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This is a very interesting tea. The first cup was smooth and quite light. It reminded me a bit of Joseph Wesley’s Bai Lin Congfu, only softer. I’m now on my second cup and it seems to have changed its tune a little bit.

The sip starts out rather savory and brisk. It seems to become a little bit sweeter and I detect some mild floral notes in the finish. There is something that lingers in the background that adds strength and astringency. It doesn’t take over, but is quite noticeable. I don’t seem to catch any smokiness which is definitely good news for me. I wish that it could be a little bit more sweet as I think it would make the tea more interesting, but it is still enjoyable.

Overall, I think that I liked the first cup a bit more, but this is a nice tea for the morning or for the afternoon when you need a little boost!

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Time to bust out my Yezi pu’erh samples! I’m working from home today, so I figured I could try the 3 pu’erhs they included as samples in my prior orders.

Method: The Yezi site says to use 30 sec to start, then increase by 10-15. Seemed too long, so I did – 5 g, 3 oz, rinse then 15-20-25 seconds, 205 degrees, ru kiln gaiwan. Long pu’erh steeps make me nervous!

Aroma: I’m guessing this is a ripe pu. Please correct me if I am wrong. It smells cavey and earthy. I am learning to appreciate these aromas more, but I admit that they still make me a little uncomfortable.

Flavor: I blended the first 3 steeps into one mug. The flavor is also earthy, but I do catch pleasant little hints of chocolate. I’ve had some pu’erhs with a sharp taste, but this one is very smooth. I like it, but I want to like it even more than I do. It feels very thick and substantial and the aftertaste is actually more pleasant to me than the tea itself.

Here’s pics in my brand new gaiwan:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124304184@N02/14774513901/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124304184@N02/14591177117

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 88 ML
mrmopar

Yep you are on the way!

Sarsonator

I just placed some orders with YS, White2tea, and Tea Urchin. I went with small cakes and sample sizes, but I am going to be in pu’erh city soon. I got mostly shengs, but I also bought some shous to try to expand my palate there.

Stephanie

I’m really loving TeaUrchin Sars :)

Sarsonator

I am loving their selection and labels, Steph. I wasn’t really loving the prices, but I do hear that their teas are very high quality. I only ordered samples from them. There’s no way I am forking over $180 for a tea cake without being completely and totally in love with it. I’m so glad companies selling pricier teas have samples we can try first.

Stephanie

Yeah, I’ve had a ton of samples, but never a whole cake. I’d love to have one some day, especially with a pretty label :)

JC

Nice! Try around, some people have preferences, just don’t go overboard with samples lol (I was guilty before lol).

Sarsonator

Ha! Yeah, I do tend to go overboard on pretty much everything. I admit it. :)

I’m hoping that out of the samples, I’ll find some lower priced teas that I can get to enjoy on a daily basis as well as some teas that might be better for aging.

Sarsonator

I added some pics of this brewing in my new gaiwan. I am going back to do the 4-5-6 steepings now!

yyz

Gorgeous.

Thomas Edward(Toad)

Thats a GREAT gaiwan!!! i loves it

Sarsonator

Thanks! I am a sucker for things with a filigree sort of look!

Sarsonator

Oh, and I am on steeps 7-8-9 with this, and it’s still going!

MzPriss

You got one the of the lacy gaiwans!!!! Yay! I had real trouble deciding which one of them to pick. Don’t you just LOVE it?

Sarsonator

I do love it!!!! I just thought yours was so pretty, so I finally caved and bought the other pattern. Now I’ve seen that they make matching cups, so those are in my wish list too!

MzPriss

Oh hell! There are cups? I love mine very very much. Just don;t let it’s little bottom sit in any shou on your tea tray. I had to soak in Garret’s mircle stuff AND scrub with a toothbrush for a long time.
How are you this morning sweetness?

Sarsonator

Good tip, thanks honey belle. There are cups posted on the Teaware Lust thread. They match my gaiwan, but I’m assuming there must also be cups to match yours. I’ll try to find a link for you. :)

My morning is off to a slow start. Couldn’t get out of bed, so I am late to work, oops!

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I am so worn out! I spent the day redoing my room to make room for my newest treasure. Ben’s parents wanted to get rid of an antique writing desk that had been in their family for at least three generations, possibly four. In a near spastic fit I claimed that thing in a heartbeat, I have a real weakness for antiques and desks, so it was the double treasure. Now I just need to get another tea kettle so I can have tea in the bedroom and in the tea lair!

