2011 Chenyuan Hao Qianjiazhai Jincha

Teas We Like tasting panel evaluation 5g/85ml gaiwan, toronto filtered tap Dry leaf is tippy, with strong compression. Dark brown, golden, black. Wet leaf has pungent resin, and is high...

2020 Farmerleaf Gulan

5g/85ml Geneva tap water The dry leaf is a bit darker than I would expect. Small leaf blend. Aroma has some fresh sheng sweetness, with a floral background which I...

2021 Farmerleaf Lao Wu Gushu

5g/85ml porcelain pot, Geneva tap water Two great things about drinking tea in Switzerland: 230V outlets and high quality tap water. I am drinking through some Farmerleaf samples and so...

2016 Essence of Tea Club Manlin

This was one of the better/more normal teas received in the 2016 Essence of Tea Puerh Club, and I stored half of this cake for 5 years in heated storage...

Naked Yiwu 001

5g/85ml Toronto filtered tap in Yixing. Steeps 3,4,7 are heavy test steeps. This cake has been in mylar at 32C since September 2018. Dry cake smells as good as it...

2001 vs 2005 Xiaguan 8653 Iron

It is remarkable how close in taste these teas are; it really shows the ability of Xiaguan to maintain very consistent taste in their recipes. It’s difficult to convey smoke...

2005 Nanqiao Double Lions

5.2g/85ml Hongni/Toronto filtered tap It won’t be much of a surprise to most of my readers that this tea is among my top choices for aging: the power, strength of...

2006 Green Peacock Lao Man’e

5.5g in 90ml, SS kettle, Toronto filtered tap Strong compression, good looking leaf material and colour. A fair amount of fines. The processing looks quite good, let’s see how the...