A 357g cake of this is now going for $923.99.

Initial flavor like sour plums and witch hazel, some smoke but it’s not the star. There’s a little upfront sweetness that hits the tongue and also hits the top of the palate, marshmallow with a hint of date. Bulang green tobacco bitterness which initially numbs the tongue becomes less pronounced after several infusions. I think the Mengsong material lends some florality and a light and refreshing, cool, sweet finish. Session ends with accent of date flavor. The rinse liquid and final drips from each pot display turbidity in the mason jar – a sign of active fermentation? The leaf quality is good on this one and I don’t get any bits of chop or char in my cup.

This is the most balanced and not boring of the 3 price-gouged Dayi sheng I’ve had recently. You decide if it’s worth the current $2.89/g. For me, no way in hell. That is nowhere near what I paid for my 8g sample a few years ago… I’d recommend this one if it weren’t so expensive. It has a nice punch and smooth, long-lasting caffeination.

Song pairing: Scatman John – Scatman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy8kmNEo1i8 LOL Did my tea make me feel this way?

I’m getting more comfortable on my board. I feel like I’m riding way more relaxed now. Kick turns are getting easier, dropping short elevations easier, tic-tac no problem. This week I want to work on dropping off curbs and riding switch (which would be normal stance since I’m goofy). I’m totally going to rock the gmathis shawl while riding this week!

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Dates, Dry Grass, Floral, Forest Floor, Licorice, Marshmallow, Mint, Olives, Pleasantly Sour, Plums, Smoke, Sweet, Tobacco

Martin Bednář

Dang… no way getting a cake for that price! And even the price of today is… not only overpriced I guess :D

Courtney

Love hearing the update on the skateboard!

gmathis

Must see photos!

Leafhopper

Prices like these are one of the reasons I’ve stayed far away from puerh! If I hated this tea, I’d feel ripped off, but if I loved it, I could never afford it again.

derk

gmathis, my camera crew refuses to work pro bono but I might be able to get Kiki to take a pic.

Leafhopper, this is a far outlier. The current price might be a result of a wacky investment market across the world or price control by Dayi. Seeing what kind of money you spend on certain teas, most puerh worth drinking lies within your budget. Most vendors, like King Tea Mall, offer samples :)

Leafhopper

I’m glad to hear that most puerhs aren’t that expensive. I’m definitely willing to spend on teas that I think are worth the price, especially if we’re talking about 25 g samples and not whole cakes.

tea-sipper

I like puerh but….not that much.

mrmopar

Don’t mess those ankles up! I’m too old to get on one of those things again.

Natethesnake

Wow! At $2.89g for young Dayi I don’t feel too bad for paying $1.50g for top shelf Chawangshu.

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Martin Bednář

Dang… no way getting a cake for that price! And even the price of today is… not only overpriced I guess :D

Courtney

Love hearing the update on the skateboard!

gmathis

Must see photos!

Leafhopper

Prices like these are one of the reasons I’ve stayed far away from puerh! If I hated this tea, I’d feel ripped off, but if I loved it, I could never afford it again.

derk

gmathis, my camera crew refuses to work pro bono but I might be able to get Kiki to take a pic.

Leafhopper, this is a far outlier. The current price might be a result of a wacky investment market across the world or price control by Dayi. Seeing what kind of money you spend on certain teas, most puerh worth drinking lies within your budget. Most vendors, like King Tea Mall, offer samples :)

Leafhopper

I’m glad to hear that most puerhs aren’t that expensive. I’m definitely willing to spend on teas that I think are worth the price, especially if we’re talking about 25 g samples and not whole cakes.

tea-sipper

I like puerh but….not that much.

mrmopar

Don’t mess those ankles up! I’m too old to get on one of those things again.

Natethesnake

Wow! At $2.89g for young Dayi I don’t feel too bad for paying $1.50g for top shelf Chawangshu.

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