An Ode to Tea challenge – Q
I was hesitant to finish this! I loved keeping the last steep session around for the name alone. This might be one of my favorite tea names ever. Qing Pin! Such a play on words. But I only had so many teas for ‘Q’ so it was time to drink this up. I wasn’t expecting much with the flavor due to the age…. but it’s still delicious! Oh how I love Chinese black teas. Before, I didn’t really say anything substantial other than it reminded me of Laoshan black, which isn’t my favorite. I wouldn’t say this tastes like Laoshan black now. Black teas don’t really taste like this anymore, so I’m surprised it is so gooood. Three solid strong steeps. Depth without bite or astringency. I’m GLAD it was hoarded! Raising the rating from an 82. Also having an OLD Bao Zhong today and I feel like oolong also doesn’t taste like this anymore… maybe I’m on to something.
2021 sipdowns: 50