Probably not going to write detailed notes for this one again since I did it once and lost them. That was my first time trying YQH, and it was a sample from LP. I was quite enamored by that inital session and caked it not too long after. Having tried it again yesterday, I definitely would not have made the same decision if I could go back in time. It’s not that I think this is tuition tea. This is enjoyable for its own reasons (qi is pretty pleasant, not as intense as I remember some other YQHs being), but downsides are the relative lack of complexity and change from steep to steep and needs pushing a few steeps in. Forced (I.e. pushed long steeps) bitterness doesn’t resolve to be as sweet as I’d like, but this is also in the context of some particularly sweet non-puer lately. I’ve been trying not to look at teas always in terms of cost and moreso context, but I really cannot wholly divorce the two. Taste and preference are subjective of course, but I really think there are better options at this price point. I would 100% not pay what I paid for it again, and I’m not sure I can recommend caking this even at the current sale price from LP, which brings it to about 50c/g. Agree with a tea friend that this is a very pretty cake though!

Now that I’ve sold everyone on this with my lukewarm review, if anyone ever finds themself interested in buying half a cake, I’m happy to split mine. LOL

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Just a chronicle of a stranger’s tea journey. Keeping old notes up to see progression, but no longer really believe in all of them. Trying to learn!!

As of 4/21/21, I will no longer assign numerical ratings to a tea unless it is terrible enough to warrant one. There are a fair amount of solid teas out there, and reading mildly subjective reviews from others > very subjective numerical rating that gets skewed by Steepster’s calculating system anyway.



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