Suggestions needed for everyday, nothing special, shu pu

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Suggestions needed for everyday, nothing special, shu pu

by toastedtoads » Dec 30th, '08, 16:22

I have all of these lovely samples of sheng pu from very young to old enough. I love the higher quality stuff, but sometimes if it's late, or if I have to be somewhere, or if I'm eating, I don't really want to start a session with a really nice tea and not be able to do it justice.

So, any suggestions for a shu cake or brick that's just nice and smooth and mellow that I can drink without worrying about whether I quit before the tea does? I'm not opposed to the overseas vendors, but as I'm assuming I'm not going to spend much on the tea itself, the shipping from somewhere like puerhshop seems a little more reasonable.

Also, anyone that wholeheartedly believes I should just drink what I have and quit worrying about it (It's just tea) please knock some sense into me.

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by Drax » Dec 30th, '08, 16:47

Oh no, you can always use more pu-erh.

For everyday stuff that's cheap but works great, I'd recommend the 2006 Golden Sail from PuerhShop. Good stuff.

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by Salsero » Dec 30th, '08, 17:15

Drax wrote: 2006 Golden Sail from PuerhShop.
My first thought also.
$2.24 for 4 oz

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by shogun89 » Dec 30th, '08, 20:02

Just had this one yesterday, got it for Christmas. Not only are they neat looking but they are just wonderful for the price. I only got one to sample and am planning on getting another 5 or so.

http://www.puerhshop.com/index.php?main ... cts_id=611

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by tenuki » Dec 30th, '08, 20:14

Life is too short to drink 'nothing special'.

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by Ron Gilmour » Dec 30th, '08, 20:28

You might also try the 2006 Changtai Banna Tuocha, available for $5.99 at Puershop. I really liked this one, but I'm no pu expert.

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by edkrueger » Dec 30th, '08, 22:31

How about ANY shu pu?

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by Salsero » Dec 30th, '08, 22:47

edkrueger wrote: How about ANY shu pu?
:lol: Yes, I sort of share that feeling.

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by edkrueger » Dec 30th, '08, 22:50

My Shu hint:
They all taste the same so buy the cheapest one.

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by tenuki » Dec 30th, '08, 23:46

edkrueger wrote:My Shu hint:
They all taste the same so buy the cheapest one.


hahahahaha. I'm sending you a couple that might change your mind, but they don't fall into the cheap category.

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by Wesli » Dec 31st, '08, 01:04

Haiwan 9908 Lao Cha Tou

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by Salsero » Dec 31st, '08, 01:16

Wesli wrote: Haiwan 9908 Lao Cha Tou
Delicious, but too strong for everyday, IMHO.

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by Drax » Dec 31st, '08, 06:12

edkrueger wrote:My Shu hint:
They all taste the same so buy the cheapest one.


hehe, nice.

I forgot to mention that the Golden Sail comes in a loose form, not compressed. The way TT stated her request, I wasn't sure if that was a deal-breaker or not (:

The leaves are roughly rice-sized, but I don't recall having any great difficulties over any other loose tea (brewing it in the pot, I mean).

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by brandon » Dec 31st, '08, 06:46

I prefer the White Dragon Gong Ting loose at Yunnan Sourcing.

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by tony shlongini » Dec 31st, '08, 09:09

+1 on the Changtai Banna and the Nanjian Phoenix. At $6 and $3 respectively, they're terrific bargains.
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