Conditioning experiment

A puerh cake will generate a certain relative humidity (RH) when sealed in a close-fitting mylar bag.  Cakes which have just arrived from Taiwan natural storage, for example, will typically...

2003 CNNP Yellow Label

A re-taste of a 2003 CNNP yellow label with Malaysia storage, part of a generous sample from Mike Pong.  5g/85ml Yixing. [8.1] Dry and damp leaf have only light aroma....

2001 Zhongcha yellow mark

2001 Zhongcha yellow mark Several sessions October 2017 This is a clean, smokeless, dry Taiwan storage cake with no geosmin.  Damp and wet leaves have some mustiness, some sweetness and...

2003 Xiaguan Mini Tuo

Thank you to Kegon for conducting the marathon session and for leaving me this sample, which has dry Taiwan and Singapore storage. Nov 6, 2017 5.6g/100ml gaiwan [7.3] Dry: Leather,...

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...

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