Sample provided by Jas eTea. First pours bring strong currents of talc, minerals, and white powders. I know some people get excited about this element, but I don’t particularly enjoy. A few steeps in, this tea lights up with dates, south asian spices, and woodiness, with some distant citrus. The textures starts shallow for me, but deepens and softens with a gentle wheat-like flavor. The wet leaves hold a cellar or forest floor character that doesn’t show up in the aroma or flavor. I give this tea good marks for being low in strong fermentation character and above average in complexity.
2008 "Da Yi Hong"
A new premium ripe tea recipe from Menghai tea factory. An average of Grade 3 leaves have been used to created this blended tea cake made entirely from semi-aged fermented pu-erh tea. The taste is textured and fine with smooth feeling in the throat and a sweet after-taste. One of the highest grade ripe pu-erhs from Menghai for the year. Also available is the “Da Yi Hong” Raw tea cake!
Product Name: Da Yi Hong (aka Da Yi Red)
Net Weight: 357 grams
Ingredients: Ripened Pu-erh tea Produced by Menghai Tea Factory