2007 Chenyuan Hao Lao Ban Zhang

5g/85ml Hongni Yixing, Toronto filtered tap. 2020 Tabla solo by Pt. Swapan Ji. Strong compression and on the drier side. Lots of buds. Slight smoke on the empty cup after...

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...

2002 Kunming Tiebing

I recently got a cake of the Kunming Tiebing red mark, also known as the 8668. This is a long-running series, I got a version of the 2002 with natural...

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...

2008 DTH Yiwu

Oct 1, 2016, 3.5g/64ml gaiwan [7.1] Dry leaf: sweet herbs, mint, no funk Damp: Minty, fruity, touch of baking spices/grain Wet: Familiar fruity smell, possibly grapes. Very perfumed, rich natural...