432 Tasting Notes

drank Yi Mei Ren by Yunnan Sourcing
432 tasting notes

Gongfu method
5g 100ml gaiwan 205F
Rinse/pause/10/10/15/15/20sec etc
Revisiting this tea, but couldn’t find my previous note. It’s very nice. Chocolaty, lychee aroma, some muscatel notes, raw nuts. It reminds me Ai Lao Mtn teas or even Taiwanese teas. Delightful.

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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ok tasting again cause i had to prepare couple samples. So good. im so happy i picked the whole brick.

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 90 ML

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had a session last night. this is a sample fr Steepster friend – thank you.
it exceeded my expectations. The color and taste is like nothing i tried before – its like baking spices, maybe nutmeg, allspice, ginger and cloves. It doesnt have usual earthy profile. my hubby became a taster recently, lol. he had a cup and declared its good. it means a lot. this man drinks whatever tea as long as it has sugar.
Thank you so much for the sample, my tea friend!

6g 100ml gaiwan 212 F
rinse/ pause/ 5/5/7/10/15/20 sec

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Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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i know i reviewed this tea before. Steepster eats older notes… Sigh…
This time i’m tasting a new version. I liked the older one but this just blew my mind. It is liquid chocolate people. Without any sugar or maple syrup. You dont have to guess the flavors. Bold yummy chocolate, maybe some malt, but not much.
i still have an older one, and was hesitating if i should get another once. Im so happy cause this one is so much better and richer (not that anything wrong w/older one ;)

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
TeaTiff

Brings up web page to place order…….

Sil

yeah i really liked the old version…new one came out after i ordered..

Cheri

I’ve been trying not to order more tea, but this one keeps popping up. I may have to order.

Tealizzy

Me too, Cheri! Must resist!!!

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I just cant start my day without this tea. its awesome with eggs and cheese. i just cant think of other tea that would go so great with the breakfast. 205F @4min
yea, my taste buds changed a lot for the past year

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Stephanie

Eggs and cheese my fave :)

Fjellrev

I love drinking that perfect black tea with eggs and toast in the morning. :)

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drank Qi Lan by Joseph Wesley Black Tea
432 tasting notes

The story how i got the sample of this tea you can read in my previous note:

http://steepster.com/teas/joseph-wesley-black-tea/53004-da-hong-pao

Qi Lan (奇兰, English: “rare orchid”)
i didnt know what to expect since its my first Qi Lan. i was sceptical and pretty sure i wouldnt like it as much as DHP. I was wrong.
Leaves are gorgeous, long and twisty. very complex, juicy,sweet and roasted. i’d say its medium roast, doesnt overpower other notes, complements nicely. it is so aromatic.
Around 2-3 steep cannabis arrives. I’d say that hui gan is much stronger than in DHP. Sweet and minty, long lingering aftertaste, long after i stop my session. i had 6 strong steeps, but still keep the leaves. few steeps here and there yesterday and before yesterday. i suggest not to oversteep, it gets bitter easily. even when its bitter the aroma and sweetness is incredible.

my parameters:
6g 100ml gaiwan 195F
3sec rinse/pause/10/7/5/5/7/7/10sec etc

Thank you Joseph Wesley for the opportunity to try these incredible teas. im looking forward to when you decide to put them for sale!

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Lee

Oooh I love that teaware

boychik

Thank you Lee. I got it fr Verdant last year. I don’t use it much, afraid to break it.

AnnaEA

I’ve had the reserve Qilan from Verdant, and a different one brewed for me at a tea club meeting. IT does bitter very easily, but so amazing if I can avoid it! Like peaches made of marble.

boychik

You know what, I even drank the bitter one. didnt want to waste any drop ;)

Doug F

The photos are an extra treat! Thanks.

Joseph Wesley Black Tea

;) – thanks boychik!

boychik

@ Doug F, thank you. its so addictive. like tea.

@ Joseph Wesley, it was a special treat ;-)

Fjellrev

Such pretty tea and teaware.

boychik

Thanks Fjellrev, the tea is awesome.

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