Today’s tea is from Yezi Tea, Yi Fu Chun, a tippy golden tea from the Nanhu Mountains in Fujian, China. Apparently these mountains are covered in a dense fog 200 days a year, meaning the tea that grows there is more or less kissed by clouds, it seems to make it a bit whimsical to me. Add the fog to my intense love of fuzzy golden teas (they are just so cute!) and that makes me a happy tea sipper, or at the very least an interested one. Oh my that is a pleasant and heavy aroma, it seems the leaves collected the dense and heavy feeling of fog rather than the wispy one. There are notes of oak wood, molasses, cocoa, and a touch of smoke. It is intense, not sweet, but more like a rich molasses cookie and cocoa powder.

After the golden leaves have been steeped (and have left their delicate fuzzies behind) the aroma is still strong in the real of molasses and chocolate, though this time it has a sweetness the dry leaves lacked, also a tiny hint of loam. The liquid is even sweeter, retaining the chocolate notes but adding in some delicious stewed plums and cherries.

I decided to do something a little different with this tea, I brewed it Western Style! The first steep is incredibly sweet, like a bit of peaches and honey mixed with my tea! There are also notes of molasses and oak wood with a slight hint of smoke at the finish. The tea manages to be very rich while maintaining an air of lightness about it.

For the second steep the aroma is sweet, with notes of stewed fruit and roasted peanuts, there is a delicate hint of smoke at the finish. The taste is much richer with notes of oak wood and roasted peanuts, this fades to molasses, and lastly a delicate hint of smoke and peaches. Kind of like the way peaches cooked on a grill tastes, this lingers as an aftertaste. This tea is delicious and very smooth, I like it!

For blog and photos (including my cat pretending to be a secretary) : http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2014/07/yezi-tea-yi-fu-chun-black-tea-tea-review.html

Flavors: Honey, Molasses, Peach, Peanut, Smoke

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Kaylee

That desk is GORGEOUS. I can’t believe they wanted to get rid of something so beautiful.

Cheri

Nice desk…and really pretty secretary kitty.

yyz

Beautiful cat! I had a tortoise shell as a child as well. She adopted us. Someone abandoned her poor thing. Beautiful secretary. My aunts and uncles fought over my grandparents. Enjoy it.

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

I know!! I would have gotten rid of something else to make this thing fit. So silly to me.

I will have to pass along the compliments to my little fuzz ball :)

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drank Qing Pin Black Tea by Yezi Tea
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Life has been challenging for me the last six weeks or so, and now just when I thought I was getting back into some sort of normal routine, it reaches out and kicks you back to the ground.
This is a really nice black tea. It’s reacting well to my weird steep parameters at work. It’s exactly what I need this morning. I’ve overleafed it a bit, and that has caused a little bit of bitterness – but in a good way. Makes it a bit stronger, a bit more breakfast blend ish.
I’m just going to take some comfort from some good tea and hope this day passes quickly.

Sil

hugs

Cavocorax

I hope things get better soon, Dexter!

Sarsonator

Chin up, buttercup. Sometimes when life kicks me, I like to run up behind it and pull its trousers down. Life doesn’t seem to mind, but it makes me feel better anyway :p

Marzipan

Looking back, some of the darkest times for led me to the biggest gains. I hope the same is for you!

tea-sipper

I’m sorry, Dex! I hope things get better.

MzPriss

sending a hug

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Origin: Wen Shan District, Taiwain
Dry Leaf: Scent is nutty, buttery and leaves are deep forest/spinach green color. They are thick, twisted threads.
Method: 4 oz porcelain gaiwan 200F 45" then 55" steep
Wet Leaf: Floral, buttery, tangerine scent. Medium to large size leaves that had been twisted. All the leaves have carefully had the large part of the stem removed. Very precise and uniform leaves.
Liquor: Light, clear, golden pineapple color. Smells fruity and sweet. Subtly floral.
Flavor: (45") Creamy mouthfeel, subtly floral, buttery. Absolutely no astringency or bitterness. Very high quality Oolong.
(55") Still buttery and very good. Even after the leaves have opened up fully there is no astringency or bitterness. Very smooth Oolong.

