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drank Yunnan Impérial by Mariage Frères
765 tasting notes

Thanks to Sil for this sample.

I can’t recall if I have ever had a straight yunnan before. I find this taste to be odd. Not odd in a bad way, it’s just different than what I expected. I did brew it at work so I have no control over the temp of the water I used but it was probably under boiling point.

The tea brews a nice golden colour. It smells sweet and maybe a hint of vanilla. The tea tastes light and kind of sweet and earthy. There is a bit of an astringent aftertaste but it not too bad.

This is a nice light breakfast tea in comparison to a strong one like English breakfast.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Sil

You’ve beaten me to getting a chance to try this lol. One of the random teas that my mother picked up for me on vacation.

Lala

I figured you were busy tasting your other 300 teas. Ha ha.

Sil

lala – and you’d be correct. Drinking the stuff i CAN get rid of quickly lol

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Sil

You’ve beaten me to getting a chance to try this lol. One of the random teas that my mother picked up for me on vacation.

Lala

I figured you were busy tasting your other 300 teas. Ha ha.

Sil

lala – and you’d be correct. Drinking the stuff i CAN get rid of quickly lol

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

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