Long Mei Yunnan green tea of Zhenyuan Autumn 2015

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Fruity, Green Beans, Nutty, Sweet, Astringent, Bitter, Dry Grass, Drying, Green, Lemon, Peas, Vegetal, White Grapes
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Edit tea info Last updated by Rasseru
Average preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 g 8 oz / 227 ml

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  • “Enjoying this one this morning. I’ve had this tea before from Spring 2015. I even have some of the Spring 2015 still in my cupboard. I really liked it then but the dry leaf smells different from...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is the first green tea I have had for a year and a half. As Janchi says in the review before she’s a fussy one! The first time I ended up with an bitter mess. – That cant be right, can it? I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “About 2-3g in an 90ml gaiwan with 75-80C water for short 20-30s steeps. Quite tricky to steep this – it seems a bit of a fussy tea, and a smidge too much leaf or too-hot water brings out way too...” Read full tasting note

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Zhenyuan a high altitude area of Simao produces this high quality delicate green tea. Picked twice a year in a 2 day period when the buds and leafs are young and small. The taste is light and fruity with slight nuttiness. An exquisite tea, fresh for the autumn season.

Grown by a small family-run operation!

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Enjoying this one this morning. I’ve had this tea before from Spring 2015. I even have some of the Spring 2015 still in my cupboard. I really liked it then but the dry leaf smells different from the two. Autumn has more of a fruity scent and the Spring has more of a straw scent to it. I will have to brew both up together and see if there’s a big difference. It might also have to do with the Spring one starting to age.

I brewed this at 80C in my tea mug. It’s strange a few reviews say this tea is astringent. I found very little astringency in it. Maybe it had to do with the brewing. It’s a sweet nutty tea with a bit of fruitiness. There’s a bit of green pea in there too. It reminds me a bit of some bi luo chun teas. Think I will try this one at 70 to see if I get more fruity flavour from it.

Flavors: Fruity, Green Beans, Nutty, Sweet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Ubacat

Want to correct my note about how the dry leaf for the Spring one smelled. When I opened the bag I got straw. but when I let it sit for awhile , it was more fruity.

Rasseru

I think there might be a confusion, or broad interpretation on the term astringency and how it relates to dryness

Ubacat

Interesting! Thanks for the link.

Rasseru

interesting read as well, nice responses from others too

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This is the first green tea I have had for a year and a half.

As Janchi says in the review before she’s a fussy one! The first time I ended up with an bitter mess. – That cant be right, can it? I was being a bit careless (water was left over from another tea but had cooled a bit, not sure the size of the pinch of leaves). So the next time round I used less leaf and made sure the water was 70c, and was greeted by a lovely cup.

Peas, nutty, greens, sweetness & a hint of something perfume. Much much better! I’m having again and there is a slight lemon citrus in there, its all very pleasant.

Only ever-so-slightly dry, astringent, and a slight bitterness when at the bottom of the cup, the last sip or so (grandpa style).

I liked it even though this isnt the sort of tea I usually drink

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Dry Grass, Drying, Green, Lemon, Nutty, Peas

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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About 2-3g in an 90ml gaiwan with 75-80C water for short 20-30s steeps.

Quite tricky to steep this – it seems a bit of a fussy tea, and a smidge too much leaf or too-hot water brings out way too much astringency for me. But when I hit on the right combination, it’s worth the trial and error: pleasantly sweet, fine-bean-vegetal, a little lemon, and white grape flesh, with a smooth buttery mouthfeel.

Flavors: Lemon, Vegetal, White Grapes

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 g 3 OZ / 90 ML

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