What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Puerh and other heicha
carogust
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:17 am

@OCTO @TeaTotaling Always happy to see people like larger pots like I do :) I immediately fell in love with my 245ml nixing after I got it.

As for the difference with not filling completely up... It's tricky to say. I think you generally get a more nuanced, softer and deeper flavor at the risk of losing some brightness/punch.

I agree with OCTO on it being an amazing match with all kinds of heicha.
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OCTO
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:02 am

carogust wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:17 am
OCTO TeaTotaling Always happy to see people like larger pots like I do :) I immediately fell in love with my 245ml nixing after I got it.

As for the difference with not filling completely up... It's tricky to say. I think you generally get a more nuanced, softer and deeper flavor at the risk of losing some brightness/punch.

I agree with OCTO on it being an amazing match with all kinds of heicha.
@TeaTotaling

I agree with @carogust’s observations and findings. It sometimes comes down to the perfect match where you will also get the punch 🥊 out of a half brewed pot. It’s on occasions like these that you know, this pot is special and is here to stay!

As a matter of fact, I use large pots for almost all my teas.

Cheers!
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StoneLadle
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:45 am

@TeaTotaling so... which 90s Red Mark are you drinking? I'll try to get it from the same vendor if possible

@carogust I'm actually not a great user of big pots for sessions less than 3 people but as and when I do use them, the leaf ratio remains about the same.. bigger pot, more leaves, more yum...

I do brew some tea with a bigger pot, stuff like aged 7581, in a semi grandpa kind of way and good Liu Bao is also excellent in this way. For the Shu, I'd go with 1/4 leaves and if LB at least 1/3 leaves...
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:06 am

@OCTO... With regards to stopping.. I haven't bought any new tea from 2011 till this year !!
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OCTO
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:23 am

Another weekend with my quirky Shou-Sheng blend. Today it's 90s Shou MaoCha and 2017 YiWu GuShu Sheng MaoCha from a 500 yearold tree. Again, you get the smoothness and depth of a well aged Shou; gentle sweetness and punch of a decently young GuShu Sheng. Brewed 3/4 pot in my 50s DuoQiu, coupled with a 60s Melon pot. Both pots approximately 450ml.

Cheers!!
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OCTO
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:58 am

Nothing beats a good pot of PuErh after a long day's work. Another round of blended PuErh for me tonight. Brewed in a 400ml Nosaka Rough Clay Reduction pot. Blended 1980s 7581 Shou Brick and 2009 MeMei Sheng Private Press. The Qi is very strong with both teas combined. After taste and Yun is deep and long lasting. Extremely calming and relaxing. Packs a punch while being silky smooth.

Cheers folks!!
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:04 am

OCTO wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:58 am
Brewed in a 400ml Nosaka Rough Clay Reduction pot.
I would be curious to know what you think of that teapot and potential pairings. I have a smaller one (oxidation fired though), which I have not used much, as it seemed to be muting a bit much for my taste in the few sessions I have used it for. Maybe with more use or better pairing that would improve, but I have not felt compelled to work on that for now.
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:12 am

faj wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:04 am
OCTO wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:58 am
Brewed in a 400ml Nosaka Rough Clay Reduction pot.
I would be curious to know what you think of that teapot and potential pairings. I have a smaller one (oxidation fired though), which I have not used much, as it seemed to be muting a bit much for my taste in the few sessions I have used it for. Maybe with more use or better pairing that would improve, but I have not felt compelled to work on that for now.
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Works well with PuErh and roasted oolongs for me. Basically heavier teas... But I usually pair them with my quirky blended PuEr.... You might want to continue using it so to allow the pot to absorb more... it will definitely improve with frequent use.

Cheers!
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:13 pm

@StoneLadle They were recently discussed in an article about "beautiful tea" 😂 🤣 🙃
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:34 pm

TeaTotaling wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:13 pm
StoneLadle They were recently discussed in an article about "beautiful tea" 😂 🤣 🙃
Maybe @StoneLadle will have to purchase under a different pseudonym then... :lol:
vuanguyen
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:07 pm

I think Wu De, being magnanimous as GTH website claimed him to be, will give @StoneLadle a big discount. No need to change pseudonym.

"High seats have no place in Zen or in Tea. In Zen and Tea, we all sit on the same floor and practice" said Wu De.
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vuanguyen
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:21 pm

Spiritual stuff aside, it appears that a lot of people like GTH teas. The prices seem much lower than other vendors though. Are they legit as an honest tea seller?

@TeaTotaling Do you have any good experience with their other teas sir?

I told myself not to buy anymore teas, but their website about the late 1990's teas makes them very tempting.
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:23 pm

@TeaTotaling Did you know Wu De was from your state? :lol:

I like most Taiwanese oolong I purchased from GTH, but maybe @Bok can get us better stuff ;)
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:55 pm

TeaTotaling wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:13 pm
StoneLadle They were recently discussed in an article about "beautiful tea" 😂 🤣 🙃
I just checked it and the price is not bad. Do you have pictures of your cake? Would be curious to take a look before I order.

Will also get a Malaysian stored example and try to get my hands on a HKG one.

This gonna git gud....

Don't need discounts just need good tea.

The current discussion on price and aged Sheng cakes are also interesting. It is difficult to assess without tasting and unless one understands firmly where one wants to go or what one is looking for, it's a maze. Taste taste taste, and taste again.
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Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:05 pm

Going through a dozen samples of Changtai from KTM - most were duds but I'm really like the 2006 Chang Tai Hao Menghai Qiao Bing - Ji. The Bu Lang taste is very apparent, the tea liquor is thick and complex, and the cha qi is going straight to my head. I'm thinking of buying a few cakes of this - has anyone tried this before? It's been a while since I've mass-sampled pu'er, so I would like some reassurances about my gut feeling.
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