Xi-Zhi Hao dude, MengHai DaYi commerical and pu-erh country

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

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Xi-Zhi Hao dude, MengHai DaYi commerical and pu-erh country

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by Salsero » Jan 18th 09 5:01 am

So Xi-Zhi Hao is owned by Chinese hippies?

The second is great as a lesson in how to say "Dayi puerh cha" in Chinese.

Thanks for posting these.

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by hop_goblin » Jan 18th 09 5:13 am

No problem Sal. Just came across them on Youtube and thought others would like to see them. They can be hard to find because they are typed in Chinese.

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by Wesli » Jan 18th 09 5:26 am

Sweet, thanks Bill.

So how'd you do it? You learn hanzi overnight or something?

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by RemedialLogic » Jan 18th 09 5:29 am

i came across those vids a few days back when abx and i were looking for tea docus on the cctv site.


checked my history i think was watching these on YT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFPiSLZ6 ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fLSRS6u ... re=related

and also a 3 part mini docu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiXia86t ... re=related

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by Geospearit » Jan 18th 09 5:53 am

Salsero wrote:So Xi-Zhi Hao is owned by Chinese hippies?
Lol. Why? Just because of their long hair? Asians wore long hair before there were hippies... it's more traditional. Oh, and they're wearing watches... thus they are not true hippies. Hippies live on rainbow time... no use for watches.

Great vids!

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by RemedialLogic » Jan 18th 09 7:23 am

for those of you who understand cantonese found a clip of a tvb segment about pu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W_AkhVE ... re=related

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by tenuki » Jan 18th 09 7:31 am

I found it interesting how picky he was winnowing the leaves, then he did the wash in a small bowl and then transfered _some_ of the leaves to the pot for brewing. Wonder what he was thinking and looking for during that process...

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by engar » Jan 18th 09 11:50 am

Thanks for the links. I was thinking the same tenuki, why to rinse in a gaiwan and why and how to choose the leafs properly.

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by heavydoom » Jan 18th 09 8:21 pm

tenuki wrote:I found it interesting how picky he was winnowing the leaves, then he did the wash in a small bowl and then transfered _some_ of the leaves to the pot for brewing. Wonder what he was thinking and looking for during that process...
i saw that too in the first vid. washed the pu in that gaiwan, then pouring the rest of the wet tea leaves in the brewing vessel.

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by puerhking » Jan 18th 09 9:17 pm

Wow those guys are hard core...as you would expect. Ive been walking around today saying daa yee puu..waaar. Too funny.

I wonder if they transferred from gaiwan to teapot just to hydrate the leaves so the infusions would be more consistant? Thanks for the vids. :)
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by tony shlongini » Jan 18th 09 9:20 pm

Unbelievably cool post, Hop.

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by hop_goblin » Jan 18th 09 10:03 pm

Ok, I have been doing some thinking as to why Xi-Zhi hao hippies may have used the Gaiwan before putting the leaves in a Yixing. Well, if the tea is really old that has many different molds and dust from storage, than perhaps he didn't want his Yixing to be exposed - you know to keep it "clean".

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by Salsero » Jan 18th 09 10:19 pm

hop_goblin wrote: perhaps he didn't want his Yixing to be exposed - you know to keep it "clean".
First class ratiocination, my good man!

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by hop_goblin » Jan 18th 09 10:29 pm

Salsero wrote:
hop_goblin wrote: perhaps he didn't want his Yixing to be exposed - you know to keep it "clean".
First class ratiocination, my good man!
HAHAH I had to look up to see what precisely that ratiocination meant. I thought you were cussing at me! lol