• Reviews

    Wymm Tea Jingmai Sheng 2013 First Spring

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: varied greens and browns, compressed Ingredients: puerh tea Steep time: 30 degrees Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: gold I was a bit sad to discover that this was the last sheng puerh sample in my “to review” pile from Wymm Tea. Thankfully there is still one last shou left to savor until I’m able to place an order. I know I’ve mentioned this before (like every time I’ve written about one of their teas), but I absolutely adore the mulberry paper that their tea is wrapped in. It’s just so soft and it smells amazing! This tea hails from Jingmai in Southwestern Yunnan…


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    Wymm Tea Mahei Zhai Sheng Puerh from Ancient Tree 2011 Spring

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: somewhat compressed, visible buds Ingredients: puerh tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: brassy gold I think I’ve mentioned this before but I adore the handmade mulberry paper that Wymm Tea wraps their tea in. The texture and feel of them make wish that I was one of those crafty people who could turn them into something awesome. This sample was broken off of a cake so the leaves weren’t very tightly packed but they were fairly large and mostly whole. After a quick rinse I went for my standard infusion time of 30 seconds. I couldn’t believe how smooth this…

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    Wymm Tea Mangnuo Tengtiao “Cane Tea” 2014

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: formerly compressed, sample arrived loose Ingredients: puerh tea Steep time: 5 seconds Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: pale gold My personal puerh collection mostly consists of young, dry stored, fairly easy going cakes. What that means is that I can do anything to them and they’ll still be drinkable for the most part. I’ve learned that I can’t treat all puerhs with the same heavy hand that I am used to so I followed Wymm Tea’s recommended method for steeping. After a quick rinse I started with a 5 second infusion and then increased that by a few seconds for each subsequent brew. Initially…