know the secret handshake), but it is also available in a 100 gram size. It's pretty good, but if you factor in the price, it is very good, lots of chocolate and vanilla notes, and at this price I'm not afraid to load up the gaiwan like you're supposed to.

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2002 Bulang Mountain steeped for a few hours time to let go.

by Goose » Dec 7th, '08, 17:36

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