Dayi 1701-7542

This is a tasting of the 2017 Dayi 7542 recipe, batch 1701, produced in February 2017 from a blend of three years’ worth of material.  I tasted it first in...

2003 Purple Dayi 7542

Thanks to Johan for sending me this generous sample of Purple Dayi 7542, which is originally from Olivier of Puerh.fr fame. It is the second time I’ve tried this tea,...

2003 Dayi 7532

This cake was in the hands of Canadian Border Services for almost two weeks, and arrived with a hefty 150% duty slapped on it. This is odd, as Canada has...

2003 Red Dayi 7542-301

Aug 26, 2017 6g in 85ml Yixing [6.4] Damp: Active spicy herbal sweet aroma Wash: Immediately savoury. Plum floral blossom aroma on wet leaf. Slick texture is noticeable right away....

2003 Red Dayi 7542-301

18 March, 2017 5.5g/100ml gaiwan [5.1] Many thanks to Mike for this generous sample!  The dry leaf is very mild, without a strong aroma. Dampened, it has a slight fruity...

2005 Dayi 7542-502

502-7542 from 志全許/ March 9, 2017 / 6.0 3.3g/60ml Yixing pot, filtered tap water. Dry: clean, oily strength, sweet spice Damp: some perfumy herbal funk Wash: Slight funk, quite compressed,...

2003 Purple Dayi 7542

13 Jan 2017 4.4g/Novak Shibo A radically different tea from any I’ve yet had. An amazing outlier. Thank you A.H. for the sample. Delicate crispy flaky large material in loose compression....

2009 Dayi 7542

7542-903 from Wilson, 4.7g/85ml Novák pot Annoying small broken dry leaf, like 0622.  Dry aroma is sweet oily strength, no off aroma. Wet: strength, pungent, medicinal Wash is thick, slight...