Pay it forward pu

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Pay it forward pu

by dizzo » Jul 29th 17 12:23 am

Hey folks!
I got all this pu with a pot I bought from ferg. Knowing virtually nothing about pu, I used this tea to learn the brewing technique. Before this I had always stayed away from the stuff. The few times I had made it, it tasted like dead frogs.
Now I've learned how to brew it properly and have purchase a lot of other pu. I no longer have a need for this.
I would like it to go to someone that was in the same situation I was in. Knows little about pu. Maybe your intimidated by it. Maybe you had bad experiences because of poor brewing. Trust me. This stuff can taste good.
Just pay shipping:)
I can't tell you anything about it that your eyes cant.
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Re: Pay it forward pu

by Groucho » Jul 29th 17 6:25 pm

I'd like it if you can pass along recommended brewing instructions.

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Re: Pay it forward pu

by joelbct » Jul 30th 17 3:03 am

I had some distasteful experiences with Pu when I tried it ~8 years ago.

I'd been thinking of giving at another whirl, but I think I might try Hojo, just because I like his curatorial skills and food science knowledge.

Anyone have any recommendations for Pu from Hojo's lineup?

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Re: Pay it forward pu

by ethan » Jul 30th 17 6:57 pm

joelbct wrote: but I think I might try Hojo, just because I like his curatorial skills and food science knowledge.
"curatorial" is a great word, Joel. I'm proud when such a word suddenly comes out of my mouth and of my skill in acquiring tea from Taiwan. As I was bragging and told someone that I had good "acquisitional" skill, I got criticized because the word is not in the dictionary. However, Joel, you encourage me. If you will use curatorial I will proudly use acquisitional. Cheers

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Re: RE: Re: Pay it forward pu

by joelbct » Jul 30th 17 8:33 pm

ethan wrote:As I was bragging and told someone that I had good "acquisitional" skill, I got criticized because the word is not in the dictionary.
Not in which dictionary?

acquisitional (adj): Of, relating to, or characterized by acquisition.

curatorial (adj): Relating to the selection and organization of a museum or other collection.

Yah, good words, tho acquisitional a bit corporate and curatatorial could come off a bit hipster-precious ;)

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Re: Pay it forward pu

by andresito » Aug 1st 17 6:41 am

joelbct wrote: I had some distasteful experiences with Pu when I tried it ~8 years ago.

I'd been thinking of giving at another whirl, but I think I might try Hojo, just because I like his curatorial skills and food science knowledge.

Anyone have any recommendations for Pu from Hojo's lineup?
Hojo:
cha tou shu puerh brick is ripe fruity dates-like and easy on tummy
ma an shan sheng is his flagship puerh which is pretty good
ask if he has any bai shu sheng puerh (maocha) left, I like to grandpa this for long driving commute
I also like the du mu chun 2012 sheng

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Re: Pay it forward pu

by dizzo » Aug 1st 17 3:44 pm

sorted for Groucho.
enjoy!

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Re: Pay it forward pu

by Demea » Aug 1st 17 3:53 pm

dizzo--after your "experimentation," what brewing parameters did you end up settling on that you were happy with?

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Re: Pay it forward pu

by dizzo » Aug 1st 17 5:55 pm

For these particular teas, I used 200 F water in about 170 ml of water for 5-6g. I did 2x 20 second rinses. The third was an immediate pour as soon as the pot was full. This helped get that "funkyness" out. As I began to appreciate the tea, the rinses got shorter and the third consumed steep got longer.

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Re: Pay it forward pu

by Demea » Aug 1st 17 6:27 pm

Interesting, thanks!