drank 2009 Jingmai by white2tea
18 tasting notes

I’m having the last of my sample, and probably savoring it more. Cool, woody, a little metallic, with a subdued fruity brightness. The storage taste is yummy and lasts about two steeps, creamy and waxy. Smell is quite pungent, like ground up medicine. The flaw, like others have said, is that it wants to be very dry and bitters out the last steeps. However, you can get quite a few steeps out if you approach it carefully. In the end the vegetal tastes develop more into green pepper and watermelon. Separating the leaves when you get to the middle stage helps. I think if it wasn’t packed so tight, it would be oversteeping in the beginning, but after a while it hampers the brew. Soothing and immediate heat in the back of the neck.

8 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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