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,...

2002 Yiwu Shunshixing

A relatively inexpensive cake from a smaller factory: this 2002 Yiwu Shunshixing cake is probably a different batch from the one reviewed here, but I thought it would be an...

Storage experiment: 2016 W2T Bosch, one year in

No topic in the puerh tea world is fraught with more controversy and misinformation than that of storage. Each collector must decide which storage system they will use for their tea,...

2005 Dayi Mengsong and Bulang Peacock

I recently bought these two cakes from Mike Petro, a pioneer of the English-language online puerh world. For various reasons, he sold off his entire collection and I picked out...