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by Rickpatbrown
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Yunnan Sourcing Young Sheng Tasting
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Yunnan Sourcing Young Sheng Tasting

Balthazar wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:15 pm
Just a tip for when you're curious about the meaning of a Chinese tea term: Babelcarp :)
Oh! This is great. Translates hui gan and huang pian perfectly!
by Rickpatbrown
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Yunnan Sourcing Young Sheng Tasting
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Yunnan Sourcing Young Sheng Tasting

2019 Nan Po Zhai 2020 Jue Se 2020 Huang Shan Gu Shu 2020 Bada Mountain 3-4g samples. 1 gaiwan is bigger than the others Nan Po Zhai was very green tasting. Bitter and grassy. Strong aroma towards tip of nose and tongue. Kept up bitterness through 4 or 5 steeps. Jue Se smelled of tobacco. First steep...
by Rickpatbrown
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1204
Views: 173862

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I like the cake too but for a different reason. It it the sweetest puerh tea I've ever tasted. More so than any other Yiwu teas from Wistaria or YQH. However, it has the most smoke in all my puerh cakes. I can still smell and taste the smoke at my last (9th) infusion. The Qi was not that strong for...
by Rickpatbrown
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1204
Views: 173862

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Balthazar wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:08 pm
As a big fan of both Bulang teas and Malaysian storage, I've been drooling over that cake for quite some time...
6hrs later, and I'm still vibrating from this one.
by Rickpatbrown
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1204
Views: 173862

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2005 Bulang double lion (from TWL) 15 year old Malaysian stored tea, still with some power. I cant imagine how this tasted young. Good body, some nice sweetness. Not much in terms of storage notes. A little bit of smoke, but not much. An aspirin-like bitterness in steeps 3-8ish, but not unpleasant t...
by Rickpatbrown
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1149

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

I really appreciate everyones input on this thread. It has sparked a lot of thought for me. I think my major take away is that I am NOT going to charge forward and buy lots of young sheng. When I read about collectors who have amassed a lifetimes worth of tea, I can see my future. There's a point we...
by Rickpatbrown
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1149

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

iron cakes, yet a new term that i have heard of but didnt know that it was anything more than just a name. need to go look that one up as well. i do have an iron cake from clt. I think iron cakes were made to combat the traditional storage methods of Hong Kong. Their tight pressing helped them age ...
by Rickpatbrown
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1149

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

So care to share what the tea was that you bought? I'd rather not say specifically. I dont know if it is the tea, or if I'm not ready for the tea yet. I will say that it is supposed to be much more oriented to the chi realm. It is not so much known for flavor. I hope that I can learn to open up to ...
by Rickpatbrown
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1149

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

The type of tea that someone buys from the internet, without seeing, smelling, tasting before buying. There are no real life tea shops within 1.5 hours of my home. Curious, who have you been buying your Puerh from mostly? Developing a relationship with a few vendors, that are in alignment with your...
by Rickpatbrown
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1149

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

Unfortunately, with internet tea, price is the most obvious metric for value. How have you arrived at this conclusion, if you don't mind my asking? What is an internet tea in contrast to a non-internet tea. I'm not familiar with these categories. The type of tea that someone buys from the internet,...
by Rickpatbrown
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1149

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

You need to drink and drink and drink. Then drink and drink some more. Try to get less caught up on the price of the tea. Price in puerh is like price in wine. It's the exact same. There are some v. good Bulgarian and California wines that will NEVER reach the price point of such and such French wi...
by Rickpatbrown
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1149

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

Some great info here. Thanks everyone. I also spent the last few days going through the puerh section on teachat. I made it back to 2014, reading threads that caught my eye. I see what a lot of people are saying. I was assuming that since western storage started about 10-15 years ago in earnest, we'...
by Rickpatbrown
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1149

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

A lot of those early pu'er drinkers dropped out of the tea-hobbyist scene completely, or found that things were ending not where they expected. Two good folks to look into, I think, are David Lee Hoffman and Mike Petro, who are both good representations of a certain type of pu'er tea-buyer. Thanks ...
by Rickpatbrown
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1149

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

Seems you've set a project for yourself. What a thorough post. It sounds like you're a tea speculator. You have to understand that if you're seeking to speculate that you must purchase productions that are highly regarded or have the potential to be highly regarded in future. You must recognize tha...
by Rickpatbrown
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1149

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

Right now, I have some ~2005 cakes that are really nice. I feel like 15 years is a good place to start really enjoying (depending on storage, of course). Were these cakes stored for 15 years in your own appartment? The first thing I would consider before making any decision about how much puer to b...