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2 heaping tsps in 12 oz

Wow, now I don’t know if I prefer this one or the Imperial Mojiang. The leaves are gorgeous. Perfectly straight needles. Not a single one broken. It has a very rich, heavy mouthfeel. And perhaps for the first time, I am finding a tea pleasantly astringent. Usually when I find a tea astringent, I consider it a negative, but this one has a very slight astringency which balances well with its “thickness”. Hope that makes some sense.

BTW, this note is for the Spring 2013 plucking.

Next up will have to be a side by side taste test of these two marvelous teas.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec
El Monstro

I’m gonna have to put in an order with this company, I remember thinking they have a nice selection of teapots awhile back. What is the deal with the .com site vs the .us site, is one overseas and the other here?

looseTman

YS has a site in China as well as one in the US. The shipping cost less from the US site, but the selection is not as large.

Rachel J

Oh, I didn’t even know about the 2 sites. I used the .com. Will have to see if these teas are available at the other one!

Rachel J

Just checked, and they aren’t. Interesting… Shipping from China was only about 10 days, but I recall it being quite expensive. On the other hand, the tea itself was priced very low for the quality, so it all balances out.

Doug F

I go back and forth with these two. I just love the thick rich taste that I don’t find in many other teas.

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El Monstro

I’m gonna have to put in an order with this company, I remember thinking they have a nice selection of teapots awhile back. What is the deal with the .com site vs the .us site, is one overseas and the other here?

looseTman

YS has a site in China as well as one in the US. The shipping cost less from the US site, but the selection is not as large.

Rachel J

Oh, I didn’t even know about the 2 sites. I used the .com. Will have to see if these teas are available at the other one!

Rachel J

Just checked, and they aren’t. Interesting… Shipping from China was only about 10 days, but I recall it being quite expensive. On the other hand, the tea itself was priced very low for the quality, so it all balances out.

Doug F

I go back and forth with these two. I just love the thick rich taste that I don’t find in many other teas.

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I happily reside in Park Slope, Brooklyn with my husband, our baby son, and our dog. I teach over 40 piano students per week at my home studio and created “Fundamental Keys”, a classical piano method book and video series.

My husband and I are vegan and have been for about 8 years. We are enjoying bringing up our little one in the vegan tradition!

I went through a major tea phase some years ago (2006-2009) and had quite a collection and tasted hundreds of varieties. Then I went off caffeine when I decided to have a baby, and after he was born I got into a nasty coffee habit. Now I’ve come back to tea, thank goodness. I’m finding my tastes have changed quite a bit since my first go at tea fanaticism. Really enjoying some of the amazing and deliciously complex teas I’ve learned about through Steepster!

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