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by Rui
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taking Notes
Replies: 9
Views: 2446

Re: Taking Notes

I always take notes on the first time I taste a pu'er tea I have bought. Because I am a sad old man I use a fountain pen and a paper block rather than a very nice and more interesting electronic tablet. If a tea requires further ageing I do write notes during subsequent tastings. The paper I use is ...
by Rui
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1203
Views: 173514

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

It is 6am and I have been sipping 2017 spring LBZ from ChaDao in Frankfurt since 5am! :D
by Rui
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1203
Views: 173514

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Coconut wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:16 pm
Rui wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:19 am
2012 Purple Leaf sheng from Yunnan Sourcing. :)
How is it?
It is a mild, well matured purple leaf sheng with no astrigency or bitterness. Very drinkable indeed.
by Rui
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1203
Views: 173514

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2012 Purple Leaf sheng from Yunnan Sourcing. :)
by Rui
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1203
Views: 173514

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Today my colleagues and I are sharing 2002 early spring Yiwu sheng traditionally stored in HK.
by Rui
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you doing when drinking tea
Replies: 18
Views: 3788

Re: What are you doing when drinking tea

2006(?) '65' sheng from Yiwu region

This tea cake has been HK dry stored. It is smooth, viscous and sweet. What else can someone want from a delicious raw pu'er tea? 😋😍👍😀
by Rui
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1203
Views: 173514

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Coconut wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:20 am
I had Tea Urchin's 2013 Peacock blend. It was pretty mellow and had a nice body. Some notes of dried fruits. It was very enjoyable :)
Have you tried their 2013 Yiwu Snake Blend. Last year we had a great session with this tea in Mei Leaf after a seminar.
by Rui
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1203
Views: 173514

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Tried Dayi's fanciest sheng of the year. Lovely sweet and fruity aromas coupled with powerful huigan after the bitterness. Not excessively bitter, either, but no slouch! The huigan and flavor persisted for over 20 minutes. Good stuff but over $300 and not worth it for that price IMO. Surprising amo...
by Rui
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: China / Taiwan Trip - Favorite vendors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2877

Re: China / Taiwan Trip - Favorite vendors?

My wife and I love the Wuyi rock and Dancong teas from Cindy ( https://www.wuyiorigin.com/ ). She also has Lapsang Souchong tea. :D Just one problem: in that case you would not need to buy from the above thread opener, you can just buy directly isn’t it? Without an increase in price due to resale. ...
by Rui
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Notable Tea blogs
Replies: 31
Views: 7106

Re: Notable Tea blogs

From the UK http://half-dipper.blogspot.fr/. Just like Marshalln he has been drinking pu'er for a long while.
by Rui
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: China / Taiwan Trip - Favorite vendors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2877

Re: China / Taiwan Trip - Favorite vendors?

My wife and I love the Wuyi rock and Dancong teas from Cindy (https://www.wuyiorigin.com/).

She also has Lapsang Souchong tea. :D
by Rui
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1203
Views: 173514

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Spring 2016 Wuliang sheng from die Kuns des Tees in Frankfurt Germany. A very smooth and aromatic sheng. It is a shame I have just run out of it. :D
by Rui
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you doing when drinking tea
Replies: 18
Views: 3788

Re: What are you doing when drinking tea

When I sip a pu'er tea for the first time I always add my impressions to a tea diary which will contain details of the first three or four steeps. Any inner or outer tickets are also added to this tea diary.
by Rui
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Puerh Vendor Topic
Replies: 50
Views: 13703

Re: Puerh vendor topic

Elise wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:30 pm
One vendor that I would recommend is Farmerleaf (former Bannacha.com). Based in Jingmai, they run a family business producing Jingmai puerh with natural farming processes. They can be followed on YouTube with informative videos in English about their processes.
Absolutely.
by Rui
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 127
Views: 23595

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

My usual setup is using cigar humidors with 72% relative humidity packs. It has served me well so far and I have had no mould instances as these humidors are opened at least twice weekly. During winter with lower temperature in the house (my wife and I do not like overheated environments) I change t...