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Lucky Draw 2019 Jinggu Raw Puer

$12.00 $10.80

Description

This 2019 Jinggu region puer is an extremely refreshing and easy to drink young tea, with an enjoyable and uncomplicated character.

Processed into long strands, this tea will test your brewing abilities. Our recommendation: Lay the sticks flat across a gaiwan, then pour your water over the middle of the sticks to allow them to fold in half and fit into the gaiwan.

This tea also demonstrates some of the unexpected inconsistencies that can be encountered from one batch of processed tea to another. As such, this tea is available in 2 versions, sweet or smoky. Check the bottom of your tin for a dark sticker, which will indicate smoky. No sticker = sweet.

Both options are actually quite sweet, but a portion of this tea did arrive with a gentle and pleasant smoky character that can be detected in the first 2-3 brews. Rather than send it back, we decided to offer both version for you to compare.

This tea is also an excellent choice for cold brewing, which can’t always be said of young raw puers. Simply add ~10g of tea to ~200ml of water and allow to brew until it reaches the desired strength.

Each purchase is for a 100g tin of tea.

$0.12/gram

Additional information

WeightN/A
Dimensions16 × 16 × 1 cm

2 reviews for Lucky Draw 2019 Jinggu Raw Puer

  1. 5 out of 5

    CollinMurphy (verified owner)

    This young Raw Puer was amazing in every way. I loved the challenge of brewing these large leaves and stems. the flavor was a nice sweet sensation that still had a pleasant medicinal and earthy minerality.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    //Eyes dry leaf
    Luxurious flat dried leaves. Amazing mix of color: Golden-beige, copper and warm sienna brown. All the material as hair, not only the buds.

    //Nose dry leaf
    Sweet: Sweet dough, minerality, tiny kiss of smoke
    Smoky: Strong smoke smell, smoked salmon, ember

    //Nose wet leaf
    Sweet: Cooked vegetables, Light hay, tiny (light) wave of smoke brought with the wind
    Smoky: We’re in the ham spectrum now. Roasted vegetable foil. Generous salivation process haha

    //Eyes liquor
    Similar color for both teas. Orangy-yellow like daffodil. Bright and pure

    //Mouth texture
    Both have a thick and creamy texture, generous mouth coating and long lasting taste

    //Mouth taste
    Sweet: Humid hay, vegetables deglazed in maple syrup, wet rock, seaweed, almond and butter cake
    Smoky: Smoked ham and cheese in a sandwich. Light vegetables, wet fire logs from the day before

    //Nose Empty Cup
    Sweet: Crispy madeleines right out of the oven. Vanilla, honey, roasted almonds and outrageous amount of butter
    Smoky: Campfire after the dew, freshness and power of raspberry

    //Body sensation
    A lot of salivation (thick). I feel like I need to drink more of it. Long lasting taste. Increased heartbeat. Heat production. Calming. Self centered

    //Brewing notes
    1 gram per 20 mL of water at 95C
    Brew 1 : 13 seconds
    Brew 2 : +3 seconds

    //Overall impression
    The sweet version, which is a bit smoky too, is more versatile – an every day choice (more dept). The smooky version should be a great pair with a meal because it as more punch.


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