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Jingmai Ming Qian 100g Brick

Jingmai Ming Qian Raw Pu-erh Tea 100g Brick

2012 vintage - first spring harvest

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Weight: 100 grams (3.5 oz.)
Type: Raw Pu-erh (non-fermented)
Grade: Premium
Production area: Jingmai Mountain, Simao Prefecture, Yunnan Province

Ming Qian tea refers to tea leaves harvested before the Chinese Qing Ming Festival, which falls around April 5th. Ming Qian tea is regarded as the finest and most prized crop of the year’s production. There is a Chinese saying, "Ming Qian tea, precious as gold."

This Jingmai Pu-erh mini-brick is one of our 2012 Ming Qian tea series. This tea is made entirely with leaves from old growth arbor trees from Jingmai. The tea offers clean and balanced rose and honey notes. The flavor is subtle, yet so rich that it coats your mouth cavity and can be savored long after you drink the tea. Like other teas made from old trees, the “Qi” of this tea is felt right away and gives rise to a sense of well-being all over the body. A tea of this quality takes tea appreciation to a different level.

Caution: This brick is very tightly compressed to preserve its fragrance. Please use great caution when loosening the leaves from the brick.
for one 100 gram brick (3.5 oz.)

- Use 5g of tea leaves and brew in a 3-4 oz gaiwan or Yixing teapot.
- Use a mixture of chunks of leaves and the small broken leaves to balance the timing of the release of flavors.


2 sec.
1st BREW
5 sec.
2nd BREW
8 sec.
3rd BREW
10 sec.
4th BREW
20 sec.
5th BREW
25 sec.
6th BREW
30 sec.
7th BREW
35 sec.
8th BREW
40 sec.
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A Beautiful Tea 08/22/2019
By M Borgialli
The Jingmai Ming Qian is one of the first teas I purchased from Bana several months ago (along with the Nannuo Ming Qian), and one of the first fine pu-erh teas I ever tasted. Trying it again today I am transported back in time. This is by far one of my favorite teas, and while still young it has already developed beautiful buttery and floral notes (at least to my palate) with minimal astringency; it is complex and easy to drink, and with it's great density a little goes a long way. Just make sure you have a tea pick!
Our responseThank you very much for your nice review. Jingmai is one of my favorite tea mountains in Yunnan. Because the leaves for this tea were picked in early spring, it is the best of the best.