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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec 4 g 8 oz / 237 ml

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  • “Sooo goood! Qimen is gorgeous – delicate leaf with a honey, fruity, and dark chocolate flavor with a hint of smoke and floral. I did mine gongfu style for 8 infusions and even with a really long...” Read full tasting note
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  • “When I’m not drinking Pu-erh, I’ve been instinctively reaching for a few select black teas, one of which is this Qimen. It’s like pouring black-cherry and tobacco infused honey that has been stored...” Read full tasting note
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  • “So fortunate to be able to try this. Leaf is gorgeous. Compared to the #5, I would say this is more delicate/less bold but just as flavourful and delicious. This one seems lighter on the spicy...” Read full tasting note
  • “delightful cup of tea form this morning. I am quite enjoying this one, though i didn’t have the time to brew it gonfu, it’s still great and gave me a couple resteeps. :)” Read full tasting note
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From Joseph Wesley Black Tea

Qimen – When we launched Joseph Wesley Black Tea we intended to include this hand-picked black tea from the famous Huangshan Mountains in the Qimen county of China’s Anhui province. But, we gambled and introduced our #5, an experimental tea of sorts, using the English name Keemun instead of introducing this Qimen tea. As it turned out, our #5 became one of our top sellers and we couldn’t replace it with this tea. So, wanting to give you the opportunity to experience this tea we are introducing it as a limited release tea. But, be warned, you’re going to want us to put it in our permanent collection! These extraordinarily beautiful and unbelievably tightly rolled leaves are a work of art and create an unforgettable crystal clear amber liquor with a mesmerizing floral and honey aroma. The lingering sweetness will signify why this tea is a top graded Qimen. (harvested April 2015).

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9 Tasting Notes

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1250 tasting notes

Sooo goood! Qimen is gorgeous – delicate leaf with a honey, fruity, and dark chocolate flavor with a hint of smoke and floral. I did mine gongfu style for 8 infusions and even with a really long final infusion it didn’t get overly dry. Nice complex black that is easy to drink.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/limited-edition-qimen-from-joseph-wesley-black-tea-tea-review/

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
Lindsay

Gorgeous teaware in that post too. :)

KiwiDelight

Beautiful wet leaf.

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183 tasting notes

When I’m not drinking Pu-erh, I’ve been instinctively reaching for a few select black teas, one of which is this Qimen. It’s like pouring black-cherry and tobacco infused honey that has been stored in oaken casks down your throat. So smooth, immune to over steeping and light enough to drink any time of the day. 50 grams gone; I’ll have to double down.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
TheTeaFairy

Whoa! Awesome description, that tea is exactly that!!!

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271 tasting notes

So fortunate to be able to try this. Leaf is gorgeous. Compared to the #5, I would say this is more delicate/less bold but just as flavourful and delicious. This one seems lighter on the spicy fruitiness but is even sweeter and more floral. The aroma really is incredibly beautiful! Another tea I could easily drink everyday. :)

boychik

i need to pick more before they run out of it ;)

caile

haha! :)
I especially loved the aroma of this one, and I even made it my easy gaiwan – I almost forgot about it but I had bought that same one you have with the goldfish!

looseTman

easy gaiwan – Picture / link?

caile

This is the one I have although it is sold out now in that link. I really like it.
http://m.ebay.com/itm/Goldfish-Hand-Grabbed-Porcelain-Gaiwan-Tea-Cup-Teapot-150ml-5-3oz-/350927580204

boychik

My fav gaiwan. I got others easy ones but still prefer this one. So glad that you came back <3

looseTman

Thanks for the link! I’m trying to decide betweena a tradional gaiwan & an easy one. Please consider reviewing your gaiwan here:
http://steepster.com/teaware?Gaiwan=on.
- http://steepster.com/teaware?sort=new
- http://steepster.com/teaware/shanghaistory/66892-goldfish-hand-grabbed-porcelain-gaiwan-tea-cup-teapot-150ml
Thanks!!

looseTman

“So glad that you came back”
Did you mean me? (I never left.) If yes, thank you boychik! That’s so very kind of you!! I’ve had a series of challenges and just haven’t felt up to writing reviews. However, I typically visit every morning and read the black & pu-erh reviews as I enjoy my morning tea. I also make sure to keep up with the tea sales.

