Shu vs Sheng

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Shu vs Sheng

by AllanK » Sep 12th 13 7:24 pm

I begin to think that I am nearly the only member of this forum who actually likes Shu Puerh better than Sheng. Why do you prefer sheng to shu? Perhaps I simply haven't truly tried good sheng, but I don't think so? I have never tried a true aged sheng as they can cost big money.

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Re: Shu vs Sheng

by debunix » Sep 12th 13 7:48 pm

You can try a small sample of fine aged sheng for not a lot of money--a lot per gram, but a small outlay to see what the raves are about. It is different, but a good shu is fine stuff too.

I'm might be a bit of an anomaly here too, because I'm a pu-omnivore. I enjoy some aggressive young shengs, fine aged shengs, and smooth tasty shus.

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Re: Shu vs Sheng

by dan88 » Sep 12th 13 8:52 pm

AllanK wrote:I begin to think that I am nearly the only member of this forum who actually likes Shu Puerh better than Sheng. Why do you prefer sheng to shu? Perhaps I simply haven't truly tried good sheng, but I don't think so? I have never tried a true aged sheng as they can cost big money.
You are not alone. :) It was shu pu-erh the first time I tried it. Much later I tried sheng but still I drink shu more often.

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Re: Shu vs Sheng

by mr mopu » Sep 13th 13 12:41 am

I tend to drink more shou cha than sheng cha. I usually stick to the bigger brands though as I think the quality is better than some lesser ones. If you want to see crazy check this link. http://steepster.com/mrmopar/cupboard. See If I have any shou cha... :twisted:

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Re: Shu vs Sheng

by theredbaron » Sep 13th 13 1:48 am

AllanK wrote:Why do you prefer sheng to shu?
Because good quality aged Sheng is far more complex in taste than Shu.

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Re: Shu vs Sheng

by chrl42 » Sep 13th 13 2:44 am

A plastic surgery can never match a real beauty.. :)

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Re: Shu vs Sheng

by BioHorn » Sep 13th 13 3:08 am

chrl42 wrote:A plastic surgery can never match a real beauty.. :)
Nice.

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Re: Shu vs Sheng

by yanom » Sep 13th 13 11:35 am

If I had unlimited funds or a warm and humid environment, I probably wouldn't bother with shu. But I don't, so I do!

Tastes nice, makes me feel good, cheap and easy to get hold of. There are times it just hits the spot.

Edit: but unlike the OP, I prefer sheng.

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Re: Shu vs Sheng

by dan88 » Sep 13th 13 10:20 pm

I believe very few people would dislike good sheng. So the the right question is - did you try a good sheng?

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Re: Shu vs Sheng

by edkrueger » Sep 13th 13 10:52 pm

Give some examples of good sheng. I think some people just might not like it.

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Re: Shu vs Sheng

by Evan Draper » Sep 16th 13 1:01 am

chrl42 wrote:A plastic surgery can never match a real beauty.. :)
Well said--and yet there ARE guys who love those big fake ones, go figure....

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Re: Shu vs Sheng

by elps99 » Sep 30th 13 6:28 am

chrl42 wrote:A plastic surgery can never match a real beauty.. :)
Thx

The problem most people yet to get in touch with real beauty
90% puer outside is .....=((((