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Rich and juicy, thick with a layered, honeyed mineral upfront sweetness. Balanced astringency and minimal bitterness. It reminds me a lot of oatmeal: notes of honey, apple, cinnamon, osmanthus, citrus and tobacco tones, peaches and apricots, oats, dry grass. Floral, fruity and deep, not as sweet as some Yiwu teas. Lordy that is good! If only it weren’t so high in caffeine. Great Jingmai tea. Powerful, clean, tasty for only 20c/g.

Thank you, Martin :)

Flavors: Apple, Apricot, Astringent, Cinnamon, Citrusy, Dry Grass, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Mineral, Oats, Osmanthus, Peach, Sweet, Thick, Tobacco

Martin Bednář

Glad that you like(d) it! I guess I need to retry it. It has been some time since I brewed it for last time!

Natethesnake

I just got some 2020 Jingmai and Laos samples from them. I’m with you on the Jingmai being over caffeinated. The 2003 that EOT is selling now is quite good and the caffeine seems smoothed out a bit. Doubt I’ll cake it but worth sampling.

derk

I like the flavors of Jingmai but not the jangly caffeination that makes me feel like I’m in a Bollywood film. I’d be interested in trying that 2003 EoT.

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Martin Bednář

Glad that you like(d) it! I guess I need to retry it. It has been some time since I brewed it for last time!

Natethesnake

I just got some 2020 Jingmai and Laos samples from them. I’m with you on the Jingmai being over caffeinated. The 2003 that EOT is selling now is quite good and the caffeine seems smoothed out a bit. Doubt I’ll cake it but worth sampling.

derk

I like the flavors of Jingmai but not the jangly caffeination that makes me feel like I’m in a Bollywood film. I’d be interested in trying that 2003 EoT.

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Tea became a hobby and my daily drink of choice some time late in the last decade. My introduction to loose leaf came in the form of dumpster-dived Wuyi oolong packets that somebody left upon moving out of an apartment building. From there, my palate expanded to teas from across China and the world. I used to focus more on taste and still harbor the habit, but after trying sheng pu’er, I tend to focus more on how a tea feels in my body. Does it complement my constitution? Does it change my mood or does it enhance my current mindstate? While I may not mention those effects in tea notes, it is what I value most. Flavored teas are not a favorite but I do drink them intermittently.

In terms of who I am, you could consider me a jill of all trades. Specialty is not my strength, as can be seen in the spread of my tea notes. I might have attention issues. One thing I will always love is riding a bicycle.

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