What Pu'er Are You Drinking

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Noonie
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Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:36 pm

faj wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:13 pm
Noonie wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:47 pm
I brewed it 10x, out to just under 2 minutes, using a 100ml gaiwan and 7g of leaf. About 10s between steeps though I miss that window here and there.
Do you mean you drink all of the boiling tea you just poured out in 10s, then prepare the next infusion?
:lol:
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klepto
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Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:43 am

Rookie mistake of the week:

I poured my water in my yixing teapot, poured out the hot water in the fairness cup. Instead of a rinse today I was going to drink the first steeping.
So I pour the first steeping in the fairness cup and didn't notice it had almost filled it up. Pour some into my teacup and took a drink and was like.. dafuq? :oops:
This is what happens when you do something different in your routine. :oops:
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StoneLadle
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Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:56 am

@klepto

I do it all the time, it's fine bwahahahaha
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klepto
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Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:03 am

StoneLadle wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:56 am
klepto

I do it all the time, it's fine bwahahahaha
I'm glad I'm not the only one out here making these mistakes. I could write a book on some of them :D
Noonie
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Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:23 am

klepto wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:43 am
Rookie mistake of the week:

I poured my water in my yixing teapot, poured out the hot water in the fairness cup. Instead of a rinse today I was going to drink the first steeping.
So I pour the first steeping in the fairness cup and didn't notice it had almost filled it up. Pour some into my teacup and took a drink and was like.. dafuq? :oops:
This is what happens when you do something different in your routine. :oops:
Just tell yourself it keeps the mind sharp, and that you’re not falling prey to mindless routine ;)
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OCTO
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Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:48 am

TeaTotaling wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:32 am
StoneLadle wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:34 am
TeaTotaling wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:32 pm
StoneLadle 5 year old material would make sense. It has developed nicely. I acquired it from a friend in Taiwan, who originally selected the raw material to be pressed. I believe it has been stored in Taiwan ever since. I shall inquire further.
Hiya TeaTotaling I am totally totally intruiged... the story deepens...

..and glad to be here, it's all OCTO's fault...
I'll let you know!

OCTO tends to have an influence, I'm not sure it's always a positive one either. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, though.
@TeaTotaling @StoneLadle

Now both my ears have been itching the whole day..... hahahahaha.....
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debunix
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Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:09 pm

klepto wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:03 am
I'm glad I'm not the only one out here making these mistakes.
No one has perfect tea sessions every time....and I am more often prompted to share sessions that went really well, or sessions with happy mistakes that taught me something new, than to share those that went very very wrong.....fortunately many puer are very forgiving....
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pantry
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Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:17 pm

Been slammed with work in this past couple weeks but still managed to fit in a couple sessions of Gedeng Gushu. I did a little comparison of the autumn and spring harvests from 2017 to 2019–it’s quite interesting how certain notes have deepened in just a few short years. Lovely tea!
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klepto
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Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:17 pm

Late night session: Went back to the TWL: 2015 Biyun Hao Lishan Gongcha
Rich tobacco like sweetness with a minty/menthol aftertaste, the more steepings I did the better it got.
Using a yixing teapot brought out some differences therein.. The minty aftertaste in my porcelain gaiwan was drying my throat out
and almost taking away my breath. In the teapot it was a just a delicious aftertaste, zini f1 teapot.
thommes
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Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:27 pm

Noonie wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:47 pm
Just opened a cake of Yunnan Sourcing “Ye Sheng Cha” Wild Tree Purple Tea of Dehong. I placed a couple of large (for me) orders from YS US site in the spring as I was falling down the pu'er rabbit hole. So far this is the best sheng I've had from the lot. I brewed it 10x, out to just under 2 minutes, using a 100ml gaiwan and 7g of leaf. About 10s between steeps though I miss that window here and there. I was seriously going to fill up my kettle and keep going but I have some other things I needed to do and won't have time later, but next time I think I can push this to 15 steeps. I have to give myself more time :mrgreen:
You're on a YS kick. Been a while since I ordered from them. Might have to go pick up the two that you've mentioned. Though they did just have the 15% off sale... i'm sure that will come around again though.
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Stephen
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Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:45 pm

2005 Wild Tree "Ye Sheng Cha" sheng pu er brick of Dehong. I pulled this from the back shelf and was pleasantly surprised. I'm not much of a ye sheng cha fan, but I like this brick. Perhaps it's due to the dense compression and more hot, humid storage. It's also smoothed out after 5 years in my storage. It brewed up smooth, woody and earthy, along with a gentle floral huigan. The qi was strong, something I notice with most ye sheng cha I've tried.
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Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:21 pm

Drinking some 2002 shou from ville trær. Had some of it a year back, and finally picked up some more. Very sweet with a damp wood smell to it.
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pantry
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Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:42 pm

Drinking XiangChunLin and Tianmenshan, both from Spring 2019 today. I haven't been disappointed by any single estate puerh from Yiwu Mountain Tea yet :lol:
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klepto
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Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:24 pm

pantry wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:42 pm
Drinking XiangChunLin and Tianmenshan, both from Spring 2019 today. I haven't been disappointed by any single estate puerh from Yiwu Mountain Tea yet :lol:
DOUBLE EDIT: I'm trying to figure out which I will drink today.. I'm going back to the Gedeng Gushu
DailyTX
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Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:34 pm

Pulled out a 2000 Yiwu Sheng brick from YS that I purchased last year or the year before, memory is a little fuzzy. I sampled initially, and then once every couple months. The tea had a strong wet storage taste. After airing out for 6+ months in a well circulated room, I decided to just leave it alone with my other puerh teas. The tea still has a little wet storage taste, not as strong as before. I tried to limit the quantity of leaves to tone down the woody taste.
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