Pouchong=
baozhong (Bao1 Zhong3) = very lightly oxidized tea (formerly?) wrapped in paper during drying, literally the Wrapped Kind (包种 or 包種) – in Taiwan this word is often applied to any oolong

Flavors: Butter, Cream, Flowers, Nutty

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML
mj

Ooohhh I love pouchong!

Lee

This one is delicious!

apt

i had an aged baozhong last night

apt

i also have babelcarp bookmarked :P

Lee

Cool :)

mj

I wish-listed this one :)

Lee

Oh good, you will like :)

MzPriss

I’m wish-listing this as well. And I need to wait as I just got a Yezi order recently.

Lee

:) :) :) So good!! :) :) :)

MzPriss

Yezi has some good stuff. I’m in total love with the Yu Fu Chun – that is some addicting stuff, so I’m putting this one on the list for next order.

Lee

Yi Fu Chun is one of my absolute favorites,,,it stays in my cupboard

MzPriss

I got it as a sample. I went to Yezi to try the Jin Jun Mei, because I wanted to try one and everyone said that was the best one. And Yezi had the three samples thing and the Yu Fu was one of the ones I got and OMG it was so good. Jin Jun Mei was fine, but the Yu Fu was AWESOME! I hoard-ordered some of it.

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I think I’ve been drinking this tea for pretty much the past three days. Thank you to Albertocanfly for sending this to be through the Tealephone.

My littlest teapot definitely isn’t about the size of a gaiwan. (I really need to invest in one… maybe.) It holds maybe a full 8oz, or thereabouts. I think I’ve gotten through maybe 7 steepings, but while there is a little bit of flavor left if I leave it to steep a long time, it’s mostly just colored water at this point. Steeps are 212*F, starting at 1min and adding 15 secs for each additional steep…. with a little bit of lag time for me walking back to the pot and pouring it out. =)

So, the dry leaf smelt fruit, and it was still really compact, not too many loose leaves.
The fishy puerh smell didn’t really fade until maybe the third or fourth steep, but the liquor was smooth and nice throughout. The liquor was a very saturated red at first, and it gradually got lighter in saturation, but it’s still on the red-golden color. It did really come out to be as red-gold, I think the name golden peacock is very apt.

I’m glad this came in the Tealephone, I probably never would have tried it otherwise. Thanks again Albertocanfly!

Cheri

The TEAlephone has been one of the coolest things I’ve been involved in here. I love it.

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I had this earlier today but couldn’t log it because of steepster issues. I don’t remember it much now – just that it was nice and then it cooled and was awfully bitter. Damn. But I’ve had a few great Yezi teas, so I’ll just focus there.

Thanks Sil (189)

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This was one of the samples I apparently ordered in my sleep one night. I did a good job! I didn’t really know much other than “black tea” but if I had to guess, given my limited experience, I would have guessed a Yunnan just from looking at the leaf. I love Yunnans so that’s good! I can’t say that it’s so very different from others that I have had, but it was a very enjoyable cup and obviously a high quality tea.

Stephanie

The Jin Jun Meis that I have tried were super honey tasting!

Dexter

Jin Jun Mei is usually Fujian :))

Marzipan

Oh good, see, I learned something today!

Dexter

I find it really confusing too – for a long time I thought that Yunnans were my favorite style of black teas, then I learned that most of my favorite Yunnans were actually Fujian. If you like Yunnan, you will probably like Fujian too. :))

Marzipan

I have been reading the Harney book to self educate a bit, but I haven’t made it past the white chapter yet ;)

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Tea-lephone

What a fun TTB! :D The idea behind it is so cute it makes me feel like I’m back in elementary school transforming “my dog is dark brown” to “it’s Dill’s deck now.” tehehe.

This tea is wonderful. Thank you Kiwidelight for choosing this tea. I never would have picked this out for myself but it is really delightful. It is a delicate black tea with luscious honey notes. Astringency does not exist in this tea’s vocabulary but smooth caramel does. And oh that malt…mmm.. making my mouth water… thank goodness it has given me four steeps..tehehe^.^

Flavors: Caramel, Honey, Malt, Smooth

Sami Kelsh

Oh man, I remember telephone! Heck, sometimes I feel like I’m basically playing it at work, albeit with a switchboard that was made in like the 1930s. :p

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Yi Fu Chun is described on Yezi’s website as a smoky black tea…I have an aversion to smokiness in tea, as I’ve been chased out of my home twice by wildfire. I don’t exactly associate smokiness with relaxing around a campfire, more like frantically trying to find pets and belongings to evacuate. SO, I was hesitant to approach this sample.

