The Tea-Swag!!!

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The Tea-Swag!!!

by rabbit » Jun 20th, '10, 16:47

As many of you may already know, I received three different orders at the same time!!! It was so exciting. First all my tea and teaware from JKteashop.com, second my OTTI teas from CHIP, and third my 150ml yixing from Victoria :) Thanks everybody!!!

And now.... PICTURES!!!

[edit] This is a 2009 Gold Medal Meng Hai Na Ka Big Tree sheng... I'm not a pu-master yet, this stuff can be very bitter if steeped too long, but it has an interesting and slightly honey-like aroma which I like!

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Re: The Tea-Swag!!!

by Victoria » Jun 20th, '10, 17:48

Holy cow!! Merry Christmas!!
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Re: The Tea-Swag!!!

by laura99 » Jun 20th, '10, 21:15

Very nice! I love that crackled cup.

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Re: The Tea-Swag!!!

by rabbit » Jun 22nd, '10, 12:36

Well, I've been experimenting with the pu-erhs that I've ordered, so far I've steeped everything gongfu in my new yixing although I've heard that alot of people use a gaiwan when steeping pu.

Well anyway... I've determined that I like the shu over the sheng although I don't have an extensive amount of experience in either, so maybe that will change over time?

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Re: The Tea-Swag!!!

by debunix » Jun 22nd, '10, 14:27

rabbit wrote:I've determined that I like the shu over the sheng although I don't have an extensive amount of experience in either, so maybe that will change over time?


Definitely. I'd be careful not to buy too much shu as you start out, because now I have an excess of nice but not entirely terrific pu that gets passed over for the more interesting shengs that I'm loving more and more.

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Re: The Tea-Swag!!!

by rabbit » Jun 22nd, '10, 14:38

debunix wrote:
rabbit wrote:I've determined that I like the shu over the sheng although I don't have an extensive amount of experience in either, so maybe that will change over time?


Definitely. I'd be careful not to buy too much shu as you start out, because now I have an excess of nice but not entirely terrific pu that gets passed over for the more interesting shengs that I'm loving more and more.


That sounds like very good advice... that has happened to me in the past with other teas.

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Re: The Tea-Swag!!!

by nonc_ron » Jun 22nd, '10, 17:55

My last order, I bought 3 RAW and 4 RIPE puerh.
I hadn't been paying much attention to the ratio.
I need to cut back on the Ripe, With the RAW it doesn't matter
I've got 20 years to drink it. :D

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Re: The Tea-Swag!!!

by rabbit » Apr 21st, '11, 13:43

I'm glad I took the advice of people on this forum, because now that I've been drinking pu-erh for a little while I def. prefer aged sheng over shu.

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Re: The Tea-Swag!!!

by chamomileteaguy » Apr 26th, '11, 11:24

the cup with the crackly finish is beautiful :)

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Re: The Tea-Swag!!!

by rabbit » Apr 27th, '11, 08:23

chamomileteaguy wrote:the cup with the crackly finish is beautiful :)


Thank you, it's my favorite cup and I use it every day :)

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