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drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
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I don’t live a cup-half-empty life. My cup is always full (of tea!!!)

Method: I was in a rush b/c of problems with my dogs this AM, so this was something like 1/2 tbsp per 8 oz, 1 and 2.5 minute steeps. 200 degrees. French press.

And this is soothing my nerves in the most lovely way. It’s a little fruity and quite refreshing. I’m glad made a giant thermos for work! It has a nice astringency on the finish that is pleasant along with a mild sweetness. Yum!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

You’re a poo poo head! …just kidding, love you. ;)

Sarsonator

HahHhAAaa!!!!! OMG I’m dying over here, Cambot! Too funny. :)

Cheri

The cup is always full of something.

Sarsonator

My cup is always full of tea, Cheri. And I’ve edited my post to reflect that. :)

mj

I still say Steepster is the nicest, friendliest internet community I’ve ever seen

Sarsonator

This is the best place for tea on the Internet!

mj

Which means the best place on the interent, period? ;)

Sarsonator

Oooh. I see what you did there. Touché :p

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drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
523 tasting notes

I was a little hesitant to try this tea because of the supposed smoke in the description, but it seems to be positively reviewed so I will give it a try! Sipping… I’m glad that there isn’t a bunch of smoke here. It’s earthy, smooth and tastes a bit like caramel and milk without any heavy sweetness. This is another tea that I would like to be stronger. The flavors are all nice, but are quite faint. It’s difficult to enjoy the more delicious elements because the earthiness sort of takes over for me.

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Brewed with glass test tube steeper. Steeping times: 45, 60, 75, 90, 120.

The leaves are dark green and long and twisty, like gnarled branches in an old forest. They are perfect for the test tube steeper. I liked watching them become enlarged and turn into a lighter green. Very alive and plant-like. The dry and wet leaf aroma alike are thick with vegetal and buttery notes. After the second infusion, the wet leaf began to smell like dried pineapple. The liquor is bright green with fuzzy particles, yet clean with a bright personality. Texture is a little creamy. Flavors of spinach, bok choy, and sugar snap peas are present, and the aftertaste is predominantly floral. Overall, the feeling is fresh and clean. Good for all year round: complements warmer months, evokes spring warmth during winter.

This is the only Wen Shan Baozhong I’ve had, but I really like this. One of my favorites of Yezi.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
Cameron B.

Yay, someone else thinks of gnarled branches when they see leaves! :D

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drank Li Shan Oolong Tea by Yezi Tea
223 tasting notes

Origin: Li Shan (Pear Mountain), Taiwan
Leaf Appearance: Spinach green color rolled balls with scents of vanilla wafer
Method: Gaiwan 200F immediate rinse-45"-55"
Liquor: Pale Spring green with Orchid scent
Flavor: Floral, creamy, sugarcane

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Sugarcane

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 3 OZ / 88 ML

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From Fujian.
Dark brown strip-style leaves smell minerally and like a burnt Almond Joy candy bar if ever there was such a thing.
200F Gong Fu
immediate rinse-45"-55"-60"
Liquor has a light pearl color with a floral scent. The flavor is creamy, vanilla orchid, baked coconut husk.
Leaves open up to be forest green in color. I have never had a Da Hong Pao this mildly roasted before. It is subtle and lightly toasty not heavily roasted and coffee- like. This is a very enjoyable Oolong.

Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Orchid, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 3 OZ / 99 ML

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I have never written a note on this tea! That is not good haha because I loveee this tea. Yesterday I was going through my cupboard and found this one and thought yeah, I want that tomorrow. So I made it for the morning at work today. Yes, the flavors are a bit muted from the travel mug, but this is a delicious light black tea just dripping with honey flavor. Like this is a HONEY tea. A favorite black tea of mine that I definitely do not drink often enough. This is fresh honey from the comb on toast with creamy butter underneath. Or a cup of cream mixed with honey. Whatever it is, honey is the dominant note and it is just so yummmm.

In other news, I am still ridiculously tired..I think my sleep schedule got messed up beyond repair with the long weekend (late nights, relatively early mornings) as well as the cat waking me up with his meowing at various times in the night (different each day, sometimes 2 am, 3 am, 4 am….ughhh). This weekend hopefully I can recuperate and fix up my body, I am zonked at work again.

Back to the tea briefly, overall, a delicious tea that I highly recommend!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Creamy, Honey

Cheri

I hate when the cat does that. Usually only when I really need a good night’s sleep does that happen.

NofarS

Oh, my cat does that to me too sometimes, and he does have a tendency to do it during nights when I’m super tired, or when I need to wake early the next morning.

MissLena

Haha my cat unfortunately is in the habit of doing it EVERY night…I might have to keep him in the basement a few nights until he gets out of it lol it’s gradually building up to a mountain of tiredness. :( ah the things we put up with for our cats lol

darby

I love honey! I can’t wait to try this.

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drank Li Shan Oolong Tea by Yezi Tea
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So… buttery…. :)

I tend to go for roasted Dong Ding’s more than green. I had completely forgotten that I had this tea in my cabinet. It does not disappoint. It’s so light, buttery, creamy, and floral. The mouth-feel is just ridiculous. The mouth-feel alone is worth drinking this tea. I feel like I’m cheating on something. Can something be scandalously buttery? Is that a term I can use? Haha! Well, the mouth-feel is scandalously buttery in the best way.

Edit: Looking at my last tasting note for this… This tea has definitely gotten better now that it has settled a bit more. :)

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I was surprised by this one. Yezi describes it as “bitter yet sweet” but I happily get absolutely zero bitterness in this tea. It is beautifully sweet and very strongly reminds me of Bailin Gong Fu. It’s a nice hearty tea with a lovely body even though I under-leafed it. The first 15s steep was a little light, but the second is just lovely. Smooth with notes of sweet cream and a touch of malt.

Rinse, 15s, 30s…

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 3 g

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drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
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A classic. This tea never disappoints. It is everything that a Shui Xian should be. Complex, smooth, brisk, sweet… I wish I could say more… but, running on three hours of sleep is making writing notes hard. XP (Note to self: update this note)

I prepared this in a porcelain gaiwan and drank it from an antique European tea cup. :3

Brew photo/gif here:
http://tea-pet.tumblr.com/post/93914429548/east-meets-west

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drank Jin Xuan Oolong Tea by Yezi Tea
223 tasting notes

Gong Fu
Quick rinse – 45"-55"
Creamy vanilla wafer scent and flavor to the dry leaves and liquor; thick mouthfeel. No bitter or astringency and naturally sweet. Very good quality Oolong!

Flavors: Cookie, Cream, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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drank Ming Hong by Yezi Tea
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drank Qing Pin by Yezi Tea
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drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
474 tasting notes

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