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One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.


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Oct 9th, '08, 21:56
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by augie » Oct 9th, '08, 21:56

heavydoom wrote:any particular reasons for picking those pu erh cakes/bricks?


I'm sure he made Jim's day! Keeping our Indy economy going. Thanks salsero. We're all a little green with jealousy :twisted: !

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by Salsero » Oct 10th, '08, 01:59

Gee, along with my order, Jim included a one-shot sample of 2007 Mengsa Arbor Cake from the Huanglong Mountain Tea Factory. I am enjoying the sample quite a bit. At $13.60 for a 357 gram cake, I have added it to the shopping list for my next order. Pretty strong flavor, not too rough but still assertive, nice viscosity, plenty of cha qi, and pretty tolerant of my erratic brewing style. Nothing too fancy, but it has enough character that I think it may age well, and it's pretty nice now as well!

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by heavydoom » Oct 10th, '08, 16:47

Salsero wrote:Gee, along with my order, Jim included a one-shot sample of 2007 Mengsa Arbor Cake from the Huanglong Mountain Tea Factory. I am enjoying the sample quite a bit. At $13.60 for a 357 gram cake, I have added it to the shopping list for my next order. Pretty strong flavor, not too rough but still assertive, nice viscosity, plenty of cha qi, and pretty tolerant of my erratic brewing style. Nothing too fancy, but it has enough character that I think it may age well, and it's pretty nice now as well!



i am curious about that american hao 081. let us know when you have had some.

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by shogun89 » Oct 10th, '08, 18:57

I like all the "you know who 89". hehe. Yeah It was indeed me that was pushing that ripe teacake. I'll put that mengsa on my list as well, always looked pretty good to me.

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by Salsero » Oct 10th, '08, 19:09

heavydoom wrote: i am curious about that american hao 081. let us know when you have had some.
OK, if it doesn't kill me, I'll let you know. Meanwhile, MarshalN has reviewed it HERE (just in case you missed it).

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by heavydoom » Oct 10th, '08, 19:43

Salsero wrote:
heavydoom wrote: i am curious about that american hao 081. let us know when you have had some.
OK, if it doesn't kill me, I'll let you know. Meanwhile, MarshalN has reviewed it HERE (just in case you missed it).


ok.

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by augie » Oct 10th, '08, 21:02

Salsero wrote:Gee, along with my order, Jim included a one-shot sample of 2007 Mengsa Arbor Cake from the Huanglong Mountain Tea Factory. I am enjoying the sample quite a bit. At $13.60 for a 357 gram cake


he's like a drug dealer . . . first hit's free . . . next time it's $50 bucks! All I can say is lock your doors, Salsero. :wink:

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by heavydoom » Oct 18th, '08, 16:25

Image

who has tasted this one? what do you think of this guy?

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by tony shlongini » Oct 23rd, '08, 22:21

Getting there, slowly but surely. These are the sealed ones. Lots more opened.
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=32779&stc=1&d=1224775078

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by orguz » Oct 23rd, '08, 22:36

To Tony of Malta,

Sometimes the fanciful wrapping and the box containers make the puerh more appealing. Looking at yours gave me that impression.

Growing up I used to get firecrackers around new year's eve and they came wrapped up similar to those tuo boxes in your picture, actually the biggest cherry bomb was contained inside it. :twisted:

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by tony shlongini » Oct 23rd, '08, 22:43

The more colorful tuos are from Xiaguan's Fei Tai series and they're all lovely drinks.

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by thanks » Oct 23rd, '08, 23:22

Are you guys familiar with the Flickr Pu'er tea community? If not you should really give it a go. Quick signup, and it's a good way to keep track of what you have. I'm constantly forgetting what year something is, and when I need to check I just look it up on my Flickr page. Great community, some great pictures as well. Tea porn is always great to look at!

http://flickr.com/groups/puer_tea/

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by Salsero » Oct 24th, '08, 00:12

thanks wrote: Great community, some great pictures as well. Tea porn is always great to look at!
OK, I joined. Now what do I do?

And why are so many people in puerdom named Dave? Which Flickr person are you?

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by thanks » Oct 24th, '08, 00:58

Salsero wrote:
thanks wrote: Great community, some great pictures as well. Tea porn is always great to look at!
OK, I joined. Now what do I do?

And why are so many people in puerdom named Dave? Which Flickr person are you?


Now you post pictures of your stash! Preferably one by one. That way you can share more details, and get better pictures of single cakes up close.

No idea about the Daves, although I hadn't noticed that until now. Maybe there's a conspiracy?

I'm teajournaling. I never post pictures of samples I've had, if I did that, I'd spam the thing constantly. I've probably gone through more money in samples three times over than actual cakes and tuo cha's that I've purchased in the past year alone! My regular camera crapped out on me a little bit ago, so I've been using my camera phone. The pictures are not that great, but at least I get an idea of colors so that when I reopen these cakes a few years down the line, I can see how much they've really aged.

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by Trioxin » Oct 24th, '08, 02:24

tony shlongini wrote:Getting there, slowly but surely. These are the sealed ones. Lots more opened.
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=32779&stc=1&d=1224775078

You threw in the Japanese steel just to show off to me, didn't you?

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