Cakes for aging??

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by heavydoom » Aug 14th, '08, 17:05

i can't stand tuo's.

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by shogun89 » Aug 14th, '08, 17:09

heavydoom wrote:i can't stand tuo's.


I never had one, I just think they look cool. Do you not like them because they are hard to get into?

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by heavydoom » Aug 14th, '08, 17:14

shogun89 wrote:
heavydoom wrote:i can't stand tuo's.


I never had one, I just think they look cool. Do you not like them because they are hard to get into?


it's hard to pry apart a tuo, maybe it gets easier at time goes by as the tuo ages to primordial dust.

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by Dizzwave » Aug 14th, '08, 17:24

i just drank my first cup of this new tuo I got, the 2008 Xiaguan Dali tuo ($5, 100g). One word... yum!!!!
Yes, they're hard to pry, and I'm really only getting the outside leaves (which are probably higher quality than the inside)..... but dang this is tasty. Sweet and strong/meaty, perfect for the pumidor.

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by Salsero » Aug 14th, '08, 17:26

heavydoom wrote: it's hard to pry apart a tuo, maybe it gets easier at time goes by as the tuo ages to primordial dust.
I have had to take a hammer and chisel to a tuo. It's like breaking rocks on the chain gang. On the other hand, I have had some mini ripe tuos that taste great and there's no need to break them since they are serving size. Unfortunately, some of the minis are pretty bad.

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by shogun89 » Aug 14th, '08, 17:30

I am well armed with Breaking equipment. Setaline torch anybody??? he he. :twisted:

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Re: In defense of XG...

by hop_goblin » Aug 14th, '08, 17:38

Dizzwave wrote:p.s. I am a fan of Xiaguan's sheng. I really like (and have a few of) the 2007 Jinsi (gold ribbon) tuocha, and just tried the 2008 Happy tuocha and will be getting more. My only complaint about their stuff is how tightly compressed it is, but I can get over that. $5 for one of these little bowls seems like a good price, and they're cute and fun. :)
Hop is more experienced than I am, but just my 2c! In fact...... Sorry Hop..... I don't like any of the recent Menghai sheng offerings that I've tried. :?
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Hey Dizz, no need to apologize, sheesh, I am not like an authority on the subject. All of my comments are just opinions. If you like the stuff that is all that matters. I is very easy to get academic about tea. But as my friend Sal has said, "it's just tea".

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Re: Cakes for aging??

by Salsero » Aug 14th, '08, 17:44

shogun89 wrote: What are your opinions?
http://cgi.ebay.com/2008-Menghai-Tea-Fa ... m153.l1262
I had a sample of 1996 7542 that I liked enough to buy the 2005 recently at Puerhshop.

shogun89 wrote: I am well armed with Breaking equipment. Setaline torch anybody??? he he.
Mmm, there's a thread running currently in the LJ Community about roasting puerh.

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Re: In defense of XG...

by Dizzwave » Aug 14th, '08, 17:48

hop_goblin wrote:Hey Dizz, no need to apologize, sheesh, I am not like an authority on the subject. All of my comments are just opinions. If you like the stuff that is all that matters. I is very easy to get academic about tea. But as my friend Sal has said, "it's just tea".

Hehe, thanks, good point... it's just that.. you are so highly revered around here! :)
I've only tried a couple of recent Menghais, so perhaps I'll give them another chance anyway.. namely, that 7542 you guys are talking about.

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Re: In defense of XG...

by shogun89 » Aug 14th, '08, 17:54

Dizzwave wrote:
hop_goblin wrote:Hey Dizz, no need to apologize, sheesh, I am not like an authority on the subject. All of my comments are just opinions. If you like the stuff that is all that matters. I is very easy to get academic about tea. But as my friend Sal has said, "it's just tea".

Hehe, thanks, good point... it's just that.. you are so highly revered around here! :)
I've only tried a couple of recent Menghais, so perhaps I'll give them another chance anyway.. namely, that 7542 you guys are talking about.


yeah, I just got to get one of those 7542 for aging, Its just one of those classics that you need for the collection. If I dont, some day I'll be kicking myself for it when the price reaches $300.

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by tony shlongini » Aug 14th, '08, 18:03

I couldn't help but notice that the '05 Menghai 7542 went up ten bucks a cake at PS.

Boo.

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by Dizzwave » Aug 14th, '08, 18:15

tony shlongini wrote:I couldn't help but notice that the '05 Menghai 7542 went up ten bucks a cake at PS.

gee.... :lol:

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by shogun89 » Aug 14th, '08, 18:38

tony shlongini wrote:I couldn't help but notice that the '05 Menghai 7542 went up ten bucks a cake at PS.

Boo.


Yep, I saw that, thats one reason why I am thinking about getting a few 2008's at 1/3 the price.

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by Salsero » Aug 14th, '08, 19:21

tony shlongini wrote:I couldn't help but notice that the '05 Menghai 7542 went up ten bucks a cake at PS.
Actually, it's up $12 since I bought mine in April! :shock:

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Price jump?

by Jim Liu » Aug 14th, '08, 22:03

Sorry guys.

I was looking at getting some 7542 before 2006, and I found the price for all 2005 7542 in China went up, selling at 300 RMB, or roughly $ 44 apiece.

Ya, you could find some for less, but I suspect the cheap ones are 'fake'.

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