Weight: cca 350 grams
Country of origin: China, Yunnan province
I got/bought last 20 so cakes back in December 2014, just some time before me trying to buy more of this tea, a korean merchant bought 1000 cakes of it. At the time I bought the cakes came out a tea storage that is in mountains somewhere in Taiwan. The tea was stored, or was lucky to be in a wetter storage period. This storage did not harm the tea on the other hand it moved it to an aged form, lets say this tea is at least 12 years old. I unwrapped all the cakes and put them to rest in clay jars for the past 2 and something years, a kind of ‘naked’ storage. Now the tea is mellower, lost most of the ‘just-came-out-of-tea-warehouse’ character. The tea is sold in plain hand-made white paper now. It was made originaly in ‘DAIYE TEA’ factory (it is not the more famous DAYI factory).
floral, clean, bitter, aging, oily, thick, long runner, very elegant, typical 7542 recipe profile
Stored: in Taiwan, the first 4 years, then stored until today in clay jars in Slovakia
Recipe 7542, maocha (material) from Meng Hai areas that are south part from Lancang Jiang (瀾滄江), from Xishuangbanna (西雙版那) Bada巴達、Bulang shan布朗山、Banzhang班章、Nannuo shan南糯山)
There are some notes made by Hobbs in one his reviews about this tea. He tried the tea when it was fresh out of the warehouse. I am copying his notes below just to spare you time to find them in the blog itself.
The little leaves are surprisingly dark, but then I realise that this 2010 cake was made half a decade ago. There is the reassuringly fishy scent of bone fide Dayi. It takes a few infusions to open, but the result is sweet density on top of all that opening fishiness. The character in the mouth is strong, and it endures particularly well in the throat. I am as impressed as I am captivated. It has a sharp, rosewood edge. It wakes me up, and comforts me.
Rok: 2010 Krajina pôvodu: Čína, provincia Junnan
Váha: cca 350 gramov
Podrobnosti: (iba v angličtine)