2004 Yao’an Fuyuanchang

Malaysian natural dry storage 5.5g/85ml gaiwan, Toronto filtered tap Wonderful sweet woody incense aroma on warmed dry leaf. Clear liquor, dark orange, concentrated. Concentrated flavour, woody incense, bittersweet, lots of...

Traditionally stored shou brick (C)

5.5g/90ml gaiwan, toronto filtered tap. Flaky, dry material, clearly has significant age and with some white frost indicating wet storage. Wash is surprisingly clean and clear. No geosmin aroma. Wet...

2011 Dayi 7742

Dry leaf is a bit pungent! cat pee! resin. raisin wet leaf, sweet jam and wood. sweet aftertaste, a bit roasty, and a quick uplift, tippy and alerting but very...

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...

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...

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...

2001 Naked Yiwu

I wanted to experiment with a new way of recording tastings. It’s a work in progress, the sound isn’t great, but hopefully it will improve once I get better equipment....