Review: Yezi Tea Yi Fu Chun

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Thumbs up!"While the tea industry is growing, and the ability to buy and sell tea from country to country is prevalent, China’s hidden gems are still tucked away in small villages that rarely leave their country. Meiqin Weng, founder of Yezi tea, having grown up in China and experienced high quality teas from a young age […]"
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yeziyifunWhile the tea industry is growing, and the ability to buy and sell tea from country to country is prevalent, China’s hidden gems are still tucked away in small villages that rarely leave their country. Meiqin Weng, founder of Yezi tea, having grown up in China and experienced high quality teas from a young age felt as if the U.S. was missing out on true Chinese tea. Derived from her passion for quality, locally sourced teas, Meiqin started Yezi tea and began to source tea from small village farmers whom she had already had a relationship with.

Yezi tea is one of the few companies that allow its customers to try their teas free of charge (other than shipping and handling). This option is unique and is a great opportunity for those new to tea that aren’t quite ready to the pay the price. Considering all of their tea is farm to cup and mostly organically grown, Yezi’s prices seem to be level headed.

Yi Fu Chun is an organic tea that was sourced from Huang Jian, Nanhu Mountain, Fujian, China. It resembles a Yunnan Gold, though the leaves are a bit more curled, the flakes of gold really stand out. I received a generous amount for a sample and this is one of those teas that I wish didn’t end. Rather than using short brewing times, a standard one tablespoon with boiling water was brewed for 2 minutes. The resulting aroma is very sweet; the taste is smooth with a medium body. There is a bit of a malty taste to this tea and a natural sweetness to it. A bit of fruit peeks through slightly, adding to the complexity of this sweet cup.

Honestly, I can’t stop drinking this one; I highly recommend Yezi’s Yi Fu Chun whether you’re new to tea or a huge Yunnan drinker. This Fujian cup has a lot to offer.

— To purchase Yezi Tea Yi Fu Chun, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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One Response to “Review: Yezi Tea Yi Fu Chun”

  1. Sophie Huot Says:

    I loved it too! It’s very addictive.

    Cheers,
    Sophie

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