Yezi Tea

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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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Hello, Dragon Well Master Grade Long Jing. Unlike the white, this green tea has a subtle aroma out of the bag. There’s something cool and clean about it, that would almost fool you into believing it’s as light as a Sencha or Gyokuro. Is that a promise a sweetness? Say it ain’t so! Dragonwell may be one of the most common types of green tea, but already there is nothing common about this fella. In the cup, we get that promised sweetness indeed, a freshwater dragon who brings on the rain.

It comes out even paler than the White Peony, surprisingly; the liquor we’ve got here is a shade you’d sooner find while hunting pearls–or marathoning Say Yes To The Dress. But hoo boy, this flavor. Your cup holds… Full review here: http://snooteablog.com/2013/11/26/snooty-tea-review-yezi-tea-round-1/

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backlog from yesterday because it was a blah day and i wanted nothing to do with anything lol Still sick and going in to work over the past couple days has me slipping back a little so it’s a work from home day today…aka drink lots of tea! so apologies to your dashboard :) I had this yesterday and it was delightful as always. I’ll likely be restocking this one as i am a fan. The last little bit of this is off to a friend since i noticed today it is neither in their cupboard, nor have they tried it heh

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oh god….life saving tea today. it was an indescribable delicious tasty cocoa-y mess of goodness…that kept me from killing anyone.

note to anyone who is a people manager out there….if you have an employee who is doing 5 people’s jobs and kicking ass at 4 of them, do NOT tell them that a conversation needs to happen about that 5th job because it’s not being carried as well as the other 4 jobs…ESPECIALLY when that person is also doing 15-20 hrs of overtime a week to keep things going. grrrrr

yyz

Unfair….

Especially if you are not being renominated for it. One of my friends went down to part time at her job because she returned to school to perdue her dream of a PhD only to be basically still be doing her old job because the new hire either is too lazy to put in the work or does not have the skill set to do the job ( she apparently wants to build software by pasting and clicking from other peoples work).
Though at one of my jobs it was not so uncommon for people to be worked to the point that they were so exhausted that they would have car accidents leaving the parking lot.

yyz

Renominated was remunerated.

Sil

naw… i mean i get OT…but today was also a conversation about how legally i can only work 48 hours..so can they hire a contractor or someone to help me…to which i responded…sure if you want me to rack up more OT babysitting said contractor since i know you won’t hire ppl at the level i need them to work lol

yyz

True. If it’s not a long term position that they are willing to invest in training the person you are probably better off, just dealing with it.

Terri HarpLady

Plus, if they give you an assistant, they’ll probably pile more work on too, just to make sure they’re getting their money’s worth.

OMGsrsly

Oh my goodness. ~hands you another cup of tea.

Lariel of Lórien

This will be my next order from them.

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I pulled this one out today because i feel like i haven’t had it in a while. I really do love Yezi’s black tea offerings, and some of their puerhs have been really nice as well. I just need to remember not to buy so much in one go so that i have an excuse to place more frequent orders lol.

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TTC and Yezi – teas tha ti have quite a bit of, but i’ve been putting off getting in to while i finished up some of my other teas. But now it’s time to start getting back in to them along with my norbu teas heh. I am still loving this one a bunch. I’m really glad that Tastybrew introduced me to Yezi and that they seem to be sticking around!

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