Yunnan Jig

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 g 11 oz / 312 ml

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  • “Mmmm. I think that TeaEqualsBliss said that this was bold yet comforting, and she’s exactly right. This is my first Yunnan tea. The dry leaves themselves smell a bit peppery, and they’re a really...” Read full tasting note
  • “This was the first Yunnan that I had ever tasted and immediately became one of my favourites. I owe my love of Yunnan blacks to this tea. I still have a little bit of this to finish off and it’s...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is the last of my stash. I have been thinking about making a purchase from Adagio because I have so many credits there…but have been trying to wait for some new stuff. Anyone know of any...” Read full tasting note
  • “Halloween party tonight and what better way to make sure I’m bright and awake? I think I used a bit too much dry leaf because it has a slightly bitter aftertaste but oddly enough it almost seems...” Read full tasting note

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Black tea from the Yunnan region of China. Yunnan tea is easily identified by its luscious soft leaves, and a unique peppery taste. It is a very forgiving tea; will not taste bitter when over-steeped. Yunnan tea is arguably the most underrated of Chinese varieties. If you have yet to try it, we would recommend it highly. The ‘Yunnan Jig’ would make a great introduction.

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This is another one of the teas I got for Christmas. :D
Well, I probably wouldn’t have picked out the peppery taste on my own, but I can see what people mean when they say Yunnan has a peppery taste. It’s like the taste of pepper without the spiciness. Sorta. Ish.
I just used the time they wrote on the packaging, but I think next time I’ll maybe go just a little bit shorter. It’s pretty good, but I think the Keemun’s still my favorite.

Edit: 2nd steep was better. and i added just a little sugar.

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8 tasting notes

Smooth, light, beautiful amber color. Really subtle taste, easy to sip. Low acid. Nice fragrance, smells much more interesting than it tastes, with hints of pepper and chocolate liqueur.

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54 tasting notes

Dark honey color.
Didn’t get any pepper taste.
After taste slightly reminds me of caramel.
Leaves the mouth feeling a bit dry

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6 tasting notes

Earthy. Sometimes peppery, sometimes chocolatey, always delicious.

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14 tasting notes

My second attempt at new black teas was Yunnan Jig. After the pleasant surprise of enjoying last week’s English Breakfast so much, maybe my expectations were just too high. Yunnan Jig had a little bit sweeter smell than some black teas, but other than that nothing really jumped out at me. It wasn’t too bitter, although it did have the slight hint that accompanies some black teas. There just didn’t seem to be anything going for it. I was also disappointed that there was no sweetness that I was expecting given its aroma. While I didn’t mind drinking it, it wasn’t something that I was really enjoying either. Definitely a mellow black tea, I found it a little lacking.

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4 tasting notes

I’ve been drinking this every morning for about 2 weeks. Great flavor, natural sweetness on the back and sides of your tongue.

Not too sure about the cigarette comments. I don’t get that, but maybe a little tobacco from a cigar? Very lightly? Overall, very good tea.

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104 tasting notes

Steeped this one for a minute or two less than yesterday, and the smokey flavor didn’t come through as strongly. Gave it a much smoother taste, though I think I liked the smokey flavor a little more.

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67 tasting notes

Received this as part of a starter set from Adagio Teas.

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9 tasting notes

The first time a tried it straight and did not like it at all, however, after adding milk and sugar it was much more palatable and enjoyable for me

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