In the packet, the dry leaf smelled sweet and slightly cocoa-y…hmmm….no smoke! Okay then, steep time!

I am wonderfully surprised by this tea. Yi Fu Chun has similar notes to Fujian blacks that I have had before, but the notes are much more restrained. The bottom note is certainly a deep cocoa flavor that sits on the tongue a bit longer than the sip lasts in your mouth. Then comes mid notes of slight malt/grain/cannabis. The top note is a touch of floral, though I can’t quite place it through my allergies today. It is a similar profile to LB by Verdant and Bailin Gongfu by TeaVivre, but dialed in for a warm summer day. I am appreciating the delicateness of these sometimes cloying notes in the humid (yes, today it is humid. Global weather patterns are weirder and weirder these days) summer day in the Southern California arid heat.

Flavors: Cannabis, Cocoa, Grain, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML
Lee

I got a really large “bowl-like” infuser basket for Western brewing to let my tea really brew evenly for Western style. I tried this one this morning with the new infuser and it brought out lots more smoky notes than I had in the past. Still had its good ole cocoa and subtle sweet too,,,love this tea!!

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drank Yi Fu Chun Black Tea by Yezi Tea
896 tasting notes

MzPriss commented yesterday that she liked this better than the Jin Jun Mei. BETTER than Jin Jun Mei? Ok – that’s all I needed to hear for this to become my “inspired by my dashboard” tea of the day.
OMG she’s RIGHT. This is amazing, fantastic, everything I LOVE about Fujian Black tea.
I was at work and I drank about 7 mugs of it through out the day. I don’t measure or time at work – some had long steeps, some had short steeps, some more leaf, some less. Every steep was different, and yet every steep was wonderful in it’s own way. Less steep time, lighter, brighter more fruity. Longer steep times, deep, dark, bitter chocolate. It reacted exactly as it should have. You can pretty much do anything to this tea and it will handle it. If you don’t like it, play with the steep parameters, it changes greatly with steep time. This is very close to being my perfect black tea. Thank you MzPriss for the inspiration.

MzPriss

Oh I’m so glad you liked it! I liked it so much I ordered some after my samples. If it wasn’t close to bedtime, I would have some.

Yezi Tea

This is one of my favorites also, but my husband is totally crazy for this tea :) I have to make a cup of Yi Fu Chun every morning before he leaves apartment. He claims he can’t function without it…

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Some people sleepwalk, apparently I sleep tea order. I totally have an email confirmation for this from four days ago, but only vaguely remember ordering it. But it showed up today.

It was a quiet day at work (calm before the storm) and I shut down early and decided to Gong Fu this. Five infusions later, I love it. I can’t say it’s so very different from the Eastern Beauty from Green Terrace, but that could just be my untrained taste buds. It was all yummy and honey fruity awesomeness though. I would definitely order it again.

Cheri

Sleep tea order. Too funny!

TheTeaFairy

I might be suffering from the same affliction then, marzi…that would explain things.

Cameron B.

I’m really excited to try more oxidized oolongs! Definitely going to pick up a couple from Stacy during her sale. :) That Gui Fei in particular sounds wonderful.

Terri HarpLady

Sleep tea ordering disorder? Without a doubt, I’m a fellow sufferer…I also occasionally go into a Tea Ordering Trance,

christeana1

Butiki is having a sale!?

Ubacat

I think that sleep tea order thing is contagious on Steepster! I’ve done it!

sherapop

You are too funny, Marzipan! It’s true: tea-site surfing late at night can be dangerous…

Stephanie

Zzzz….tea….zzzzz… ;)

Teaave

Hi Marzipan,

This Is Tea Ave, we are about all things Oolong- www.teaave.com, we plan to launch our site on November, 1st, 2014. Here we can see that you are enjoying sipping some Oolongs yourself.

If you do like Oolongs, we are inviting you to follow us back, so we can send out an inbox message with more information on Tea Ave. We would also like to invite you to try out some of our Oolong samples including Pouchong, Tie Kwan Ying and some floral scented Oolongs before launching.

So, if you’d like, please feel free follow us back and sign up the from we will send you to your inbox , just remember to include your Steepster ID, and we can catch up from there :)

Cheers.

