This is the last YS black tea from my order that I’ve yet to review. I don’t frequent Steepster as often, so the thought of logging tasting notes slipped my mind. That being said, I’m looking forward to getting some new YS teas this year. :)
Here’s my tasting notes on a short steep of Yi Mei Ren (2012):
First steep tasted smooth with that “fuzzy” mouth feel. There is also a hint of fruit and black tea flavour.
Second steep brought out a new astringent flavour (I can’t describe the actual flavour so well).
Final and third steep was a really satisfying and strong cup. More of the tea body came out, along with the previous notes.
Overall, this was probably my second favourite out of the five I purchased. Not an amazing resteeper, but still pretty flavourful in short doses or a long steep.
Steep parameters: 100ml gaiwan, 5g tea leaves, rinse and 3 steeps (30s, 45, 1m)