this sample has been sitting untouched in my sample box for far too long. nevertheless, I made two key mistakes today.

1. gram amount. I’ve become a lightweight lately apparently. drinking this alone today made me pretty lightheaded after the sleepy feeling passed. Not as bad as the CYH Ming jing sample experience, but not terribly pleasant.

2. drinking after eating lunch of laksa noodles, which really affected my ability to taste.

so, this is an abbreviated note. i have no intention of purchasing YSSL anyway, though I know out of the YQH lineup it’s a favorite. it started off thick and sweet, and there was a nice cherry and dried fruit note. Lightened quickly, and then woody and a medicated leaven/神曲 note appeared that I usually only get from some of the xiaguans I’ve tried. Not much else to note.

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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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