another session with this one yixing style. even richer a small touch of bitter quickly followed by the sweetness this pu gives. a top menghai tea well worth the price for a pu lover. this tea keeps aging gracefully
65 Tasting Notes
got this with a sample from garret at mandala. went to purchase after tasting it has blown me away i think this will put me on a quest to have at least two of these cakes one for now and one for later! the complexities are hard to describe, it has put me to find more! i am very pleased with this cake. smooth mellow rich aromas with no young shu odor,one of the best i have had a chance to try! i think this one gets a 100 rating for me. be sure to steep multiple times.
a really great 100gram dayi. rich in flavor great for multiple infusions(already at 5) keeps giving and giving! a really great cake!
the tea to be infused in my new yixing pot. a great tea smooth with no hints of a new shu. this tea has been properly dry aged and has me going back to get another to have in reserve.it will be one of my favorites. a great dayi cake with all the richness and mouthfeel of a smaller premium dayi cake.going back for another cup. and this is a 357 gram cake not a 57 typo on my side.
bought this to compare with my 2009 mengai red rhyme. great flavor notes all of the fermented taste is gone leaving a great rich flavor from the tip of your tongue to the back. very rich flavor hard to describe not earthy like many pu-erhs almost like a mellowed out keemun. i have a 2009 and if it ages like this one i will like it even more. i think this ranks up there with the 2009 menghai dayi red rhyme and i think there will be another one of these cakes to serve as a backup stash soon. i have not tried secondary infusions but i am sure they will be just as good.
an aged shu that will be better with more aging still too much of the young shu in general
moving this up a notch. the flavors really come out in the later infusions. it keeps getting better and better. i purchased a 2006 7572 cake at the same time as this one,but this is hands down the winner in my book and i am off to ebay to get another.
first cup 10 second wash 20 second steep. earthy compost aroma rich full flavor in the cup tart apple and licorice floral notes.
a great tea for the price i bought this one to age a bit but temptation got me . smooth woodsy and great color in the cup. i think this will be great with more age.
a super smooth aged pu-er. faint aroma of a forest undertones of berry taste.a complex assortment of flavors. only downside is i only got 4 steeps from it till i exhausted it.
very strong earl grey taste. this is a go to tea of mine when i want that big taste tea. i really enjoy the heavy citrus in this tea.
love these small cakes. perfect for use in the kamovje tea pot. i like the taste of these the cassia is a background note with a touch of sweet at the end. about a 20 second wash to get the leaves rehydrated. i break the cake so the wash goes faster.
very heavy on the cinnamon in this chai. the cinnamon is strong in taste and aroma. great when you just need that cinnamon cuppa. a warming feeling when drinking this tea great after a cold days work outside to warm you back up.
good aroma clean taste without being overpowering i think this will get even smoother with more age a good quality tea.
wow this little cake has blown my mind! i got 7 infusions from it before it finally gave up. smooth in all aspects one i will purchase again. the only downfall is about 20 us for 100 gram cake.
a strong blood orange taste. i think it kind of overpowers the tea in the cup. tart and puckery on the back of your tongue. i have a friend that i gave a sample to and they like it much more than . i guess if i drank it more it would grow on me.
a similar product to bigelows constant comment.smooth not too citrusy good with a touch of sugar.
very light tea with smooth undertones of the chai. this is really my first white tea experience. short steep with the water not too hot to burn the leaves. an ok chai experience but i still prefer the black tea chais more
if you like blood orange this is a good choice. fruity to an almost overpowering orange in the first sip. decent aroma sweet with sugar. steep about 45 seconds or so with a mesh infuser.
purchased this tea as a splurge reward to myself. i almost stalled at the price but wow. i see why. a very good premium tea i have already infused it 5 times and it still maintains its strength and flavor. dark earthy and tasty. heading to get another cup now. 30 second steeps increasing about 10 seconds between cups.
love this tea on a cold winter day. just enough spice in the chai to make it interesting. vanilla notes and or butter rum also. not bitter just do not over steep i think a 60 secs. or so will give you a good cuppa.
i really like this as a change to my usual earl. the orange does not overpower the beugamont in my opinion. a good change of pace.