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drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
896 tasting notes

I’ve been drinking this at work for the last couple of days….. It’s a strange one.
I normally like Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong – but this isn’t what I was expecting. I didn’t get any smoke at all (I wasn’t expecting full out Lapsang, but was expecting a little). There is something boozy in here – it says scotch, but that’s not it. I’m getting more wine, grape, alcohol and it’s not working for me.
It’s too bad, I like Yezi, but this one just isn’t for me. :((

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This Tie Guan Yin is the best one I’ve had yet. I will not go into much detail as I think Yezi Tea’s description of it is perfect. To summarize, it is very sweet and vegetal with light floral notes of orchid and a bit of a resinous camphor note. It has undertones of caramel and honey. Very sweet and rich oolong, love it!

Flavors: Camphor, Caramel, Honey, Orchid, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Origin: Logu, Nantou Co.; Taiwan
dong ding (Dong Ding) = mountainous oolong producing area of Nantou county, Taiwan, literally Frozen Summit (冻顶 or 凍頂)
Dry Leaf: Buttery, daffodil-scented yellowish-green tightly rolled pellets on stems.
Method: 4oz Porcelain Gong Fu pot 5grams tea 3oz water 200F No rinse
45 seconds first steeping then 55 seconds for the second steeping
Wet Leaf: Mostly 2 leaves on a stem. Honey and daffodil-scented. Leaves dark forest green now.
Liquor: Light spring green color, scent of the daffodil and honey.
Flavor: First infusion – Buttery flavor and mouthfeel. Not too floral in flavor, it is more on the nose—which is perfect.
Second infusion brought a touch of balancing bitter (but not harsh) and the liquor is a darker spring green color. Very good floral Oolong.

Flavors: Butter, Flowers

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

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drank Yi Fu Chun Black Tea by Yezi Tea
429 tasting notes

This tea is full of warm sweet fruit notes of canned peaches and a hint of mandarin, all mixed in with buttered grains and cocoa. Really tasty and surprisingly rich considering it’s short steep time. Thanks to Dexter for a chance to sample this tea!

1tsp/150ml/90°C

Pretty sepia tinged copper brown broth

20s first scent very fruity like canned peaches, cashew butter, roasted notes, cocoa
Taste. Cocoa, peaches, butter, a sweet grain note in between polenta and oatmeal, honey, if you hold the tea in your mouth and breathe in the peach notes are very distinct and their are also hints of canned mandarins, otherwise the flavours blend into each other. the tea tastes very rich even after only 20s, it is thick and slightly buttery on the tongue.

25s fruit notes slightly brighter and stronger, more honey, cocoa, butter, a little cinnamon, less grain notes, a touch of citrus tinged floral.

40s. Cocoa, grain, malt, sharper more citrus toned fruit, honey, butter, sweet fruit lingering in background with a light floral tone.

70s. Similar to previous steep but maltier.

Sami Kelsh

Ooh, this sounds so pretty.

pyarkaaloo

your reviews are so impressive. you’re a microsteeping hero!

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97

My first tie guan yin! Very floral and perfumey. Loved it

Flavors: Perfume

Preparation
5 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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drank Jin Jun Mei Black Tea by Yezi Tea
896 tasting notes

I’ve been drinking this tea at work for a couple of days now. The last time I wrote about it, I thought it was finicky and “white wine up you nose” odd.
It seems to have been behaving since then, and we are friends once again. While this is not my favorite Jin Jun Mei – it has been really pleasant the last couple of days.

TheTeaFairy

It knew it better behave!! i approve that you bring such good teas at your workplace :-)
(Now can I get my maocha?)

Dexter

You cannot bribe me with compliments…..
If you want maocha – then that counts as EITHER your SALE tea for July OR your Aug purchase (it also pushes back sheng pot purchase). ;))

TheTeaFairy

Hmmm….we do sound like a married couple, haha! Then be it, that august purchase can be pushed to September…this way I can have WP AND BUTIKI…in JULY!!!

Sarsonator

Wow, Dex… you’re tough. Are you for hire as a Teahab Purchasing Restriction Agent? You’d know this in hockey terms as “The Enforcer” :p

I’m only half kidding. I need help.

Dexter

Yes you can have WP and BUTIKI in July, but then NOTHINGNADAZERO tea orders in August – then back to ONE order per month starting in Sept….

Dexter

Sars – I’m not sure I’m very good at this – I usually get told about the rule breaking AFTER the fact…. LOL – I usually pretty good at talking out of orders IF informed BEFORE it’s placed. LOL You are almost close enough that if you broke the rules I could come down and “Enforce” in person. ;))

TheTeaFairy

Dexter does a GREAT job with me…many times she has helped me “sleeping on it” instead of clicking the evil “order now” button!!

