Pu erh mystery

Puerh and other heicha
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Archer
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:20 am

So here's the story: I have recently bought some ripe pu from Yunnan Sourcing, specifically their "12 Years Aged Golden Melon Ripe Pu-erh Tea Tuo".
It is described by YS and all the reviews as a mellow and smooth ripe, with earthy notes and everything you would expect from an aged shou (ripe) ...

The problem is that although the tuos I received look exactly like the pictures on the website, they taste very much like a sheng (raw) pu... Everything from the astringency, the cha qi, even the liquor color is definitely sheng...

I'm not sure what happened here, the tea is a good quality sheng, no complaints here :D but I'm still confused by the description and reviews...

Has anyone else here encountered a similar situation before?
Can any of you who had this tea before share their experience with it?

Thanks
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There is no self
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:33 am

This feels like the Double Slit Experiment: it's a particle, but it behaves like a wave! It's a shu, but it behaves like a sheng!

No idea what might have happened. Perhaps they accidentally sent you some sheng that looked similar to the one you ordered?
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Elise
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:46 am

Maybe you could post pictures of the dry/wet leaves as well as of the liquor?
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:47 am

There is no self wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:33 am

No idea what might have happened. Perhaps they accidentally sent you some sheng that looked similar to the one you ordered?
Hahaha, IDK, it might be an accident since the tuos look absolutely identical in shape and color... But then the question remains: what am I drinking??
Rui
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:20 am

Have you contacted Scott at Yunnan Sourcing? He is excellent in helping his customers and accidental mistakes.
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:07 pm

Rui wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:20 am
Have you contacted Scott at Yunnan Sourcing? He is excellent in helping his customers and accidental mistakes.
I don't think I will, since I'm happy with this tea anyway; I was just surprised with the fact that it was a sheng.
But you're right, Scott has very good customer support.
Nis
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Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:10 pm

I just drank of mine. It's definitely a shu.
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