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by Rickpatbrown
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1618
Views: 291060

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I had the 2019 single tree loose raw puerh from Hojo today. Haven't had a young Sheng for a long time. It was really good...very aromatic with strong warming energetic Qi. The only thing is I don't know where this tea is from. It was labeled as Ming Feng Shan. Does anyone know where Ming Feng Shan ...
by Rickpatbrown
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Kombucha
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Kombucha

I've found sheng puerh, hongcha and white tea to work better than shou puerh or liubao. Perhaps the microbes from the wodui interferes somehow with the kombucha fermentation. Sheng puerh and white tea can produce some very active and fizzy kombucha brews I've had good luck with sheng and hongcha an...
by Rickpatbrown
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: YQH Puerh for Sale 2004 Dinji Yesheng
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: YQH Puerh for Sale 2004 Dinji Yesheng

I have sold all that I am willing to part with. Sorry, I forgot to close down this thread.
by Rickpatbrown
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Kombucha
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Kombucha

Just bottled my August 27th batch tonight with mango. This is my first time using shou puerh. They are some supermarket baby tous that my mother-in-law gave me. Last night, it was just starting to "pop" with acidity, but I could still taste a good amount of sweetness. Tonight it was really nice. The...
by Rickpatbrown
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Kombucha
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Kombucha

I kept meaning to start a kombucha thread. I've been making my own since March. It is such an interesting beverage. I dont buy into the lofty claims of almost any food/drink. I have not tried many commercial variants. My wife and I drink one every night. I've experimented with lots if black teas and...
by Rickpatbrown
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: YQH Puerh for Sale 2004 Dinji Yesheng
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

YQH Puerh for Sale 2004 Dinji Yesheng

http://www.yangqinghao.com/index.php/teas/2004-dingji-yesheng James at Teadb does a good review of this tea. https://teadb.org/2004-yqh-dingji/ I bought this cake a couple of months ago. It is known to be an excellent tea for its chi, but I am kind of dense to this. I'd like to pass it on to someone...
by Rickpatbrown
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Yunnan Sourcing Young Sheng Tasting
Replies: 2
Views: 469

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: 469

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: 1618
Views: 291060

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: 1618
Views: 291060

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: 1618
Views: 291060

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: 5340

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: 5340

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: 5340

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: 5340

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...