Recommended ripes from YS?

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Recommended ripes from YS?

by Balthazar » Jul 28th 18 8:36 am

I thought about picking up a cake of the 2017 Rooster King a while back, since it got so much good feedback, but as usual ended up postponing it.... Today I remembered that I need to buy some ripe pu for the winter, but of course the Rooster King is now sold out.

Any recommendations for other ripes sold by YS? (Could be YS brand or other brand.) It will be consumed in the coming autumn/winter, so I'm not buying for long time storage. Something ready to be consumed right away is what I am looking for.

Price wise I don't have a fixed limit. The Rooster King was $30 for 250g, which is not cheap for ripe pu. Something in that ballpark (doesn't matter if its a bit higher and definitely not if it's lower) is what I am thinking about.

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Re: Recommended ripes from YS?

by oelleo » Jul 28th 18 2:02 pm

I have had the 2011 and 2013 Hui Run which have been to my liking. Also the Blue snake cha tou is ok. Do you live in Oslo? I do. I could give you samples of the Crimson Rooster, Immortal Monkey and 2014 Man Tang Hong 3.

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Re: Recommended ripes from YS?

by Balthazar » Jul 28th 18 4:50 pm

oelleo wrote: I have had the 2011 and 2013 Hui Run which have been to my liking. Also the Blue snake cha tou is ok. Do you live in Oslo? I do. I could give you samples of the Crimson Rooster, Immortal Monkey and 2014 Man Tang Hong 3.
Thanks for the recommendations, the Hui Run teas look very promising!

I work in Oslo, so a sample exchange would definitely be interesting. I thought I'd drop you a private message, but it seems you have to few posts to be able to send/receive messages here :D

Are you by any chance a member of teaforum.org? We could continue the chat there (no post limit for private messages - I go by the same username there).

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Re: Recommended ripes from YS?

by oelleo » Jul 28th 18 5:28 pm

Ok. See you there at the other forum:)

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Re: Recommended ripes from YS?

by oelleo » Jul 28th 18 5:40 pm

Can't seem to message you there either. Try my email instead: matsomland@gmail.com
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Re: Recommended ripes from YS?

by Simon_Qc » Jul 28th 18 5:45 pm

I have the 2011 and 2012 Yunnan Sourcing "Yi Dian Hong" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Mini Cake, they are both excellent! Those are 100g cake for under 10 usd.

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Re: Recommended ripes from YS?

by Balthazar » Jul 29th 18 2:44 pm

Simon_Qc wrote: I have the 2011 and 2012 Yunnan Sourcing "Yi Dian Hong" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Mini Cake, they are both excellent! Those are 100g cake for under 10 usd.
Noted, thanks for the tip :).

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Re: Recommended ripes from YS?

by Alucard » Aug 10th 18 4:15 am

I recommend checking out one of the "Hui Run" Bu Lang cakes. It was a few years ago that I bought the 2011 and have finished some time ago. I have not tried the newer years but definitely worth looking into.

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Re: Recommended ripes from YS?

by bagua7 » Aug 16th 18 2:25 am

No ssssh if I post these two cakes because everyone can read the recommendation, hence cakes will be gone quite quick...but again sharing is caring and good karma :)

1. Nan Jian ripe mushroom tou (2011):

https://yunnansourcing.com/products/201 ... pu-erh-tea

2. Cha Tou Sheng Yun (2011):

https://yunnansourcing.com/products/201 ... pu-erh-tea

They are both delicate ripes, to be enjoyed quietly and in silence like a monk or a hermit! ;)