2010 BYH Yiwu Zhengshan

2010 Biyun Hao Yiwu Zhengshan Conservation Area 19 May 2017, 5.5g/100ml gaiwan Very nice material, large leaves, loose compression. Very minty/herbal/sweet Taiwanese storage aroma but with an edge, something aged...

2000 Essence of Tea Green Peacock

4 May 2017, 5.5g/100ml gaiwan [6.2] Dry leaf has a mineral/plastic smell and the damp leaf has some warehouse, but no geosmin or fermentation funk.  When wet, the aroma is...

BYH 2016 Mahei

BYH 2016 Mahei, 3 May 2017 [5.2] 5.5g/100ml gaiwan The wash has the classic clean slightly smoky young sheng, bright yellow and bitter. I mention the smoke but the taste...

BYH Mahei 2012

BYH 2012 Mahei, 26 Apr 2017 [6.0] 5.5g/100ml gaiwan Strong minty Taiwan storage on dry leaf, with a touch of old warehouse. Clean but with a strong herbal mintiness when...

2003 CNNP 7542

2 Jan 2017.  Thanks to Wang Kou Jou for the sample. Dry: sweet resin and wood smoke Damp: Clean smokiness Rinse: Strength effect on the mouth surfaces, medium smoky. Orange-dark...

2004 Chenyuan Hao Songpin Hao

5.5g/100ml gaiwan One of my most anticipated tastings.  Thanks again to Su for making it possible for me to experience this tea. The dry leaf has pungent savoury tobacco, similar...

2013 Xiaguan FT Love Forever, Paper Tong

April 2, 2017 4.4g/80ml Novak Shibo. [8.0] In honour of the April 1 wedding of James & Laura, I finally tried the famous Xiaguan FT Love Forever cake, which is...

1998 CNNP Red Label

25 March 2017, 5.5g/100ml gaiwan [6.2] Generous sample from Mike Pong Tight compression, small leaves. Dry leaf has some smokiness and pungency, with some medicinal herbs aroma. Wet leaf smells...

2004 Fu Yuan Chang (Fook Yuan Chang)

22 March 2017, 5.5g/100ml gaiwan [5.3] Thank you to Mike Pong for this generous sample. Odourless when dry, but when damp gives a high vinegary and strong note. The wash...

2003 Red Dayi 7542-301

18 March, 2017 5.5g/100ml gaiwan [5.1] Many thanks to Mike for this generous sample!  The dry leaf is very mild, without a strong aroma. Dampened, it has a slight fruity...

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