2004 DTH Yiwu

Sept 19, 2016, 4.7g/85ml unglazed pot. [8.0] This was a small session from the loose leaves which came off the 2004 cake. It was my first taste of the Dragon...

2006 YQH Wuyangcha

Sept 19, 2016, 4.6g/80ml glazed pot [6.1] Typical YQH minty-camphor aroma but with slight smoke. Wet leaf is perfumed and pungent. Quite thick and coating the back of the mouth....

2005 YQH Dingjipin

4.6g/70ml gaiwan, small sample. [5.9] Dry leaf: slight smoke, sweet, wood, earthy Wash: very mild, quite high compression Wet leaf: very pungent, sweet, grains (oats?) I had to break up...

2016 W2T Treachery

I tasted the top tea in W2T’s 2016 line, “The Treachery of Storytelling”, in a 3-day tasting which included the 2016 W2T Last Thoughts and the 2016 W2T Untitled 02....

Toby’s Curated Factory Box 01

Toby’s Curated Box 01 2004 Simao Fangcha High compression, I broke up into smaller layers and let it air for several days. The smell of the dry leaf started out...

2006 Wistaria Longpa Youle

Aug 25, 2016, 5.2g/85ml Novak pot Really superb session, and hugely dynamic. Slight whiff of jasmine and cedar on the dry leaf. Wash is light yellow colour, thick and soapy....

2003 Wistaria Qingteng

Aug 23, 2016, 5.2g/90ml gaiwan.  [6.2] Sample from Andrew. The dry leaf has a very unique pungent floral smell. Not urine but a kind of fragrant perfumy ammonia.   The...

2004 YQH Dingjipin

August 20, 2016 5.3g/80ml gaiwan [8.4] Tight compression on the cake, tighter than Tejipin or Zhencang Chawang, and I notice that the leaves seem to be a bit greener at...

2016 EoT Club Tian Ba

July 27, 2016, 5g/70ml gaiwan [3.5] Both mushrooms have a very sweet smell of overripe fruits. The mushrooms are made entirely of buds.  This seems to be known as Yabao, although...

2016 EoT Club Huangshanshu Single Tree

Aug 4, 2016, 5.9g/90ml gaiwan. [7.1] This tea is apparently from a single tree near Bangwei in Simao. The pungent aroma is very similar to the floral/honey/urine signature I get...