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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    Today I had a good not great session with XZH Xuan xi. The first time I brewed this I almost orders a cake by the 6th infusion. But every round since then it hasn't lived up to the first session. This session was better I am considering it but I think my money would be better spent on some YQH...
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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    I decided to compare my Yan Qing Hao 04/tei ji pin stored in Houston until 2013 then in my storage with one stored in Taiwan for its whole life. All in all it did not fair nearly against the Taiwan stored cake as my 06 Qixiang did. The Qixiang ( gushu chawang) was stored in Seattle than in my...
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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    I have been trying to finish up some old samples to make room for new ones. I had Wisterias 04 Jiang Chen. When I received this sample I remember writing this off. Now I wish I had bought a cake of this. The smokey almost meaty flavor is right up my alley.
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    2 of my new bricks direct from China

    Young pu-erh tea is basically green tea.
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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    I am enjoying the 09 XZH Golden Brick. It is a blend of GFZ and LBZ. I am guessing that it is fall material based on the taste and price. I have always thought that this tea was not blended very well. I have had weird luck with this cake about 1/3 of my sessions are awesome and the rest are just...
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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    SOTD 96 old tree tea cake from Sunsing and 09 Wuliang wild tree from EOT. Both of these teas make me think of summer. The old tree makes me think of walking down train tracks on a hot summer day. The The Wuliang has a nice fruity concord grape taste but also some underlying bbq elements. I cant...
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    online source for good Yixing Teapots

    I would avoid tea smith or yunnan sourcing for yixing. Jing as Grasshopper mentioned is good thechineseteashop.com is another one. Essence of tea deals can be had at zen8tea also origin tea and lifeinateacup
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    Ten best bourbons: Top bottles of the all-American whiskey

    The guy who made this list has not tried George t. , Parkers Heritage collection, William Larue Welller or any Papppy Van Winkle Buorbon. But a couple on there I am going to have to try out.
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    Bourbon drinkers. What is your favorite?

    I scored a bottle each of pappy 15 20&23 . I normally drink Basil Hayden this is definitely a treat. The twenty is my favorite. At least between that and the fifteen I have not opened the 23. Though I have noticed it is very sensitive to temperature on how it tastes. But when it's just right...
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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    2006 Dayi 7582 I bought this cake from Steve after trying a couple 90's 7582 and really enjoying them. After trying it I immediately regretted the purchase. The cake was the dustiest chopped up rock hard Menghai cake I have ever seen. he taste was not much better being super astringent and not...
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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    SOTD Late 80's thin paper 8582 from tea masters. I am very impressed by tea. It was almost perfectly stored . I did choose to rinse it and was rewarded with an excellent first in fusion with only a very mild hint of storage. The cha qi was noticable from the third sip on becoming so strong I had...
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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    I started my day off with a cold overnite brew of 96 purple Dayi Teaurchin 2012 spring jingmai started off very good but after a few infusions bitterness took over and lost its shine. But for 65 dollars it is a good tea for the money. 98 fuhai probably the best session that I have had with...
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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    A few single trees Moacha. Starts very nice I like the ku of Bulang balanced by the Bangwei. Very nice cooling after taste in infusions two and three. But that doesn't last. I just wish it kept up with the intensity of the first three infusions a little longer. It makes me realized that Didn't...
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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    Flipping through Clouds book I stumbled upon the same YQH as Silent chaos has in stock. Does anyone hear have a definite answer to this can a late 90s 7542 cnnp wrapper have a Zhong character first on the neifi. I have seen vendors claim this. But never one I completely trusted. The neifi on...
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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    Thanks I did not realize YQH made so many cakes each year. Do you know when the price list is from? It is hard to tell if they are very high or very low even with the translation off. Sotd- 70s Grand Yellow Mark This tea was originally from Grand Tea. They state at Grand tea this is...
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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    wish I had stocked up on bak choys when I had the chance. But I did not feel it was worth $400 then. well you can still get them at puerhshop for under $200:001_rolle Zhou Yu 's 07 hong yin good session I think this cake will age well. But I think I should have just bought another zi pin...
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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    Are we sure that the Yan Qing Hao is even legit. I'm not saying its not because it could be a different production. But I have a cake of the 04 YQH Yi wu the neifi and description ticket are different as well a size of the cake and leaf. Also I remember Gaung talking about fake Jians of YQH...
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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    2000 Kai yuan purple stamp. I accidently brewed this stronger than normal. I still did not have any issues with astringency that Nada warned about. Great aftertaste cooling in the mouth then warms your chest. This is exactly the type of cake I look for just starting to be aged and very tasty.
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    SOTD II - sheng of the day

    2000 Kai yuan purple stamp. I accidently brewed this stronger than normal. I still did not have any issues with astringency that Nada warned about. Great aftertaste cooling in the mouth then warms your chest. This is exactly the type of cake I look for just starting to be aged and very tasty.
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    SOTD- sheng of the day

    I have two cabinets one I keep between 60-67 rh the other stays around 75 %rh. I believe the zi pin was in the dry storage cabinet for most of the summer only spending the past two months in my more humid cabinet. Sotd 97 CNNP yi wu wild Camphor cake and 2001 commissioned purple dayi from...
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