Yezi Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

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Steeped this gongfu, of course, and couldn’t be more pleased with the results.

Although Yezi recommends an initial steep of 30 seconds, adding 10-15s per additional steep, I opted for far shorter initial steeps: 10s rinse, then 5,10,15,20,25,30,40,60,90,120,240, and 360 seconds.

I had a black cherry aroma mixed with something else, something earthy and old; when I say old, past-their-prime tangerines, I don’t mean it badly, but maybe that was it… it’s got that great earthy pu-erh aroma as long as you look for it. As pu-erhs go, this is pretty light.

This tea can get bitter quickly if you don’t keep an good eye on it, but if checked it’s fantastic.

Preparation
Boiling

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95

Lovely stuff! Ridiculously thick leaves give off an incredible floral aroma; the dry leaves are nothing short of intoxicating.
The tea’s liquor is buttery are soft; light but compelling.
Highly recommended.

Thanks Yezi!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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so what’s really terrible is that I have been overwhelmed lately with trying to get the house in order so that it’s one lest thing to worry about next year in addition to wedding planning, and my mother cale up this weekend to go dress shopping…etc…etc.. so i had this sample probably 4 days ago…and didn’t get a chance to log it…and my notes have disappeared from the office. SOOOOOO all i can remember was that this was a very light brew…and refreshing. Something i’d be willing to pick up again…if nothing else just to be able to write a proper note on it lesigh

Fjellrev

Wish I could help you, Sil!

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95

Only my second Da Hong Pao, and if I remember correctly the first doesn’t impress too much and took a bit took get right. Maybe I’m more “capable” around tea now or maybe this particular Da Hong Pao is more user friendly…

Great aroma, touch of spice with some vanilla maybe. I like it. The taste has a roasted hint to it and some more spice. I had about 4 steeps with it staying this resilient.

Thank to Yezi Tea for the sample

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

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83

Pretty good basic Bai Mu Dan – got 3 good brews from it.

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91

Free Yezi tea sample.

Aroma is light and green; vegetal is too strong a descriptor, this is far more delicate… it’s also mildly sweet.

Taste is where this oolong shines, not only does it withstand a good few infusions, 4 before I found the taste to be too far removed from the first steep, but it also stays right with the aroma; something not enough teas manage. I’ll definitely be buying more of this

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Ming Hong by Yezi Tea
5360 tasting notes

still not sure how i feel about this one. Maybe i’ll try this one gongfu style and see if that helps me settle on how i feel about it. it’s not bad, it’s not great…the flavours are just kinda of all over for me haha

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drank Ming Hong by Yezi Tea
5360 tasting notes

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drank Yunnan Jin Kong Que Pu'erh by Yezi Tea
5360 tasting notes

another tea that i had today..but i’m sick and tired and frustrated and didn’t really pay attention to things because i’m having a no, good, very bad weekend. so there. did it knock my socks off? no. was it a pleasant cupSSSSSSSSSSSSSS….yes. so there.

OMGsrsly

Aww, Sil! :( Hope things get better this week.

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90

Hoo boy….this is tasty! Very smooth and creamy, almost buttery. Yezi teas are quickly becoming a favorite of mine.

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drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
438 tasting notes

I don’t know what went wrong with this, but it tasted like manure. Literally. Have no idea why….Maybe was a bad batch. 0_0
Glad it was only a sample :S

Fjellrev

Bleeeeeech, poor Ost. :/

Ost

I’m clearly a very picky tea drinker :P

Kittenna

Oh, weird. I very much enjoyed this one. Sounds like something must have happened to it prior to packaging (if it was freshly opened).

Ost

Yeah maybe. I don’t know. Didn’t oversteep it even. Just came out really bad. :S

teapartyfortwo

Yikes, manure, that’s not good!

Sil

Did you buy this recently? I just picked up the new harvest so I’ll try and remember to try it…..could just be differnt harvest tastes…

Nightshifter

Oh that’s horrilble gag

Ost

I bought it on their BF sale, *Sil. I think I’m probably just super picky haha!

