Mattcha’s mystery tea A

Thanks to one of my favourite Canadian crown corporations, Matt over at mattcha’s tea blog and I exchanged blind sample sets as explained here. After we’ve written about all seven...

2017 Dayi 7542, hot vs. cold storage

I stored two cakes of 7542 for almost three years: both in mylar, both without added humidity. The only diference is that one (labeled H and on the left) experienced...

2004 Yangqing Hao Tejipin

The 2004 YQH Tejipin is a tea I’ve tasted many times, and my opinion of it often changes. I haven’t reread my first review of it and will only do...

Twelve Cent Brick

I’ve tasted this tea about a dozen times in the past few months, as part of the tasting panel for Teas We Like. I voted in favour of this tea,...

Brown Changtai tasting

Brown Changtai is a series of cakes made from Jinggu material in the early days of the Changtai Factory in 2003-4. Several batches were made, with different permutations of stamps...

2018 Yunnan Sourcing Nanpo Autumn

Definitely among my more enjoyable sessions with Yunnan Sourcing’s young sheng, this Autumn production from Mengku area near Bingdao is closer to a Spring harvest style. The dry leaf is...

2019 Yunnan Sourcing Hekai

I am trying to figure out a good way to assign numerical ratings to young sheng puerh, since it doesn’t quite make sense, at such an immature stage, to judge...

Risks of humidified or heated storage

As a result of my storage experiment posts, especially the one detailing the Hotbox storage system, I’ve received a lot of emails and seen some commentary (good and not so...

Malaysian commission Liubao

This is one of the Liubao teas which was recently put up for sale at Teas We Like (link). It was curated by a couple of good friends in Malaysia,...

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