Yezi Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

This is a very unique flavor. I don’t know what to make of it yet. It reminds me, sort of, of the smell of a musty used-to-be-a-smoking motel room. The kind that is clean and looks comfortable, but it still has that smell, you know? Strangely comforting if only because you are so tired and just grateful that you found a motel room before sunrise. Or maybe this only makes sense to me, having gone on so many family road trips, and my parents never making reservations.. . always an adventure :)

I can also see, unlike many teas with the same description, how this one can compare to a scotch.

I’m not rating this now because I am not sure how I feel about it just yet.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I’m not getting the cocoa notes from this that the rest of you are getting. Just honey. That same honey flavor that I used to describe as mushroom and that I’ve recently discovered morphs into “muscatel” in a darjeeling. Clearly, I have no idea what I am talking about when it comes to describing black teas. But According to my own personal tea descriptors, I dub this mushroom tea and it shall not be my tea.

It tastes similar to Jin Jun Mei also from Yezi, which I compared to Zhen Qu from Butiki. Should I be finding such overlapping characteristics between these teas or am I on my own little tea planet?

(I keep wanting to type random German in the middle of my English. . .this is a good sign. .. well, not for all you reading my notes, probably. haha)

ok, back to the tea: The one thing ‘mushroom’ black teas have going for them is that they do not upset my stomach the way a ‘mushroom’ oolong or a darjeeling does.

Here’s to hoping that the real tea gurus out there don’t make a fuss at me for trying to compare such individual categories of tea, likely deserving of their own unique taste descriptions. :)

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I’ve been looking forward to trying out another of the samples from Yezi. 3 out of my 4 samples were oolongs, but I put off sampling them because I haven’t been in an oolong mood lately. I think that is about to change because this tea is wonderful. I just wish I hadn’t been so distracted while I was drinking it, but it is after midnight already and I still have a lot to get ready before my guests arrive later today.

This tea has such a wonderful buttery texture to it. I love to find this texture in a tea, those are the ones that I generally get lost in, although there isn’t time for that tonight. It wasn’t nearly as floral as I expected, instead it had a subtle sweetness to it. Another wonderful sample from Yezi Tea, I can’t wait to try the other two later today.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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drank Qing Pin by Yezi Tea
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I love this tea….malty and slightly cocoa-y and overall just delicious! I really am looking forward to being able to place another order from Yezi once i get my cupboard under control lol :)

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drank Qing Pin by Yezi Tea
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nomity, nom, nom. If i can’t get to my goal tonight, i might as well enjoy some of my older teas haha. Pulled this one out just to enjoy the delicious malty, cocoaey notes of this one in a very long day…

VariaTEA

This is one I looked at picking up as a sample when I place my Yezi order

Sil

come to my place…pick some up…go shopping in my cupboard lol

VariaTEA

Haha well I will eventually have to drop boxes off so perhaps then :). I can also bring any teas of mine you would like to try (thought I doubt there is much you have not already tasted)

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drank Qing Pin by Yezi Tea
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Semi sipdown on this one since I finished 1 of 2. Packages this morning. Slow going with tea drinking as we’re spring cleaning the house from top to bottom today…..so much dust and things to throw out….so good :)

Still enjoying this tea, though i think it’s my least favourite of the yezi teas :)

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drank Qing Pin by Yezi Tea
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mmmm morning tea from forever ago! I was cleaning up my cupboard over the weekend and realised that i had a small bag of this that i could tuck into my easily accessible teas even though it isn’t one of my older teas. I haven’t had this one in a while and was once again reminded at first sip, why i love Yezi teas. Just a delicious, smooth inviting black tea for this wonderful wintery day filled with snow!

Terri HarpLady

Yay for Yummy Yezi!

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drank Qing Pin by Yezi Tea
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I had this again today because that is a semi sipdown. I’ve finished off the bit from the BBB Box that tastybrew sent us and now i just have the ounce that i recently purchased myself for black friday haha. Still a win since it’s an “older” tea out of my cupboard haha I love this one. not much more to say beyond the fact that it’s a good, tasty, tasty black and another find offering from Yezi tea. I’m glad tastybrew found them!

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drank Qing Pin by Yezi Tea
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oh man.. another delicious tea for the morning but now the mail is here and i’m like OMG! what do i drink first!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! so glad that once this little batch from tastybrew is all finished up, i have the additional ounce i ordered from yezi. i am super happy with their teas!

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drank Qing Pin by Yezi Tea
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had a cup of this in the morning. Another tea from the BBBBox from tastybrew! I love how confusing this tea is :) it’s chocolatey and sweet and fruity and peachy and my mouth is all over the place. haha It really is a neat tea and another great tea from yezi!

TastyBrew

The aroma of this tea pretty much blows my mind.

Sil

heh there’s a reason i ordered another ounce over black friday :)

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drank Qing Pin by Yezi Tea
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Tastybrew sent this our way in the BBB Box. Since i may want to place another order with Yezi in a couple of days, I figured i’d better try a few more of their offerings so i can place a larger order.

This is a fruity, almost peachy tea. The aroma has a hint of spice to it, though the tea itself does not. There is maltiness to this brew…along with hints of cocoa that blend with the fruitiness. Overall a really nice tea!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I was in the kitchen at 8am cooking and kept at it for nearly 10 hours today all the while sipping on this tea. I didn’t get a chance to take detailed notes on each steep, but I can tell you it did resteep very well. I believe I stopped after 7 steeps just so I could end my day with something herbal.

Each steep rewarded me with something just a little bit different, this was surprisingly complex for a black tea. There were notes of dark chocolate which of course appealed to my sweet tooth, followed up by just a subtle hint of bitterness. Not enough to make the cup unenjoyable, but just enough to make it interesting. Early steeps of this tea resulted in a more malty flavor with a sweetness at the end, whereas the later steeps gave the exact opposite in flavor and yielded a more chocolatey sweetness with hints of malt. Every once in a while I would pick up a somewhat salty note that contrasted with the sweetness. This is a tea that will appeal to all of your cravings and it isn’t often I’ve come across one that is both sweet and salty.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2013/11/26/tuesday-tea-gao-shan-high-mountain-black-tea-yezi-tea.html

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Shelley_Lorraine

Oh yay, I have an unopened sample of this waiting for me. :)

TeaKlutz

Ooo, that sounds delicious!

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Dry, the White Peony Master Grade Bai Mu Dan gives us sweet trees right off the bat. Maybe it’s the Christmas season getting to us (whatever happened to Thanksgiving?), but you can almost detect a hint of pine.

And then you steep it.

This tea explodes out of the cup. The fragrance is incredible as soon as the hot water hits, suffusing the air with flowers tightly enclosed within their pre-spring buds. Wow. From the eggshell-pale liquor, you get… Full review here: http://snooteablog.com/2013/11/26/snooty-tea-review-yezi-tea-round-1/

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