Your favorite 2012 Sheng so far

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Re: Your favorite 2012 Sheng so far

by apache » Aug 20th, '12, 20:09

FuJin 2012 Special Qing

May be I should post this in sheng of the day, but it's 2012, so here.

I think this must be the frist post on Teachat about this factory. For those never come across it. Here is a little bit of info about them (don't blame me if I got the following wrong, as I just like many of you, can only get information about pu by reading other posts on the web). The founders of FuJin are two brothers with family name 'He' (2nd tone) or '何' in Chinese character. Before they set up their own label, they were the people behind the Dayi BaiCai '白菜' series of cakes which contain LBZ material. At the moment any BaiCai cakes are insanely expensive.

The special Qing is a mid range product, c. 30% more than the current price of 2011 Gold Dayi. I only have tried another FuJin production so far. I think most factories have their house style. FuJin is no exception, I find it there some similarity between 2011 Gold Dayi and FuJin. The 2011 Gold Dayi is quite unusual as it doesn't taste like most modern Dayi I tried. I normally doesn't like taste anything just been press, I prefer it lay down for at least 12 months. As I find anything, and I do mean anything here, very young very hard going. Beside the young tasting note, I find this cake have a fairly long after taste and definitely hava a throat feel. The compression is not as tight as Xiaguan, but is a lot tighter than most Dayi.
The colour of the leaves is a bit misleading in the photos, it looks less green and more towards the yellow hue.

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Re: Your favorite 2012 Sheng so far

by TwoDog2 » Aug 20th, '12, 21:42

curious to see notes, nice pics

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Re: Your favorite 2012 Sheng so far

by MarshalN » Aug 21st, '12, 01:01

Sounds expensive (because it's Fujin), looks cheap

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Re: Your favorite 2012 Sheng so far

by shah82 » Aug 21st, '12, 01:32

There is little meaningful connection between prices and quality in puerh right now. Especially online. It's a brand name game, and it'll be a couple of years of depressed price drinking before money flows to the taste winners.

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Re: Your favorite 2012 Sheng so far

by TwoDog2 » Aug 21st, '12, 03:40

shah82 wrote:There is little meaningful connection between prices and quality in puerh right now. Especially online. It's a brand name game, and it'll be a couple of years of depressed price drinking before money flows to the taste winners.


You might be giving the market too much credit. A lot of purchases are made by people who don't have much idea about quality and/or are buying for face, to give to others. (Referring to China's market - which drives puer prices)

Case in point, Gucci and LV bags aren't better than a handmade leather bag, but cost 5 times as much. And look at their China sales.

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Re: Your favorite 2012 Sheng so far

by fdrx » Nov 19th, '12, 11:07

i still have samples to try, but for now my favorite 2012 sheng is a Mahei

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Re: Your favorite 2012 Sheng so far

by TokyoB » Nov 19th, '12, 13:22

fdrx wrote:i still have samples to try, but for now my favorite 2012 sheng is a Mahei

Which producer?

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Re: Your favorite 2012 Sheng so far

by Emmett » Nov 19th, '12, 19:22

2012 Nan Nuo Shan from ZhiZhengtea

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