The final episode in our series on White2Tea. This episode covers a wet-stored ripe pu’erh with a classic recipe (7572). Dark and creamy this is a well-above average ripe pu’erh.
2002 CNNP Tiepai White2Tea Ripe Pu’erh [Episode 62]
17 responses to “2002 CNNP Tiepai White2Tea Ripe Pu’erh [Episode 62]”
Nice to get some feedback on a shu this time ’round. I am glad that you think a shu is quite forgiving, as I am now mostly brewing them grandpa style while at work. (They could be steeping for an hour or more at a time before I get time to drink the brew.)
A Chinese medicine doctor tea friend has pointed out to me the balancing aspects of shou for people who drink a lot of sheng, to normalize the stomach qi. I am trying to tune into this seriously because I don’t want to ruin my stomach, and I have health conditions too. It is not a cure for anything as much as a tonic. Ripe is easy to dismiss as less interesting, but I am turning back to it for the body-friendly aspect.
Take from your Uncle Larry, If any of you are young to your tea journey, and are undecided of trying puerhs, All styles of puerhs taste different.They can be infused/brewed more times than any other tea.
Invest a good amount of dollars in a yixing for drinking not collecting. Make sure it is the kind that complements puerhs.
Yes, indeed, Uncle (though I might be older than you), and I find puerh to be the best value in tea compared to almost any loose tea (barring a few oolong teas with higher pricing still) because of the numerous steeps. Some puerh teas go for days before they give out!
I am guessing you have tried the 7572 from different years and makers. If so, do you find them significantly different depending on age or maker? As you probably know well, the price for 7572 goes up significantly with age. In your opinion, is it worth to pay significantly more for a much older 7572 (i.e. 2002 vs. 2012)?
As always, i appreciate the information that you guys are sharing. I imagine it will take quite a lot of effort doing what you guys are doing.
I am a little late, but loved catching up on this episode. Great info on ripe pu’erh tea and buying one with some age.
Denny mentioned that when introducing someone to these teas he tries to offer something with a “sweeter vanilla/cherry” note. Can you recommend some specific teas to me to give my friends???
Thanks again for all of your hard work.
One specific Pu’Erh to try (that I keep buying) is: 2007 Xiaguan “Xiao Fa” Tuo. It’s cheap and delicious!
Hope this helps!
Thanks you so much for the suggestion Denny. I will give it a try
l I love all of your videos and articles. You two are providing me with tons of information and suggestions. I can’t thank you enough for all of your work!!
I have ordered this shou based upon your recommendation in this video, guys. Let’s see if it lives up to your assessment.
I’m down to a few sessions left on the beeng I got of this tea. I’ve grown to love it and hold it as my absolute favorite ripe. Going to miss it so much when it’s gone. Do you guys have any recomendations for a replacement? Something with a bit of age to it.
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