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I always say that Jin Pin reminds me of a warm hug…. Well, Qing Pin is like a warm hug when you first arrive in a new, exotic locale. It reminds me of the feeling I got every time I stepped out of the airport in Maui and saw my ’ohana. It reminds me of the strange and wonderful feeling when I first stepped foot in Italy. It reminds me of embracing my tea-loving best friend after not seeing her for over a year.
I love this tea. I love the tree that it comes from. I cannot wait to try Yi Fu Chun! I think that when I finally get pets, I will be naming them Jin Pin, Qing Pin, and Yi Fu Chun.
A delicious tea and everything you would want in a China black. Chocolatey and fruity with an interesting hint of licorice—smooth, refined with a lingering honey sweetness. It also provided great sustained energy. I’m loving this trend towards farm-sourced teas!
This tea reminds me of a golden monkey black tea but not as sweet as the one I usually drink. It has a nice blend of cocoa and caramel flavoring combined with nice bit of smokiness. The smoke flavor is subtle and not overpowering at all, which is the way I prefer it. It has a good range of flavor and is an enjoyable cup of tea.
A sample from a while back – also a sipdown! According to Yezi’s instructions you are supposed to use 5-6 grams and my sample package says 5 grams. It also says one teaspoon for 3 ounces of water, so I basically had 3 teaspoons for my 9 ounce mug. I had to guess on steep time… since I really don’t get the 15 seconds they mention.
Steep #1 // just boiled // 2 min
The fragrance of the dry leaves are amazing. I just know I will love it. The taste is very nice – smooth, a little smoky, malty, a little sweet, much like Laoshan Black. It’s VERY nice. The three teaspoons used probably make it tastier than the Laoshan that asks for one teaspoon… but should I really have to use three teaspoons? It definitely isn’t astringent or bitter or overdone. Just a nice cup all around.
Steep #2// just boiled // 3 min
Another lovely cup of tea… just like the first cup. I am starting to love and appreciate these types of black teas more, but they still aren’t my favorites. Honestly, it might be my palate or that I’ve sipped my Yezi samples months apart, but all three of the black teas have really tasted the same to me. The only difference might be with this one, since I used three teaspoons rather than two teaspoons with the others. I wonder if anyone else can taste a difference. Also, these Yezi teas do not have as deep a flavor as many of the Teavivre teas… those are more like dark chocolate even if I only use two teaspoons of leaves. I won’t start comparing to every black tea here!
Steep #3 // just boiled // 4 min
Another lovely cup but not as good as the other two. Nothing else new to add!
Dark oolong that is amber in color and has an aroma that draws you in. This tea has a nice honey sweetness and the flavors I am getting are a little fruity with a mix strawberry and apricot. On the back end I taste a subtle flavor of a light oolong with floral and vegetal notes. The taste of this tea is quite complex and very delicious.
Very, very grassy, and quite astringent. I followed the brewing instructions on Yezi teas to a T (hah, geddit). The first brew was a bit too strong for me but subsequent brews mellowed out a bit and it became more enjoyable. My experience with green tea is limited, but this is a solid tea. I’d probably enjoy something with a milder flavor.
So far, this is my favorite Tieguanyin. I got about seven infusions out of it, from yesterday to today. Very relaxing to drink. I will definitely write more about it the next time I drink it. :)
Seventh steep brewing photos: