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Having my last few steeps of this one and I’m sad to see it go. Definitely my favorite pu-erh now. I’m looking to buy more of their pu-erhs and blacks, what do you guys think are their best ones?
Have you tried any of their blacks?? I recall you ordered the Golden Fleece (am I right?) I just tried the four I had the other night, and would definitely recommend either Laoshan Black or Zhu Rong Yunnan Black. Both are pretty deliciously chocolatey. IIRC you’re on a limited budget, so I would not buy both as they are too similar. I preferred the Laoshan as it was more chocolatey, but really, they were both excellent. Personally, I am not a fan of Yunnan Golden Buds. Were you in Canada, I’d send you my package of it as I’m really not fond of it and unlikely to drink it (it’s too expensive to mail something that small to the US). I haven’t tried their other available black nor do I know much about it.
Unfortunately, although I have a bunch of pu’erhs in my cupboard, I have yet to try them, really. Perhaps go for the tasting kit?
Whoops, wrote a novel. Sorry! Can’t ever tell how long my messages are in this puny screen.
Haha, that’s alright. I appreciate long messages. I was considering buying the zhu rong, and every one of the pu-erhs sounds great…it’s so hard to choose! It’s not like I can try everything, it’s spendy stuff.
You get lots of value out of those tea’s though. No one steeping tea’s so they go a long way. And, I love that the farmers are paid a fair price. I’m on a fixed income…but as much as I can…I try to buy fair trade and organic.
Yeah, I definitely agree with you. I understand WHY the teas are expensive, it’s just that I don’t have much money to spend on tea. :)
What are your favorite pu-erhs of theirs Bonnie?
Wow, now that’s a quandry. I just ordered 1998 Xingyang…it’s an interesting experience that those who drink it say that they prefer to drink with friends because while it’s not a drug, people get a little ethereal. I tried it and liked it.
Then, I tried shu’s and sheng’s. I think a sampler would be best and David will make one up special if you only like dark musty ones or lighter puerhs. He did that for Ian. The smaller sample kit is $24.95 and has 4 Pu-erhs. I have some of the Puerh blends also. Spiced Elderberry, Imperial Breakfast all have Pu-erh in them.
Their Yanxin’s Reserve may just be my favorite Puerh of all time.
Just placed an order for the Yanxin’s Reserve ’04, Golden Buds, and Zhu Rong Black. :)
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