Educational Sample Packs on Puerh Tea

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VaratPh
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Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:13 am

Hello to everyone here.

I am a tea lover first and foremost. I love drinking tea, especially age puerh tea. I have been drinking and trading puerh tea for almost 20 years. I started collecting puerh tea in 2000 and have seen the market rise and fall in 2007. I have seen both the good and dark side of the industry. I understand the challenges in trying to understand the complexities of puerh tea especially in light of the conflicting information that is out there. I had once struggled through it all myself. I learned from it, evolved and continue to seek knowledge to improve myself for the journey of age tea never ends. I invite you to browse the contents of my blog and you will understand my passion and genuine affection for puerh tea through the various entries I have written.

http://theguidetopuerhtea.blogspot.com

I am here to offer those who are interested and passionate about puerh tea an opportunity to experience and learn the basics for this category of tea. The most captivating and magical aspect of puerh tea is in its aging ability. Having an opportunity to experience the age journey of tea is the key to understanding age puerh tea. I offer this through sample packs under different themes to highlight the different aspects of age puerh tea.
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Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:46 pm

How can I learn more about Frankincense and where did you even buy it, I can’t find the pure product on google.

Interesting blog, I like the post about tea auctions too! Will add it to my tea blog favorites list. :D
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Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:27 pm

There is a BBC documentary called The Frankincense Trail worth watching. I was lucky enough to have a friend bring me some from the middle east when he came for a holiday. There are many grades but the best is the green frankincense from Oman.
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Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:18 am

Shine Magical wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:46 pm
How can I learn more about Frankincense and where did you even buy it, I can’t find the pure product on google.

Interesting blog, I like the post about tea auctions too! Will add it to my tea blog favorites list. :D
There are probably several shops in India that offer Frankincense. Unless you are particular about wanting some fancy grade, you can try this shop. I have purchased various resins from them for fumigation/incense. Most of them only cost like 2 dollars for 250g for purchase within India. They also ship internationally if you email them.

http://www.mangalorespice.com/categorie ... 17230.aspx
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Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:53 am

I have no idea how honest they are, but a little googleing revealed this interesting shop: http://www.scents-of-earth.com/frankincense.html. I spent some time reading their website, despite not having interest in making a purchase.
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Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:02 pm

What a coincidence to see all this interest in Frankincense at this time as I am in the process of grinding through the production of a batch of Frankincense Nerikoh incense. I had recently tested out batches of aging incense paste from 2017. I love the aging process and the magical transformation that time brings. I have experienced it with tea and I also enjoy the contrast between different batches of incense paste from last year.
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The photo shows the contrast between the youngest and oldest. The darker paste is a batch from Jan 2017 whilst the lighter one is from later in the year in Oct. These were made from a blend of woods and resin, mixed with wild dark honey and pummeled in a paste and left to cure in storage. The older paste is noticeably darker and deeper in aroma with a spicy wood and a slight cacao note. The scent is aged and harmonious. The younger paste is more raw and sharp with a woodier tone. The younger paste has a scent that feels somewhat fragmented as the components have yet to really meld together, and lack the softness to the overall profile. The older paste is ready and that means I have some work ahead of me now in the coming weeks as I aim to finish off a batch of Frankincense Nerikoh balls.
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:02 pm

Getting back to the theme of tea :)

Educational Series – 20 Year Old Puerh / A History of Different Storage Conditions

If you ever wondered how the differences in storage conditions affect puerh tea then don’t miss out on this opportunity. This is a wonderful opportunity to taste and compare 4 puerh teas at approx. 20 years old that have been stored and nurtured under different conditions ranging from natural (dry) to traditional (wet) storage. Despite the teas being roughly the same age each tea has progressed at a different pace towards maturity. These differences are notable but are clearly aligned to the same theme. By brewing and comparing these samples you will greatly advance your perception and understanding of puerh storage.
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20 Year Old Puerh Tea Sample Pack (4 × 20g)

1) DRY STORED 1997 Loose Leaf (Dry Storage)
2) LIGHT WET 1990s Private Production (Light Wet Stored)
3) MILD WET 1990s Menghai Green Label
4) MEDIUM WET 1990s Menghai Orange Label (HK Private Commission)

For more please click the link below
http://theguidetopuerhtea.blogspot.com/ ... puerh.html
Contact me at varatphong@yahoo.com
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Educational Series – Comparative Tasting of New & Old Ripe Puerh Tea

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If you ever wondered about the differences between a new and old ripe puerh tea then don’t miss out on this opportunity. This Sample Pack provides you with the opportunity to compare the differences in the clarity, aroma/taste, texture and age characteristics between a new and old ripe puerh tea. The experience provides an invaluable insight into the ageing of ripe puerh and the refinement to the quality of the tea that comes with increasing maturity.
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Ripe Puerh Tea Sample Pack (2 × 50g)
US$65 + shipping costs

1) 2010 Golden Needle White Lotus Menghai Tea Factory – 50g
2) 1990s CNNP Private Production Gong Ting – 50g

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