2019 White2Tea Astro Kittens

Unusually for me, I agree with every word of W2T’s description for the Astro Kittens cake. Not only is this the most bitter tea i’ve ever tasted, it is the...

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...

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...

2012 Xiaguan T8653

5.6g in a Novak pot. The damp leaves initially have a very rich smoke, more of a ringing smokiness than the 2003/2005 Changtai, which have a sweeter smoke. This is...

2016 W2T Diving Duck

5g/70ml gaiwan. [5.5] This  strikes me as a more normal young sheng than e.g. the Head, Mystic, Tuhao, all of which had oolong tendencies (though this may be due to...

2016 W2T Tyler

July 29, 2016 5g gaiwan, [5.5] Much more subdued experience this time around.  Tasted against the poundcake 2016 and the latter was bigger and pushed Tyler out of the way....