Category Archives: puerh

some suggestions for new puerh drinkers – shu

(I post this on Steepster a few months ago. This is pretty much the same as the steepster post, with a few points added at the end.) First, I have to admit that I have very limited knowledge about puerh, … Continue reading

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CNNP colorful stamp sisters and brothers

These two CNNP green stamp brothers are not the same tea, and very likely not from the same factory.  A friend of mine once said, you never know how many products share this same green stamp jacket! Indeed! Meantime, many … Continue reading

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ATB Blog Carnival – Milk Tea… Tea Milk…

This blog entry is part of ATB Blog Carnival hosted by Gongfu Girl. A full index of blog arnival entries can be found here.  The topic of this blog carnival is: about how to brew a specific type of tea.  … Continue reading

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>Blog sale: some rare teas and new green tea

>(Item 5, 6 and some free samples are still available. ) The teas for this blog sale are not sold at lifeinteacup.com (most of them are not sold else where either). Some of them I’ve obtained small amounts for personal … Continue reading

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Blog sale: some rare teas and new green tea

(Item 5, 6 and some free samples are still available. ) The teas for this blog sale are not sold at lifeinteacup.com (most of them are not sold else where either). Some of them I’ve obtained small amounts for personal … Continue reading

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>Concept Tea (9) – sheng with blended leaves of ancient arbors

>This is The puerh sheng that I fell in love with last year. Well, love should be examined through time. So I don’t know yet if it’s impulsive love. But this is the tea that got me excited, made me … Continue reading

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>Concept Tea (8) – purely dry storage ’96 Xia Guan Butterfly Spring

>This is a rare tea, but not a novel tea. I would like to include it in Concept Tea because it serves as a typical example of dry-aged sheng, and there aren’t many such examples. A tasting note was logged … Continue reading

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>2008 Jing Mai Ancient Tree cheap small cake sheng

>I think this is a lovely little cake. It has the charming Jing Mai aroma, almost no bitter taste and very light astringency which dissolves instantly. It is a 100g small cake. Unlike most cakes of its size,  this cake … Continue reading

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>Discussion on organic cultivation (3) a piece of news from Menghai

>Discussion on organic cultivation (2) is here.  It’s a piece of news from Agricultural Department of Menghai County. It caught my eyes because it’s about Zhang San (章家三队, the 3rd Team of Zhang – “team” is a residential unit in … Continue reading

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>Xia Guan Jia Ji Tuo (下关甲) and Xia Guan Yi Ji Tuo (下关乙)

>Xia Guan is probably the most renowned tuo manufacturer. They make so many types of tuos. Just in their basic routine Sheng tuo products, there are (graded based on leaf materials used, from highest grade to lowest grade):Te Ji 特级 … Continue reading

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