2013 Yunnan Sourcing Autumn Da Hu Sai

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Bitter, Floral, Fruity, Hay, Sweet
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “I brewed this one up with 6g in a 100ml Gaiwan at a bout 200f. I gave two rinses….one at about 100f then another at 140f then let it sit for a bit. I have just started trying this rinse method and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Medium energy with a growing astringency steep after steep. This tea is lightly bitter and tastes a lot like fresh hay. Taste isn’t very strong, but the taste is pungent as is the mouthfeel...” Read full tasting note
    70
  • “This is a very nice tea. It is not very acidic even though it is young. The flavor is pleasant, with a light pollen flavor underlying a standard solid sheng taste with medium body. It was a very...” Read full tasting note
    86

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Our first ever production from Da Hu Sai village. Our Da Hu Sai was picked in the first week of October from wild grown tea trees ranging 80 to 200 years of age. Very pure tea with large thick stems and leaves.

The tea trees are growing naturally and no pesticides or artificial fertilizers are used. As with all our Autumn 2013 and onward productions they have been tested in a lab for pesticide residues. This is a pure tea both in material and taste.

The Da Hu Sai village tea is strong with fast mouth-watering effect. The taste is thick with both astringent and bitter character that stays in the mouth and is gradually replace by a sweet syrupy thickness. The mouth feel is strong and stays for along time after drinking.

Vintage: October 2013 material, November 2013 pressing

Quantity: 250 cakes in total produced (100 kg)

Area: Da Hu Sai village, Bang Dong county, Lincang Prefecture

This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory and has passed the MRL limits for pesticide residues as established by the EU Food and Safety commission. For more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission

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I brewed this one up with 6g in a 100ml Gaiwan at a bout 200f. I gave two rinses….one at about 100f then another at 140f then let it sit for a bit. I have just started trying this rinse method and have gotten better results than my usual rinses with brew temp water. First off I would like to say that I have not been having a very successful exploration of shengs, this being my first year drinking them. My biggest problem has been the astringency of the younger shengs and the price of the older ones. I have found a few that I like but none that have blown me away…yet. That being said I went into this cake without much confidence as I noticed some reviews from people saying that this one was too bitter for them. I have learned during the sheng voyage of the last year that reviews should be taken with a grain of salt as not everyone is brewing the tea optimally and or have a different palate. A bitter review can mean over brewing sometimes. I feel this was the case with this tea. I REALLY enjoyed this session. The smell of the wet leaf is nostalgic and sweet. The kind of smell that takes you back to somewhere but not quite sure where. The tea has a wonderful viscous mouthfeel with a great returning sweetness. I can say that there are definitely bitter notes in this tea. But this was the first tea that gave me that AHA moment in reference to not understanding when others say a tea has a pleasant bitterness and not astringent. That was this tea. This type of bitterness is not unpleasant and actually makes the sweet notes even better. The leaves were very big as well as the stems so I am feeling this was from an older tree. I ran out of water before really reaching the end of the leaves. I was water logged after 1 liter of tea consumption so I bowed out gracefully with one last steep of about 2 min and it was still delicious. This is a great sheng to me and I imagine it will get even better but hopefully it doesn’t lose some of the character that makes it enjoyable to drink now. So the lesson learned was don’t go by reviews only when searching for a tea. Brew it up your way and see how your taste buds receive it. I think this is a great tea and would recommend it but as I said, try it for yourself and see if it fits your palate.

Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Fruity, Hay, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Rasseru

Yeah there are some that really have a good sour isnt there – and yes, this is totally different to different people. I have also recently really enjoyed non-fruity shengs which have more of a creamy oolong thing going on

SilasSteep

I have found that some of the shengs I have tried were a bit too floral as well….I like a bit of floral aspects but with some it turns almost astringent and overwhelming. I am very new to sheng and just trying to find some footing with what I like. I am not sure as to what region or types that I am most fond of yet. All I know is that I don’t like too bitter or too medicinal…The wet stored sheng I have had don’t seem to be as good to me as a more dry stored. Its not bad but not what I crave. I have carved out what I think I like in ripes but raws seem to be so vast . Fun exploration tho. The whole journey not the destination possibly.

Rasseru

I have had good results from gushu sheng. But older trees means older money

mrmopar

Finding the parameters that work for you is a good step. Everyone has a different set of taste buds and their own comfort zone.
A nice review and the tea sounds nice as well.

SilasSteep

Thanks mrmopar. I think it is a delicious tea. The voyage continues!

mrmopar

It is an ever changing thing. I think we all have to find our comfort zone.

Xxxxx

Loved your review!

SilasSteep

Thanks Whiteantler. I hope you are sipping a nice tea as well!

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Medium energy with a growing astringency steep after steep. This tea is lightly bitter and tastes a lot like fresh hay. Taste isn’t very strong, but the taste is pungent as is the mouthfeel strong. Stuck in between recomending it and trying it again.

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Boiling

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This is a very nice tea. It is not very acidic even though it is young. The flavor is pleasant, with a light pollen flavor underlying a standard solid sheng taste with medium body. It was a very hearty brew, yielding a number of flavorful infusions, all a light bronze color. I’d say it is an excellent buy given that it is currently $28 for a 400g cake. Samples are available.

AllanK

I’ve tried a couple of the Autumn 2013 Yunnan Sourcing teas. They were all pretty good as I recall. Can’t remember which ones I’ve tried.

Ginkosan

Have you had a chance to try the Spring DHS? It’s one of my favorite daily drinkers.

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