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I haven’t been drinking much puerh lately, but I think that will be changing especially now that the rainy season appears to be upon us here in San Francisco. I don’t tend to drink much shu pu-erh at all when the weather is warm. This shu is delicious, especially after the first steep is gone. Nice flavors of chocolate and fruit are present with a very creamy mouthfeel here in this tea. Great for a mid-afternoon pickup here in the damp.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

I just got off the phone with my son in S.F., talked about the rain. I’ll have to see if I have some if this. I need to keep better records on my Pu-erh. This one sounds really good!

TeaBrat

I like it! :)

ashmanra

That sounds so good!

Garret

Yay! I am sooo happy to see people enjoying this one so much, especially since I bought over 200 lbs of it :)

Tea_is_wisdom

@Garret how does this one compare to the Gong Ting 2005 version? 200 lbs is one big mound of tea I am assuming you feel this must be an awesome tea eh. Well I guess the reviews speak for itself eh. LOL!

Garret

HI! That 2005 gong ting was ripened in very small batches in cotton bags, much more controlled. Besides the fact that the 2005 has 4 more years under its belt, too, the 2009 gong ting is dang good right now. I was impressed with it enough when I first bought it to buy a bunch more and Im glad I did, because in just these last 6 to 8 months, it has changed quite a bit and people are liking it alot. Storage has alot to do with it and we keep all of our pu’ers at the right temp and humidity for some pretty prime aging. I look forward to seeing what this 2009 gong ting will be like in 2 to 3 more years, that’s for sure. I think for right now, the 2005 has a little more body/thickness in the tea liquor itself, a little more beefiness on the tongue, more depth to the flavor. I am happy with them both!

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Bonnie

I just got off the phone with my son in S.F., talked about the rain. I’ll have to see if I have some if this. I need to keep better records on my Pu-erh. This one sounds really good!

TeaBrat

I like it! :)

ashmanra

That sounds so good!

Garret

Yay! I am sooo happy to see people enjoying this one so much, especially since I bought over 200 lbs of it :)

Tea_is_wisdom

@Garret how does this one compare to the Gong Ting 2005 version? 200 lbs is one big mound of tea I am assuming you feel this must be an awesome tea eh. Well I guess the reviews speak for itself eh. LOL!

Garret

HI! That 2005 gong ting was ripened in very small batches in cotton bags, much more controlled. Besides the fact that the 2005 has 4 more years under its belt, too, the 2009 gong ting is dang good right now. I was impressed with it enough when I first bought it to buy a bunch more and Im glad I did, because in just these last 6 to 8 months, it has changed quite a bit and people are liking it alot. Storage has alot to do with it and we keep all of our pu’ers at the right temp and humidity for some pretty prime aging. I look forward to seeing what this 2009 gong ting will be like in 2 to 3 more years, that’s for sure. I think for right now, the 2005 has a little more body/thickness in the tea liquor itself, a little more beefiness on the tongue, more depth to the flavor. I am happy with them both!

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

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I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

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