2015 Zheng Si Long Walong

Thanks to Matt’s investigation of the Zheng Si Long offerings by Teaencounter, and after meeting Mr. Zheng through the charming documentary by Jinghong Zhang, I decided to try the ZSL 2015...

2019 Toronto Tea Festival puerh competition

The Toronto Tea Festival is an increasingly popular yearly 3-day event held at the beautiful Toronto Reference Library.  This year they decided to make their  competition tastings blind, which is...

Baohongyinji 2012 Nannuo Butterfly

Thanks to Stefano for the opportunity to taste this tea.  4.9g/85ml Yixing.  The dry leaf is twiggy and slightly foresty but no geosmin. The tea immediately reminds me of white...

2005 Xiaguan 8653 FT Iron vs Non-Iron

A retaste of two samples of 2005 Xiaguan FT 8653: a cake with iron compression on the Right and one with normal compression on the Left. I got these samples...

Naked Yiwu 001

Thanks to Wooju and Pedro for curating this tea for Teas We Like, a project I am co-organizing which hopes to curate a small but solid collection of teas at...

2014 Teaside Fox

A second tea produced in Thailand by Tea-side. The wet leaf is very rich, pungent, no geosmin, no funkiness. Tomato vine. Oily, sweet, shows youth through its strength rather than...

2013 Teaside Unicorn

Sweet and pungent dry leaf, with no off notes, no storage notes, very good and very clean.  5g/100ml gaiwan.  Very good wet leaf smell, very clean, reminds me of a...

2015 Biyun Hao Yibi Gushu

The 2017 BYH Yibi was one of my favourite new shengs of that year, and it prompted me to co-curate, together with Pedro and Mr Chen (maker of BYH), this...

Dong Ding Oolong, 30 years of age

Thank you to Benoit for sending me a tea that I don’t have much experience with. All of the Dong Ding that I’ve had thus far has been ultra green,...

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