Jing Mai Moonlight White

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Brand:Life in Teacup
Style:Moonlight White
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Lancang, Yunnan, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Jing Mai Moonlight White

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 25, 2013

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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Alex and I had very different experiences with this tea.I was only able to brew this once and I did so, following Gingko's instructions of water just off the boil, for about 1.5 minutes. I was totally surprised that the liquor was so dark, it looked like black tea, The aroma was on the nutty/vegetal end , with a slight hint of fruit that I couldn't put my finger on. The flavor to me tasted of raspberries and hazelnut and I really liked it. My husband thought it tasted like mulch, but he is prejudiced against white teas, so I am not sure how accurate that is.
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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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This is a strange tea that requires proper brewing if you want to appreciate it. It's not even remotely like any other white tea I've ever tried.

I received a generous amount of sample of this tea from Life in Teacup. I experimented brewing three different ways, using many infusions, starting at 1-minute and getting longer, using three infusions, starting 2 minutes and then getting longer, and starting with a longer infusion. I liked the results of the second brewing attempt most, and it's this one I will start with:

First infusion: Aroma unlike any tea I've tried before. Fruity, like melon, but deeper and less fleeting. Creamy, almost like a creamsickle. Reminds me of Maine woods in late summer.

Second infusion: the melon-like qualities persist but with a markedly less fruity character. Vegetal, deep. More bitter, less sweet. This infusion has Darjeeling-like characteristics and is also reminiscent of a Bai Hao oolong, but I like it much better than that style. I liked this infusion best.

Third infusion: melon tones persist. Now, olives and mushrooms, possibly a hint of caramel. Milder aroma overall. This infusion was more astringent, and had a chalky mouthfeel. Overall, this was not the most exciting infusion.

I think the tea was pretty well spent then.

When I brewed with more, briefer infusions, I was able to distinguish more about how the tea changed, but there were more overlapping qualities from one cup to the next. When I started with a longer infusion, it started off being too astringent, and the aroma was muddled.

Overall, the character of this tea was much more like a black tea than what I expect of a white tea. It was dark, and I would even say somewhat tannic. Overall qualities were characteristic of a more heavily oxidized tea.
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