Review: What-Cha Jingmai Shengtai

Origin: 

40 year old tea garden in jingmai mountain

Tea Type: 

Sheng/Raw Pu’er

Vendor:

What-Cha

Weight/Price:

100g/$10.36

Pressed in:

October 2016

Aloha tea people,

I’m gonna present you another What-Cha tea review.

I dedicate this review to my (blue/white–Gaiwan) that broke after the session. Rest in pepperonis my old friend.

Lets check out the cake.

 

It’s time to undress this beauty ! 🙂

Before we get to the review take a look at the dry leafs in the gaiwan.

Conditions:

Brewing vessel:

Gaiwan (180 ml)

Water temperature:

99° C

Gramms:

7g

Rinse:

5 seconds

Steepings:

12+

 

Review:

After the rinse i started with the usual 5 second steeping, which was pretty light, but already showed the teas nuances: sweet, lightly fruity without the hints of any bitterness.

After the second infusion the nuances began to become realiTEA. The longer i steeped the tea the sweeter and fruitier  it became. Even though i pushed the tea really hard (up to 3 minutes) it never became bitter.

The leafs really expanded there.

Check out the vibrant color of the soup.

As usual take a look at the leafs after the session.

Another one without the cup.

Conclusion:

I like young raw pu’er teas that are not astringent and not going to upset your stomach. I would rate it as a beginners pu’er. Since the tea is very young lets see what the future will bring.(If i can resist drinking it in its current stage, I’m gonna re-review it in 5 years)

Have a cuppa