Help me order, I'm a virgin

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Sep 11th, '06, 12:00
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Help me order, I'm a virgin

by majalise » Sep 11th, '06, 12:00

Want to buy an affordable but good sheng, something for immediate consumption. This will be my first compressed pu erh experience and probably my first sheng since my current pu erh is of dubious classification.

I'm thinking Awazon is the place, but that's not carved in stone.
http://stores.ebay.com/Awazon-Tea

So, you wise and experienced pu erh connoisseurs and the like, I place my taste buds in your capable hands.
What should I get?

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Sep 12th, '06, 22:35
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Pu erh

by lebowitz » Sep 12th, '06, 22:35

Goto Yunnan Sourcing on ebay, he has so much stuff you will really be confused!

2004 Six Famous Tea Mountain Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick for $7 is real good and a deal I have been drinking it for two weeks, great stuff for the price.

Haiwan 2006 Haiwan Remote Mountain Ancient Tree Pu-erh Tea
is real good and a good price

basically anything he sells is good and the best price in the world, find better and let me know.

a good word of advice is buy a lot! shipping is much better when you order a lot of stuff, he will pack it all up to save you money.

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Sep 13th, '06, 01:20
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by jogrebe » Sep 13th, '06, 01:20

I'd recommend Xiaguan tuo cha as a good starting compressed puerh that is a very affordable mid range puerh that Ten Tea has for only $2 per 100g cake.

http://www.tentea.com/yuntuopuerte.html

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Sep 13th, '06, 17:48
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Low grade

by lebowitz » Sep 13th, '06, 17:48

I have had that Xiaguan tuo cha, it is drinkable but is low quality compared to the other stuff, spend a $6-$8 and get some good stuff.

Sep 14th, '06, 13:03
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by majalise » Sep 14th, '06, 13:03

Thanks so much for the tips.
My Yunnan order is on its way, yippee!

I got some 2004 Six Famous Tea Mountain Ripe Pu-erh,
a 2000 Xinghai Tea Factory Aged Ripe Pu-erh Tea $8, and splurged on a 2005 Haiwan Remote Mountain Ancient Tree Pu
which after reading a review of I have mixed feelings about, oh well.
plus some acoutrements

Now the wait.

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Sep 14th, '06, 17:37
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be patient

by lebowitz » Sep 14th, '06, 17:37

A warning, it will take a long time, it is on a slow boat from china, unless you got air mail. My first order took almost 3 months, but my last order was about a month.

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