A Tea Addict's Journal

New cake

May 15, 2007 · 7 Comments

I bought a new cake today, haven’t done that for a while other than that one extra cake I sent out for tasting.

I went to Tianshan Tea City today after going to a talk by some professor.  It was held in the vicinity of the tea city, so I figured I’ll stop by there before eating dinner.

I wandered a bit, and ended up in a puerh store I’ve never really looked at before.  I unwrapped all their cakes and decided to taste the one Yiwu they had.  I think it’s good… definitely has notes that I’d recognize as old tree, although perhaps a little less powerful than I wanted.  But then I inquired about the price… and it was a very attractive price.  Too attractive, almost.  I tasted another tea, a Nannuo, and it was almost double the price of the Yiwu, yet not really quite as good, in my opinion.  So I ended up taking two of the Yiwus home.  I might go back and buy a whole tong… still giving it some thought.  There’s a possibility that this tea is not pure old tree, but has some younger stuff mixed in, but the taste is quite right — unmistakable Yiwu.

So here’s some pictures for you to look at.

The neipiao doesn’t say anything about curing cancer!!!

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7 responses so far ↓

  • Anonymous // May 15, 2007 at 11:49 am | Reply

    That’s the reason why was the cake so cheap. Because this one does not cure cancer !!

    But the leaves are really beautiful !!

  • HobbesOxon // May 15, 2007 at 12:53 pm | Reply

    You really need to set up your own tea company, this looks very decent. I have Yiwu-induced desirous intentions towards those leaves.



  • MarshalN // May 15, 2007 at 2:01 pm | Reply

    It’s a milllllllion dollars!

    Well, seriously… I don’t really want my selling activity to compromise my ability to comment on other people’s cakes freely, so my decision is not to sell. I value my freedom to talk more highly than the few bucks I’ll make from selling a cake here and there.

  • MANDARINstea // May 15, 2007 at 3:16 pm | Reply

    Is this a Taiwan Co? Traditional Characters… What year is this. Looks great! -T

  • MarshalN // May 16, 2007 at 1:31 am | Reply

    This is a strange company. I don’t know anything about them.

    I tried searching online for more info, but couldn’t really find any. There’s a Simao Xingshunxiang, but it’s not the same. I also found two other cakes that have wrappers that look almost identical to this one, but with different company names, and the teas underneath don’t look like this one at all.

    I have no idea, basically, who these people are.

    Supposedly an 06. I think it’s a mix of spring/summer/fall leaves.

  • davelcorp // May 16, 2007 at 1:58 am | Reply

    Very attractive. How does it compare to the YiWu sample you sent me via Phyll?

  • MarshalN // May 16, 2007 at 9:49 am | Reply

    Better than that sample. That sample seems a little thinner and more boring/less aftertaste than this cake.

    I will have to taste this cake again in a few days as I myself am wondering if I should buy more of it.

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