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TeaGinner said

My first pu-ehr purchase. How'd I do?

Copy/pasted from teachat. :)

Hey guys, just thought I’d make a post to say I made my first pu-ehr purchase from Yunnan Sourcing since I’ve heard so many good things about them!

I purchased a 400 gram cake of: 2011 Yunnan Sourcing “Cha Qi” Raw Pu-erh Tea cake *

And I also bought a 25 gram sample of: 2012 Yunnan Sourcing “Yi Wu Purple Tea” Raw Pu-erh tea cake *

All for $42.55!

I purchased the “Cha Qi” cake because of the review of the cake Yunnan Sourcing did in the description of the cake underneath, and I purchased the Yi Wu purple sample because I had a few dollars left to spare!

I was going to purchase all samples but it was the same price for about 250 grams of samples when I got 425 grams for a cake and a sample for the same price. :)

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mrmopar said

let me know how this is. did you get if from yunnan sourcing u.s.a.?

TeaGinner said

Yep I did. Shipping from Yunnan Sourcing USA was I believe about $10. It’s double that with the chinese site so it’s cheaper (if you’re in the states) to buy from the US site.

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mrmopar said

yeah yunnan usa is way cheaper. usually takes them about 2 days to get it ready to ship. they have a menghai 2007 jade luster that is superb!

TeaGinner said

Sounds delicious! Could you link me? I can’t find it on their site.

Grace said

The shipping is cheaper, but the selection is not as big :/

I still prefer their Chinese site, if I am not in a hurry

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mrmopar said

sorry it is jade dew 2007 MENGHAIJADE DEW” on their site another good one i like is the 2008 MENGHAI “DA YI HONG” i got mine from mandala(the dayi hong, 5.00 shipping on the purchase do not remember the cost of the cake) unfortunately he was sold out of the jade dew ripe(he gave me a sample and i went on a 2 day quest to find it,mama was not happy about me hogging the computer).i think you would like both of these. let me know when you when you get them in and post your tasting notes.

TeaGinner said

The Jade Dew is now in my wishlist! Thanks! :)
I’ll definitely post a follow up once I try the Cha Qi cake and Yi Wu Purple sample!

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James R said

For sure let me know how it is! I’ve been browsing that site a lot lately just haven’t quite made a purchase yet.

TeaGinner said

They’re pretty good! The Cha Qi cake has a pretty big ‘kick’ to it in the taste. It’s really good with a bit of honey added. The Yi Wu is very mellow and nice with some honey. Both I recommend! The Cha Qi gives a nice peaceful calm with it after I do 3 western style steeps. (5 minutes, 10 minutes, 10 minutes) with 2 teaspoons of tea. :)

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