2018 Jingmai Pu'er Shupu
Jingmai mountain is located in the southwestern border of Yunnan province, in Lancang County, Pu'er city. Few hours of travel separate our Nannuo mountain from Jingmai, but the taste of Shupu produced in this ancient mountain is warm and familiar.
The great variety of wild and ancient tea trees gained Jingmai its popularity, but what fascinated us is its complexity of flavor, and the beautiful golden hues that can be admired in the pressed leaves. Their aroma has the under-forest mellowness that recalls a Nannuo shupu, but Jingmai also has a slightly bitter aftertaste, that emerges timidly in the huigan - the "returning flavor". This excellent quality releases an intense fragrance of dates, that persists in the cup even when the warmth of the infusion disappears.
The precious dark leaves have been pressed in 100 gr. and in 200 gr. stone pressed cakes, for the best aging experience.
Origin: Southwest Yunnan, Jingmai Mountain
Flush: Spring 2018
Storage: Avoid heat, light, and moisture
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 30 ml of water
Rinse: before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves with a very fast washing in order to let them rehydrate and release a more intense brew. Gently cover the leaves with boiling water and pour it after a few seconds.
Brewing time: Begin with a 15-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed.
Water temperature: 100° C
Number of brews: 8-10
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing time: 5 minutes
Water temperature: 100° C
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Warm caramel color. Smoky bouquet. Strong slightly astringent flavor. I hear pu er is good for controlling collesterol. Be careful not to over brew.
Hi Joseph, we are glad to having been part of your discovery, and we especially thank you for your kind and precise review. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information, we are glad to be of support.
I can attest to a very interesting return of bitter notes that speaks of the quality of the raw material. There is a “dry”, sharp nature to this cake that is quite unusual for a shupu, not necessarily affecting the warmth and enjoyability typical of this category of teas.