1998 CNNP Red Label

Re-review of 1998 CNNP Red Label. Sep 24, 2017 Thank you to Mike Pong for making this review possible. My first session with this tea was a standard gaiwan session....

2014-15 Biyun Hao Lishan Gongcha

Biyun Hao produced the Lishan gongcha tribute cake in 2013, 2014, and 2015. This is a comparison between 2014 and 2015.  The tea is a Yiwu from Mahei. 2014 is...

2016 W2T Last Thoughts vs 2017 BYH Yibi

17 Sep 2017: W2T ABOVE / BYH BELOW in photo After tasting and re-tasting several ’16 and ’17 productions from W2T and BYH, I wanted to do a direct comparison...

2017 white2tea samples

A tasting of 2017 teas from White2tea: Manichee (.40/g) Bellweather (.45/g) Pussy (.45/g) Anniversary cake (.50/g) She’s not me (.60/g) Fuck what you heard (.95/g) In terms of preferences: Pussy  >...

2017 Biyun Hao samples

A sampling of 2017 BYH: Jingmai Danzhu (Single trees) [景邁單株古樹茶是景邁最老茶區茶樹齡也是最大的古樹群早春年產量只有100多公斤是500年以上古樹茶] Yiwu organic small trees (50 year old trees) [易武生態喬木茶是採用易武野放50年左右茶青製作品質優良回甘佳茶味明顯是性價比很高的茶品] Yibi gushu [易比是單一古樹茶也是易比寨最好的茶區茶樹齡500年左右] Mahei Manxiu gushu [麻黑這個是麻黑(曼秀)寨的茶園古樹茶] Mahei-Luoshuidong gushu [麻黑村落水洞寨單一純料古樹茶品質優良茶味明顯細膩回甘佳是麻黑村最好的茶區] By...

2003 Red Dayi 7542-301

Aug 26, 2017 6g in 85ml Yixing [6.4] Damp: Active spicy herbal sweet aroma Wash: Immediately savoury. Plum floral blossom aroma on wet leaf. Slick texture is noticeable right away....

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...

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