Toby’s Curated Factory Box 01

Toby’s Curated Box 01 2004 Simao Fangcha High compression, I broke up into smaller layers and let it air for several days. The smell of the dry leaf started out...

2006 Wistaria Longpa Youle

Aug 25, 2016, 5.2g/85ml Novak pot Really superb session, and hugely dynamic. Slight whiff of jasmine and cedar on the dry leaf. Wash is light yellow colour, thick and soapy....

2003 Wistaria Qingteng

Aug 23, 2016, 5.2g/90ml gaiwan.  [6.2] Sample from Andrew. The dry leaf has a very unique pungent floral smell. Not urine but a kind of fragrant perfumy ammonia.   The...

2004 YQH Dingjipin

August 20, 2016 5.3g/80ml gaiwan [8.4] Tight compression on the cake, tighter than Tejipin or Zhencang Chawang, and I notice that the leaves seem to be a bit greener at...

2016 EoT Club Tian Ba

July 27, 2016, 5g/70ml gaiwan [3.5] Both mushrooms have a very sweet smell of overripe fruits. The mushrooms are made entirely of buds.  This seems to be known as Yabao, although...

2016 EoT Club Huangshanshu Single Tree

Aug 4, 2016, 5.9g/90ml gaiwan. [7.1] This tea is apparently from a single tree near Bangwei in Simao. The pungent aroma is very similar to the floral/honey/urine signature I get...

2004 YQH Tejipin

Aug 2, 2016 6g/80ml gaiwan (70ml liquid) [8.3] Dry leaf has some smoke in addition to YQH house smell. Some gasoline background. Reminds me immediately of Wistaria Zipin and that...

2016 EoT Club Yibang Ancient Tree

Aug 2, 2016 5g/70ml gaiwan. [6.3] Dry/Damp leaf very fruity with some strength. Light yellow-peach wash, citrus, “fresh scent” perfume aroma Wet leaf active bitter veggies with some oolong. Medium+...

2015 EoT Autumn Chawangshu

Aug 3, 2016. 5g/70ml gaiwan. [6.0] The material for this tea is very nice – dark, large leaves, with some silver.  Loose compression. Very similar if not better than the W2T...

2006 YQH Chawangshu

6.1g/80ml gaiwan [8.6] Extreme longevity (25+steeps), excellent pungent floral aroma, and a remarkable ability to induce euphoria, completely unrelated to heating or lethargy. Yesterday I had the Last Thoughts 2015/2016...