2005 Dayi Mengsong and Bulang Peacock

I recently bought these two cakes from Mike Petro, a pioneer of the English-language online puerh world. For various reasons, he sold off his entire collection and I picked out...

601-8582 Taiwan vs Malaysian storage

I am a big fan of the 2005 version of 8582, of which I have a couple of Taiwan-stored versions.  I’ve tried the 2006 version of 8582, batch 601, but...

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 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,...