2013 Yunnan Sourcing Qing Mei Shan

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Bitter, Butter, Floral, Musty, Sweet, Thick
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 11 g 8 oz / 248 ml

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  • “This one kind of fell out of the pumidor so I guess it’s up tonight. I pulled about 11 grams off and went with the easy steeper as my other brewing implements are currently occupied. Love me some...” Read full tasting note
  • “As a revision of my previous review, I want to emphasize the huge impact the quality of your water has your tea tasting experience. I’m in Seoul for the summer, and water in Korea is historically...” Read full tasting note
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Qing Mei Shan is a remote mountain area in Yong De county of Lincang. The tea trees here are 100-300 years old and have been growing wild for centuries. It’s a very pure tea with buttery thick mouthfeel, pungent floral can sugarcane aroma with an ass-kicking cha qi that betrays it’s wildness.
An amazing tea with strength and balance. Will be enjoyable to drink now and every day into the future.
400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)
This tea has been tested in certified laboratory and has passed the MRL limits for pesticide residues as established by the EU Food and Safety commission. For more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission click on this link.

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This one kind of fell out of the pumidor so I guess it’s up tonight.
I pulled about 11 grams off and went with the easy steeper as my other brewing implements are currently occupied. Love me some vacation tea drinking time. It rained about all day here so I am sipping away waiting for a busy outside work day tomorrow.
I remember trying this when I first got it. I don;t recall thinking a lot about it as I wanted to more or less age this one. I have bad habit of picking off some leaf from each new cake and leaving it in the wrapper to see how the aging will progress, much like storing loose maocha I suppose.
I gave a quick rinse and let it sit a while.
First brew yields a nice deep gold amber. This has become thick and buttery with a medium range of bitterness for me. The aroma is a bit musty and sweet. Hard to put a note on. The tea has good strength to it. My storage may have speeded up the changes but this one is getting better by far. It is complex and mouth filling . The sweetness creeps in as the bitter slowly fades away.
Probably shouldn’t be drinking this one as late a night but I am already 4 steeps fro 2 big cups into it already. Simple musings and I will drink away. The empty cup still has the lingering floral musty aroma of this making me want another cup.

Flavors: Bitter, Butter, Floral, Musty, Sweet, Thick

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 11 g 10 OZ / 295 ML
Cwyn

Say, what happened to the Chairman?

mrmopar

Someone’s sister let the chairman out and forgot to keep an eye on her.

looseTman

Hopefully, she’ll return from her tour of the neighborhood when she’s hungry?

JC

I love this tea. I think it is underrated :)

TeaBrat

The Chairman flew the coop?

mrmopar

She was let out in December and someone kept her I am sure. JC underrated it is I think. I wasn’t much on it when I got it but seems to be aging well.

yssah

2015 is more expensive! i noticed that 2014 autumn is cheaper too. sorta puzzling coz most prefer autumn right? is there a chance of 2014 autumn getting to taste like the present 2013 ever?

mrmopar

I think Spring tea is the best but some Autumn is good as well. I think as people find out how much they can sell their tea for prices will go up. Lao Ban Zhang is a good example. Others are going as well. Na Nuo , Yiwu, and Kunlu are also rising in price.

tanluwils

I tried this as a sample, and despite my student budget, have been considering forking up the cash for the 2013 one. Unfortunately, my indecisiveness got the best of me, as it’s now $10 more.

mrmopar

tanuwils, this is a good one. Still not too pricey for a cake of this quality.

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As a revision of my previous review, I want to emphasize the huge impact the quality of your water has your tea tasting experience. I’m in Seoul for the summer, and water in Korea is historically known to be exceptional. There are so many natural mountain springs that hikers regularly refill their bottles with water seeping out of the rocks—no exaggeration.

So, I brought some of this particular tea with me to test the city’s tap and what I experienced was an intensified aroma in the cup, extra body, and a much more pronounced, long sweet aftertaste. My friend and I were literally tea-drunk with glee.

I highly recommend serious tea tasters learn more about how to enhance the quality of their water to get the most out of the overall experience.

JC

One of my favorites!

mrmopar

An under-appreciated one for sure.

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