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...

2013 Xiaguan FT Love Forever, Paper Tong

April 2, 2017 4.4g/80ml Novak Shibo. [8.0] In honour of the April 1 wedding of James & Laura, I finally tried the famous Xiaguan FT Love Forever cake, which is...

1998 CNNP Red Label

25 March 2017, 5.5g/100ml gaiwan [6.2] Generous sample from Mike Pong Tight compression, small leaves. Dry leaf has some smokiness and pungency, with some medicinal herbs aroma. Wet leaf smells...

2004 Fu Yuan Chang (Fook Yuan Chang)

22 March 2017, 5.5g/100ml gaiwan [5.3] Thank you to Mike Pong for this generous sample. Odourless when dry, but when damp gives a high vinegary and strong note. The wash...

2003 Red Dayi 7542-301

18 March, 2017 5.5g/100ml gaiwan [5.1] Many thanks to Mike for this generous sample!  The dry leaf is very mild, without a strong aroma. Dampened, it has a slight fruity...

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...