2002 Yiwu Shunshixing

A relatively inexpensive cake from a smaller factory: this 2002 Yiwu Shunshixing cake is probably a different batch from the one reviewed here, but I thought it would be an...

Storage experiment: 2016 W2T Bosch, one year in

No topic in the puerh tea world is fraught with more controversy and misinformation than that of storage. Each collector must decide which storage system they will use for their tea,...

2005 Dayi Mengsong and Bulang Peacock

I recently bought these two cakes from Mike Petro, a pioneer of the English-language online puerh world. For various reasons, he sold off his entire collection and I picked out...

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...

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