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Jasmine Power

Molihuawei Shu Puer

12 €

A top grade shu (‘ripe’) gongting puer scented with freshly picked jasmine blossoms. It has a classic deep puer taste and aroma with a nice jasmine touch. Jasmine Power will be particularly interesting to those who want to appreciate a rich base tea flavor with only a touch – rather than complete dominance – of jasmine in the gustatory spectrum.

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Additional Information

English name:

Jasmine Power

Type and Grade:

Gongting (supreme-quality) shu (cooked, ripe, heavily fermented) puer.

Chinese:

茉莉花味熟普洱

Pinyin:

mòlìhuāwèi shúpǔ’ěr

Name origin:

The name of this tea reflects the fact that it was scented and mixed with jasmine blossoms

Ingredients:

Buds and leaves of Camellia sinensis, natural jasmine blossoms. No additives.

Harvest year:

2016

Origin:

Yunnan, China

Steeping suggestions:

one serving: 6 grams (0.2oz – about 1 tsp)
water: ~ 90 °C, 100-250 ml (~ 195°F, 3-9oz)
time: 30-60 seconds
number of infusions: 5-6
discard the first brew

Packaging and storage:

We pack our teas in resealable insulated craft bags. Tea should be stored in a cool and dry place. The expiry date is stamped on the bag.

Shipping:

Worldwide with Express Mail Service (EMS tracking) or China Post

Product Description

Molihuawei (Jasmine) Shu Puer

This is a top grade shu (‘cooked’) gongting puer scented with freshly picked jasmine blossoms. This molihuawei shutea was grown and processed in Yunnan county of China. It has a classic deep puer taste and aroma with a nice jasmine touch. This puer is a great addition to your daily tea experience. It will be particularly interesting to those who want to appreciate a rich base tea flavor with only a touch – rather than complete dominance – of jasmine in the gustatory spectrum.

Why we like it?

We have received multiple requests to add a jasmine flavored tea to our collection. Since one of our guiding principles is to focus on unique or underrepresented teas, we have decided to meet the demand for jasmine in an unconventional way. While the majority of jasmine teas sold in the West have green tea at their basis, our jasmine choice uses top quality gongting puer that is at least three years old.

The word ‘gongting’ literally means ‘royal palace’ in Chinese, and it is used not only to describe the fine nature of the tea leaves, but also the its pleasantly rich taste, which distinguishes this variety of shu puer from its lower quality, throat-scratching, murky counterparts.

This tea is made in-house with a sense of balance in mind. Blended with freshly picked jasmine blossoms, this gongting puer has the texture, taste, and aroma that easily make it eligible for a tea party of royal proportions, just as its name implies.

Roman’s personal score: 85/100
Miha’s personal score: 87/100

The scores above represent how the Daoli co-founders Miha and Roman feel about each particular tea. The ratings are given on 0 to 100 scale and are absolutely subjective. We simply translate into numbers our first impression about this tea.

General steeping suggestions

Tea can be steeped in a tea pot, gaiwan, or a strainer placed right in your cup. Feel free to experiment with time, temperature, and quantity. If tea feels a bit strong or bitter, just use less leaves or steep it for a shorter period of time.

The purpose of the first brew is to rinse the leaves, so it shouldn’t last more than five seconds and should be discarded. Pour the hot water again. This time, steep it for longer periods. Avoid leaving the leaves soaking in water between brews, because it makes tea taste bitter and steals a lot of its flavor. If used properly, about six grams of tea leaves can yield several middle-size cups of excellent tea.

Chinese people enjoy the original taste of tea, so they never use milk, sugar, or lemon.

Steeping suggestions for molihuawei

Start with this, then experiment:

  • one serving: 6 grams (0.2oz – about 1 tsp)
  • water: ~ 90 °C, 100-250 ml (~ 195°F, 3-9oz)
  • time: 30-60 seconds
  • number of infusions: 5-6
  • discard the first brew

Jasmine-scented (molihuawei) shu puer responds very well to oversteeping. Just remember that lack of bitterness is not an indication of strength. So make sure you ‘feel’ the tea before you drink a cuppa that will keep you awake for half a night. We like to keep infusion time at around one minute. The 3rd brew is our favorite – that’s when the jasmine begins to fade away and the savory mellowness of gongting starts to kick in. Double steeping time for 5th and 6th brews if you want a comparable degree of strength.

Molihuawei on the table

Have you tried this tea? Do you have any comments? Please use the space below to share your thoughts and ask us questions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anja.slapnicar Anja Slapnicar

    I got to know the real taste and smell of real tea with the help of Daoli. I didn’t even noticed a difference between tea bought in slovenian supermarkets and tea bought in slovenian teashops. The difference came with high grade tea from Daoli, which is tea of whole leaves from China not the dust in tea bags.. Every time when I open Daoli bag I wonder why I haven’t start drinking them from the start. Great tea everybody!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ToadmansTeas Toadman’s Teas

    This is a really nice Jasmine Tea, With perfectly balanced taste taste and scent of jasmine in a nice solid puerh, i really enjoyed it :)
    See my Blog post about it with photos here
    http://toadsteablog.blogspot.com/2013/03/jasmine-trip-from-daoli.html

  • http://twitter.com/karmennovak Karmen

    I love to drink this puer tea when I want something really rich and smooth to nourish me trough the day. And delicious touch of jasmine… a special treat that I will definitely be ordering again.
    Read review »

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