2017 Maewoldang Hongcha

On my recent trip to Jeonju, South Korea, I was fortunate to visit Maewoldang tea on a rainy day in the countryside.  This meant that Mr Oh Dong-Seop (@sin.mog) and his...

Dayi 1701-7542

This is a tasting of the 2017 Dayi 7542 recipe, batch 1701, produced in February 2017 from a blend of three years’ worth of material.  I tasted it first in...

2003 Purple Dayi 7542

Thanks to Johan for sending me this generous sample of Purple Dayi 7542, which is originally from Olivier of Puerh.fr fame. It is the second time I’ve tried this tea,...

2003 Xiaguan Quality Inspection Mark

28 February 2018, 4.8g/85ml Yixing A tea from Xiaguan that I enjoy more every time I drink it. It is apparently a 8653 style cake from the “big five reproduced...

Biyun Hao Manzhuan, Manlin and Gaoshanzhai

A comparison of three teas from Biyun Hao: 2007 曼蠻磚(曼莊) Manzhuan Manzhuang, a blend 2007 曼林 蛮砖 Manlin single origin, Manzhuan region 2008 高山寨Gaoshanzhai single origin, Yiwu area Photos show...

2003 Dayi 7532

This cake was in the hands of Canadian Border Services for almost two weeks, and arrived with a hefty 150% duty slapped on it. This is odd, as Canada has...

2005 Red Changtai

This is a Taiwan stored Red Changtai from 2005, a relatively inexpensive tea even among early-2000s Changtai.  There was a traditional HK stored version of this sold at White2tea several...

Yunnan Sourcing sheng tasting, Jan 2018

The five teas shown are alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and epsilon, in order from Left to Right. They are a blind tasting of YS teas organized by Matt and Scott....