Two 1980s 7542, Menghai vs CNNP

The sample on the right is from a vertical tasting of Menghai Tea Factory 7542 recipe organized by Origin Tea a number of years ago.  Thanks to Kegon and Wooju...

2003 CNNP 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...

2003 CNNP Yellow Label

A re-taste of a 2003 CNNP yellow label with Malaysia storage, part of a generous sample from Mike Pong.  5g/85ml Yixing. [8.1] Dry and damp leaf have only light aroma....

2001 Zhongcha yellow mark

2001 Zhongcha yellow mark Several sessions October 2017 This is a clean, smokeless, dry Taiwan storage cake with no geosmin.  Damp and wet leaves have some mustiness, some sweetness and...

1998 CNNP Red Label

Re-review of 1998 CNNP Red Label. Sep 24, 2017 Thank you to Mike Pong for making this review possible. My first session with this tea was a standard gaiwan session....

2001 CNNP Green Mark

2001 CNNP Green Mark Sample from Mike Pong, Malaysia storage.  Yiwu + Yibang old tree/wild. 5g/85ml qsn Yixing, Tetsubin water. [8.2] Thank you again to Mike Pong for this very...

2000 Essence of Tea Green Peacock

4 May 2017, 5.5g/100ml gaiwan [6.2] Dry leaf has a mineral/plastic smell and the damp leaf has some warehouse, but no geosmin or fermentation funk.  When wet, the aroma is...

2003 CNNP 7542

2 Jan 2017.  Thanks to Wang Kou Jou for the sample. Dry: sweet resin and wood smoke Damp: Clean smokiness Rinse: Strength effect on the mouth surfaces, medium smoky. Orange-dark...

1998 CNNP Red Label

25 March 2017, 5.5g/100ml gaiwan [6.2] Generous sample from Mike Pong Tight compression, small leaves. Dry leaf has some smokiness and pungency, with some medicinal herbs aroma. Wet leaf smells...

2003 CNNP Yellow Label

March 11, 2017 5.5g/100ml gaiwan, filtered tap water [8.0] Dry: Sweet spice, clean, no geosmin or funk. Damp: Gentle sweet grains and floral perfume Wet: Sweet but not pungent honey,...