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Patiently waiting on my first cake of puer! Considering the price, I couldn’t resist picking up a cake :) Now I just have to figure out how I want to store this tea…I will break off around probably 15-20 grams, about enough for 4 short steeping sessions(with around 14-18 steepings for each session, it’s by no means “short”) and the rest will go away for around a year. I am hoping I can keep to this plan, and try a little bit each year to see how it changes over time!

I am hoping it comes tomorrow :)

DaisyChubb

Great plan!

HyBr1d

Hopefully I will keep to that plan :)

HyBr1d

Well, I am at work right now, and won’t get home till around 6 :( That’s a bit late for me to start a new tea…so I’m not sure if I’m going to take the plunge and try it tonight or tomorrow… Knowing me ill probably have a steep or two, I can’t resist new tea! Luckily I have Laoshan Black at the store with me!

HyBr1d

Ok, I will be bringing a bit of the Fuhai sheng to work with me tomorrow for a tasting! But of course, I found a little surprise with my order! A sample of a private reserve Rou Gui Xiang Dancong!! I am sorry to say that I couldn’t control my urge to try this tea as fast as I could…and subsequently burned the heck out of my tongue… ARGH!!! So with my taste buds fried a bit, I can’t get a good taste of the Dancong :( I have to ask David if the Rou Gui Xiang will ever be stocked, because it is something I’ve been interested in trying!!

Bonnie, I would bet you probably got a sample as well? I look forward to your tasting notes!! And I’ll try to put something about the Fuhai up tomorrow…though I’m not really that great at describing Puer…

Bonnie

It’s OK, your notes are fine and don’t ever worry about it. I always thought my notes were crap. (most of the time I second guess myself and have no idea if a review is good enough)…it’s like I said, we all have our say here on Steepster which is very democratic.
Sorry about your tongue! I put up my note on the Sheng because I had an iffy first tasting and a good second one. I hoped that would encourage others to explore when they received their cake or samples or ounce or whatever was coming in the mail. Just steep it long enough and with enough leaf (about a TB or so for 6-8 oz) and you should be fine for 45 sec to a minute and increase later is what I’d do.

HyBr1d

Sounds good :) normally for puer I do the short steepings, with two washes, and the 4-6sec steepings. I use around 5grams for 5 oz, so it may be a bit different than how your steepings turned out. But I’ve been trying to push myself! Like you, if I get a so-so steeping, I keep on going. Before, I would have stopped!

Bonnie

Try it both ways. You have enough…pm me because I’d like to know what you did and the results. I let someone else control the first tasting if you read my review. The second time I did it. Also the water I believe needs to be good.

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DaisyChubb

Great plan!

HyBr1d

Hopefully I will keep to that plan :)

HyBr1d

Well, I am at work right now, and won’t get home till around 6 :( That’s a bit late for me to start a new tea…so I’m not sure if I’m going to take the plunge and try it tonight or tomorrow… Knowing me ill probably have a steep or two, I can’t resist new tea! Luckily I have Laoshan Black at the store with me!

HyBr1d

Ok, I will be bringing a bit of the Fuhai sheng to work with me tomorrow for a tasting! But of course, I found a little surprise with my order! A sample of a private reserve Rou Gui Xiang Dancong!! I am sorry to say that I couldn’t control my urge to try this tea as fast as I could…and subsequently burned the heck out of my tongue… ARGH!!! So with my taste buds fried a bit, I can’t get a good taste of the Dancong :( I have to ask David if the Rou Gui Xiang will ever be stocked, because it is something I’ve been interested in trying!!

Bonnie, I would bet you probably got a sample as well? I look forward to your tasting notes!! And I’ll try to put something about the Fuhai up tomorrow…though I’m not really that great at describing Puer…

Bonnie

It’s OK, your notes are fine and don’t ever worry about it. I always thought my notes were crap. (most of the time I second guess myself and have no idea if a review is good enough)…it’s like I said, we all have our say here on Steepster which is very democratic.
Sorry about your tongue! I put up my note on the Sheng because I had an iffy first tasting and a good second one. I hoped that would encourage others to explore when they received their cake or samples or ounce or whatever was coming in the mail. Just steep it long enough and with enough leaf (about a TB or so for 6-8 oz) and you should be fine for 45 sec to a minute and increase later is what I’d do.

HyBr1d

Sounds good :) normally for puer I do the short steepings, with two washes, and the 4-6sec steepings. I use around 5grams for 5 oz, so it may be a bit different than how your steepings turned out. But I’ve been trying to push myself! Like you, if I get a so-so steeping, I keep on going. Before, I would have stopped!

Bonnie

Try it both ways. You have enough…pm me because I’d like to know what you did and the results. I let someone else control the first tasting if you read my review. The second time I did it. Also the water I believe needs to be good.

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While I have always liked tea, I have recently fallen off the deep end into loose tea madness :)

I have found that I prefer the darker spectrum of oolong teas like da hong pao, Shui Xian, dark roasted and/or aged TGY, and also Dancong’s. Pretty much anything but floral oolongs, they just arent my style. I also enjoy pretty much every black tea that I have tried! I am also getting more familiar with puer tea, and lately have been preferring shu over sheng…Good for the stomach, and the most likely way to find myself “tea drunk!”

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