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90

Brilliant stuff!
Aroma of cocoa, and bread.
Taste reminds me of black Dragon pearls, but better!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a lot more of this to drink up tonight.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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I can’t give a rating for this tea because of the grassiness and bitter. It is not my choice of tea. I get it as a sample with my Yezi tea order.

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drank Li Shan Oolong Tea by Yezi Tea
38 tasting notes

I received this as a sample. This is one of my favorite types of tea as it’s delicious all on its own. Really yummy and comforting.

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94

I drink tea to transport myself to far away lands. When I take a sip of tea crafted with intent, I find myself transported to another place. Throughout the five steepings I got in my gaiwan, I felt as if I was sitting in a rustic log cabin, the smoky fireplace keeping me warm from the cold fog hugging the mountaintop (pardon my cheesiness, I daydream too often lol)
The dry nose had strong notes of dark chocolate-covered cherry. I revisited the cherry flavor on the brew, this time they tasted more like dried cherries. I also got a toast quality as well as a molasses-like sweetness.
All in all I am glad I got more than just a sample of this tea! It’s an enchanting black tea that is not too pretentious to drink every day.

Flavors: Apple Skins, Cherry, Dark Chocolate, Molasses

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 tsp
carol who

Lovely! :D

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drank Qing Pin Black Tea by Yezi Tea
438 tasting notes

Got an ounce of this in my Yezi order. Hadn’t tried it before, but the tasting notes on it sounded good, so to me, it was a small risk.
I was totally right!
It is super good! It’s creamy, bready, even malty! The dry leaves smell very malty, which I wasn’t expecting. But this one has the most flavors than all the other Yezi teas I’ve had so far. Going to really enjoy the rest of this one! :D

Flavors: Baked Bread, Creamy, Honey, Malt, Sweet

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drank Yi Fu Chun Black Tea by Yezi Tea
438 tasting notes

So, apparently I was the first person to make an order to Yezi on BF. I thanked them for their sale on their thread on here, and while my order didn’t qualify for free tea, the person who runs their account told me that since I was the first person, they’d send me an extra gift. I had forgotten about that until I got my package and found an ounce of this tea! :D That was so unbelievably sweet of them! I can’t get over the generosity of some people-it’s just amazing to me!
And honestly, when I looked this tea up I wasn’t sure I’d really like it. But after trying it, I was pleasantly surprised!
It’s kinda earthy, which I don’t like. But it also is creamy and tastes strongly of sweet potatoes at the same time.
I feel like so many of their teas are creamy. It really adds a lot of depth to the black teas. I really am enjoying them! And this was a fantastic free tea that I will enjoy finishing off eventually! :D Thank you, Yezi!! :D :D

Flavors: Creamy, Honey, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes

MzPriss

This is my favorite of their teas. Love this one

Ost

I don’t know why, but I wasn’t expecting Yezi to be such a great company when I ordered the first time. But man, I was so wrong! Really is a great company!

Fjellrev

Nice surprise and great customer service!

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85

Another Yezi tea this morning! The leaves of this tea look quite similar to the Qing Pin I tried last night – they’re thin and mostly dark but have some nice golden spots. Like the other Yezi samples I’ve tried so far, the dry leaves smell strongly of hay, both in and out of the package. This similarity makes me feel like my sniffer is broken! :P

The steeped tea is aromatic and savory. I can smell rye bread along with caraway seed and a strong roasted note. The taste is pretty much identical to the smell. It’s very strongly roasted and I can taste a lot of that caraway flavor, which always makes me think Fujian. And this is a Fujian tea, so I guess it’s warranted. :P This is definitely the sort of tea that makes me feel like I’m eating a meal because of its dense, savory flavors. It reminds me of eating a huge, thick piece of homemade wheat bread.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Herbs, Roasted, Thick, Wheat

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Fjellrev

Wow, caraway. Now there is a note you don’t see every day.

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