Full Frontal 2021 Jingmai Raw Puer

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bitter, Floral, Fruity, Sweet, Thick
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “I’m a big fan of the 2019 vintage of this tea and the 2021 harvest does not disappoint. Having already reviewed the (now sold out) 2019 version, most of the things I wrote there should also apply...” Read full tasting note

From Bitterleaf Teas

Our second and complementary Jingmai offering for 2021, this tea delivers an unashamed floral fragrance that arrives in layers. This fragrance is complemented by a noticeable mouthfeel and thickness that expands and coats the mouth.

This tea is made from unblended arbour material and comes from an excellent environment. This tea has also been tested against and well below the EU MRL standard for 400+ pesticide residues in recent years.

Picking period: Pre-April 2

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I’m a big fan of the 2019 vintage of this tea and the 2021 harvest does not disappoint. Having already reviewed the (now sold out) 2019 version, most of the things I wrote there should also apply to this tea, so I will keep this short and sweet and not repeat myself here.

Like its predecessor, the 2021 Full Frontal is a strong tea with plenty of bite and great longevity. The soup is thick with a pleasing texture. While obviously still floral, I actually found the ’21 less of a flower bomb than the ’19 and instead it displayed some interesting hints of a cocktail of various fruity notes alongside the florals.

While it starts off sweet and gentle, the bitterness ramps up as the infusions progress and grow longer. While I virtually always brew my raws with freshly boiled water, this is one of the teas where I like to do two infusions before reboiling. I find Full Frontal to respond well to ~95°C water and alternating between 99°C and 95°C gives a fun insight into the more biting and slightly gentler facets of the tea. If you’re afraid of this tea being too intense, you can experiment with using less leaf and slightly cooler water. I would expect it to still perform well.

I’d regard Full Frontal ’21 to be just as good as the ’19. If you missed out on the original or have already drunk it all, this tea comes highly recommended. I remember considering this tea to be a good value, but upon checking the price on the website, I needed to do a double take when I was the price per gram. 22¢/g is ridiculously good value for this tea! I’d expect it to sell for at least 30¢/g and even 40¢ wouldn’t be unreasonable at all. I’m tempted to pick up a cake myself, because I don’t have that much Jingmai and this tea ticks all the boxes for me.

Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Fruity, Sweet, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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