What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Puerh and other heicha
Vinski
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Sat Jan 20, 2024 5:26 am

My first taste of pu-erh tea. Or actually another one. Yesterday I already brewed another pu-erh tea.

Today I tasted young sheng pu-erh tea Ba Ma Village from Yunnan Sourcing. It was a little surprising that the taste of the tea was not very strong, although good. The bitterness was appropriate. Today's tea tasted a little stronger than yesterday's sheng pu-erh. Maybe the difference is in quality or storage or both.

I used 5 grams of tea and 80 ml freshly boiled water. The duration of the first three infusions was about 15 seconds. After that I added 5-10 seconds with each subsequent infusion.

I will continue tasting. There are still many promising sheng pu-erh teas in the sample pack I bought.
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debunix
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Sat Jan 20, 2024 12:01 pm

there's much to enjoy… Have fun with your explorations!
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mbanu
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Sun Jan 21, 2024 5:13 am

More tinned Nor Sun; did the Hong Kong blender go out of business? The supply seems to have evaporated... fortunately I had a habit of buying extra tins when they were easy to find, so I still have a bit left. :D
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Tue Jan 23, 2024 10:50 am

Vinski wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2024 5:26 am
Today I tasted young sheng pu-erh tea Ba Ma Village from Yunnan Sourcing. It was a little surprising that the taste of the tea was not very strong, although good. The bitterness was appropriate. Today's tea tasted a little stronger than yesterday's sheng pu-erh. Maybe the difference is in quality or storage or both.
I tasted the first sample from the package again. Aged Bu Lang Mountain pu-erh tea also started to taste stronger and at the same time better when I increased the number of tea leaves to a 1:15 ratio of tea to water and used boiling water.
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So many teas, so little cups.
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Tue Jan 23, 2024 5:21 pm

Greetings from a forum-newbie, cha-oldie. I don't know what I'm drinking, and I hope someone here might help.

A friend just returned from China with two teas for me, a ripe 2014 Pu-erh cake and a box of some kind of red tea. Haven't opened that one, but the bing is well-made, smells as good as any pre-boom Menghai shou that I've tasted, and was described to my friend as "something special." I tend to discourage non-tea-loving friends from bringing tea from abroad, as it's usually either tourist junk or fancy-packaged prestige gift-style and still not very good. The few that surpass are always a joy!

These appear to be that rare exception. I do not read Chinese, and the OCR translation app on my phone only does one ideogram at a time. Since I will be sharing samples with several other people, and also for my own education, I'd like to know what I have here. Box and cake labels and nei fei attached. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

-DMI
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OCTO
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Wed Jan 24, 2024 3:52 am

Finally found some time to sit back and enjoy a good gulp of my quirky blend.

Cheers!!


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mbanu
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Thu Jan 25, 2024 5:20 am

DMI wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2024 5:21 pm
These appear to be that rare exception. I do not read Chinese, and the OCR translation app on my phone only does one ideogram at a time. Since I will be sharing samples with several other people, and also for my own education, I'd like to know what I have here. Box and cake labels and nei fei attached. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

-DMI
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The QS code will tell you what the tea wants to be (or maybe what it is). These were designed for verifying that the factory had been inspected for sanitation, but also helps to identify where a tea was pressed.
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Thu Jan 25, 2024 9:06 am

@DMI
The puerh cake was produced by 昆明易坤茗茶庄 using materials/tea leaves from Bulang mountain.

The red tea seems to be a Yunnan sun dried red tea made from wild ancient tree from 大雪山/big snow mountain.
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Fri Jan 26, 2024 5:28 pm

2007 Rui Cao Xiang sheng from Wu Liang via Yunnan Sourcing: lovely caramel, herbs, and delicately earthy. Yum!
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Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:52 pm

Yee On's 1997 Jiang Cheng raw brick on an overcast day; tastes mature but vibrant, with a bright and uplifting kind of relaxing feeling for me today, and lasts over many brews. Very nice.

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Fri Feb 23, 2024 6:58 pm

Andrew S wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:52 pm
Yee On's 1997 Jiang Cheng raw brick on an overcast day; tastes mature but vibrant, with a bright and uplifting kind of relaxing feeling for me today, and lasts over many brews. Very nice.

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@Andrew S Yummy!!
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Sun Mar 17, 2024 2:43 am

Sunny morning with some 501 8582.

Though a good amount of snow fell yesterday, spring is definitely in sight
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Thu Apr 11, 2024 6:43 pm

2093 Green Mark puerh, I think from Wing Hop Fung. It is lovely balanced tea right now with sweetness, earthiness, camphor and a bit of spice, just lovely.
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such a tiny bit of tea gave such a fine first Infusion, and there will be several more. mmmm.
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