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White puerh

by Ti » Oct 31st, '08, 09:25

What is white puerh and how does it compare to 'regular' puerh?

http://www.puerhcha.com/Pics/Articles/WP_White_Puerh.jpg

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by brandon » Oct 31st, '08, 09:33

It is presumably made entirely of early spring buds. I am assuming this is from plantation bushes and not semi-wild or old arbor trees. It looks and tastes pretty much like white tea, but I find that it keeps me up at night.

This is similar to the beeng I have a piece of, if not the very same.
http://cgi.ebay.com/2007-Silver-Bud-Bee ... m153.l1262

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by hop_goblin » Oct 31st, '08, 10:53

Here is an older post that might help

http://ancientteahorseroad.blogspot.com ... 100gm.html

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by puerhking » Oct 31st, '08, 11:49

White pu definitely has a narrower flavor spectrum given that its all buds. It has a bit of that pu funk and some nutty flavors which can be nice. I have some but drink it rarely as there are too many better pu's to drink. Mine also has a big caffine kick to it.

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by Space Samurai » Oct 31st, '08, 13:32

Tasted like white tea to me.

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by TIM » Oct 31st, '08, 14:43

IMO, White puerh is a different category of puerh. Silver Needle/buds puerh is a misleading term to use for White puerh:

http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/2006/05/yangta-big-white-puerh.html

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by hop_goblin » Oct 31st, '08, 15:19

TIM wrote:IMO, White puerh is a different category of puerh. Silver Needle/buds puerh is a misleading term to use for White puerh:

http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/2006/05/yangta-big-white-puerh.html


agreed

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by TIM » Nov 3rd, '08, 13:04

hop_goblin wrote:
TIM wrote:IMO, White puerh is a different category of puerh. Silver Needle/buds puerh is a misleading term to use for White puerh:

http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/2006/05/yangta-big-white-puerh.html


agreed


more images on 3 different White Pu, still tasting at the moment:

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Re: White puerh

by puerhking » Nov 3rd, '08, 13:10

Ti wrote:What is white puerh and how does it compare to 'regular' puerh?

http://www.puerhcha.com/Pics/Articles/WP_White_Puerh.jpg


I will send you a sample if you want. Just PM me.

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by Salsero » Nov 3rd, '08, 13:13

Tim, these photos are so wonderful! When you try out a tea you really put it through all the paces!

BTW, for Puerh Box Pass people, there is a sample of this tea in the box ... check it out. Viscous and light flavored, pretty tasty and some cha qi.

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by TIM » Nov 3rd, '08, 13:49

Salsero wrote:Tim, these photos are so wonderful! When you try out a tea you really put it through all the paces!

BTW, for Puerh Box Pass people, there is a sample of this tea in the box ... check it out. Viscous and light flavored, pretty tasty and some cha qi.


Thanks Sal. Very interesting tasting over the weekends.... Still new flavor coming out on it's second day.

Just to be clear, the one for Puerh Box Pass is not White puerh... may be silver tips at best?

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by Salsero » Nov 3rd, '08, 15:12

TIM wrote: Just to be clear, the one for Puerh Box Pass is not White puerh... may be silver tips at best?
Unfortunately I don't have it to look at any more. I don't remember it as being all tips, but can't say for sure. Nada labeled it "2006 12 Gentlemen "Da Bai Hao." Here is his description and a photo:

http://www.nadacha.co.uk/index.php?page ... t&Itemid=1

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by TIM » Nov 3rd, '08, 16:43

Salsero wrote:
TIM wrote: Just to be clear, the one for Puerh Box Pass is not White puerh... may be silver tips at best?
Unfortunately I don't have it to look at any more. I don't remember it as being all tips, but can't say for sure. Nada labeled it "2006 12 Gentlemen "Da Bai Hao." Here is his description and a photo:

http://www.nadacha.co.uk/index.php?page ... t&Itemid=1


My bad.... sorry all. That is real White Puerh. I am drinking the same one on the far left.

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