2003 Xiaguan Quality Inspection Mark

28 February 2018, 4.8g/85ml Yixing A tea from Xiaguan that I enjoy more every time I drink it. It is apparently a 8653 style cake from the “big five reproduced...

2003 Xiaguan Mini Tuo

Thank you to Kegon for conducting the marathon session and for leaving me this sample, which has dry Taiwan and Singapore storage. Nov 6, 2017 5.6g/100ml gaiwan [7.3] Dry: Leather,...

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...

1999 Xiaguan Iron cake

16 Dec, 2016. I’m very grateful for this sample from Stefano. 5.5g/100ml gaiwan [4.8] The sample consisted of several fairly thin chunks of highly compressed cake, brown with lighter and...

2005 Xiaguan FT 8653 Non-Iron

Sept 30, 2016, 3.1g in new Yixing pot 56.5ml [7.1] Damp leaf: Flinty smoke, gunpowder. Wash: Clean, sweet, thick, nice texture. Some good smoke and salivation Wet leaf: Sweet dark...

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...