2010 Yibang KR

A sample of a 2010 Yibang from a highly regarded Korean producer, will shortly be available from TShop.  This is a summary of three separate tastings, Nov 27, Dec 8,...

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  >...