2015 Menghai Dayi 'Year of The Sheep' Raw

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Bitter, Smoke, Sweet
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “This is a strong and potent sheng. There were some slight notes of smoke at first, I’d say they dissipated after four steeps. athey were not strong. There was a mild astringency to the early steeps...” Read full tasting note
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2015 Menghai Dayi ‘Year of The Sheep’ Raw 357g
2015 is the year of the Sheep in China. Continuing the “Dayi Chinese Zodiac Animal” series, Menghai Dayi tea factory has introduced the “Year of the Sheep” premium tribute sheng.

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This is a strong and potent sheng. There were some slight notes of smoke at first, I’d say they dissipated after four steeps. athey were not strong. There was a mild astringency to the early steeps as well. While there was never a pronounced bitterness to this tea there were also no strong notes of apricots or stonefruits found in some sheng. Although some sweet notes did emerge around the ninth steep I don’t know what to call them. I think this is a cake designed for aging above all else. It is also expensive, Berylleb sells it for around $80 I think. While that is not too bad in price for premium sheng it is not cheap either. I could feel some qi from this tea but it was subdued at best. This was not a tea tremendously strong in cha qi. It did have a potent aftertaste to it. Strong and slightly bitter in nature.

I steeped this ten times in a 120ml gaiwan with 8.2g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse and a 10 minute rest. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 min. The tea was not by any means weak at ten steepings. I suspect I would get at least five more out of this tea.

Flavors: Bitter, Smoke, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
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I checked yesterday and it is $74 at Berylleb right now.

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