Yunnan Gen Ben Shi Imperial - ZY47

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Black Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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  • “Tea of the morning...... I needed a tasting of this one to see if it might lend itself to my Franken-Breakfast tea blend. Really, it is very good on its own, and I think I will just drink this...” Read full tasting note
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    SimplyJenW 974 tasting notes
  • “After drinking some fine Yunnans lately I was wondering how this would compare. It was dark and a bit spicy. I was also getting a slight cocoa sweetness. This was a nice way to start the day. ...” Read full tasting note
    chasmargate 294 tasting notes
  • “I haven't had this in a while and I forgot how well-balanced and enjoyable this is for an everyday tea. More spicy than sweet, with a hint of raisin and cinnamon. Seems immune to bitterness.” Read full tasting note
    triumph 113 tasting notes
  • “ Tea time! I haven't had yunnan black tea in far too long (like 2 weeks) so here we go. Smells fresh in the bag, more of a clean, crisp cocoa scent than the usual deeper chocolate I get in...” Read full tasting note
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    TheePopulist 153 tasting notes

From Upton Tea Imports

This bold-leaf Yunnan tea yields a dark cup with bold flavor, complemented with gentle spiciness and delicate toasty notes. A classic Yunnan for everyday enjoyment.

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7 Tasting Notes

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974 tasting notes

Tea of the morning……

I needed a tasting of this one to see if it might lend itself to my Franken-Breakfast tea blend. Really, it is very good on its own, and I think I will just drink this one plain. I am thinking it will also be good iced, as my cup from this morning has cooled and it still tastes very malty, chocolatey, and complex. The leaves on this one brew up huge for a black tea. Very good!

Usual teapot method. For only 4 tsp of tea, my infuser basket was nearly full to the top!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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294 tasting notes

After drinking some fine Yunnans lately I was wondering how this would compare. It was dark and a bit spicy. I was also getting a slight cocoa sweetness. This was a nice way to start the day. For the price its well worth it. I am sure it will be better next time….

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113 tasting notes

I haven’t had this in a while and I forgot how well-balanced and enjoyable this is for an everyday tea. More spicy than sweet, with a hint of raisin and cinnamon. Seems immune to bitterness.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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153 tasting notes
Tea time! I haven’t had yunnan black tea in far too long (like 2 weeks) so here we go. Smells fresh in the bag, more of a clean, crisp cocoa scent than the usual deeper chocolate I get in yunnans if that makes any sense. Right when the leaves hit boiling water a rich tea aroma was in the air.

Taste: This is surprisingly light and clean on taste and mouthfeel considering how dark it brewed up. I find it has that refreshing classic tea taste for the most part, with a little toastiness. I usually prefer teas like this iced, but it is good hot as well. This one is even better with some sugar. The current price on this is pretty decent, might get it again in the future. On some subsequent tastings, it kind of has a nuttiness that reminds me of some of the fujian teas I’ve tried.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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