drank Guoyin Jingpin by Unknown
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OK, experts: here’s the closest online picture I can find of a gift originating from Chinatown in Chicago. This is from a Kazakhstani source; mine’s in Chinese, otherwise it’s identical. Leaves are rolled thin, close to an inch long. I don’t have gongfu gear, so no doubt improper steeping isn’t helping…but even so, it has a really nice, bready scent and flavor. What do we have here?

derk

Google translate say Guoyin Jingpin means Enjoyable Boutique, so name brand of sorts? Xihu means West Lake, an area ‘famous’ for its dragon well green tea. Is it a black tea? Based on breadiness, that’s my guess.

gmathis

It’s a black tea. Having fun experimenting with it!

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derk

Google translate say Guoyin Jingpin means Enjoyable Boutique, so name brand of sorts? Xihu means West Lake, an area ‘famous’ for its dragon well green tea. Is it a black tea? Based on breadiness, that’s my guess.

gmathis

It’s a black tea. Having fun experimenting with it!

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