2015 W2T Last Thoughts

July 29, 2016. 5g/70ml gaiwan. [7.8] Significantly better than the 2016 W2T LT which was tasted just previously.  Bigger aroma, better body effects, but very similar in almost all respects....

2016 W2T Last Thoughts

Sept 2 2016, 3.6g/60ml gaiwan. [6.2] Retaste after a Wistaria flight. Clean, fresh, proper taste, with a good body effect.  Dancong or oolong effect is much diminished this time. It has...

2016 W2T Poundcake

July 29, 2016, 5g in 80ml gaiwan. [4.5] Smoky, smoke on wet leaf too. Medium+ thickness.   Can taste the stir fry.  Char.  Sweet and smoky “Lapsang Souchong” taste for the...

2016 EoT Club Wuliang Wild

Aug 10, 5.5g/80ml pot [3.5] Dry leaf: overripe fruit and smoke. Damp leaf: very fruity, apricot-peach-mango-strawberry Wash: Very light bitter arrival, salivating finish, not resembling puerh, more like a tisane....

2016 EoT Club Manlin

July 26, 2016.  6g in 90ml gaiwan.  [5.2] Darker fruity leather aroma Savoury salty wash, drying, with long aftertaste, no smoke, proper.  Yellow peach colour, nice savoury, not too bitter,...

2016 W2T Untitled 02

July 25, 2016, 5g/70ml gaiwan, [7.6] Silvery leaves among dark ones, medium compression. Tomato sauce on damp leaf. Nice wash, medium thickness, feel going down, some activity soft texture. Wildflower, pungent honey,...

2016 W2T Diving Duck

5g/70ml gaiwan. [5.5] This  strikes me as a more normal young sheng than e.g. the Head, Mystic, Tuhao, all of which had oolong tendencies (though this may be due to...

2006 Tian Jian Wild

5g/80ml unglazed pot, sample from Wilson (2006 Tian Jian Wild), [5.9] The dry leaf has a really intense aroma of furniture/camphor/wood oils/dried figs/aged whisky/smoky sausage. No wet or fungal smell...

2016 W2T Tuhao as F*ck

5g/70ml gaiwan [5.0] Lots of silvery tips visible among the dark green-black leaves. Fruity sweet aroma on the dry leaf.  No smoke discernible on the warmed damp leaf. An unmistakable...

2009 Dayi 7542

July 22, 2016, 5g/70ml gaiwan [7.0] Thanks to Cwyn’s pointing out Wilson’s new shop Adventure in Every Cup, I bought a factory cake, a 2009 Dayi 7542. I was encouraged by...