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drank Qing Pin Black Tea by Yezi Tea
3363 tasting notes

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

tea-sipper

Steepster broke? This is the last tasting note. For some reason on my tealog page it has 8 likes, but on recent page, only 3 likes.

Cameron B.

Nope, this actually is the newest note still. :P

Cameron B.

I find there’s usually a delay with updates on the newest notes page. I assume it’s a caching thing.

derk

yep, cache

tea-sipper

oh no! I just tried to look up Yezi tea and it looks like they don’t exist anymore! Darn. Their teas were good.

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tea-sipper

Steepster broke? This is the last tasting note. For some reason on my tealog page it has 8 likes, but on recent page, only 3 likes.

Cameron B.

Nope, this actually is the newest note still. :P

Cameron B.

I find there’s usually a delay with updates on the newest notes page. I assume it’s a caching thing.

derk

yep, cache

tea-sipper

oh no! I just tried to look up Yezi tea and it looks like they don’t exist anymore! Darn. Their teas were good.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
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Mandala
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Favorite tea shops (RIP):
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steepcityteas.com
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theteamerchant.net
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My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

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