What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Puerh and other heicha
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mrmopu
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Tue Nov 01, 2022 8:44 am

Balthazar wrote:
Sun Oct 23, 2022 6:10 am
mrmopu wrote:
Fri Oct 21, 2022 10:16 am
Way too rich for my blood the last few years pricing. I can buy aged teas cheaper than the new ones..
Yes, the last few years' (close to a decade) prices have been insane and I don't know anyone buying those teas for drinking...

Still, I think some of the earlier ones are worth the prices they command (at least auction prices). Speaking of which I am drinking the 801 7542 today, which I consider a solid daily drinker though a bit lacking in the energy compartment.
I like the Spring of Menghai cakes and 7532's as options for high priced 7542 series. They punch well and are about a third cheaper in the wallet.
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LeoFox
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Sun Nov 13, 2022 9:39 am

1999 Second Millennium Sun Withered Raw Pu-erh Tea (Maocha) From yee on tea.

Andrew S
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Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:01 pm

LeoFox wrote:
Sun Nov 13, 2022 9:39 am
1999 Second Millennium Sun Withered Raw Pu-erh Tea (Maocha) From yee on tea.
I have to admit, I've been getting a lot of perverse enjoyment from reading your posts about your adventures with traditional storage...

I'm having this same 1999 loose leaf tea today; I'd call it traditional storage which has tamed the underlying tea's original astringency but hasn't removed its youthful vigour, with simple flavours but a pleasant feeling. It still tastes 'raw' and hasn't been 'cooked' by the storage.

However, I can understand why you may feel differently; it must be hard to get the flavour profile of "soiled diaper" out of your mind once that description makes its way into there... I'd suggest avoiding any other traditional teas until you've recovered (unless you want to get any other samples out of the way before beginning your road to recovery).

Andrew
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debunix
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Sun Jan 01, 2023 11:57 pm

Exploring more of my first order from Ketlee.in....

2022 Ketlee spring gushu sheng cake:

The dry leaf has a lovely rich plummy fruity earthy scent.
4 grams of leaf in a Petr Novak treebark pot:
10 seconds boiling water and the rinse is sweet, malty, vegetal, a touch bitter, and quite nice.
10 seconds again...still sweet, malty, vegetal, herbs, hint of bitter
10 seconds again….nice….
20 seconds…still liking this one very much
20 seconds….bitter coming out a bit but still malty/earthy and pleasingly herbaceous
….and I’ve lost track of the infusions….now out to 7 or 8, still very short and dilute, because that’s how I roll, but I like this quite a bit.
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LeoFox
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Mon Jan 02, 2023 12:39 am

debunix wrote:
Sun Jan 01, 2023 11:57 pm
Exploring more of my first order from Ketlee.in....

2022 Ketlee spring gushu sheng cake:

The dry leaf has a lovely rich plummy fruity earthy scent.
4 grams of leaf in a Petr Novak treebark pot:
10 seconds boiling water and the rinse is sweet, malty, vegetal, a touch bitter, and quite nice.
10 seconds again...still sweet, malty, vegetal, herbs, hint of bitter
10 seconds again….nice….
20 seconds…still liking this one very much
20 seconds….bitter coming out a bit but still malty/earthy and pleasingly herbaceous
….and I’ve lost track of the infusions….now out to 7 or 8, still very short and dilute, because that’s how I roll, but I like this quite a bit.
Big question is how does it compare to Chinese sheng? Never encountered malt in sheng before...
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debunix
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Tue Jan 03, 2023 4:18 pm

I think this is definitely one I should put on the list to share our next Los Angeles tea tasting, so I can get an assessment not just from me, but from some more serious pu-heads.
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mbanu
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Mon Jan 09, 2023 9:20 pm

More Nor Sun -- low-effort pu'er that maintains a classic taste. :)
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Baiyun
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Wed Jan 18, 2023 11:12 pm

2009 Ai Lao Jue Se from YS.

Lovely, easy drinking, clean tea with an expansive feeling.
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The only problem is that it's almost gone...

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pepson
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Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:38 am

Bingdao 2008, Gu-Shu Sheng Cha 357 grams cake. I have got little of it. That is sad :(
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Balthazar
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Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:38 am

2006 FT8653 (iron cake), Taiwan storage. Nothing fancy to kick off the new rabbit year, though this tea in a very decent place right now. The epitome of a good value "daily drinker mid-aged pu" for me.
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Baiyun
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Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:58 pm

Thoroughly enjoyed this pot of 2012 Cloud Watching from EoT.

Lots going on in that liquor and I am getting the gushu vibes from it.
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A good reminder to explore more out of the way productions.
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