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by thommes
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 204
Views: 26458

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

803 refers to the liubao, right? Let us know how your venture into the world of fungi-bricks goes. Personally, I'd probably start getting a bunch of 50g samples from YS. E.g. the 2017 Gao Ma Er Xi "Liang Bai Dan" , the 2018 Gao Jia Shan "Fu Rong Mountain" and the 2013 Bai Sha Xi "Run Zhi Fu" . Ship...
by thommes
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 204
Views: 26458

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

I bought mine from this guy , who operates teapals.com (which only features a very small segment of the tea he has). You'll find his email address on teapals.com (bottom of the site). He's also active in quite a few facebook groups (e.g. "Puerh Tea Club" and "Liu Bao Tea Club"), but I'm not comfort...
by thommes
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 204
Views: 26458

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

CNNP/COFCO's 2013 Heichayuan Jinhua MM. I've been wanting to <gasp> lose the Pu-erh exlusivity that I've been doing for 10 months and exand into fu cha. I've read a lot, but can't find a lot of it out there. Been talking with Bitterleaf as they told me that they were going to have a 1k brick availa...
by thommes
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226468

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Just opened a cake of Yunnan Sourcing “Ye Sheng Cha” Wild Tree Purple Tea of Dehong. I placed a couple of large (for me) orders from YS US site in the spring as I was falling down the pu'er rabbit hole. So far this is the best sheng I've had from the lot. I brewed it 10x, out to just under 2 minute...
by thommes
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226468

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Noonie wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:20 pm
I’m fortunate to be able to afford quality tea
AND your fortunate enough to appreciate that fact.
by thommes
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: tuo cha
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: tuo cha

I've had the most consistent bad experiences with mini-tuos of shu among all tea types. All that I've tried were made of ground tea, and tasted a bit like ash. Coincidentally, I'd say the only bad experience that I've had with shou was with a mini tuo. I've had a lot of different mini tuos, and the...
by thommes
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226468

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

As long as the tea tastes good! I now use this thick glove when holding the cake while I pry it apart with a tea knife. If there's a way for me to get cut, I manage to do it. However, I've been lucky with breaking open bricks and bings. I need to get a tea pick, as my only one has been missing me a...
by thommes
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226468

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2003-2005 Hong Tai Chong
@Stephen
Love the color of the liquor. What vendor did you secure this tea from?
by thommes
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 204
Views: 26458

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

That tea looks really good.
by thommes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226468

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

60-80 crap teas or god forbid lattes at Starbucks...hundreds I've been making my wife order good coffee beans from local roaster. That way I can justify buying all the tea that I do. I actually had an order for YS about ready to go. Added this tea. Seems odd that I'm ordering all sheng, but they ha...
by thommes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Characteristics of Shou
Replies: 14
Views: 959

Characteristics of Shou

So I've had enough shou that I am able to start noticing differences or at least preferences in teas. I found one I really like from Mandala, but other than knowing where it was harvested, Boulang, there isn't a lot of write up on the storage and other factors that influence the tea. Has anyone had ...
by thommes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226468

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

debunix wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:18 am
Sorry, I wasn't clear. The shipping back and forth was all in 2011. I've had the cake since then in my trunk.
My first thought was trunk of car and I was thinking ok, I can do that. You mean some storage trunk?
by thommes
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226468

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I am on the same boat as you...my March order from EOT has been stuck in Shanghai since mid May. Sort of lucky. I placed orders in February and they got here before issues. In June I started placing orders again. I had two orders arrive at ISC on the same date, but two different locations. The one ...
by thommes
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226468

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

lao shu zhuan brick from Chawang That's a crazy price! Haven't ordered from them. Might have to consider it. I like trying a less expensive tea whenever I place an order cuz you never know. Most of mine choices have been lacking. I'm looking to get into Fuzhua. Bitterleaf is supposed to have a new ...
by thommes
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226468

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Sipping on some 15 Years Aged Golden Melon Ripe from YS