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

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by edkrueger » Oct 11th 08 9:20 pm

Hop, whats good shu? Everything I've had, at least resembles barnyard.

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by heavydoom » Oct 11th 08 10:23 pm

edkrueger wrote:Hop, whats good shu? Everything I've had, at least resembles barnyard.
krueger,

get this one, i think some of us here on the forum can vouch for this brick :


2007 Haiwan *9908* Cha Tou Ripe Pu-erh Brick

2007 Haiwan *9908* Cha Tou Ripe Pu-erh Brick
- 500g - $17.60


the usual suspects should sell this.

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by Salsero » Oct 11th 08 10:45 pm

Though I haven't tasted it, someone mentioned recently that Menghai has a similar product made from old tea nuggets, 2007 Menghai Factory * Lao Cha Tou * Ripe Pu-erh Tea. I am quite curious to know if it is as good as the Haiwan product.

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by zipflint » Oct 12th 08 4:37 am

TomVerlain wrote:I am not sure what others mean by "barnyard", but for me, barnyard conjours up images of knee deep poop and a smell of ammonia that starts about 10 miles away.

I would not even say good shu has a "hay" or vegetal taste / smell. Woody, even leathery, yes.


Ah. Leathery. THAT was the description that was escaping me earlier. As I said, being new to pu'erh and its unique properties, I am finding it difficult to accurately describe it. But yes, the shu I have has a definite but very pleasant leathery aspect.

The barnyard thing is (as I'm finding out now, heh) quite subjective. I can easily see how the word would conjure some unpleasant things. I'm not much of a "country mouse" by any stretch, but I like the analogy because it makes me think of a calmness, a sort of warmth and closeness to animals. Well trodden soil. Things like that. Which I realize are still highly subjective, but there ya go.
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Another thing I forgot to mention is how wonderful these items stand up to multiple steepings.

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by omegapd » Oct 12th 08 7:40 am

zipflint wrote:

The barnyard thing is (as I'm finding out now, heh) quite subjective.
I think it all depends on where you're from. :wink: I stand by my "barnyard" comment because that's how a farm smells down here. We don't have what others describe as 'wet forest floor' for me to compare to. :lol:

It's all good, no matter how it's described.

EW

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by omegapd » Oct 12th 08 7:42 am

Salsero wrote:Though I haven't tasted it, someone mentioned recently that Menghai has a similar product made from old tea nuggets, 2007 Menghai Factory * Lao Cha Tou * Ripe Pu-erh Tea. I am quite curious to know if it is as good as the Haiwan product.
As soon as I get the nerve up to break it open, I'll ship some down to you.

*edit* Oops, sorry, Tom. I actually have the Haiwan and not the Menghai (yet)

EW

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by zipflint » Oct 14th 08 8:01 am

Here are a few more photos of the two cakes, in case anyone is interested.
One of these days I'm going to pick up a macro lens. Then, watch out!!

Shu leaves post-steep
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Sheng leaves post-steep
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Higher resolution versions are at my flickr page:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zipflint

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by mr mopu » Mar 25th 13 11:33 pm

Salsero wrote:Though I haven't tasted it, someone mentioned recently that Menghai has a similar product made from old tea nuggets, [url=http://cgi.ebay.com/2007-Menghai-Factor ... m153.l1262]2007 Menghai Factory * Lao Cha Tou * Ripe Pu-erh Tea. I am quite curious to know if it is as good as the Haiwan product.
the menghai is pretty good.

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Re: pu for you,pu for me (now with photos!)

by edkrueger » Mar 26th 13 12:21 am

What is a 5 year old thread?

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Re: pu for you,pu for me (now with photos!)

by TomVerlain » Mar 26th 13 1:10 am

threads age better than some tea ?

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Re: pu for you,pu for me (now with photos!)

by edkrueger » Mar 26th 13 1:20 am

:lol:

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Re: pu for you,pu for me (now with photos!)

by BioHorn » Mar 26th 13 1:56 am

Holy thread resurrection! And shu to boot!

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Re: pu for you,pu for me (now with photos!)

by shah82 » Mar 26th 13 1:57 am

Pour your tea in that, and drink it, Biohorn!

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Re: pu for you,pu for me (now with photos!)

by mr mopu » Mar 28th 13 1:04 am

edkrueger wrote:What is a 5 year old thread?
you guys are funny!! If you check out another site st.....er you can check my cupboard out under mrmopar. :o