Review: Culinary Teas Ying Ming Yunnan Tea

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Thumbs up!"Mildly and naturally sweet with a malty kick and resounding dryness. This tea is not super smooth but is sturdy with lots of body and a light spiciness and a light tobacco taste (more sweet than smoky). "
Jamie’s Teaview: 7/10
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Here is a lovely looking Yunnan with long black leaves sporting a gentle twist and occasional candles of tan leaf to brighten things up. The scent of this tea is sweet and somewhat sharp - you can smell a dry note along with tobacco sweetness. I prepared this tea using one teaspoon of leaf per 8 ounces of just below boiling water and steeped for just over three minutes. The liquor is deep copper red.

Without sweetener added, this tea is dry and sweet with softly smoky notes making themselves known. There's a pronounced astringency to this Yunnan that is not unpleasant but is lingering. Adding a wee bit of sweetener to this tea (I tend to be restrained with sweetening of Yunnans, when I sweeten them at all, so as not to lose the good flavors built in) adds a different dimension. The tea becomes more overtly sweet, but still mildly and naturally so. A malty kick becomes apparent and the dryness remains intact. This tea is not super smooth but is sturdy with lots of body. There's a light spiciness and a light tobacco taste (more sweet than smoky) to the tea. This particular Yunnan is resoundingly dry in the mouth. Interesting. There's also a lot of bright flavor to be felt in the cheeks while sipping this pleasant Yunnan.

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