70s Shou Brick

Thanks to Wooju for connecting me to this blast from the past. Recently I’ve been exploring different styles of warehoused and piled teas, including Hong kong traditional storage, shou, and...

1970s Shen Chang Liu Bao

A Liubao tea stored in Malaysia, thank you to Su for making such an extraordinary tasting possible. I’ve been trying a bunch of Liubao recently and it has a wide...

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...

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