Menghai Identity help

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Jun 15th, '13, 15:54
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Menghai Identity help

by mr mopu » Jun 15th, '13, 15:54

I saw this item on line. Does anyone know any history or specifics on this one? It looked pretty good and I may acquire it based on what I am able to find out. Thanks. here is a link to it. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/8-PU-er- ... 71496.html
Here is another one of interest also http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product ... 98713.html

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Jun 15th, '13, 19:07
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Re: Menghai Identity help

by apache » Jun 15th, '13, 19:07

I saw CL is selling 福禄寿喜 @ 280rmb for a set, other than that I don't know or heard much about it. From the package, it looks more likely aiming for gift market.

Jun 15th, '13, 21:06
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Re: Menghai Identity help

by mr mopu » Jun 15th, '13, 21:06

Thanks Apache, that is kind of what I was thinking as I can't read the symbols on them. Usually anything with the two peacock feathers on the front is a gift or special edition I think. Still pretty cool though.

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Re: Menghai Identity help

by mr mopu » Jun 15th, '13, 21:27

Can I ask what cl is? I shop Ebay, Aliexpress and Taofocus. Are there better sites I should look at? I have only been into Pu Er for about three years now but the bug has bit me.

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Jun 16th, '13, 05:55
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Re: Menghai Identity help

by apache » Jun 16th, '13, 05:55

CL stands for Cuilong Cha Ye (翠龙茶业) which is a puerh tea shop in Fangcu (芳村) Guangzhou. Fangcu is one of the biggest puerh tea trading centre in China and the number of tea shops are in thousands there. CL has a Taobao site:
http://cuilongchaye.taobao.com/.
The Dayi item is here:
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z ... 4766400494

You can buy from Taobao through an agent and they normally charge between 8 to 10% on top of the value of the goods plus domestic shipping cost.

Most news puerh cakes from CL is o.k. but if you want to source older stuffs i.e. before 2007, then you need to go somewhere else as CL is not very hot on older stuffs.

The other item is in here:
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z ... 067344258&
I never use this shop and I don't know how good it is, but for this, I would place my bet and take a chance.

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Re: Menghai Identity help

by mr mopu » Jun 16th, '13, 06:54

Yes I found the guanzhong set on aliexpress for about 63.00 u.s. I am definitely going to order that as well as the tranquility series tea to share with the grand kids as they grow up. Hopefully they will be able to distinguish the changes in the tea as they grow up with it.

Jun 27th, '13, 07:48
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Re: Menghai Identity help

by mr mopu » Jun 27th, '13, 07:48

Has anyone seen this tea yet or know anything about it?
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Jun 27th, '13, 17:04
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Re: Menghai Identity help

by apache » Jun 27th, '13, 17:04

潤品 (Runpin)

Here is somemore pictures
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=253 ... .25.cg6gvX

Selling around ¥138 per cake at the moment.

It stated that "it is 90% fermented Lancang (澜沧) material. If 7552 is a classic, this is way beyond ..."

I could not find any 3rd party taste notes at the moment.

Jun 27th, '13, 19:42
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Re: Menghai Identity help

by mr mopu » Jun 27th, '13, 19:42

Thanks Apache, I got one today for $41.00 U.S. delivered. Hopefully it will be a good one. Thanks again for your help.

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