Mighty Leaf pu-erh

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Jun 9th, '06, 12:48
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Mighty Leaf pu-erh

by TeaFanatic » Jun 9th, '06, 12:48

Has anyone ever purchased a pu-erh from mightyleaf.com? In particular I was looking at a brick called Horse Pu-erh, 2002. Obviously, the brick hasn't been fermenting for very long, but the brick is beautiful.

http://www.mightyleaf.com/product-loose.aspx?ID=156

Is $32 expensive for something like this? Does this look like a good pu-erh or would it be more for decoration? Thanks.

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Jun 9th, '06, 13:34
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by MarshalN » Jun 9th, '06, 13:34

This is cooked puerh, which means that it won't derive much benefit from additional aging. Some, perhaps, but not a lot.

$32 is not cheap.

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by TeaFanatic » Jun 9th, '06, 14:41

Thanks Marshaln, I just have never really purchased pu-erh before so I wasn't quite sure on pricing. Where do you buy pu-erh from?

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Jun 9th, '06, 18:42
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by MarshalN » Jun 9th, '06, 18:42

What kind of puerh are you looking for?

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by jogrebe » Jun 9th, '06, 21:27

If you are after cooked puerh I'd recommend this as a good and very reasonably priced one to start with. Just don't buy any of the fancier looking blocks also offered as they are lower quality (I know that by buying them). The general rule for cooked puerh is that compressed blocks are "generally" higher quality than loose and that larger tuocha like that one are "generally" better then the small mini blocks.

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by TeaFanatic » Jun 10th, '06, 11:02

Really I'm looking for any type of pu-erh to try, but I'm trying to go middle of the road(good quality but still kinda cheap). Any website recommedations?

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by jogrebe » Jun 10th, '06, 11:27

You are definitely looking for a cooked puerh then. I'd say that the 100g tuo cha I recommended below is actually middle of the road as well as fairly cheap. Its better than the loose and mini-blocks, but its cheaper than the higher quality larger cooks cakes that I'm currently looking into trying myself once I can decide on a good one or two to buy to start out.

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by Phyll » Jun 10th, '06, 16:50

TeaFanatic wrote:Really I'm looking for any type of pu-erh to try, but I'm trying to go middle of the road(good quality but still kinda cheap). Any website recommedations?


Middle of the road? Taking your words literally, then I recommend this pu-erh: click here.

It's mixed with raw and cooked leaves, but mostly cooked. I just had a sample of it recently, and it's pretty decent. Earthy, woody and slighly floral. As with cooked pu-erh, it's smooth...and this one had a texture of drinking whole milk. The only draw back is you have to pay for shipping from China and wait 3 weeks for it to come.

That mighty leaf website doesn't even indicate the weight of the horse pu-erh brick. For $32, it's very overpriced, unless it's a 1 or 2 kg brick.

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by bearsbearsbears » Jun 15th, '06, 13:20

TeaFanatic wrote:Really I'm looking for any type of pu-erh to try, but I'm trying to go middle of the road(good quality but still kinda cheap). Any website recommedations?

:idea:
:arrow: http://www.jingteashop.com
:arrow: http://www.houdeasianart.com
:arrow: http://www.yunnansourcing.com

jing & houde sell samples, so you're not stuck with tea you hate.
other vendors listed on the sidebar of http://puerh_tea.livejournal.com

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