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by the_skua
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1656
Views: 311334

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2004 Yiwu from Tea Urchin care of Liquid Proust via a tea swap. Infusions forever...all the notes I love with aged sheng...old books, ripe pitted fruit, some damp wood, slight camphor, and resin; even a little shroom. Absolutely beautiful liquor with rich amber hues. Serious mellowing qi. Nice swee...
by the_skua
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: 2007 Shu Favorites
Replies: 4
Views: 1983

2007 Shu Favorites

Anyone have any particular 2007 (or about then) shu pu favorites? Ideally, things that are currently available. I'm trying to space out my shu collection by five years for comparison and it seems like there are a few options out there. Obviously, most things from this period are going to be classic ...
by the_skua
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Classic pu?
Replies: 24
Views: 7559

Re: Classic pu?

The alternative to drinking a bunch of pesticide-laden factory tea would be to order some single village or single mountain pressings from vendors such as Yunnan Sourcing, Farmerleaf, Essence of Tea, or Crimson Lotus (there are others). This will allow you to become more familiar with the distinct q...
by the_skua
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 949
Views: 180929

Re: Introduce Yourself

I'm Tom and have been drinking tea since 2009. Around that time I got overly serious about it, had a blog and then burned out on writing (and obsessing) about tea. I'm back now at a more sustainable level. How long have you been drinking tea? Been drinking puer and good greens since 2009. What kind ...
by the_skua
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1656
Views: 311334

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Have been sampling a number of Farmerleaf teas lately. Most of what I'd had so far was safe, clean plantation tea, but then I had the 2016 Wuliang Single Trees yesterday and today and really enjoyed it.

Lively, crisp tea, with nice sweetness and great minty cool finish. Decent staying power too.
by the_skua
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Is white2tea the only puer producer now?
Replies: 10
Views: 5737

Is white2tea the only puer producer now?

This obvious hyperbole, but highlights my point. I checked out of the online tea community between 2012 and earlier this year. When I came back, white2tea was new to me. Now, when I look on Reddit or Instagram, it's almost always the only brand of puer that people talk about (a touch of YS and Crims...