Yunnan Aged Qizi Pu-erh Tea

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Peat, Tobacco, Wood
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 oz / 118 ml

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Being a Pu-erh shu cha, Qizi has been allowed to fully oxidize and ripen, making it a distinctively (and delightfully!) round tea. Much like a fine red wine, this tea has been called a “drinkable antique,” as its exquisite taste only gets better with age. When brewed, our Qizi produces a deep red color with auburn hues that is reminiscent of a vintage Cabernet Sauvignon. Mellow, smooth, and full-bodied, this earthy tea calls to mind a scene of early morning mist rolling over newly sprouting fields.

Use: 4-5 grams or 2-3 tsp. of tea
Water amount: 1 gram of tea / 50ml of water or 1 tsp. of tea / 2 oz. of water
Time of day: Anytime after meals
Temperature: 95-100 °C or 203-212 °F
Brew: 5-6 times
First brew: 30 seconds
Subsequent brews: Add 10-15 seconds

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I drank this one after eating some cheap hotdogs lol
its nice and smooth and quite yummy, kinda woodsy, mineral, peaty, slightly earthy.
Very nice

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This pu-erh from Yezi was just what the doctor ordered. Strong and yummy.

Flavors: Peat, Tobacco, Wood

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Had a good lunch and some time today on this Saturday so I could try this sample I received with my purchase from Yezi,,thanks!
This is my first Shu,,,I have only tried Shengs so far so I am excited!
When I opened the sample package, it smelled just like pears!!! Very intriguing but it dissipated very quickly after that and it was a light fruit scent. These leaves were pretty tight in my sample chunk though so I don’t think the smell was truly evident until I loosened the leaves with water.
I used 205F water and my little 4 ounce gong fu pot.
1. 15" rinse
2 . 30" bit of a second rinse because leaves very tight. Liquor is orange sunshine color.
3. 30" leaves have opened up more and there are definite woody notes with pipe tobacco. Liquor is darker in color, a deep auburn. Thicker too. Flavor is wood and tobacco and it gets better as it cools.
4. 45" even though I don’t want to drink wood and tobacco,,,I keep drinking it. It gives you a nice laid-back feeling. It does get heavy on the stomach,,,I see why it is suggested that you enjoy a nice meal beforehand.

I really love puerh and am fascinated by all tea. I think I like sheng better than shu,,,but I have not tried enough to know for sure. Great first experience with this shu and need to try more :)

Flavors: Tobacco, Wood

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

That’s because you are white and green tea lover


Exactly !! lol I was thinking that!! :)


I really like Menghai and Haiwan factories. Their shou is deep complex full of dried fruits notes.


Happy first shou experience, sounds great!


Thanks!!!! I had fun!!!


I will have to check out Menghai and Haiwan,,,I am having a fun Saturday at home checking out internet so I will go there now!


Yunnan Sourcing and Dragon Tea House are highly recommended as source. One problem with YS if you choose china post shipping is soo slooww. 6-8 wks. Not a problem with US site. I think it’s in Portland. DTH gets to me under 10 days


Oh I see,,,these factories are the people that invented the shou technique,,,no wonder they good. I did try the Yunnan S. US site and I love it!! But yeah 6-8 weeks is a killer :( :( :(


China site has a better variety and some cakes are cheaper. Did you try their whites and greens? So delicious. I’m partial to Yunnan, so I even like their whites and greens. Blacks are just glorious . My last orders I picked green, white and black fr US site. Didn’t want to wait and ‘spoil’ fresh teas. And pu I picked fr China. Maybe it will develop better flavor and aged while in transit. Haha. It was a good sale 12%off. It’s good because they are cheaper than on other sites at first place.


Oh wow!!! Great sites!!! I love Yunnan too. The hot desert controls my spending on tea for summer lol bc I am afraid it will sit out and ruin if I don’t get to mailbox and meet the mail carrier. But in fall,,,,I’m back to shopping lol!! I bought ahead so I have a few from YS still to try!!


Same for me. I’m away for the summer with kids. Brooklyn summer is brutal too. The humidity is killing me, not heat. It’s opposite of desert, like jungle. Bleh
i read that ppl living in dry conditions should add humidity to maintain puerh.


Yeah,,I’m only aging a tiny bit and just drinking my new cakes for that reason :( Hey,,,life is short anyway,,,I drink my tea asap!!!


The cake I have is from 2011 so it has good flavors and though prices are higher, it’s easier to buy already aged than to try to humidify the desert lol. It’s impossible :)


Did you read on Teachat abt pumidors? Mrmopar has one. So cool


Oh cool!! I will look at this,,,like a wine fridge eh? Maybe I’m back in business here. Cool thanks! I saw Mrmopar’s sheng or shou thread,,,cool!


he is the best. so nice. i dont know if you follow him, you should. he gave me lot of advice on buying and stuff. he made a great setup. he shares his knowledge with everybody. MzPriss called him Pu-ru. he is ;-)


Lol Pu-Ru Cool! I will!!


Yes! You need to know mrmopar, and also really all the people that post on the pu of the day thread. Those people will teach you so much. And they’re nice! And mrmopar IS The Pu-Ru


Cool!!! Thanks you guys!!! I will be reading and visiting often!!! I need to learn more :) I like Pu-Ru lol

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Ok…incoming crappy tasting notes as i have spent the morning trying to finish work…go go double time and a half on this holiday, so that i can then PACK lol

I picked this one first thing in the morning for both a sipdown and to try and clear my head with a little puerh. I have to say, this is such a great unassuming puerh from yezi. It’s not earthy..but it is mellow and manly? there’s somethnig about this one that i really enjoy – moreso than the other recent puerh i had from yezi. i’ll likely pick up more of this for an average every day sort of puerh

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