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by Maerskian
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1618
Views: 290826

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Tea Encounter 2020 Tong Qing He ( test cake, still not for sale anyways ) : same as 2020 TE's Bang Dong this one has been through strong shaqing therefore it feels more like a chinese green tea and as a matter of fact smells very much like one . The smell from the wet leaf is very much like boiled b...
by Maerskian
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Cakes ID
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: Cakes ID

You can regularly get single cakes on TB for 39-100 kuai (about $7-20); you can even find purple zijuan cakes in that price range. Depending on how you order through Taobao (using an agent, or say, friends in China who will transship for you, but don't want 100kg of tea in their apartments) the tra...
by Maerskian
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Cakes ID
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: Cakes ID

Balthazar Just out of curiosity: could you post a numerical example of a particular "bargain" cake bought off TB ? . It's been many years since those TB group buys and fees by then were different, right now i'm unfamiliar with 'em and just wondering about it. I have this one example on my mind and ...
by Maerskian
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Cakes ID
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: Cakes ID

If I was going to play the pu-lottery on any of the Alibaba Group platforms, I'd pick Taobao/Tmall over Aliexpress in a heartbeat (even more so for factory stuff!). The mentioned JD.com is another option. With agent fees and shipping much more reasonable than before I have a hard time understanding...
by Maerskian
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Cakes ID
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: Cakes ID

Gotcha :) Do share your experience with the teas, if you end up taking the plunge. Will do... and in fact i'd like to, then again... i received tea offerings from this same source before ( although back then it was 1996 Ying Kee sheng, some 2003 loose sheng? and some more recent productions ) and b...
by Maerskian
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Cakes ID
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: Cakes ID

The last one is readily available from JD.com/Taobao etc. at around CNY400 per cake. (I assume it's this 2012 tea, unless they used the same wrapper for a number of years.) The others... Do you have better (bigger) images? Having a hard time deciphering most of the strokes of the characters, except...
by Maerskian
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Cakes ID
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Cakes ID



First one seems to be Lao Man Er , last one obviously CNNP... not sure which ones thoug; there's a couple there i'd swear i saw 'em somewhere .

Anybody willing to take a guess ?
by Maerskian
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boiled tea
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Boiled tea

I always boil the spent leaves of any kind ( 10-15 boiled + 1-2 hours rest ) . For sheng i either use 12-14g or - as of late - 25-35g on my sessions so i already have two stainless steel pots of different sizes for each ( 14/35 ), this way i can get as much as 5L of perfectly enjoyable tea... and it...
by Maerskian
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 269
Views: 40362

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

huh, I didn't notice or detect any actual buds or flowers or oil aromas in this tea at all. I'll try and look specifically for it next time, but compared to say liu an where it has aglaia odorata buds specifically added I didn't see or notice anything. I had sort of assumed it was the tea grade, li...
by Maerskian
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 269
Views: 40362

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

do you know what it is about the orchid ones that wouldn't meet EU regulation compared with the others? It all boils down to anything "extra" on your tea, from chinese orchids to golden flowers to essential oils ( this one affected GoodTea's taiwanese Shan Cha which he no longer can import, what's ...
by Maerskian
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 269
Views: 40362

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

I can't remember, maybe goodtea had the same ones at the beginning and they sold out quickly because they are cheaper - the rest of what they've gotten I think is on the higher end and I've only seem it for sale from them. I only gotten the 2011 loose one from them, and I haven't tried it in a bit ...
by Maerskian
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Moychay.NL
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Moychay.NL

I see WebPunk is listed. Yaay! Looking forward to trying that. Fun review (if one is into this kind of thing) by Oolong Owl here: 2020 Webpunk 2.0 from Moychay Sadly enough the shu cake John reviewed some months ago ( can't remember the name... can't find that review right now... only remeber it wa...
by Maerskian
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Moychay.NL
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Moychay.NL

I see WebPunk is listed. Yaay! Looking forward to trying that. Fun review (if one is into this kind of thing) by Oolong Owl here: 2020 Webpunk 2.0 from Moychay Sadly enough the shu cake John reviewed some months ago ( can't remember the name... can't find that review right now... only remember it w...
by Maerskian
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Moychay.NL
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Moychay.NL

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!! Finally! Arguably among the most famous pu wrappers and a major player that could become EU's Yunnan Sourcing :) , exciting news. Thank you very much for your feedback! By the way, today we have added a small collection of puerhs cakes to the site!...
by Maerskian
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Black Tea Vendor Topic
Replies: 29
Views: 10881

Re: Where to get Authentic Jin Jun Mei

Just saw this and... based on location and AFAIR the best Jin Jun Mei version a westerner can get ( or among the very best ones ) would be the top grade ( i think they called it "exquisite" ? ) from WuYiOrigin . You can buy straight from the producer ( their website ) or try some western based sell...