Menhai Tea factory (Dragon Teahouse)

Recent Tasting Notes

Hmmm… not sure about this one. I got this sample from a friend and brewed it my usual way, but I had to get rid of several initial steeps because they just taste a little musty. That’s probably not even the right word. They just taste not so great.

After that, it smooths out and ends up tasting a bit coffeeish, but it never really tastes awesome to me. I don’t think, “oh yum yum yum” at any point. I have enough to try again, so I’ll do so soon. I’m trying to give teas I don’t love a second chance at a later time because I’ve been having some sinus and congestion issues.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML
Stephanie

can’t love em all

Terri HarpLady

Isnt the word vajra Sanskrit for a religious Phallic symbol?

Terri HarpLady

oops! Did I say that?
Must be the pain meds, hahaha

Cwyn

Lolz and I don’t have pain meds to excuse my Freudians.

Sarsonator

O.O

Oh my! I didn’t know it was going to be THAT kind of party!

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87

A yummy Dayi tea. Very much like bitter chocolate. I like it a lot. I only have a sample and it does not look like it is for sale anymore. Too bad, it is a very nice tea, and a bit different from the typical Menghai shu.

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Broke this out during our “Fritz” on the site. Still trying to keep up.
Got 10 grams off the cake for the Yixing. Gave a 10 second wash and went with it. Semi-dark brew as I think this is a lighter fermented shou. No off flavor in this as I am finding about 6 years and the shous are coming in like the shengs do. It had a nice raisin and semi-sweet flavor and just the slightest touch of bitter/astringency.
I only did 2 brews with this over 2 days but it has been pretty nice and you get a little earthy and woody on the second day.
Enjoyable on a cool rainy night.

Flavors: Bitter, Raisins, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Sarsonator

Sounds like a really good one, mrmo! I love the ones with a little sweetness!

mrmopar

I think the light fermentation in Dayi cakes are nice. I have a couple of others like this kind of a mix of shou and aged sheng.

Sarsonator

I recently heard about both things. I did not know that there were different levels of shou fermentation. I think I fall solidly on the side which prefers a lighter fermentation. And someone was telling me about pu’erh that is a mix of sheng and shou. So that’s also on my list of things to try. :)

TeaBrat

wow, Dragon Tea House has so much stuff! I don’t see this tea on their site. Maybe they sold out of it?

mrmopar

I think they are out. I just checked their site also.

Kirkoneill1988

i don’t think they have this on YS :(

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