Spring 2018 Jingmai Miyun

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Apricot, Astringent, Drying, Floral, Mineral, Peach, Stonefruits
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Edit tea info Last updated by Martin Bednář
Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 85 oz / 2513 ml

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  • “Another go. 15 seconds rinse Floral, stone fruits, mineral. Not really bad. Probably stonefruits as apricot / peach, mentioned by others in previous years. Medium astringency. 1st / 30 seconds....” Read full tasting note
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From Farmerleaf

40-year-old natural tea garden leaves from the top of Jingmai Mountain
Picked from late February to early April 2018, first and second flush
Hand-processed in our tea factory
Available in 357g pu-erh tea cakes

This new edition of our classic ‘Miyun’ features a good balance between fragrance and mouthfeel. We used the same material as the 2017 edition: natural tea gardens for the higher grounds of Jingmai Mountain, located between 1500 and 1600m of altitude.

They grow on sandy soils which can’t hold water and nutrients well, it means the soils get dry quickly after the rain and the gardens are struggling to get their nutrients. Under these harsh conditions, they need to protect their leaves from the herbivorous insects, and they build up secondary compounds such as caffeine and polyphenols which act as repellants and chemical defenses. These secondary compounds make the fragrance and taste of tea, this is why tea tree growing under stress produce more of them and their leaves are of superiror quality. The water stress was especially noticeable in early March because we got very few rains during the late Winter. When under stress, not enough chlorophyll can be produced, therefore the edges of the leaves turn yellow.

We processed the leaves in a wok, using high temperature at the start and putting off the fire as the session goes in order to give a slow finish.

The tea has a floral fragrance, a slight bitterness and medium astringency. It is a good daily drinker that will keep you fresh and energized.

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1 Tasting Note

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Another go.

15 seconds rinse
Floral, stone fruits, mineral. Not really bad. Probably stonefruits as apricot / peach, mentioned by others in previous years. Medium astringency.

1st / 30 seconds.
Quite mineral and astringent, not much of fruity notes. Quite drying and long mouthfeel.

2nd / 30 seconds.
As first 30 seconds were quite strong, I decided to make second brew with same time. Yep, it is milder. Bit fruitier. Good steep.

3rd / 45 seconds
This is really nicely balanced between astingency and sweetness. Finishing this steep awfully cold, because I was checking new cars with my dad.

4th / 1 minute
This is following previous note, that it is nice balanced. No cars this time :D

5th / 1:15
It´s same…
I will make more and more brews, but I guess it will be same. Maybe weaker, maybe stronger. Who knows… Just great amount of steeps, I do not want to count it. I am lazy man.

Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Drying, Floral, Mineral, Peach, Stonefruits

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 85 OZ / 2513 ML

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