Official Pu of the day

One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by siae » Aug 8th 12 12:14 pm

YS 2002 Yi Wu "Ancient Spirit"

Drinking the last of my sample now and decided to order a cake. There were only 3 left (now 2!) and I quickly put together an order. Luckily I didn't wait longer.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by teaisme » Aug 9th 12 9:52 pm

YS stuff...
2007 Mengku "Mu Ye Chun 001"

yeah good stuff, nice price tooo

last night though...
2004 Jinuo Shan You Le + 2003 You Le Mountain Round Cake
all loose and shaky, roughly 3.5g 2004 with 2.5g 2003, the best outcome I have had with either of those teas drank separately. Worked so well and I couldn't believe I was drinking those two teas. It tasted like a deeper juicer version of the wuchidao. So quenching sweet, potent flavours but extremely gentle broth.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Maxwell2079 » Aug 12th 12 5:41 am

Hi,

Loose Leaf, Vintage Wild Leaves, 1990's Sheng (as the Chinese tea shop store in Canada named it)

Factory: Ba Da Shan Lao Zai Tea Factory
Origin: Yunnan, Xishuang Banna Region, Bu Lang Mountain

My first experienced with this vendor. A bad start you may call it. I specifically told the owner that I didn't want a very heavily wet stored tea that has lost its green characteristics, he said it was mildly wet.
I am ok with some wet storage but not to the point of killing all the green character of the tea. The wet storage just left a sweet and mellow tea, nothing more, no astringency, no kuwei, etc.
He also sent me a sample of a 1998 CNNP pu, same problem...

A real pity...

PS: luckily I ordered just a sample.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by MarshalN » Aug 16th 12 4:15 pm

Maxwell2079 wrote:Hi,

Loose Leaf, Vintage Wild Leaves, 1990's Sheng (as the Chinese tea shop store in Canada named it)

Factory: Ba Da Shan Lao Zai Tea Factory
Origin: Yunnan, Xishuang Banna Region, Bu Lang Mountain

My first experienced with this vendor. A bad start you may call it. I specifically told the owner that I didn't want a very heavily wet stored tea that has lost its green characteristics, he said it was mildly wet.
I am ok with some wet storage but not to the point of killing all the green character of the tea. The wet storage just left a sweet and mellow tea, nothing more, no astringency, no kuwei, etc.
He also sent me a sample of a 1998 CNNP pu, same problem...

A real pity...

PS: luckily I ordered just a sample.
It sounds like you don't like aged puerh very much then? Even naturally stored tea will lose that taste after some years.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by apache » Aug 17th 12 10:51 am

Today it's EoT 2010 Bulang. Aaahhhh! "Liquid sand paper", but in a good way.

6.4 g in a 100 ml gaiwan.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Maxwell2079 » Aug 17th 12 2:01 pm

It sounds like you don't like aged puerh very much then? Even naturally stored tea will lose that taste after some years.
Hi Marshal!

What I tried to express is that the tea is so heavily wet-stored that only humidity smell/taste prevails (and sth sweet), nothing else remains.

I would like to have your opinion though, since you are far more experience than I am. I could send you what remains of this tea. Or if you are not interested I could send you some pics of wet/dry leaves and liquor.

Your opinion will be always welcome.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by TIM » Aug 18th 12 11:36 pm

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Tasting the 2002 international puerh tea research association memorial cake.
Finally showing the first sign of 1st maturity stage. :D
A good recovery tea after a hardcore week of tasting Oolong.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

by the_economist » Aug 20th 12 4:48 am

Young sheng pu, Mangzhi 2011 Spring, from Teaurchin.

Wonderful mouth/throat feel, cooling sensation, lumpy throat, thick coating, loved it.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Maxwell2079 » Aug 21st 12 4:44 pm

Tasting the 2002 international puerh tea research association memorial cake.
Finally showing the first sign of 1st maturity stage.
A good recovery tea after a hardcore week of tasting Oolong.
Hi Tim.
What do you think of this pu? Did you like it? Is the producer Tai Lian factory?

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by TIM » Aug 22nd 12 4:03 am

Maxwell2079 wrote:
Tasting the 2002 international puerh tea research association memorial cake.
Finally showing the first sign of 1st maturity stage.
A good recovery tea after a hardcore week of tasting Oolong.
Hi Tim.
What do you think of this pu? Did you like it? Is the producer Tai Lian factory?
It's a good pu, nothing great. Not sure who product this, but I got number 8661 :D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65257125@N00/7835829080

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by debunix » Aug 22nd 12 4:12 am

2007 Golden needle white lotus from Menghai, deliciously mellow and still giving after many infusions. I broke off a quite large chunk, in a hurry to get to a meeting, and left it to sit and infuse quite unattended to start. It never makes me regret the mistreatment--carmelicious stuff.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Maxwell2079 » Aug 22nd 12 1:39 pm

It's a good pu, nothing great. Not sure who product this, but I got number 8661

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65257125@N00/7835829080
Thanks for the info!!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by TIM » Aug 22nd 12 2:55 pm

Maxwell2079 wrote:
It's a good pu, nothing great. Not sure who product this, but I got number 8661

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65257125@N00/7835829080
Thanks for the info!!
Not much info on this cake from me Max, sorry.... You had it before? I got it in 2004 in Yunnan.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Maxwell2079 » Aug 22nd 12 3:01 pm

Hi, no problem Tim.
Haven´t tried this one but I was curious about it, I think have seen it in YNNS website. But I don´t know if it´s the same one. It is shown as produced by Tai Lian Cha Ma Si.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by the_economist » Aug 22nd 12 3:11 pm

Tea this morning: Guafeng zhai, Autumn 2011, Tea Urchin.

Love the smell of Yiwu teas.

Dry leaf -
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Tea soup - Image

Wet leaf -
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Huge qi, nice cooling in the throat, nice session.
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