Spring 2018 Jingmai Yellow Flakes

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Cut grass, Peas, Sweet, Vegetal, Astringent
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Edit tea info Last updated by Martin Bednář
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec 5 g 7 oz / 193 ml

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  • “I took this tea in my gaiwan today morning. It was more vegetal than I remember from grandpa brewing. Grassy as well, little sweetness, bit of astringency. Brews easily, I did not care much about...” Read full tasting note
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The yellow flakes, also known as ‘Huangpian’, are the leaves that became crispy during the wok frying process. This happens because some of the leaves are too mature and have a low water content, once all the water has evaporated, the texture of those leaves changes and they take a green to yellow aspect after drying.

They have to be sorted before the cakes are pressed. The machine sorting is based on color, and it tends to pick out some of the buds as well. These cakes are therefore made mostly of old and large leafs, while also having some buds in it.

Due to the overcooking, the yellow flakes don’t feature a fancy fragrance and don’t deliver bitterness. This is due to a lot of the polyphenols being destroyed due to excessive heat. However, the yellow flakes retain the original sweetness of the tea.

This cake is made entirely from ancient tea garden material. The yellow flakes were stored in Pu’er City for six months before being pressed. Yellow flakes are very suitable to casual sessions and grandpa style brewing (leaves infused directly in a mug). They are very endurant and are both mild and sweet.

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I took this tea in my gaiwan today morning.

It was more vegetal than I remember from grandpa brewing. Grassy as well, little sweetness, bit of astringency. Brews easily, I did not care much about steeping times, just when I thought it will be ready, I spilled the tea into a cup. It was good. Nothing really fancy, or some scents or aromas development, just easydrinking tea with nice taste. Reminding me bit green teas, but that is probably bit expected.

Overall, it is nice tea (especially for the price).

Flavors: Astringent, Cut grass, Vegetal

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 85 ML

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