2014/2009 Jingmai Shu

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Chocolate, Dark Chocolate
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Edit tea info Last updated by Martin Bednář
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 6 g 3 oz / 85 ml

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Explore an entirely different world with this ripe Pu-erh tea (a.k.a. Shu Cha). As opposed to raw Pu-erh (Sheng Cha), this tea was artificially “aged” through a fermentation process. This results in a much darker tea soup than raw Pu-erh and can be considered as a different tea family.

This tea is made of autumn 2014 natural tea garden material from Jingmai mountain complemented by spring 2009 leaves from Bulang Shan for more punch. We had them pressed in fall 2016.

The resulting brew is quite aggressive, as far as ripe Pu-erh goes. Some medicinal bitterness can be felt through the session. It is not one of those fragrant and delicate ones, here, the soup is ultra thick and will coat your mouth throughout the session, just like a good old Irish stout!

This is an ideal tea to keep you warm during the long winter of the Northern countries. In Gongfu style, it will sustain at least twelve infusions; in a mug, you can brew it three or four times. A very robust Shu Pu-erh.

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I am the first one to write a tasting note? And this tea is actually gone!

Anyway, quick (+- 10 seconds) rinse of 6 grams of tea in my 85 ml gaiwan. That is 1 gram for 14 ml of boiling water in thermos.

1st steep, as usual, was 15 seconds long.
It pours light brown colour. Rinse and first steep has got generic shu aroma, in taste mellow, not-metallic, rather sweet side of chocolate.

2nd steep, 30 seconds
Mellow, still sweet chocolate taste. Not very complex taste. But full-bodied for sure.

3rd, 45 seconds
It becames darker, so does in taste, more like dark chocolate now.

4th, 60 seconds
Full bodied, nice to drink. I do not think it will change flavours, so I will keep drinking. They claim it can be up to 12 steeps, so – I guess it can be true. But I would not write about every single steep.

It is good, but maybe I expected something bit more complex.

Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 85 ML

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