2007 XZH Yuanshilin Gushucha

25 June 2017 5g/90ml Novak unglazed pot Damp: Fruity funk. Perfume, wine and woodiness. Wash: Very slight smoke on liquor, active on tongue. Caramel on empty cup. Very sweet. Very...

2016 W2T Into The Mystic

5g/100ml gaiwan July 9, 2017 Dry: loose compression, medium-small leaves, gray, silver, yellow-brown. Damp: vinegary, fruity, wine, pungent, nice. Wet: fresh green tea aroma gives side salivation very quickly. High...

2001 CNNP Green Mark

2001 CNNP Green Mark Sample from Mike Pong, Malaysia storage.  Yiwu + Yibang old tree/wild. 5g/85ml qsn Yixing, Tetsubin water. [8.2] Thank you again to Mike Pong for this very...

2016 EoT Wuliang single tree

4.8g/85ml glazed pot [8.1] This sample of Spring 2016 maocha from a single tree in Wuliang was included as part of the Fall 2016 shipment of the Essence of Tea...

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...

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