“Yi Mei Ren” (彝美人) translates to “Yi Beauty” and is named for its origin from Wu Liang Mountain, an area primarily inhabited by the Yi minority people.
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing
Tea: Yi Mei Ren Wu Liang Mountain Yunnan Black Tea
Vintage: March, 2022
Origin: Wu Liang Mountain area of Jingdong, China
The tea is made from Yunnan large-leaf varietals, and is processed like a black tea.
Has a good flavor, but the bottom notes are somewhat flat. It’s not exactly what I consider to be full-bodied, as it has a bit of a ‘watery’ component to it, even when it’s brewed strong. It’s fairly gentle, but with quite noticeable aromatics. In a way, it almost reminds me of an oolong tea.
Flavor notes: Toasted malt, almond, sweet potato, wood, currant, honey and cocoa powder.