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89

Quite nice. This is the only Jin Jun Mei I’ve had so I’m unable to compare it to anything, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn’t find it as anything terribly special about it, just a nice cup of black tea with typical malty notes of grains and cocoa, but enjoyable none-the-less.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Jin Pin Black Tea by Yezi Tea
208 tasting notes

Ost included a sample of this in her Christmas Card. Thank you, Ost!!

Brewed in a test tube steeper. Steeping times: 20, 40, 60, 120.

The dry leaf smells uncannily like caramel-filled chocolate candies, while a rich smoky and somewhat chocolately aroma arises from the wet leaf. The liquor is a beautiful golden orange color, and has silky smooth texture. Very clear, except for the fuzzies from the leaves – makes for a nice sight when you hold the steeper in the light. Flavorful and full-bodied. Offers fudge and caramel with a bold smokey note.

I’ve come to learn that smoke in teas doesn’t appeal to me unless it’s lapsang souchong, but this is a delightful and well-made black tea nonetheless.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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89

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
Lion

It has come to my attention from reading articles about Da Hong Pao recently that a great deal of what is on the market as “Da Hong Pao” is not actually Da Hong Pao but blends of other teas impersonating it. The safest way to ensure you get the real stuff is by buying from small companies that source directly from the farmer, like this one with Yezi. I’ve had a couple other Da Hong Pao, but this is the only one I’ve had that I’m certain is authentic. The supply for this tea is very low and in China it is typically only bought to be share with very honored guests because it is not easy to obtain there.

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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
6059 tasting notes

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drank Ming Hong by Yezi Tea
6059 tasting notes

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drank Ming Hong by Yezi Tea
6059 tasting notes

man, today this is really deliciously malty and tasty. it might help that i accidentally overloafed it a little today – as my tasting notes show that i wasn’t sold on it last time i had it. today – this is fantastic. I’ll have to ermember that for future steeps. there’s a little brightness here in among the malty goodness as well but it’s smooth and tasty!

drank Ming Hong by Yezi Tea
6059 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

looseTman

Sil, For a full-flavored cup try:
7g Finum brewing basket / 8oz. mug / 203* / 20 sec. / +15 sec for each additional steep.

Sil

i’ll give it a shot :)

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drank Ming Hong by Yezi Tea
6059 tasting notes

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drank Yunnan Jin Kong Que Pu'erh by Yezi Tea
6059 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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5
drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
665 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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87
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
boychik

good choice

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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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80
drank Qing Pin Black Tea by Yezi Tea
665 tasting notes

Ahhh I am being bad tonight! I have had a horrible weekend physically and haven’t let myself drink any black teas. But I kept craving them all weekend, but it has been especially bad today….So…I had to give in…
But oh…It was worth it.
I have really been wanting to drink more of my Yezi teas lately for some reason. Wanted a bready tea today, and when I was looking back at my tasting notes of the these teas I have, this one was the closest to being a bready tea.
Got a lot of malty, creamy flavors for the most part. A very subtle hint of bread, but more sweet potato flavors than that.
Still a delicious tea. Had a couple cups of that tonight…I really shouldn’t have had any black tea, but…I couldn’t resist. Steeping one more different kind of black tea and then I will have to go back to not drinking them again till I don’t have to be jacked up on pain killers 24/7. I am happy I gave in right now…I’ll just regret it later haha xD

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80
drank Qing Pin Black Tea by Yezi Tea
665 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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70
drank Yi Fu Chun Black Tea by Yezi Tea
665 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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