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...

2016 W2T Tyler

July 29, 2016 5g gaiwan, [5.5] Much more subdued experience this time around.  Tasted against the poundcake 2016 and the latter was bigger and pushed Tyler out of the way....

2016 W2T Heart of the City

July 20, 2016 5g 70ml gaiwan [6.8] Wash light pleasant, active in mouth.  Aroma is usual young sheng, with bit more basement.  Salivating more than for Into the Mystic.   ...

2016 W2T Into the Mystic

5.2g 70ml glazed pot. [4.5] Dry leaf fruity pungent honey daisy. Strong bitter smell wet leaf, wash very light, young sheng taste, aftertaste active, but mild. Slight smoke on aroma,...

2003 Wistaria Zipin

5.5g/70ml gaiwan. [8.0] Thanks again to James and Andrew for the opportunity to try this cake. I am greatly enjoying this tea, very powerful, darker than the Nannuo Ziyin which I slightly...