97

I am loving this gorgeous Sheng again today. My sample bag says it’s a 2001. David ? This tea seems to be alive. When you sip it breathes this complex and bold vaporous glow of tea delight. I am getting a menthol sensation. I am so glad I discovered Steepster. This little world we have has led me to without a doubt the finest teas I have ever had in my life. David do you need a Northeast Representative?

TeaBrat

I have no doubt you could do the job!

David Duckler

Hi Charles- Wang Yanxin tells me it is a 2001 pu’er, which makes sense from looking at the color, and the deeper flavor profile. However, there is no paperwork that comes with this tea, and the farmers are more interested in flavor than in keeping track of picking dates. I said ‘03 on the site because I definitely don’t want to tell anyone that the tea is older than it is, so I am playing it on the safe side until I can get an exact month and year. The 1000g balls of tea don’t even have a wrapper, they just come in cloth bags.

As an aside, I have always considered using the Farmer’s coop at job interviews when looking for talent- It is certainly the most challenging tea I carry, and I know I can respect anyone who has the aptitude to truly enjoy this treasure. It will always be one of my favorite teas out there.

I don’t have a Northeast Representative yet… The East coast is still an untamed land for me. I went to school in New York, and haven’t had a chance to get back there yet (except layovers at JFK in the way to China).

Charles Thomas Draper

Lets tame it….

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Comments

TeaBrat

I have no doubt you could do the job!

David Duckler

Hi Charles- Wang Yanxin tells me it is a 2001 pu’er, which makes sense from looking at the color, and the deeper flavor profile. However, there is no paperwork that comes with this tea, and the farmers are more interested in flavor than in keeping track of picking dates. I said ‘03 on the site because I definitely don’t want to tell anyone that the tea is older than it is, so I am playing it on the safe side until I can get an exact month and year. The 1000g balls of tea don’t even have a wrapper, they just come in cloth bags.

As an aside, I have always considered using the Farmer’s coop at job interviews when looking for talent- It is certainly the most challenging tea I carry, and I know I can respect anyone who has the aptitude to truly enjoy this treasure. It will always be one of my favorite teas out there.

I don’t have a Northeast Representative yet… The East coast is still an untamed land for me. I went to school in New York, and haven’t had a chance to get back there yet (except layovers at JFK in the way to China).

Charles Thomas Draper

Lets tame it….

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I am an avid surfer, gardener, golfer and freespirit. I have been a tea drinker forever. Tea has provided me with contentment. I love White, Oolong, Green, Black and Pu’er. I do not care for flavored tea and nor will I comment on it.

Location

Margate, New Jersey, USA

Website

http://facebook.com./charles....

Following These People