2016 Jingmai Miyun

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Apricot, Oats, Creamy, Fruity, Pleasantly Sour, Sugarcane, Tobacco, Milk, Sweet
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “This tea is like candy. Sweet and easy to drink. It’s teas like this that make me love young sheng. It definitely has those apricot notes and a smooth, oaty texture. Highly recommended, especially...” Read full tasting note
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  • “The dry leaf on this one smells crazily strongly of dried apricots! Took me aback, honestly, despite someone else describing the taste as oatmeal apricot, heh. This starts off smelling more complex...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’m pretty impressed with this tea. Second sheng I’ve tried out of my Farmerleaf order. The dry leaf smelled mostly like straw. After a rinse, I got just the barest hint of smoke, along with...” Read full tasting note
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From Farmerleaf

Miyun is our classic Jingmai tea cake. This year, we took particular care in selecting fresh tea leaves from specific natural tea gardens on Jingmai Mountain. “Forested, high altitude, low-density plantation and high biodiversity” were among our criteria for sourcing suitable raw material. On top of this careful selection, we fried each batch by hand, in the woks of our tea factory, instead of using kill-green machines which accelerate significantly the processing, but allow less control over tea quality. This year, we’re happy to say that these extra efforts paid off.

Our Miyun has superior complexity and depth than what we made in the previous years. It is a high-powered, vivid and crunchy tea that bites your mouth with its fragrance, and then appeases you while gently flowing down your throat. The lingering freshness can be felt long after you left the tea table.

Miyun is a dynamic introduction to what Jingmai Mountain can offer, and you will certainly want more of it.

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This tea is like candy. Sweet and easy to drink. It’s teas like this that make me love young sheng. It definitely has those apricot notes and a smooth, oaty texture. Highly recommended, especially for the price. I split a cake through a group buy on a whim and I am really happy I did so!

Flavors: Apricot, Oats

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The dry leaf on this one smells crazily strongly of dried apricots! Took me aback, honestly, despite someone else describing the taste as oatmeal apricot, heh. This starts off smelling more complex when I poured water on it than it actually ends up being, but the strong prevailing taste of different parts of the apricot remained throughout in a nice way.

First couple of steeps is Jingmai citrus sweetness with a hint of tobacco on the nose and in the cup that blooms into a strong, juicy apricot that turns to a sour tart peel if the liquid cools (although not in a bad way). The apricot goes from juicy to peel to meat minus the juice up through steep 4, with a mild sugar sweetness that lingers in the throat and a heavy/thick creamy texture with an almost basil herb aftertaste quality to it. A strong tobacco nose and flavor kicks in in the mid steeps, overwhelming the sugarcane and almost drowning out the apricot for a while, but then fades out to the sour apricot and then returning with a plummy depth when pushed later.

Very fruity, tobacco-y sheng! I quite enjoyed this, although the energy is kind of giggly and caffeine heavy, almost anxiety jittery level, which wasn’t so pleasant—might be because I back to backed this with another sheng. I thought this was very solid, especially if you like sour apricot fruit notes and tobacco (not the burnt or ashtray kind, thankfully!) as those are the predominant flavors throughout the session. I feel like this would have delivered past the 8 steeps I made, but the jitters made me stop here for this session.

Flavors: Apricot, Creamy, Fruity, Pleasantly Sour, Sugarcane, Tobacco

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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I’m pretty impressed with this tea. Second sheng I’ve tried out of my Farmerleaf order. The dry leaf smelled mostly like straw. After a rinse, I got just the barest hint of smoke, along with some apricot.

The tea has a nice and creamy texture for most of the session, along with a milky sweetness to it. Combined with apricot notes which are present near the end of the sip throughout the session, I found this tea comparable to a bowl of oatmeal with apricot in it. There’s some kind of starchiness to the sweetness which really makes me think of oatmeal. The tea also shows just enough bitterness to keep it interesting, allowing the flavors to dance on the tongue, rather than just sit with their heavy, sweet character. Occasionally, I found myself tasting just a hint of cinnamon in the finish, but I was never sure if it was actually there or just my imagination putting cinnamon onto a big bowl of oatmeal.

The qi from this tea wasn’t particularly strong – a slight warming body feeling to it perhaps, but no more. The tea had an impressive longevity – I could get 16+ steeps out of it pretty easily. Not sure what kind of aging potential this one has – texture is good, but there’s no reason for the bitterness to be tempered by age or anything. At a pretty impressive price point for the quality, I could see myself potentially getting a cake should I decide to make a bigger order at Farmerleaf, probably to drink up at a younger age rather than sit on for years.

Flavors: Apricot, Creamy, Milk, Oats, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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