234 Tasting Notes

75

This one has promise on it. Not bitter or astringent almost a saltiness to the brew with a hit of honey and lemon. I have been 9 steeps now and it has faded some. It brews golden light orange in color. I used 15 grams in the Gaiwan and steeped away. The first infusions were pretty strong with the good throat feeling. You could feel this a minute or so after drinking. The later steeps give a touch of soap maybe? Hard to tell for sure. A good sheng for $20.00.

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K S

How big is your gaiwan? Mine would be spilling leaf on the floor at 15g. No wonder my tea seems to last forever. I would normally have 3-4 sessions out of 15g. Too many years of western sized tea bag programming I guess.

mrmopar

Mine is a 110 ml I think. I do 3 infusions in a fairness cup to fill my big ol western cup. It is a 10 oz. mug. Course I drink a lot of pu.

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93

Got this as a sample and was thoroughly impressed. This is a very smooth sheng no harshness or bitterness. It does have the usual touch of camphor as many Dayi cakes do but it is not overpowering. It has good body and it turns very quickly to the honey taste of many fine shengs. This is a “hidden” gem from the Dayi Factory.

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ashmanra

I was just looking at their website last night, thinking about an order…

boychik

do you think they are going to have Chinese New Year sale ?

mrmopar

Not sure about the sale but I am going to get shot if I make a Yunnan Sourcing order considering what is already en-route! But hey I think this is a “must have” for me.

boychik

On my list goes . Are you ordering from US site? I find shipping is expensive for this company.

mrmopar

Yeah from the US site. Shipping is a little bit but I always try to maximize the order when i hit the shipping price I want to pay. I usually add till the shipping goes up and then delete an item. I will have to say the do have the “Real” stuff and I have never had any issues with that. Sometimes I would rather spend a little more as opposed to taking a chance on bad items. If you are looking to getting puerh from China I know some great sellers over there.

mrmopar

Following you so we can message.

Terri HarpLady

I’ve definitely become a fan of Yunnan Sourcing :)

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70

Had this one last night. It has gotten a little darker than some of the others I have this age. It starts off with a light golden brew. It has a faint vegetal aroma. It give a good mouth feel with a slight bitter edge in there. A touch of smoke up front that disappears giving an effect you can feel way down. It is not an overpowering brew but a rather nice light one. I brewed this in advance of the arctic front heading our way as I will have this after work tonight to warm up with.

Preparation
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66

tried this tonight, brewing like a puerh. using the gaiwan with about 9 grams. Gave it a rinse and off i go. This tea has a "musky’ aroma and a slight honey taste. It is very interesting and the “tea flowers” have unfolded a bit. it does have a small bit of “cloudy” bits and I suppose this is pollen from the flowers. Not too bad a nice change of pace for me. I just did one steep and I am sure to re-brew again. I will amend this if it changes significantly.

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Bonnie

Had some tea flowers with tea house buddies before which was fun.

mrmopar

Oh yeah, this was interesting.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

I never had tea flowers, sounds nice to me

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100

This has just been added to Berrylleb king Tea on Ebay. Yay!

Bonnie

Happy New Year sugar!

Roughage

Happy New Year and time to add this one to my shopping list. :)

mrmopar

Happy New year to you too!

TeaExplorer

Happy new year! Thanks for asking Berrylleb to carry this. Order placed, now the waiting begins :)

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69

Brewed this one up for the first time yesterday. It looks like any other Dayi sheng with typical compression to it. I pulled out 15 grams did a wash and was like well where is it. It brewed very light for the first 3 infusions. Some bitterness and some hints of greenness. I let the leaves stay in the Gaiwan overnight and went back to it today. The tea has opened up quite a bit. just a touch of smoke to it. It still has some bitterness, muted down the green and follows with a good sweetness to it. The only downside is this still doesn’t have the “legs” some other shengs do to carry it on. Got about 6 more today and it is much lighter. I will experiment with much longer steeps tomorrow.

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84

This is a very good sheng. No astringency but it still retains some camphor and a little “bite” The first infusion was kind of weak, I guess I didn’t allow proper time for the leaves to re-hydrate. The later steeps are really nice and have the sweetness of an aged sheng. It gives many infusions before turning to just colored water.

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tealife

i need to talk to you

mrmopar

tealife I am following you.

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76

Having another shot of the 2007 Menghai 0782. Much of the edge is off of this tea now. It starts out with a small camphor hit and turns quickly sweet and with a light green taste finish. I think it is mellowing out, Yay the “pumidor” may be working.

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mrmopar

You know it! I am excited to have some of the teas to show this. I am going to get another one out and try it soon.

TeaExplorer

How long has your “pumidor” been in operation?

mrmopar

It has been up and running a little over a year now.

Bonnie

He’s the coolest! My puerh hero! Like the sience guy only puerh!

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77

This one still has a lot of the “smoke” in it without much of the “sweetness” to an aged sheng. It will give you a tingle on the tongue and a slight tea drunk feeling. It still has a bitter astringent “Bite” to it. Supposedly made from High Mountain leaves I shall see if a year or two in the pumidor will take the edge off.

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Bonnie

Think someone gave me a sample of this and I thought the same. Wasn’t ready.

mrmopar

Yeah I think some more age is in order on this one. Still too much bite to it. I am glad I just got the sample size. The “Pumidor” is getting full and I am in trouble with it HeHe…

Bonnie

You’re going to have to take locals on tours…like ghost tours only puerh tours! Seriously, you should have a club or something so you could teach people about puerh. Follow your passion. Time to have a puerh cellar (cave).

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