601-8582 Taiwan vs Malaysian storage

I am a big fan of the 2005 version of 8582, of which I have a couple of Taiwan-stored versions.  I’ve tried the 2006 version of 8582, batch 601, but...

2017 W2T “Fuck What You Heard”

5 July 2018 The dry leaf has a striking pungent aroma.  Wet, the leaves have a deep sweet pungency with a slight tomato vine or vinegar aroma. Thick, some suds....

Two 1980s 7542, Menghai vs CNNP

The sample on the right is from a vertical tasting of Menghai Tea Factory 7542 recipe organized by Origin Tea a number of years ago.  Thanks to Kegon and Wooju...

2009 Yangqing Hao 888 Gongpin Yu Cang

  Thanks to Patrick for the chance to taste a younger Yangqing Hao cake.  The initial steep is quite a bit lighter and yellow-beige than the norm for my mid-2000s...

2012 Xiaguan T8653

5.6g in a Novak pot. The damp leaves initially have a very rich smoke, more of a ringing smokiness than the 2003/2005 Changtai, which have a sweeter smoke. This is...

2016 W2T Last Thoughts

I’m writing this review without re-reading my previous review of this tea. 5 June, 2018. 3.5g/60ml gaiwan Wash is very light with high sweet notes. The wet leaf has a...

2017 Maewoldang Hongcha

On my recent trip to Jeonju, South Korea, I was fortunate to visit Maewoldang tea on a rainy day in the countryside.  This meant that Mr Oh Dong-Seop (@sin.mog) and his...

Dayi 1701-7542

This is a tasting of the 2017 Dayi 7542 recipe, batch 1701, produced in February 2017 from a blend of three years’ worth of material.  I tasted it first in...

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