Monsieur Lafleur 2022 Jingmai Raw Puer
$3.50 – $120.00
- How to Brew (Dragon Balls)
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Drinking this tea is floral equivalent of inhaling wasabi. We said floral though, so that means it’s a good thing, unless wasabi-burn is something you’re into (no judgement).
This tea is pure, unbridled Jingmai character: Floral, rough, and in your face. Using small tree material, this tea might lack the sophisticated mouthfeel and texture of gushu, but it makes up for it in terms of value and flavour.
This is the 4th and final year of this tea as we know it. While it may carry on in name, the material we’ve sourced for this tea is spoken for going forward. An increasingly common situation with small farmers in popular areas, this farmer has signed a contract with a much larger company. While we’ll seek out a suitable replacement for 2023, this will be the last production using the OG material.
Picking period: Pre-March 30
Many of our samples for spring 2021 are in dragon ball form. While these balls will perform the same as the cake, they can be slightly trickier to brew. Here’s how we do it: