drank 2009 Jingmai by white2tea
61 tasting notes

4.5g, 90ml and then transferred to 110 ml(I know….that’s diluted but that’s the smallest pot I’ve got.) for the later steeps for heat retention purposes. 100C.

Dry leaf smells extremely enticing, I have trouble expressing how or why but it just was.

The tea itself tastes like…licking bitter tree bark. Very strong woody flavors until very late steeps. There’s some astringency making itself present BUT it isn’t drying astringency. Its the kind of astringency that makes you salivate which was a good experience. Finally I see what people mean about that.

I’m doing some late power steeps in a pot instead of thin porcelain gaiwan, and it is more syrupy and like tree sap, with finally some sweetness. Just took some time to find it…

The qi on this was also very calming and nice. A pleasant tea.

Flavors: Oak

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