2006 YQH Qixiang

2006 Yangqinghao Qixiang Gushu Chawang 3.9g/70ml Novak shibo [7.6] The dry leaf has the typical sweet minty/camphor YQH house aroma, the damp leaf has some fatty soap, and the wet...

2004 YQH Zhencang Chawang USA stored

Left hand side is the 400g taiwan stored, right hand side is 500g USA stored. Consecutive tastings of 400g cake stored in Taiwan till 2016 and a USA stored 500g...

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...

1999 YQH Cangmi

Sep 23, 2016, 4.6g/70ml gaiwan. [7.1] Dry leaf is a dry version of the YQH smell, slightly grainy on the damp leaf. The wash and the first steep are sweet,...

2006 YQH Tianxiang Baopin

Sept 22, 2016 4.2g/70ml gaiwan [5.0] Dry leaf: not as minty/sweet and full as usual YQH. This is more dry, woody, furniture polish. Wet leaf is consistent with this and...

2005 YQH Yuanshi Senlin Huangshan Cha

Sept 21, 2016, 4.6g/80ml glazed pot, [8.3] Dry leaf: older, drier, more old-furniture version of the YQH smell. Not as minty or fruity but more woody and dry. Wash is...

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...

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...

2004 YQH Tejipin

Aug 2, 2016 6g/80ml gaiwan (70ml liquid) [8.3] Dry leaf has some smoke in addition to YQH house smell. Some gasoline background. Reminds me immediately of Wistaria Zipin and that...