Official Pu of the day

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by puerhking » May 31st, '13, 17:21

2011 YS Yi Wu Purple Leaf -

Such a unique flavor compared to standard puerh. Nice for a change.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

by amaranto » May 31st, '13, 17:27

I'm drinking a mini Nuo Mi Xiang Xiao Qing Tuo, which smells like fresh-cut hay and reminds me of late summer when I was a kid. I've grown quite fond of this tea.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by debunix » May 31st, '13, 20:04

'Royal' puerh from Vital Tea Leaf, gift of a friend who visited San Francisco. A basic earthy puerh, not very complex, but doing the job on a Friday afternoon.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by gasninja » Jun 1st, '13, 11:25

Tea urchin s 2013 yiwu blend Moacha that Eugene and Belle where nice enough to include with my Last order.The aroma of this tea is dynamic. When I initially opened the sample bag I remember thinking it having a very herbal medicine like smell. This morning the aroma had changed to a raisin/ apricot smell. Once water hit leaves the lid of my Gaiwan smelled more like candied oranges. The taste was more along the lines of a creamsicle with a creamy body to match. I am very glad I choose this for my first tea of 2013.

Yesterday I tried the Chen Yuan Hao 2007 Yi wu cha Wang. Reminds me of a younger Truely SImply Elegant. Very pure and clean a great tea for a non Puerh drinker . But with all that fresh pure feeling and great energy there is not enough kick and forrest floor in the mix to make it worth the price tag for some one like me who likes his Puerh with some dirt, tobacco, and possibly some cellar floor notes in it.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by puerhking » Jun 2nd, '13, 18:46

2004 Youle Autumn "Youle Shan" Bing Cha -

Good semi-mature notes....old wood, mushroom and camphor. Good chaqi and mouthfeel. Not mind blowing, but pretty satisfying.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by tenuki » Jun 2nd, '13, 20:17

2010 bing dao yi hao by meng dai sample from tea urchin. For 288 usd / cake it would have to be pretty special to trigger a purchase. It is good, really good, but not that good. I understand the hype of these kinds of cakes, and suspect it isn't unfounded, but just have decided not to buy into it. Maybe in 20 years I'll be sorry. :D

Of all the samples from tea urchin I've tried so far I really like the shun shi yi wu 2006. And at 76 usd / cake it's a better value IMO.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by seollasido » Jun 2nd, '13, 21:39

2001 CYH Yiwu from OriginTea.

First few infusions had a really icky storage taste, but it was quite nice after that. Quite a bit of Chi. Leaves my mouth and throat really dry. Nice enough tea, but it seems really pricey.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by Tead Off » Jun 3rd, '13, 07:09

tenuki wrote:2010 bing dao yi hao by meng dai sample from tea urchin. For 288 usd / cake it would have to be pretty special to trigger a purchase. It is good, really good, but not that good. I understand the hype of these kinds of cakes, and suspect it isn't unfounded, but just have decided not to buy into it. Maybe in 20 years I'll be sorry. :D

Of all the samples from tea urchin I've tried so far I really like the shun shi yi wu 2006. And at 76 usd / cake it's a better value IMO.
One of the interesting things about the Bingdao tea I have, 2009 Bingdao Tea Refining Factory, is the lack of aroma and flavor for the first several brews. The huigan is very noticeable and so is the astringent quality. I would say sometime after 10-15 brews, this tea starts to deliver flavor and power that seem to go on for a very long time. Long lasting huigan and an uplifting feeling in the body. Very clean and clear. These teas are still very young. Tea Urchin has many good teas. Their Guafengzhai and luoshuidong are excellent.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by jayinhk » Jun 3rd, '13, 13:35

Some loose shu/sheng from across the street. This blend is a mix of cakes that broke apart in storage and is their priciest loose pu erh. After six months of airing out, it is sweet and sour with a touch of date. Really very nice. I'll have to pick up some more and let it air out since the bag is almost empty. Since I kept reaching for this bag and I enjoy it so much, I know it's worth picking up more!

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by apache » Jun 9th, '13, 07:29

A couple of days ago I was serving 2002 Liming BZ brick for the once a week Friday morning tea session at work and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Yesterday, I tried the 2009 Douji BZ which I haven't touched for more than a year. It was disappointing saying the least. It got some hint of BZ favour and that's about it, but no BZ texture, taste huigan etc. Am I asking too much from a cake selling at eyes watering price of over 1600 rmb? It tastes a bit like 2012 Dayi Longyi.

Today, it is 2001 Dingxing and I can't remember when I last had it. It is ok. Evening using over 11g of leaves in a 100ml gaiwan, it tastes rather bland.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by TwoDog2 » Jun 11th, '13, 23:07

apache wrote: Am I asking too much from a cake selling at eyes watering price of over 1600 rmb? It tastes a bit like 2012 Dayi Longyi.
And you can buy the 2012 Longyin for 800 RMB, 1/2 the price! What a freakin bargain...

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by apache » Jun 12th, '13, 08:22

TwoDog2 wrote:
apache wrote: Am I asking too much from a cake selling at eyes watering price of over 1600 rmb? It tastes a bit like 2012 Dayi Longyi.
And you can buy the 2012 Longyin for 800 RMB, 1/2 the price! What a freakin bargain...
Mmm ..., very good idea. In fact for every freakin expensive gushu, single mountian, Yiwu or BZ cake, there is always a "cheaper" Dayi alternative and why bother with all those so called boutique cakes! :wink:

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by yalokinh » Jun 12th, '13, 13:48

2008 Dayi pu zhi wei menhai puer tea, tastes like honey, pretty good

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by puerhking » Jun 12th, '13, 17:19

2010 EoT Bangwei -

Coming along nicely. Concentrated flavors like mushroom and tropical fruit/apricot with just a touch of smoke in the background. Mouthfeel is not bad either.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

by tenuki » Jun 13th, '13, 01:26

ending my day with a nice 90s Xiaguan brick. This brick has become one of my favorite shou. good mouthfeel, creamy soup and a musty leather sweetness with a touch of camphor and hui guan - which I usually don't find in a shou. mellow grounding chi, great for a end of day tea.

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