Sunday, March 9, 2014
2004 Ripe Puerh Brick - revisit
I had bought 4 of these bricks during my trip to Hong Kong in Dec 2010. I had purchased from Lau Yu Fat teashop for about HK$150. Yes, the price seemed so inexpensive when you compare with tea prices today. Pu erh tea prices are more expensive now.
I had opened in cake in 2011 (link). My thoughts on this tea were :
"The aroma had a combination of chinese herbs with a good earthly and toasty sensation. It was like drinking a chinese herbal soup that underwent long hours of cooking. Nice color. This tea makes a smooth drink and the aftertaste was very pleasant."
My views remain unchanged after opening the 2nd brick. Yes, I do add more tea leaves to a brew as I enjoy this tea on the stronger side.
But I digress. I would recommend my readers, that if you like a partcular tea, whether its a high roasted oolong or pu erh (teas that can be stored away for long periods), to buy a small quantity of this tea to keep away for future drinking. Not too many/much. I would recommend for pu erh tea, to buy 3 cakes/bricks and over time you would have a good selection of tea in your tea stash. You can also do a tea exchange with your tea friends (especially from different countries) to compare storage and aging conditions.
Anyone wants to do a tea exchange with me....like 2-3 teas of about 30g each?