This is the 2nd or 3rd? Liu Bao Cha expo in K.L., compare to Puer tea it is still not that popular, maybe due to high cost involve as an investor need to buy the whole basket average about 30 over kgs to keep and the shortage of storage space.
I would like to call her Queen of Liu Bao Cha becos she started the Liu Bao Cha expo and introduce this very common tea once brew and drink by the tin miners and the construction workers in Malaysia, the coomon type of liu bao cha selll about 1kg avergae price RM11 in sundry shops..She is also started the Puer tea expo in K.L. maybe 2004..
I am never a keen tea pots collectors even thought I love Puer tea and occasionaly still brew other tea to drink just for a chnage of taste.However I do have only a few teapots that by now some are 20-30 yrs old, but they are made by unknown tea pot master. However JJ Tan only keen at tea pot produce by some well known tea pot master..
I may not be crazy on tea pots but sure by looking, holding is more than good enough for me identify what is a good top grade master piece by a master.
By using and brewing puer tea is all u need to confirm it is a master tea pot by a great master.
Not able to tell much about this 40 over years old puer tea due to the original wrapper already torn n could no longer be use, a new wrapper from another puer cake was use to wrap it up.All I could share is this is another good old raw puer tea that give you the Cha Qi that most of wanted..
A visit to JJ Tan office last saturday enable to get the great rare opportunity to taste a cake of 30 years over old raw puer tea in his collection, just only after 3 cups I could feel my whole body warming up slowly.
Cha Qi from Xtra old raw puer tea can give the drinker an instant sort of warm feeling and goodness, like you are 30 year old younger..
A good yixing tea pot by a master do made alot of difference when using for brewing xtra old puer tea, using an antique tea cup give the extra push to drinking...
the tea broth give you the aroma and taste you love to go for another cup n another cup...
8th puer tea fellowship lunch at Yi xiang bak kut teh old Klang Road, original plan was a mediterranean lunch but the cook sick so restaurant close, all in we test tasted 3 raw puer courtesy from Terry chew..
This Asia game 2010 commemorative was purchase in 2011 Tea Expo, it was a total sold out at the Tea Expo, Robert Phua started the ball rolling buying half cake from the tea merchant for test tasting,as there was no test tasting for this tea.
The taste was good, so I think all in our group purchase 5 cartons( 50 cakes).
The score of time was 8 out of 10 and for long lasting about 11 brew it is no 1.
, even the 9-11 brew the taste become lighter not suitable for me but to the new puer drinker it is consider good.
Our 2nd test taste was this Zen tea purchas ein Guangzhou 2011, the taste score 9 out of 10, however good for about 5 brew but out the 3 puer tea this is the best.
David busy with the brewing whereas Terry watching the color of the tea broth..
3rd test taste puer tea 2007 loose tea leaves from YiWu mountain but compress in 2011, the taste currently score 5 out of 10 this time but show great potential if wait for a few years more..
5 of us take part in this bkt lunch and puer test tasting comparision, our lunch and puer tea drinking lasted for 2 hours the prices of bak kut teh increase by 25% now.
During my 2011 test tasting, this was one of the few puer tea merchant own creation raw puer cakes that I tasted. Now the price go up if I am not wrong in view of after 2 years the taste become much better...
The back of the puer cake and front of the puer cake with the ticket..
tea broth color light golden,taste aromatic sweet
tea broth inside glass pitcher reveal great transparency..
tis is a good investment for future drinking for those who buy this in 2002..