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I’m still trying to find my way in and around the world of pu-erh. I just had a 21 year old wild tree pu-erh so perhaps it isn’t a good time to try something else. There is some interesting stuff happening here with this one. To me, this smells fishy but nobody else seemed to have remarked on it. For a shu it is coming up a bit on the light side in terms of color. I am trying to keep these infusions to under a minute. 3 so far. More on the fruity/berry side than others I’ve had as of late. I am not getting heavy brown sugar at all, more citrusy from the get go. It really has a nice personality which is kind of a bonus. Not thinking I will need to keep this around for the permanent collection but it would probably excel as a digestif. I will hang on to the rest of my sample and revisit it over time.

Charles Thomas Draper

I bought the whole cake.

TeaBrat

It’s good that you know what you like! =)

Charles Thomas Draper

If they blow me away I buy them if I can….

TeaBrat

I have bought a few cakes here and there but nothing too expensive.

Charles Thomas Draper

This is by far the most I paid.

Nathaniel Gruber

You may have grabbed one of the last cakes of this one. It appears to be off the site now.

@Amy oh: I’m sure that this one was quite the different experience than the 21 year old wild pu’er! Now just try to imagine what that one must’ve tasted like when it was only 6 years old. It makes it exciting to think of what something like this will age in to. :)

TeaBrat

I don’t think I have the patience to be a pu-erh collector. I’d rather find stuff that I like and can drink now although I know some people feel very differently. Thank goodness the world of tea is so vast.

Charles Thomas Draper

My bad. I bought the commemorative….

Nathaniel Gruber

Commemorative is equally good. Yes, keeping pu’er for a long time certainly is not for everyone. I think this one is good to drink now…I leave the aging to Sheng, while I usually drink Shu more immediately.

ScottTeaMan

Let’s see if I let a Puerh age 21 yrs, hhhmmmm…..I’d be…..nevermind, I’m with Amy on this one! :))

Nathaniel Gruber

You would be thanking the gods for the tea :) haha

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Charles Thomas Draper

I bought the whole cake.

TeaBrat

It’s good that you know what you like! =)

Charles Thomas Draper

If they blow me away I buy them if I can….

TeaBrat

I have bought a few cakes here and there but nothing too expensive.

Charles Thomas Draper

This is by far the most I paid.

Nathaniel Gruber

You may have grabbed one of the last cakes of this one. It appears to be off the site now.

@Amy oh: I’m sure that this one was quite the different experience than the 21 year old wild pu’er! Now just try to imagine what that one must’ve tasted like when it was only 6 years old. It makes it exciting to think of what something like this will age in to. :)

TeaBrat

I don’t think I have the patience to be a pu-erh collector. I’d rather find stuff that I like and can drink now although I know some people feel very differently. Thank goodness the world of tea is so vast.

Charles Thomas Draper

My bad. I bought the commemorative….

Nathaniel Gruber

Commemorative is equally good. Yes, keeping pu’er for a long time certainly is not for everyone. I think this one is good to drink now…I leave the aging to Sheng, while I usually drink Shu more immediately.

ScottTeaMan

Let’s see if I let a Puerh age 21 yrs, hhhmmmm…..I’d be…..nevermind, I’m with Amy on this one! :))

Nathaniel Gruber

You would be thanking the gods for the tea :) haha

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