1980s CNNP shu

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1980s CNNP shu

by Drax » May 23rd, '09, 20:26

I spent the first half of today with this shu from Nada... I thought it was pretty interesting. I think it's the oldest shu I've had at this point, and I was intrigued that it had developed the strong camphor notes that I've most often seen in aged sheng (though maybe not as strong as aged sheng).

I was wondering if anybody had any more info on it? Is it actually a mix of shu/sheng? Or is it pure shu? Nada only notes that it was made according to the 7581 recipe, but I don't really know if that signifies anything non-obvious...?

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by brandon » May 23rd, '09, 20:37

7581 is a mix indeed. You can find more info and pictures of a 98 here.

http://www.jingteashop.com/pd-puerh-tea-1998-7581.cfm

I have both, and a few other mixed sheng/shu from Nada.

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by Drax » May 24th, '09, 08:06

Woo hoo! Small victories, I suppose...

Thanks, brandon, I appreciate the link and the further info!

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by hop_goblin » May 24th, '09, 10:28

brandon wrote:7581 is a mix indeed. You can find more info and pictures of a 98 here.

http://www.jingteashop.com/pd-puerh-tea-1998-7581.cfm

I have both, and a few other mixed sheng/shu from Nada.
Hey Brandon, Jing suggests that it is a mix which I think it is very interesting. Personally, I have never ran into any information suggesting that it is other than a cooked brick. The 7581 was infact famous for this reason in that it was the first commerical product made by wo dui process. Nonetheless, interesting.

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by Jedi » May 26th, '09, 02:19

The 7581 is also notable as it should be made from 'nuggets' of tea that have formed during the processing of other 'high value' items like beengs and the like.

I've had some examples of 7581 where the nuggets are quite distinctive in the brick and also when broken apart. The depth of flavour, aroma and body, not to mention hui gan from a well kept 7581 is quite astonishing.

Definitely a recipe to acquire and store in my opinion.

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by oldmanteapot » May 26th, '09, 05:03

Jedi,

You've broken open your 1980s 7581?

ehehehe....

Cheers!

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by Jedi » May 26th, '09, 05:06

Noooo.....

Temptation is Evil. :twisted:

Those who tempt are Evil.... :twisted:


BWAAHAAHAAAAHAAAHAAAAAA!!!!!! :twisted:

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by brandon » Jun 6th, '09, 22:02

http://cgi.ebay.com/2006-Kunming-7581-S ... 1|294%3A30

Here is another guy who thinks 7581 is "mixed".
Majority rules.

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by sp1key » Jun 7th, '09, 00:43

of course its good if its being compared to anything from after 2000 :twisted:

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by Salsero » Jun 7th, '09, 02:03

Thanks for the reminder, gents. I am indulging in my 1996 edition now. Chocolaty tastes, cherry, grains, but mostly it generates a warm and cozy feeling. The brick is very dried out and easily comes apart in layers. As for shu versus sheng, I have no idea.

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by Jedi » Jun 7th, '09, 05:24

I'm gonna brew some 2006 7581 just to check again!!!!

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by JAS-eTea Guy » Jun 7th, '09, 17:16

OK, I need to get me some of this stuff now.

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by edkrueger » Jun 8th, '09, 09:19

I vote mixed. I've has the 96 and 98 and neither tastes much like a shu from the same period.

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by Jedi » Jun 8th, '09, 12:24

Yes, the '07 7581 is mixed.... wow... i never noticed...

need to pay more attention... but the flavour is definitely shu... not complex like say a 7572 or 8892....

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Re: 1980s CNNP shu

by wyardley » Mar 28th, '12, 03:15

For what it's worth, a book I got recently also says that 7581 is a blend of half raw and half ripe ("半生熟茶"). It also says that 7562 is 30% ripe -- literally it says "三分熟茶". I don't know enough to say how accurate those percentages are.

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