Menhai Dayi (Berylleb on Ebay)
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Recent Tasting Notes
I have actually enjoyed this one most of the day yesterday as the rain fell all day.
I got this one out grabbed 10 grams and headed for the Gaiwan. This has a kind of light aroma of hay in the dry leaf. I gave a quick rinse and started. The first 3 infusions done a 5 seconds each were a little light in color. The taste of these 3 had a subdued floral note with a touch of bitter. Steeps 4 through 9 is where this one really shined.
The color was much darker as I increased the steep times. The flavor came on with some fruity and floral that had a hit of bitter that faded to a sweetness at the back of the tongue.
I think I did about 15 steeps till this got too weak for me. I did save the brewed lea and put them with a fresh batch of hot water to season a new Yixing I recently purchased. Hopefully that will add a bit to the pot.
Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Fruity, Sweet
I’ve wanted to try this one for a while. Thank you Steepster trading friend. This is supposedly one of the upper tier Dayi cakes. This one fetches $90 right now. My how prices have skyrocketed for some of these Dayi teas. Is it hype or is it that good? Hype. It’s really not bad, but far from the best dayi I’ve tasted. It basically is an average Dayi ripe, though it did not hold up that well. Not terribly interesting nor smooth, but good flavor. It is certainly fine, and would be a decent pick if it were, say, $30.