What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Puerh and other heicha
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Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:42 pm

thommes wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:20 pm
vuanguyen wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:54 am

1) Wistaria 2003 ZiPin (da bomb!)
2) Teas We Like 2005 Bulang Double Lion (sweet and smoky da bear)
3) Wistaria 2007 Red Mark (strong Qi)
4) Wistaria 2007 Blue mark (strongest Qi!)
5) Wistaria 2003 Qing Teng
6) Essence of Tea 2001 Mengsa Old Tree Tea (cheap but good)
7) YQH 2004 Dingji Yesheng (expensive and overrated; still good though)
8) YQH 2006 Chawangshu (overrated; still good though)
9) Wistaria 2004 Zi Yun (nice loose leaf)
10) Wistaria 2006 Taihe cake (my least favorite Wistaria tea)
11) Teas We Like 2004 Nanqiao Bulang King (strong Qi but no sweetness)
12) 2005 Changtai "Yun Pu Zhi Dian / Top of the Clouds from Crimson Lotus (my first introduction to semi aged tea introduced by a friend at work; I don't touch it anymore)
13) YQH 1999 Jintuo (a gift included when I purchased YQH Chawangshu and Dingji Yesheng; I have not drunk this tea)

No more buying teas for me. I have enough for the next 5 years!
You seem to have a thing about Wisteria. Have never heard of them. Off to look them up.
Wisteria offers excellent semi aged puerh.
https://www.wistariateahouse.com/mainss ... g=ZC431612
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Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:35 pm

2010 Haiwan sheng mini brick from Jay at Tea Life HK. I think this is the most heavily compressed tea I've ever had, or at least up there on the list.

This is inexpensive tea but I find it enjoyable. The color is nice, that semi-aged orange in spite of both the age and the compression. There is a kind of mellow umami floral thing going on, balanced with lingering, pleasant bitterness and astringency (likely related in part to the inevitability of broken leaf bits trying to pry a piece off to brew). The flavor and fragrance of the tea, as well as the astringency, hang around for quite a while.

Overall, I'd buy more.
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Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:32 pm

EoT's 2019 Yao Zhu Di:
Wet leaves smelled like candy. Liquor tasted like candy, previously this would have been my go to tea but..
While delicious its one dimensional, the liquor is thin and doesn't provide any matching astringency.
After sampling tea from so many vendors my tastes have gotten a tiny bit more refined :D I couldn't tell you what it is yet but I have a clue.
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Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:50 pm

@klepto Did you manage to grab EoT's Lao Jie Zi in your order too? Wondering if it's worth the hype :lol:

@vuanguyen Tai He is actually my favorite among Wistaria tea, but I much prefer the 2005 version. Did you get a chance to sample the same tea from the different year?

I just had Wistaria's Hotien Houtuo for the first time. It's supposed to be a sheng from the 70s. The liquor tasted very smooth, and the wet leaves smelled like an old man. :mrgreen:
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Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:18 pm

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Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:50 pm
klepto Did you manage to grab EoT's Lao Jie Zi in your order too? Wondering if it's worth the hype :lol:
I did try most of their 2020 offerings but not that one. I have to say that EoT has a great line up of teas.
How's that Bana tea cake you posted?
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Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:53 pm

pantry wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:50 pm

vuanguyen Tai He is actually my favorite among Wistaria tea, but I much prefer the 2005 version. Did you get a chance to sample the same tea from the different year?

I just had Wistaria's Hotien Houtuo for the first time. It's supposed to be a sheng from the 70s. The liquor tasted very smooth, and the wet leaves smelled like an old man. :mrgreen:
@pantry I had both the 2005 and 2006 in loose leaf form. I can't tell the difference so I bought the 2006 Tai He cake. Where can you buy Wistaria's Hotien Houtuo? I don't see it on their website. Do you have to email them directly?
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Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:09 pm

I had the 2019 single tree loose raw puerh from Hojo today. Haven't had a young Sheng for a long time. It was really good...very aromatic with strong warming energetic Qi. The only thing is I don't know where this tea is from. It was labeled as Ming Feng Shan. Does anyone know where Ming Feng Shan is located? Hojo sells single tea trees but I don't think they are from famous area...otherwise, the price would have been astronomical.

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Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:16 pm

I don't think it's possible to make a batch of tea from one single tree .... I like these guy's oolong but stay away from their PuPu
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Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:44 pm

vuanguyen wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:09 pm
I had the 2019 single tree loose raw puerh from Hojo today. Haven't had a young Sheng for a long time. It was really good...very aromatic with strong warming energetic Qi. The only thing is I don't know where this tea is from. It was labeled as Ming Feng Shan. Does anyone know where Ming Feng Shan is located? Hojo sells single tea trees but I don't think they are from famous area...otherwise, the price would have been astronomical.


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Is this puerh? The label says "non fermented". Or does this differentiate it from shou?
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Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:08 am

Rickpatbrown wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:44 pm
vuanguyen wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:09 pm
I had the 2019 single tree loose raw puerh from Hojo today. Haven't had a young Sheng for a long time. It was really good...very aromatic with strong warming energetic Qi. The only thing is I don't know where this tea is from. It was labeled as Ming Feng Shan. Does anyone know where Ming Feng Shan is located? Hojo sells single tea trees but I don't think they are from famous area...otherwise, the price would have been astronomical.


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Is this puerh? The label says "non fermented". Or does this differentiate it from shou?
Probably just to clarify that this tea hasn't fermented yet as it is young(green), while it still classifies as dark tea.
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Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:10 am

vuanguyen wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:09 pm
It was labeled as Ming Feng Shan. Does anyone know where Ming Feng Shan is located? Hojo sells single tea trees but I don't think they are from famous area...otherwise, the price would have been astronomical.
There's a 鸣凤山 in or close to Lincang (Yongde). That's the only one I could find in Yunnan with a quick search (a couple others in Hunan). Will have to do a more through check later, the 2100m claim should help to narrow down the possibilities...

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Probably this one, see here
第八古茶园:鸣凤山古茶园,该茶园为大叶种乔木型古茶树,鸣凤山大叶种是省级群体良种,原产为永德明朗岩岸山鸣凤山村,采用茶籽育苗由人工种植形成,面积约有800亩,该茶园地处1900米的高山中,降水量1400毫米,气温16.8度,是党梨山自然保护区的延伸地,有90多年的历史。该茶园四周森林主要分布有松树,西南桦等树种。
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Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:19 am

The single tree thing...

One tree might yield one cake...

Not sure about a whole batch of cakes...

Fishy...
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Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:56 pm

@klepto I haven't tried it yet :mrgreen: ...Got distracted by other teas :lol:
vuanguyen wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:53 pm
pantry I had both the 2005 and 2006 in loose leaf form. I can't tell the difference so I bought the 2006 Tai He cake. Where can you buy Wistaria's Hotien Houtuo? I don't see it on their website. Do you have to email them directly?
You can email them and ask for a price list. They used to list Hotien Houtuo on their website but no longer.
As for Tai He, I found the cake vs loose leaves version of the same year (2005) to be different as well.
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Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:40 pm

StoneLadle wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:19 am
The single tree thing...

One tree might yield one cake...

Not sure about a whole batch of cakes...

Fishy...
@StoneLadle

One tree (GuShu) can definitely yield more than one cake. But it’s gonna be a small batch.

Cheers!
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