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 around 5$/g, this excellent traditionally Hong Kong stored version...

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...

2004 Nanqiao Wang Bulang

This is a Taiwan stored example of the 2004 Nanqiao wang, a cake from the (I believe) initial year of production at the Nanqiao factory in Menghai. The material is...

2016 W2T Into the Mystic

Pungent dry leaf, large chunk in original sample bag. First steep has a strange orange-green appearance. Quite sweet, and with a very nice sweet resin afteraroma. The arrival does not...

2018 Takachiho Kamairicha

This is a Kamairicha made from the Minekaori cultivar in Takachiho, in the Miyazaki prefecture in Southern Japan. 5.5g in a 100ml gaiwan with 80C water. I got this tea...

2001 Dayi 7432, Hong Kong Storage

In the two months that I have owned this cake of Hong Kong Traditional storage 2001 Dayi 7432, it has rapidly risen to the very top of my collection in...

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