Promising Pu

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Promising Pu

by Jim Liu » Aug 27th, '08, 21:49

It is interesting to note this piece on New York Times after Olympic Games in Beijing:

"Now the world is reverting to its normal state — a powerful Asia — and we will have to adjust. Just as many Americans know their red wines and easily distinguish a Manet from a Monet, our children will become connoisseurs of pu-er tea and will know the difference between guanxi and Guangxi, the Qin and the Qing. When angry, they may even insult each other as “turtle’s eggs.”"

The original article could be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/21/opini ... istof.html

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by Salsero » Aug 27th, '08, 22:59

Great article. Thanks, Jim. I feel we are way ahead of the curve here, at least in the tea dept!

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by hop_goblin » Aug 28th, '08, 10:09

It was very interesting, thanks Jim

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Re: Promising Pu

by chrl42 » Aug 28th, '08, 10:31

puerhshop wrote:our children will become connoisseurs of pu-er tea


Hehe, not until Puerh manufacturing expands to India..

Finding a drinkable vintage Puerh is already a history before American even heard of Puerh..

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Re: Promising Pu

by shogun89 » Aug 28th, '08, 10:39

chrl42 wrote:
puerhshop wrote:our children will become connoisseurs of pu-er tea


Hehe, not until Puerh manufacturing expands to India..

Finding a drinkable vintage Puerh is already a history before American even heard of Puerh..


I for one am quite happy that more people are not interested in tea in the US. Supply and demand. The more people that jump on the wagon the more fakes, prices and crappy tea will rise. Just remember that next time you try to convert someone to tea, especially puerh. In ten years I dont want to see 2018 Menghai 7542 cakes going for $75. Thats why I am stocking up on my pu now. Let the coffee drinkers enjoy their coffee forever. :D

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Re: Promising Pu

by chrl42 » Aug 28th, '08, 10:46

shogun89 wrote:
chrl42 wrote:
puerhshop wrote:our children will become connoisseurs of pu-er tea


Hehe, not until Puerh manufacturing expands to India..

Finding a drinkable vintage Puerh is already a history before American even heard of Puerh..


I for one am quite happy that more people are not interested in tea in the US. Supply and demand. The more people that jump on the wagon the more fakes, prices and crappy tea will rise. Just remember that next time you try to convert someone to tea, especially puerh. In ten years I dont want to see 2018 Menghai 7542 cakes going for $75. Thats why I am stocking up on my pu now. Let the coffee drinkers enjoy their coffee forever. :D


And good news is the young Chinese started to turn over for Coke and coffee! and abandon teas :)

Open a cafe to make money in China, not teahouse..

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Re: Promising Pu

by Dizzwave » Aug 28th, '08, 11:52

shogun89 wrote:I for one am quite happy that more people are not interested in tea in the US. .... Just remember that next time you try to convert someone to tea, especially puerh.
haha, I partially agree with you. Still, I can't help telling my friends about a good thing.
What will happen will happen -- and it's not a bad idea to stock up either way. :)

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Who knows

by Jim Liu » Aug 28th, '08, 16:39

I was entertaining the idea you pu heads become legends 10 years down the road ...

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Re: Who knows

by hop_goblin » Aug 28th, '08, 17:29

puerhshop wrote:I was entertaining the idea you pu heads become legends 10 years down the road ...


Are you kidding! I am a God already! Kidding of course! haha

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Re: Who knows

by shogun89 » Aug 28th, '08, 17:43

hop_goblin wrote:
puerhshop wrote:I was entertaining the idea you pu heads become legends 10 years down the road ...


Are you kidding! I am a God already! Kidding of course! haha


Your the one kidding! You are GOD! I kneel before you as your humble servent! But of course this does not mean your getting free tea. :roll:

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