My lack of a gaiwan that comfortably fits my medium-sized hand has also kept me from reviewing teas that should be brewed gungfu style. Most recently, I’ve been considering traditional & easy gaiwans made by Ru Kiln. Two examples:
http://www.dragonteahouse.biz/moon-white-ru-kiln-celadon-gaiwan-110ml-3-72oz/
http://www.dragonteahouse.biz/ru-kiln-kinking-celeste-celadon-gaiwan-170ml-5-75-fl-oz/
I understand they’re thicker and thus are recommended for brewing higher-temperature teas. I welcome any thoughts or recommendations.

boychik

@looseTman sorry, that reply was for caile. She was absent for some time.
Regarding Gaiwan I do like mine. My hands are small, like 12 yrs old girl and sensitive. I gab no problem with using my Gaiwan. It’s easy, good quality and not expensive. Ru kiln are better for puerh. 130ml is a good size. Not too big not too small. Just right. if you will not find this Gaiwan on rebeccali store send her a message. The lady replies right away. Maybe she will bring it back on site. I bought 3 or 4 times. Always great experience, shipped right away, got within 10 days. Never bought any tea from her so cannot vouch. I generally don’t buy any tea on eBay or Aliexpress.

boychik

Gab = have

boychik

Those ru kiln gaiwans more expensive than on Aliexpress. You don’t need 170ml Gaiwan. I think it’s big especially for sampling. White 2 tea has very attractive ru kiln Gaiwan 95ml for $20. I have it as well. It’s very nice.
Another option is glass gongfu teapots. They are around $12 on eBay. You cannot burn yourself with those ones. I recommend not bigger than 130-150ml. The smaller the better.

caile

Those are good recommendations boychik.
That gaiwan I have measures about 120-130 ml to just below the inner brim but I don’t fill it up that high; usually around half or so.
looseTman, I’m the same as you with not being up to writing reviews lately but still enjoying reading them. And, I do love reading your reviews by the way, as they are perfectly detailed and always interesting. :)

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8852 tasting notes

delightful cup of tea form this morning. I am quite enjoying this one, though i didn’t have the time to brew it gonfu, it’s still great and gave me a couple resteeps. :)

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482 tasting notes

As soon as I heard that Joseph Wesley has this limited edition for sale I placed an order for 50g. This tea is exceptional quality and taste. Each leaf is perfect thin curl. I made it western 3g 8oz 200F for 3min. The color was amazing bright orange. The tea is complex. It is even hard to describe. Somewhat floral, nutty. It is not heavy and would be perfect as breakfast or afternoon tea in summer. So refined. Doesn’t need any additions. Just perfect. No bitterness or astringency detected.

Next time I’m going to Gongfu it. I’m pretty sure it will taste even better. I would be able to pick up more notes.

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

so happy i have this one too!

Oolong Owl

I keep procrastinating on this one. I really should just buy it, it sounds amazing.

boychik

I need to get more of this before it disappears :)

Sil

i had paypal money, so that’s the only reason i could get some. no more for me…so i may just not open it until it’s sold out lol

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818 tasting notes

When I saw this one come out, I had to pick it up. I love Qimen, and I already had a couple other JWT teas on my wishlist, so another excuse to make an order!

The leaf is really curly, thin, and a nice rich black color. I used about 4.5g and gongfu brewed it. My first impression was that it reminded me of another Qimen I liked from Nannuoshan Tea. Like that tea, it has a lot of complexity, and the notes are delicious! This one has the usual smokiness, with notes of chocolate and honey! These flavor notes were really distinctive, and I loved it! It was also super smooth. I kind of forgot about my fourth infusion, but I didn’t need to worry about it getting bitter at all. I’m so glad I now have 50g in my cupboard!

looseTman

“I love Qimen …”
Agreed! Keemun is an excellent way to wake up each day.

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