Aug 30th, '08, 11:13
Joined: Jun 1st, '08
Location: The Golden Horseshoe
i agree, menghai cakes, you can't go wrong. classic blends. *8582* blend too. some say there is not much difference with the two batches of 802 and 801.
Aug 30th, '08, 11:17
Joined: Feb 15th, '08
The honey sent will be much more interesting to hear about, as I do not think that 1 summer will age a cake, But still TRY IT! Maybe you will start something new. Honey cakes!
Aug 30th, '08, 19:30
Joined: Feb 18th, '08
I like the Menghai idea, but It almost *has* to be a brick to fit in the frame. I'll have to put brick and frame together, but I think I can fit three bricks side by side in a deep frame.
Puershop has some nice green Mengku bricks for around $10 (IIRC- Must check) I don't know if I want to risk throwing away more than $20-$30.
I have until next May to find something interesting- winter conditions would be horrible for the tea. This would have to be strictly a summer experiment.
I got a sample of this, and it is fairly nice- think it would suit?
http://www.puerhshop.com/index.php?main ... cts_id=400
All Yunnansoucings Menghai factory greens are discs, not bricks, except for one rather expensive premium brick.
Aug 31st, '08, 10:02
Joined: Sep 25th, '07
Looks like a winner. Get a second brick to keep inside for comparison?
An aside on the subject of aging bricks:
We recently learned here that puerh kept in sturdy cardboard boxes can age much slower in low humidity.
Most of the bricks I have gotten from Scott have been in card board boxes - do you unbox your raw bricks for aging? I figure it is no big deal for my ripe bricks, they are a few years old and have already mellowed to my liking.