2019 White2Tea Astro Kittens

Unusually for me, I agree with every word of W2T’s description for the Astro Kittens cake. Not only is this the most bitter tea i’ve ever tasted, it is the...

2019 White2Tea INB4 & 2019 is a Gift

I’ve enjoyed sampling White2Tea’s new productions every year because I usually find something that really interests me, maybe something different or unique. Paul is a producer with a very singular...

2002 Wistaria Youle Tuo*

Wistaria teas, produced by the extremely talented and experienced tea scholar Zhou Yu, are not always the easiest to appreciate on a first encounter. I remember thinking, for instance, that...

2001 Menghai Tea Factory 7542 Simplified Yun

I’ve been hoping to taste this tea for quite some time, and while the dry-stored version is way too expensive at more than 5$/g, this excellent traditionally Hong Kong stored...

2002 Kunming Tiebing

I recently got a cake of the Kunming Tiebing red mark, also known as the 8668. This is a long-running series, I got a version of the 2002 with natural...

Theasophie Lao Ban Zhang 2017

The leaves certainly have the appearance of LBZ tea, a mix of white tips and silvery gray, with tons of hair. I bought a sample of this in 2017, and...

2003 Yiwu Zhengshan 500g brick

During my trip to Taiwan last month, one of my favourite tea shop experiences was at the 二壺軒 store on Yongkang St. The shopkeeper here will likely not have much time...

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