Mandalay Spring

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea
Flavors
Apricot, Astringent, Bitter, Honey, Hot hay, Smoke, Yeast, Hay, Jasmine, Stonefruits
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Caffeine
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Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Martin Bednář
Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec 9 oz / 279 ml

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  • “Omg the astringency. I’m getting images in my head of an old person who really needs a drink of water, got that lip and tongue smacking going on. Underneath that, I get some apricot, hot hay and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another cuppa, hotter water. It changed quite a lot. It still smells like jasmine. But in taste there were some notes of stonefruits and now even bit of apricot and/or honey. It is smoother than...” Read full tasting note
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This organic green tea from northern Myanmar is as lush as the valley where the leaves were freshly plucked during springtime. Its honey-smooth texture and hint of apricot sweetness are reminiscent of highly prized teas from the neighboring Chinese province of Yunnan, making it a refreshing indulgence for all occasions.

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Omg the astringency. I’m getting images in my head of an old person who really needs a drink of water, got that lip and tongue smacking going on. Underneath that, I get some apricot, hot hay and light smoke on the sip, honey mid-mouth and a finish of bitterness and yeast. Because Martin said 180F preparation wasn’t the best and 195F was better, but knowing greens can be very temperamental, I went with 185F. I wonder if a brewing temp of 175F or lower would kill this astringency. Otherwise it has ok flavor but I won’t be seeking out Mandalay Spring again.

Flavors: Apricot, Astringent, Bitter, Honey, Hot hay, Smoke, Yeast

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Martin Bednář

This is crazy. Always different :)

derk

Maybe you will be able to find the perfect parameters for you.

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Another cuppa, hotter water.

It changed quite a lot. It still smells like jasmine. But in taste there were some notes of stonefruits and now even bit of apricot and/or honey. It is smoother than last time, with little notes of jasmine as it colds down.

Colour of liquor is darker, rather orange, but tastes like green tea. Maybe better batch than last time? Or temperature of water changed it so much? Interesting though, better than last time!

Flavors: Apricot, Honey, Jasmine, Stonefruits

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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