2003 CNNP Yellow Label

March 11, 2017 5.5g/100ml gaiwan, filtered tap water [8.0] Dry: Sweet spice, clean, no geosmin or funk. Damp: Gentle sweet grains and floral perfume Wet: Sweet but not pungent honey,...

2005 Dayi 7542-502

502-7542 from 志全許/ March 9, 2017 / 6.0 3.3g/60ml Yixing pot, filtered tap water. Dry: clean, oily strength, sweet spice Damp: some perfumy herbal funk Wash: Slight funk, quite compressed,...

2000 Manzhuan via KR

29 Jan 2017, 4.5g/85ml shibo [6.6] Thanks to Wooju for this sample. Dry and damp leaf has some funky fruity fermentation aroma, slight geosmin but very light.  Wet leaf is...

2007 XZH Diangu

28 Jan 2017 4.9g/Novak Shibo [7.3] Fluffy copper large leaves, sweet aged aroma. Wet leaf is fruity, stewed grapes.  Wash is sweet, herbal with good aroma and some smoke. Slightly...

2013 CYH Yiwu Gushu

18 Jan 2017, 4.7g/85ml Yixing [8.2] Very grateful for this sample from Su.  High sweet vinegar pungency on the dry leaf. Wash is initially sweet with a fresh floral scent....

Tetsubin by Masamitsu Kikuchi

I bought this from Horaido in Kyoto. The tetsubin is by Masamitsu Kikuchi, Yamagata prefecture, and the model is “Mozuya”.  It is designed to be reminiscent of the large Kama /...

2003 Purple Dayi 7542

13 Jan 2017 4.4g/Novak Shibo A radically different tea from any I’ve yet had. An amazing outlier. Thank you A.H. for the sample. Delicate crispy flaky large material in loose compression....

1992 CNNP 8582

31 Dec 2016, 5g/100ml gaiwan -> 90 ml Yixing after 5 steeps Thanks to @steanze and @pwcosmos for the opportunity to try this remarkable tea. I prepared for this tasting by...

2003 CNNP 8582

29 Dec 2016 4.4g/80ml Novak Shibo [6.0] From a cake with a odd-looking CNNP wrapper– it could be a fake Zhongcha. Dry: Sweet aromatic slight smoke, quite pungent resin Wash:...

1994 CNNP 8582

30 Dec 2016 4.7g/90ml gaiwan, sample from KJW The dry leaves have no discernible aroma, as far as I can tell. Wet: there is a telltale storage aroma, wet storage,...