I was surprised by this one. Yezi describes it as “bitter yet sweet” but I happily get absolutely zero bitterness in this tea. It is beautifully sweet and very strongly reminds me of Bailin Gong Fu. It’s a nice hearty tea with a lovely body even though I under-leafed it. The first 15s steep was a little light, but the second is just lovely. Smooth with notes of sweet cream and a touch of malt.

Rinse, 15s, 30s…

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 3 g

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My favorite teas are unflavored Chinese blacks, especially Yunnans & Fujians, and I’m also partial to strong Irish Breakfast blends and Assams as well as sheng and most shou and greener oolongs. I always take my tea without additions except for masala chai blends which I always add milk to. Generally unsweetened soy, occasionally I’ll splurge with some sweetened vanilla soy milk.

Likes: Anything with roasty, toasty, smoky, or malty notes.

Dislikes: Anise/licorice/fennel, stevia, & coconut flavoring. Rooibos, honeybush and mate tisanes.

Allergies: Peanuts & Tree nuts



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