2011 Menghai Dayi "Wu Zi Deng Ke"

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Butter, Creamy, Honey, Soap
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 9 g 3 oz / 99 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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    mrmopar 280 tasting notes
  • “Wet leaf smells like old wood and earth. Brews dark brown quickly. Tastes rich and sweet. Hard to describe taste – maybe some dry cocoa, wood and sweet dates. Lingering mouthwatering taste in...” Read full tasting note
    caile 279 tasting notes
  • “Dianhong Tea at Aliexpress 5g Price: £11.92 ($18.37) for 150g cake. Price per gram: 7.95p ($0.12) Sweet: Very smooth, creamy and syrupy with lighter brews. Heavier brews yield an unfavourable...” Read full tasting note
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    tea123 91 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...” Read full tasting note
    looseTman 125 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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6 Tasting Notes

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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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279 tasting notes

Wet leaf smells like old wood and earth.
Brews dark brown quickly.
Tastes rich and sweet. Hard to describe taste – maybe some dry cocoa, wood and sweet dates. Lingering mouthwatering taste in mouth. Very nice.

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Thank you for sharing this mrmopar!
(Not sure if this is the correct year/tea but am putting review here anyway).

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
mrmopar

Yep you nailed the year. Correct, glad you liked it. :)

caile

haha, that’s good – there are so many different listings and years for some teas! :) I loved it – thanks! :))

mrmopar

Keep that wishlist current.

caile

I’ll have get on that :)

mrmopar

Yes please do :)

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Dianhong Tea at Aliexpress

5g
Price: £11.92 ($18.37) for 150g cake.
Price per gram: 7.95p ($0.12)

Sweet: Very smooth, creamy and syrupy with lighter brews. Heavier brews yield an unfavourable metallic taste.

When brewed heavy I would rate this only 75/100.

Dry: Fishy. A yellow aroma…
Wet: Soft, yellow, creamy, light smoke. Not particularly inviting. Porridge sweetness.

5s – Dark brown. Sweet creamy, syrupy sip. Lightly brewed like this it is very pleasant. A cool breeze, milky, butteryness with a hint of cream.
20s – Darker brown. Soft cream on the sip. The body is soap-like. It is stimulating, but not overpowering. It is richly creamy and it swells to a medium strength body.
40s – Very dark brown. This tea is incredibly smooth and rounded with only a trace of an off wood note. Brewing this tea with more leaf and for longer steeps time, I find it gets heavy in a way where I feel it gives too much caffeine / metallic taste.

Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Honey, Soap

Preparation
5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Kirkoneill1988

sometimes metallic tastes can be good.

this tea to me has a pleasant metallic (copper) taste :

http://yunnansourcing.com/en/haiwan-tea-factory/1629-2010-haiwan-pu-erh-square-brick-ripe-pu-erh-tea-100-grams.html

tea123

Thanks for your comment. The metallic reference was maybe a bit confusing. I’m now thinking of a tea which I would describe as having a metallic taste. The point I am making is that it is a negative flavour in my opinion.

Kirkoneill1988

not everybody likes a metallic taste in their teas ;)

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125 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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301 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 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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