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drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
2180 tasting notes

I’m up early so figured I would dig into this sample from Yezi tea. I’m also a bit lacking in dexterity so I didn’t want to fool around with a gaiwan this morning.

I went for one initial steep via mug method for the first cup. First impressions are that this is lightly fruity with some gentle notes of malt. Very mellow, lacking in bitterness which is a plus for yours truly. It’s easy to sip on plain. I am still sleepy but feel like I notice something creamy in the aroma of this tea, perhaps it’s coconut, hmm.

Second steep I did for 3 minutes to see what other flavors I could coax out of it. It still seems very light and mild with gentle cocoa notes. Other people have mentioned a smoke note and I think I’m getting a bit of that here in the finish. Also still getting a kind of creaminess with this tea.

I’d prefer to drink something mild like this in the afternoon but overall I quite like it. It doesn’t need additions at all but takes a splash of soymilk fairly well. This tea is like an easy going friend.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
274 tasting notes

I brewed this for my 12 oz Zojirushi tumbler. Man… I forgot how great this tea is! So complex and warming! Just the right about of smoke and a good heap of malt. So smooth!

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drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
274 tasting notes

My 24th note for Jin Pin… I think I’m officially a Jin Pin fangirl. XP

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drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
274 tasting notes

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drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
171 tasting notes

Aaah, yet another wonderful tea from Yezi. Chinese black tea of gorgeous, golden-licked, swirly, needle-like leaves. It steeps into a dark ruby brew that is slightly more on the copper side than I am used to with Chinese black teas. It is also very clear and I wish I was having it in a mug not quite as tea-stained as the one I am using (the only mug that comes with an infuser that I own!).

The aroma at first made me think of how a forest ground smells when it is moist – slightly needle-piney, earthy and sap-sweet. Later on I am getting complex sweetness of maple and burnt sugar.

But the taste of it… So malty! Did I ever mention that I love malty beers, like stouts and porters? Well, the way this Jin Pin tastes reminds me of sweet maltiness of some of my favorite stouts. It never transfers to the chocolate side, it stays on the sweet syrup side, and the tiny astringency in the aftertaste adds to its complexity. There’s also earthiness that I detect, and that the aroma hinted at. Not really like pu-erh, the earthiness seems more elusive here. I think, in general, this tea is full of notes that are very elusive – but exquisite.

I hope to resteep the hell out of it before I leave for work today :D

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

love Yezi teas! and their customer service is awesome :)

Anna

Hehehe.

Kat_Maria

I know, I absolutely love them. I have been eyeing their starter collections for a while, they seem like a great deal. * sighs* Maybe in a couple of months…

MissLena

I have an unopened bag of this at home! I forgot about it! I know what tea I’m having tonight…lol, I enjoy stouts too, this sounds quite tasty :D

Kat_Maria

It’s just as delicious on a second steep. You’re in for a treat tonight :D

MissLena

Haha I realized I don’t have this one I have jin jun mei, which is also very delicious!

Kat_Maria

I am sure it is! I will definitely have to get it one day.

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This is my second attempt at trying out this sample. When you keep the steeping time short (to around 10 seconds) it has some nice cocoa notes along with a bit of roasted/fruitiness that remind me a bit of a wuyi oolong. I’m surprised that some people have been steeping this tea for so long with good results. When I tried steeping mine for 40 seconds it became bitter to the point of being almost undrinkable. I’m glad I tried this but can’t seem to make it hit any kind of sweet spot where I am really enjoying it, it will go unrated for now.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
274 tasting notes
boychik

Feel better;)

__Morgana__

Warm bath maybe?

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drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
274 tasting notes

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0.7 tbsp for 188 ml

Dark cocoa note. Slight bean taste. Sweetness in lingering aftertaste. Straw note.

Thanks to Kittenna for sharing her sample with me!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 6 OZ / 188 ML

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drank Li Shan Oolong Tea by Yezi Tea
1259 tasting notes

I drank this during a rather heavy no good terrible mood moment, so I’m afraid I really don’t recall much. I should have known better! Sighs.
I do remember that it was pretty tasty with that buttery yet grassy oolong note that I adore. I’m just sad that I didn’t notice the more in depth particulars. Oh well. I suppose that makes for an excuse to order this again one day.
And my mood…. well, I’ve been plotting where I’ll order from next when I get a chance. That probably won’t be for a good while, and despite that, my list is extensive!
In no particular order after the first six: Butiki, Verdant, RiverTea, Ninas, Teavivre, A&DDFT, Camellia Sinensis, Della Terra, Kiosque, Tea Haus, Bluebird, Tealet a few others that’ve slipped my mind and of course Yezi!! See, I’m more chipper already :P

__Morgana__

Lol your list looks suspiciously like mine.

Indigobloom

OooooOOoh? I didn’t know you had a list! too funny!!

Anna

I also have a list, maybe. There might be a special numbered list in a special browser bookmarks folder, possibly. 0_0

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drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
274 tasting notes

I was feeling inspired… thus, I decided to sketch out two of my favorite things:
Werewolves and tea.

http://tea-pet.tumblr.com/post/78013016937/sketches-with-werewolves

Maybe I will finish the drawing tomorrow…

__Morgana__

Awesome sketch. I particularly love the foot… er, paw?

carol who

Tea and werewolves! Cool! Love the tea set.

boychik

its me after parent-teacher conference today;)

__Morgana__

LOL boychik

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I love the distinctive pu’erh flavors of loam and sun-warmed wood and this tea certainly delivers. The flavor is a bit more delicate than I would have expected though that is not necessarily a bad thing. A good mid-morning or afternoon tea.

Flavors: Loam, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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90
drank Qing Pin by Yezi Tea
104 tasting notes

I ordered this as one of my three free samples and I’ve got to say, I’m impressed. I love the rich loamy, malty flavor of this. It has good body to it as well and a deep amber color to the broth that I absolutely adore. I will definitely be ordering a full size of this!

I did not notice any peach or smoke flavors to this as in the description. The first infusion reminded me of green beans and autumn leaves, the second was loam and malt, the third was loam and honey. Perhaps the fourth infusion will have peach?

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Green Beans, Honey, Loam, Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 2 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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drank Ming Hong by Yezi Tea
274 tasting notes

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drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
274 tasting notes

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