2006 LCGC "003" Jing Mai Mountain Raw Pu-erh tea cake

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Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Dry leaves smell smoky with a hint of plums. Wet leaves smell of prunes with a hint of smokiness. 10s rinse with a 10 minute rest. Steep/Time: Notes 1/10s: Sweetness immediately apparent with a bit...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Too lazy to backlog at midnight but I think the description is spot on, slightly sweet fruity almost, a hint of smokiness in the first few infusions but all around a good tea and fairly cheap, a...” Read full tasting note
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    jiang-luo 127 tasting notes

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The Lancang Ancient Tea company of Lancang county of Simao produced this fine cake from early spring 2006 Jing Mai mountain tea at an altitude of 1600 meters (a perfect altitude).

Jingmai mountain is known for having a strong “cha qi” that is rivalled only by Ban Zhang mountain in potency. This cake is no exception and gives the drinker a nice flavor and lingering slippery sweetness in the throat. There is the slighest smoke taste in the first two brewings but dissipates quickly. This is a higher grade blend than the 007 blend. There are more buds present, the brewed liquor is sweeter and a lighter and clearer yellow gold (than the 007 blend).

Producer: Lancang Ancient Tea Company
Process: Picked, sun-dried, and Compressed.
Vintage: Spring 2006
Production area: Jingmai Mountain of Lancang (Simao)
Cake weight: 357 grams

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2 Tasting Notes

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Dry leaves smell smoky with a hint of plums. Wet leaves smell of prunes with a hint of smokiness. 10s rinse with a 10 minute rest.

Steep/Time: Notes
1/10s: Sweetness immediately apparent with a bit of astringency. Probably should have steeped 8s, but it’s not at all over powering. Very interesting flavor. There’s a sweet smelling pipe tobacco that the taste of this tea reminds me of with the addition of a slight floral note. A very good first cup.

2/10s: Smokiness a little more upfront with the sweetness still in the background. Smoked prunes and tobacco. Bit of sweetness at the back of the throat with this cup.

3/10s: The tea is taking on a wonderful fruity, slightly grassy aroma. Less crisp, but still has the sweet aftertaste.

4/15s: Same as previous, but with the sweet, crisp finish again. No cha qi to speak of so far, though there was quite a break between the first and second steeping.

5/20s: Sweetness has faded, though the finish is still crisp/dry. Tastes lightly of grass and moss now.

6/30s: Wow, the grass/moss taste is still there, but this tea is pretty much done for sweetness I think.

7/40s: Same as above. No cha qi in sight.

Started out nice, but petered out really quick.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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Too lazy to backlog at midnight but I think the description is spot on, slightly sweet fruity almost, a hint of smokiness in the first few infusions but all around a good tea and fairly cheap, a real contender for my next full cake purchase. A good middle of the road starter cake, I have not had many but I have had way worse and only maybe 2 or 3 that were better (but they are 5x the price of this cake).

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
DeliriumsFrogs

Sounds really lovely.

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