2008 Tao Tea Leaf Lao Banzhang

Tao Wu is the proprietor of my local Toronto tea shop, Tao Tea Leaf.  He is very active in tea education in the area: he is the main organizer of the...

2012 YQH 666 Teigung

31 Oct, 2016, 4.7g/85ml Novak pot This was a single-session sample from EG. Damp leaf: Very sharp pungent tomatoey fumes. Very pure — no storage. Wet leaf: Deep perfume, rich...

2005 Dayi 8582 502

Oct 20 and 24, 2016, 3.9g in 70ml Novak Shibo. [7.5] First two sessions with new cake bought on auction.   The dry leaf is slightly smoky, sweet, a bit...

2009 DTH Yiwu

Oct 10, 2016 3.5g/64ml gaiwan [7.4] Much better session this time round. As before, larger unbroken leaves, looser compression than 2008, more whole leaves. Dry: pleasant sweet herbal Damp: Standard,...

2008 DTH Yiwu

Oct 10, 2016 3.5g/64ml gaiwan [6.8] Dry: Pungent fruity, no storage Damp: Clean pungent fruity Wet: Great pungent plum, candy, red dates, longan, other fruits. Wash: Active, strength coating, salivation,...

2015 DTH Yiwu

Oct 2, 2016, 3.5g/64ml gaiwan. [5.9] Dry: Large leaves, nice loose compression on cake. Damp: Bitter greens, pungent florals Wet: Darker bitter greens Wash: Yellow-beige,tinge of sweetness, medium thick, no...

2014 DTH Yiwu

Oct 2, 2016, 3.5g/64ml gaiwan [8.0] Dry: Sweet, dark, no storage, no basement Damp: Same Wet: Quite attractive, tomatoo plant/vine, dark perfume, reminds me of WS Qingteng Wash: Clean active,...

2012 DTH Yiwu

Oct 4, 2016. 3.5g/64ml gaiwan [7.6] Dry: Sweet aged wood Wet: Smoky young sheng+aged basement furniture combination. Aged wood. Wash: Wildflower aroma, sweet salivating aftertaste, high thickness. Very nice Perfume...

2011 DTH Yiwu

Oct 8, 2016, 3.5g/64ml gaiwan [4.4] Dry: very mild aroma Damp: Mild, slight pungency Wet: Low aroma Wash: Vegetal, some sweet. Some green tea and oolong on the wet leaf. Astringent....