2011 Menghai Dayi "Wu Zi Deng Ke"

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 10 g 4 oz / 104 ml

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  • “One of my favorites wish they made it into a cake larger than 150 grams. dark mysterious woody and subdued floral hints. I resteep about three times. I liked this so much I purchased a 750 gram tin...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Today, courtesy of a very kind Steepster friend, was our first experience with this highly-recommended Menghai shou. Gongfu: 10g / 3 oz. / 212 / 5-sec rinse / 20-min rest / three 5-sec steeps...” Read full tasting note
    looseTman 124 tasting notes
  • “Dayi knows shu puer and they usually do it very well. This tea is one of the staples in my shu tea cabinet -smooth, powerful and enduring. A distinctive, quality Dayi product. Always reliable...” Read full tasting note
    Dignitea 255 tasting notes

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2011 Menghai Dayi “Wu Zi Deng Ke” Ripe 150g
“wu zi deng ke (五子登科)” means “may your five sons achieve great success in the imperial examinations”. In Chinese ancient, a family had five sons, and the five sons studied hard, and had high qualities in every respect, and the five sons achieved the great success in the imperial examinations, and became useful to the country.

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One of my favorites wish they made it into a cake larger than 150 grams. dark mysterious woody and subdued floral hints. I resteep about three times. I liked this so much I purchased a 750 gram tin of five and it is a go to when I want a smooth tea at the end of the day. 100 percent top pu-er! You must be a pu-er drinker not for the faint of heart! Re-steep adding about 15 seconds to your prior time I get about 4 out of it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Bonnie

Oh shut up! Bragger! You had better not go anywhere carrying this on you is all I can say…you won’t be safe!!!

Bonnie

I went to Church today…I forgot Thou Shalt Not Covet…well…drats!

looseTman

mrmopar, How many grams/oz. do you recommend? Rinse for how long? Thanks!

mrmopar

looseTman 10 grams with a 5 second wash. Let sit for about 20 minutes and brew 3 quick steeps in a Gaiwan for about 5 seconds each combined in a big cup for me at least.

looseTman

Thanks for the detailed brewing parameters. How many oz. for 10g?

mrmopar

It’s about 3oz in the Gaiwan. I normally combine the three steeps together for a big cup.

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124 tasting notes

Today, courtesy of a very kind Steepster friend, was our first experience with this highly-recommended Menghai shou.

Gongfu: 10g / 3 oz. / 212 / 5-sec rinse / 20-min rest / three 5-sec steeps combined into sharing pitcher.

This ripe pu-erh is robust, dark, rich, and velvety smooth w/o any astringency or bitterness. There were no off-putting flavors or aromas of any kind. It’s invigorating enough for breakfast. I didn’t notice any cha qi. Additional infusions with ~10 sec steeps had the same enjoyable flavor profile but were not as rich. A consistent richness may be possible for a larger number of infusions, if greater attention is given to the color of the liquor.

Initial impression: I agree with DigniTea & mrmopar that it’s an excellent affordable everyday shou. This is also an excellent choice for pu-erh beginners like us who enjoy full-bodied black tea.

I look forward to also trying DigniTea’s longer brewing times that “yields a syrupy cup”.

Method:
RO water re-mineralized with an Aptera filter http://steepster.com/teas/teaware/39532-puregen-aptera-alkamag-water-filter
http://steepster.com/teas/teaware/37731-my-weigh-durascale-d2-660-digital-scale
Brewed gongfu-style using a digital variable-temp electric kettle and a tempered 3 oz. Ru Kiln gaiwan: http://steepster.com/teaware/bonavita/39130-1-liter-variable-temperature-digital-electric-gooseneck-kettle
http://steepster.com/teaware/shanghaistory/67231-top-tianqing-ru-kiln-celadon-kinking-gaiwan-90ml-slash-3-dot-0oz
In lieu of a sharing pitcher & tea strainer, a Noritake Bleufleur Creamer pitcher 11oz. (Japan): http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/m7U_-XkLDGw6vqi0oOJrD1g.jpg with a http://steepster.com/teas/teaware/29177-finum-brewing-basket placed in the pitcher were used.
Served in: http://steepster.com/teas/teavivre/39708-double-wall-glass-tea-cups

Preparation
Boiling 10 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

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Dayi knows shu puer and they usually do it very well. This tea is one of the staples in my shu tea cabinet -smooth, powerful and enduring. A distinctive, quality Dayi product. Always reliable and it is a fantastic everyday shu! Produced in small 150 gram cakes and very affordable. Rather complex flavor profile – wood, honey, vanilla, nuts, cream. I brew it heavy; it yields a syrupy cup; it lasts all day through many resteeps.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 9 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
looseTman

YUM! Pesticie-free or EUROFINS compliant?

tea123

Good review – ordered!

DigniTea

looseTman – I’ve not seen any comments to confirm this.

tea123 – I’m drinking this one again this morning. Hope you too enjoy it.

mrmopar

A good one for sure.

tea123

This suggests this is EUROFINS compliant – scroll to the near bottom.
http://m.alibaba.com/product/701770977/2011-Dayi-Wu-Zi-Deng-Ke/specifications.html

looseTman

tea123, Excellent news! Thanks!!

looseTman

150g cake Ordered!

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