Yunnan sourcings Yancha

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Re: Yunnan sourcings Yancha

by LouPepe » May 8th 16 4:34 am

DVS wrote:Its Funny gasninja was asking about recommendations for good lower cost yancha from YS, and the thread turned into people talking about their preferred brewing methods. lol

I haven't ordered wuyi from YS before. But this vendor has gotten good reviews, and its under a dollar a gram.

http://tea-yuan.com/collections/frontpa ... 14-rou-gui
Good pointing this out :). There's no one right or wrong theory or technique to just about anything. Too much arguing in ones favor blinds and stunts forward thinking and innovation.

As for the YS Yancha, I too have found most of it lacking. Sure many offer good aroma but the liquor IMO leaves much to be desired in complexity and aftertaste. Maybe there is an offering or two which is exceptional, but I've not come across it. But, as with most all YS tea, price is not bad, and they are generous with samples and sales.

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Re: Yunnan sourcings Yancha

by .m. » May 8th 16 8:16 am

Tead Off wrote: YS teas are not my idea of everyday drinking teas. There may be some that could pass that test like their black teas and some puerh cakes, but I found the Yancha lacking as well as other oolongs they sell. I actually tire of drinking them. This is an observation made over time, years, in fact. This is not the only vendor that I've bought from and changed my opinion of over time. For me, the teas have to stand up for more than a few months, especially roasted oolongs. I don't mind paying a bit more if the quality is there.
I haven't tried many of their Yanchas, and nothing from their current offering, but my past experience was similar to what Tead Off is saying. I've got a few hundred grams of a Rougui I've ordered about 3 or 4 years ago in order to age, which had some positive reviews back then as a good everyday tea, so i taste it once in a while, find it unsatisfying, and return back to storage with not much hope.

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Re: Yunnan sourcings Yancha

by jayinhk » May 8th 16 10:21 am

Well, good yancha ain't cheap. TeadOff is right on. Cheap = mediocre or even bad yancha, unless you have a heck of a hookup.

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Re: Yunnan sourcings Yancha

by Tead Off » May 8th 16 10:31 am

.m. wrote:
Tead Off wrote: YS teas are not my idea of everyday drinking teas. There may be some that could pass that test like their black teas and some puerh cakes, but I found the Yancha lacking as well as other oolongs they sell. I actually tire of drinking them. This is an observation made over time, years, in fact. This is not the only vendor that I've bought from and changed my opinion of over time. For me, the teas have to stand up for more than a few months, especially roasted oolongs. I don't mind paying a bit more if the quality is there.
I haven't tried many of their Yanchas, and nothing from their current offering, but my past experience was similar to what Tead Off is saying. I've got a few hundred grams of a Rougui I've ordered about 3 or 4 years ago in order to age, which had some positive reviews back then as a good everyday tea, so i taste it once in a while, find it unsatisfying, and return back to storage with not much hope.
The best thing to do with their Yancha is refresh them in a roaster of your choice. Just a light heating to reduce moisture and perk up the oils. It's never a bad idea to try this with many teas.

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Re: Yunnan sourcings Yancha

by .m. » May 8th 16 11:19 am

Tead Off wrote: The best thing to do with their Yancha is refresh them in a roaster of your choice. Just a light heating to reduce moisture and perk up the oils. It's never a bad idea to try this with many teas.
Good idea :) i should definitely try that.

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Re: Yunnan sourcings Yancha

by bagua7 » May 8th 16 10:20 pm

Here's a page I found that offers a review of several vendors in the low, middle and high level classes:

Wuyi Oolong Tea Vendors

Hope this is useful and especially to "Mr ninja" as he's the one that opened this thread. :mrgreen:

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Re: Yunnan sourcings Yancha

by theredbaron » May 25th 16 6:56 am

With Yancha often you get what you pay for. I would say that Essence of Tea may quite possibly have the best Yancha one can get online, but at a very high though appropriate price.
Some of Yunnansourcing's Yanchas are very good for every day drinking, they are solid mid range teas, but of course will not come close to the much higher priced teas by Essence of Tea.
Some of Yunnansourcing's Shui Xiens are quite OK, and i also liked the Fu Shou.
I drink my more expensive and rare Yancha once a while, to save on them, and mid range Yancha on an every day basis. Each has its place in my tea line up.