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Sars, needs you too….do you even know Dex what I can only imagine she just spent on a pu’erh starter kit???

Sarsonator

TTF! You snitch!!!!

Sarsonator

Snitches get stitches!

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Try to find me in my woods, its full of traps!!

Sarsonator

Dex: For realz. You need to start a business. Teahab Enforcers, Inc. You can hire agents in different parts of the country so you can physically restrain people, if needed.

And listen up, Foxy. I could find you ANYWHERE. All I have to do is follow the smell of the tea. So there. :p

MzPriss

Why didn’t I know about the starter kit?

MzPriss

I like this tea some – but I really like Yezi’s Yi Fu Chun way more. Dexter – I need an enforcer.

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Then come on over my dear Sars, the kettle is on :-)

Sarsonator

MzP: You did know! It’s not exactly a kit, per se. I just ordered all the teas you two told me to get! I just posted them all on the Today’s Mail thread. Dex… I need you…

TTF: If we lived closer, I would make you help me drink all this!!! :)

MzPriss

If we all lived closer we would have tea parties all the time

TheTeaFairy

You guys, first, I’d I need a peeing device attached to me at all time. Just sayin. I spend way too much time in my bathroom. (Too much information???)

Sarsonator

Aaaaw. I want a tea party! No one else I know likes tea this much.

MzPriss

They make those LTF – I think they are catheters.

TheTeaFairy

(I want something more girly though)

MzPriss

(a _pink_catheter?)

Dexter

Have yo’all SEEN my cupboard?!!!!?? I can’t take on anymore clients…. you mention Dex talk me out of buying this tea – hey I can do that no problem, but UMMMM I go and look at it and the next thing I know it’s arriving in the mail….

TheTeaFairy

Oh, poor Dex…I do try to help you sometimes…does it count????

Dexter

MzPriss – “but I really like Yezi’s Yi Fu Chun way more”
I’ve moved this into my purse for a work tea tomorrow – it will be my “inspiration tea from my dashboard” tea for tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion.

MzPriss

You’re welcome. I like it a lot. I bought more after I had the sample.

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drank Jin Jun Mei Black Tea by Yezi Tea
896 tasting notes

:((
I love Jin Jun Mei – it’s one of my favorite styles of black tea.
I love Yezi – it’s one of my favorite sources for black teas.
Why am I not loving this today ? – it’s seems finicky – not behaving. One cup was good, one cup was not so good – none were amazing.
Seems oddly “white wine, up your nose astringent” (yes that’s something that I’ve made up, but some teas seem like that to me) when it’s really hot. Much better as it cools, but still not the rich malty, chocolate that I’m looking for.
I’m sure this is just me, I’ve had it before and was AMAZING – just hope this is just me having a cranky day – this is too expensive to be a finicky tea…..

TheTeaFairy

Awww, bad jin jun mei….it should behave!

Was there something different with the water at work?

Lol, i compared a tea to white wine yesterday, but it was a good thing!!

Dexter

It could be the water, it could be the haphazard steeping times, it could be my mood – but for a tea to make my top 10 (and I think this should be there) it needs to be able to stand up to the craziness of work….

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Fantastic coco-ey, bold, dark, black tea from Yezi.
This is exactly the type of black tea that I love.

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I haven’t had pu’erh in a while, even though I adore it. So I decided to crack this open to start the day.

The dry leaf smells of worn leather and sweet tobacco. The taste is smooth and mellow – a hint of damp earth. While I don’t find this complex, I do find it enjoyable and easy to sip.

I’m on my third steep (western style) and I can see that I’ll get a few more steeps out of it.

Thank you Dexter for sharing this sample with me!

gmathis

Love the name of this one! Sounds opulent.

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The aroma has elements of cedar, peat, and dry grass. The taste is very slightly of honey and flowers, somewhat like chamomile but is mostly masked by the signature aged taste of puer, woody, a bit peppery and smokey, there’s a slight aftertaste of five spice. and lingering peppery quality. There’s also a bit of green bean in there somewhere. It’s slightly astringent. I’d call it more of an intense puer than a mellow one.

Flavors: Flowers, Green Beans, Honey, Peat, Pepper, Spices, Wood

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

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