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...

2015 W2T Last Thoughts

Last Thoughts, one of the top-tier cakes from W2T, is a blend of Yiwu material which obviously includes some powerful tea. I have sampled various years of this and it...

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...

2012 Baohongyinji Zhenwu Dadi 真武大地

Thank you to Patrick Gagnon for the opportunity to try this cake, one of the highlights among the very large number of Puerh cakes made by the Baohongyinji company. This...

2005 Chenyuan Hao Shanzhong Chuanqi

Thank you to Pedro for this tea, which has turned out to be one of my favourite teas from Chenyuan Hao. From the image below, you can see the tea...