145 Tasting Notes

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

Good (early) morning Steepster. I’ve been a little overwhelmed with work so haven’t been around much. I’ve been drinking tea but not writing much about it. This was a sample I got when I discovered Yezi’s sample promotion (3 free samples if you pay $2.95 shipping!). I went in search of their Jin Jun Mei, and I got it, this one and their Jin Pin.

I don’t get the smoke Yezi mentions for this tea, but I do get a little tobacco bite at the back end of the sip. This won’t be a morning tea for me, but is perfect for the afternoon. What comes through the most for me is sweet harmony. Like the Everly Brothers (and RIP Phil): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTYe9eDqxe8

More on my blog: http://mizzprissy.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/yi-fu-chun-yezi-tea/#more-552

Marzipan

My mom dated one of the Everly Brothers (she is from Muhlenburg Co).

MzPriss

They sang like naughty angels – that perfect harmony. Love them.

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85
drank Yi Fu Chun Black Tea by Yezi Tea
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100
drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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Enjoying a great big fat 7-minute-steeped cup of this and wishing I had a great big fat chocolate croissant to go with it.

Terri HarpLady

ooohh….ahhhh….

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100
drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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TheTeaFairy

And that’s all she wrote … :-)

MzPriss

LOL – all I need to write for this one :)

TheTeaFairy

Less is more…it says it all ;-)

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95
drank Gong Fu by Zhi Tea
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Well dadgummit. This was gonna be the ONE. The one to change my mind about flavored/fruity teas. When it appeared in the Teeny Tiny TTB thanks to jump62359, I “jumped” on it (sorry) because: French! Cinnamon! I thought it would be really accessible one for me to try.

Alas, this is just Not. My. Thing. I think it’s the apple. It was nicely balanced and the cinnamon wasn’t overwhelming and I can see how flavored tea lovers would really like this.

I don’t think it would be fair for me to rate this and bring down the rating so I won’t.

jump62359

This was good! But yeah, a bit too much fruit. I couldn’t have it on its own and I tampered with the flavour a lot so the result was something that wasn’t the tea at all.
I have like a wee bit of this tea left. Going to see if having it iced would make any difference :)

MzPriss

I have a wee bit left as well. I can see how it might be better iced. Maybe I’ll try that. But I’m glad you put some in the box, I really wanted to try it.

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95

Sipping on this tea on this RAINY early afternoon. Texas is parched y’all – we needed this rain so very much. I’m grateful to be sitting on my porch swing while it rains and drinking this tea.

looseTman

TX made the nat. PM news last night due the “historic” drout. Is your h20 supply at risk?

MzPriss

Yes it is – not as bad as some places in Texas. The lakes that supply us are really low and the flows into them are historically low. But this has been a nice rain event. Can’t make myself go back in the house. I’ve missed real rain.

looseTman

I bet! Tea w/o h2o is a major problem!

MzPriss

It is indeed. Hopefully it won’t come to that.

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100

Am enjoying a cup of this right now and just mmmmmmm.

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97

Just read Brenden’s note about getting to go home to Michigan and it inspired me to make a big ole cup of this. I thought it was gonna be a sipdown, but it looks like I have one more big cup left to enjoy. I love this tea MUCH!

So Brenden, in your honor, here’s some Johnny Horton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkrfvjrr1Yk

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Just put that song on my roadtrip music list! :)

MzPriss

It’s an old favorite of mine and has been on my ipod since they started making ipods :)

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Love that I’m living in beautiful Central Texas – land of good fun, good friends, good food, good music and good tea (Zhi – word.) Tasting great tea makes me hear music. Very often you will see a link to the song I hear for a particular tea.

I’m now blogging about tea and food at: http://atasteofmzpriss.wordpress.com/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/atasteofmzpriss

Black/red Chinese teas and pu-erh hold the key to my heart.

I don’t care much for flavored teas, especially the fruity varieties. My exceptions are chai and Earl Grey, and apparently now vanilla. Not much love for lapsang souchong either.

I sit squarely on fence with green and white teas.

If I end up in hell, my punishment will be to drink rooibos.

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