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by aet
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Well known recipes, A Guide to?
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Well known recipes, A Guide to?

However, "wet storage" and "dry storage" are actually physical places, not categories of storage. ..these are conditions where the tea is stored ( can be any place if have equipment ) not categories of storage. ...disagree with that ..at least from Chinese vendor point of view...( I'm not Chinese b...
by aet
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Tea Factory versus Private Production
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Tea Factory versus Private Production

No need to be a big factory or producer If can handle marketing right. Gongfu Puer has a few shops in Kunming ( some in city centre ) and I believe also in GZ /SZ . Not a producer but they have some nice packaging which helps to sell tea with interesting margin. 1A257824-9E94-4A2D-BC7C-C93443655ECA....
by aet
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1133

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

shu means you are basically stuck with factory cakes anyway minus a couple places like YS Well, I think it depends how much time you spend searching and dedicate your self to shu. I think is quite wide offer even on internet these days. "Xiaguan, Haiwan, etc, from 2010 or even a bit older anywhere ...
by aet
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Well known recipes, A Guide to?
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Well known recipes, A Guide to?

However, "wet storage" and "dry storage" are actually physical places, not categories of storage. Like in Hong Kong, a pu'er would go into the "wet storage" for a period of time to get the right micro-organisms, and then it would go into the "dry storage" to age, where the level of humidity would c...
by aet
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Well known recipes, A Guide to?
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Well known recipes, A Guide to?

Like when someone uses terms like "Kunming storage", or "Grandpa style", they are letting it be known that they are influenced by certain vendors and blogs, even though they might not themselves realize that their language is giving it away. ..I'm not sure I understand the sentence. What way of bei...
by aet
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Well known recipes, A Guide to?
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Well known recipes, A Guide to?

Unlike other teas, the fame of specific named pu'er makes seem to precede them, like there's a universal catalogue or guide out there. I've read how the "numbers" work, and that some like 8582 are famous, but I need to know: how do you know ? What makes a cake famous? How and where do you know of i...
by aet
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1133

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

shu means you are basically stuck with factory cakes anyway minus a couple places like YS Well, I think it depends how much time you spend searching and dedicate your self to shu. I think is quite wide offer even on internet these days. "Xiaguan, Haiwan, etc, from 2010 or even a bit older anywhere ...
by aet
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1133

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXWhsNE7VNw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1Bor0TsErBTYzKGa-mhG4TWGUEldA1s4_aFti6tdsVmScK2B86Z0GRuR8 What can be the better reward for tea drinker than feeling that somebody offered you an ultra expensive tea ? That's how Chinese marketing is set....not only tea. It is ...
by aet
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha lovers?
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: Yancha lovers?

I haven't been drinking much Yancha of late, but I had a question and without wanting to hijack your thread...am posting here as it's somewhat related. I read posts about how 'good/great' Yancha is very expensive and not a daily drinker for most of us. I understand. Though I was wondering what type...
by aet
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Tea Factory versus Private Production
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Tea Factory versus Private Production

Another survey if I may ;-) What makes you to buy TF labeled teas instead of small production teas? If other way around - what makes you to buy tea from small producers instead of tea factories ? I'm curious to read both sides. Please do not hesitate to write even some particular examples with sourc...
by aet
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1133

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

I realize that people value tea for different reasons. To me the flavor and the way it makes me feel is the most important ... but that is never accurately written in the description of a tea. I'm talking about price so much because there is soooo much tea out there to try. A lot of it is not good....
by aet
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha lovers?
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: Yancha lovers?

Oh boy..... 1) what is the cheapest Yancha you have bought and was satisfied with price=quality? ( price, name, seller..if you want to name ) None so far. thanks for your respond, I think that 1st. question was misunderstood. The cheapest here doesn't mean the one you have ever purchased , but the ...
by aet
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha lovers?
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: Yancha lovers?

lately, i am not even drinking tea daily. when i do drink, i am usually going for memorable, attention-grabbing tea experiences. 0.4usd/g: i have a lot of tea like this that i enjoy drinking 1usd/g: i am usually reaching for stuff around here, but i don't have hundreds of grams of it stocked up 3-4...
by aet
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha lovers?
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: Yancha lovers?

*Obviously I'm speculating a bit here. I think your speculation is heading right direction. You either open specialized shop and surround your self with particular clientele or run supermarket and get a bit from all. Being ultimate vendor is not the way I would like to go. I don't feel like to figh...
by aet
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha lovers?
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: Yancha lovers?

Interesting question. I don’t think Yancha of acceptable quality qualifies as a daily drinker. It’s a luxury. The affordable stuff is atrocious and still too expensive. Yesterday at a friends we had a Laocongshuixian that retails at 50000RMB for a jin in China... don’t think anyone would pay for th...