Be careful about brewing this one too strong because when it is brewed strong it comes out as a soso disappointment for a Dayi ripe puerh. When brewed lighter it produces a much better and enjoyable brew that has a light smooth mouth feel with a bit of maltiness in the mellow background. A good Dayi puerh overall but not the best, so keep in mind just because a puerh cake is a commemorative cake does not mean that it will be better quality than a standard one. It might just cost more because it is a special limited edition cake with a special wrapper around it.
2008 Dayi Big Classic Pu-erh Tea Cake
Yunnan Dayi Big Classic Pu-erh Tea Cake (大益大经典熟饼)
The tea making technique accumulated in decades at Menghai Tea Factory was selected as one of China’s cultural heritages in 2008, and a tea cake was made to celebrate this event.
Here comes Dayi Big Classic cake. It is believed that the best effort has been made and some decent raw materials are blended to produce one of the better cakes in 2008, not just for marketing purpose.
In the history, this type of special event driven cake demands hefty dollars in just a few years.