Menghai Dayi 2011 "Star of Menghai"

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Barnyard, Black Pepper, Dark Wood, Geosmin, Leather, Mushrooms, Oily, Root Beer, Smooth, Tobacco, Walnut
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Edit tea info Last updated by mrmopar
Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “This came to my cupboard from White Antlers’ Swedish Death Purge. The handwriting on the bag is clearly mrmopar, though. Thank you both! I didn’t catch the dry leaf, but once warmed, it smells...” Read full tasting note
  • “Wet leaf reminds me of an old abandoned, falling down barn with perfectly clean sun-bleached wood. Taste is very sweet and smooth with a dark forest woodiness. So nice!!! Thank you dear teafriend...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is thought of as a high-level ripe product from Dayi but I am underwhelmed by this particular harvest. It is a smooth drinking shou but I find the flavor profile quite boring. I do not see...” Read full tasting note

From Menghai Tea Factory (berylleb on ebay)

This tea was first released in 2005 as a high-level ripe tea product. The leaves from the high mountains of Menghai Country, they are moderately fermented to produce one of our boldest flavored teas. It yields a bright amber broth with a rich, pure aroma and lingering undertones. This tea is the embodiment of Menghai Tea Factory’s skills at the fermentation process, and has a high collector’s value.

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This came to my cupboard from White Antlers’ Swedish Death Purge. The handwriting on the bag is clearly mrmopar, though. Thank you both!

I didn’t catch the dry leaf, but once warmed, it smells like an unsweetened root beer with other notes of geosmin, walnut, mushroom, tobacco and ancient wet leather hanging in a barn.

The body was kind of light but very oily and smooth. I was unable to get dark-sludgy pour from this tea. Not a whole lot of excitement going on flavor- or structure-wise. Lots of peppery tobacco and geosmin, some dark wood. Easy drinker and not overwhelming with caffeine effects like so many Menghai area shou pu’er can be. I dig it. Depending on the price, it might be a worthwhile purchase for my tastes.

Flavors: Barnyard, Black Pepper, Dark Wood, Geosmin, Leather, Mushrooms, Oily, Root Beer, Smooth, Tobacco, Walnut

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Wet leaf reminds me of an old abandoned, falling down barn with perfectly clean sun-bleached wood.
Taste is very sweet and smooth with a dark forest woodiness. So nice!!!

Thank you dear teafriend for sharing this sample!

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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This is thought of as a high-level ripe product from Dayi but I am underwhelmed by this particular harvest. It is a smooth drinking shou but I find the flavor profile quite boring. I do not see how it could mature into more flavor after more aging so I am unable to recommend it. Cakes using this formula from other years are much better.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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