YS black teas - what to get ?

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Re: YS black teas - what to get ?

Postby Joel Byron » Dec 2nd, '13, 20:50

I've got the Feng Qing "Ye Sheng Hong Cha" and the Jinggu "Golden Strand" right now and both are good. The Ye Sheng can get a little astringent if overbrewed but if you do it right it's great.
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Re: YS black teas - what to get ?

Postby AllanK » Dec 16th, '13, 19:45

sriracha wrote:Btw, has anyone tried their zheng shan xiao zhong?

I bought this about a month ago and got it in the mail a week ago. Finally got around to trying it today. It was good, very astringent and somewhat bitter, not smoked. Too astringent for my tastes.
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Postby joelbct » Oct 11th, '14, 03:00

Had the upton black buds and it reminded me how much i love tippy yunnan... but good golden yunnan is pricey and hard to find stateside, so thank you for reminding me of Yunnan Sourcing!

I can't wait, last time I ordered from them in 2007 there was like 250g minimum, and the shipping took forever.

Now I see they offer 50 and 100 packets, shipping is quicker, better website, larger selection of golden tippy offerings, and they even have a warehouse in portland.

This board isn't nearly as active as it used to be, but I will report!

I just wish their was a 'Keemun Sourcing' and an 'Assam Sourcing' with similar pricing ;)
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Re: YS black teas - what to get ?

Postby ethan » Oct 11th, '14, 13:20

Joel, I had fun getting & comparing many of YS USA black teas. I think YS is excellent; however not the only vendor. Adagio sells some excellent "golden blacks" also. First time customer discount pops up when you search. Can have some fun w/ that also. Please report. I'm into black tea.
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