2021 Mattcha blind tasting: Delta

Dry leaf is flaky/crispy, quite dark, may be HK stored but with almost no aroma showing it… Wet leaf clearly shows traditional storage, of the mineral and ginseng style, no...

2021 Mattcha blind tasting: Beta

Following Matt’s Alpha, we have a significantly younger tea. I had to try this one a few times to get a handle on it, it’s a wild animal of a...

2021 Mattcha blind tasting: Alpha

For a bit of fun at the end of the dreary summer of 2021, Matt and I decided to exchange blind samplers and blog about them. Check out his posts,...

2001 Simplified Yun 7542, Dayi Mark

The 2001 Simplified Yun 7542 is widely known as one of the top 7542 recipe productions from the Menghai Tea Factory in the last 25 years. A tea that would...

Farmerleaf Gulan 2020

Recently I have been really impressed with and appreciative of the informative videos produced by William Osmont over at Farmerleaf. It is unusual to find a tea-maker as transparent, as...

2012 Silver Dayi

I was asked by a friend to evaluate the 2012 Silver Dayi sold at Generation Tea as a possible fake. The vendor does not have a good reputation, but from...

2013 Tea Urchin Spring Gaoshanzhai

After reading Wooju’s post about regions and Puerh terroir, I was inspired to try a sample of a well-known Tea Urchin cake of Spring Gaoshanzhai. This is a relatively high...

2008 Yeeon Taste of Hong Kong

An inexpensive cake from the Yeeon tea company in Hong Kong and made by the 永年茶廠 factory, this tea gives a very clear idea of the traditionally stored sheng puerh...

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