The 2011 4 Gold Coins Liu Bao from Lao Tea Shop is another great tea. It has everything I look for in a good Liu Bao: cream and camphor.
The 2017 Hou Qinqiang Fu Zhuan from Tea Joint is a sweet and spicy tea with a calming effect. It’s perfect to drink when it’s snowing outside.
The 2013 Ban Zhang Old Arbor from Yee On Tea is a tea with an intense smokiness. The early infusions were dominated by this, while the later ones were fruitier.
The 2011 LTC Yong De Da Ye from Vin-Satori is a tea that goes the distance. It’s like taking a walk through a dense forest in late autumn.
The Xihu Longjing from Hey China Tea is a fresh and green tea that was not as sweet and nutty as other Longjing. It felt like spring on the tip of my tongue.
The 2005 Three Cranes Special Grade Liu Bao from Lao Tea Shop is a lubricating tea with hints of walnuts, spices and damp wood. Perfect as a daily drinker.
The 2018 Sunsing Shangri-La from ANMO is a really complex tea. It went from an aged flavour profile to sweet and fruity in the same infusion.
The 2020 Yiwu San Jia Zhai from Essence of Tea is fruity and sweet with a focus towards the back of my throat and a long-lasting aftertaste.
The 2004 Zhong Cha Duoteli Yellow Box Liu Bao from Lao Tea Shop was such a smooth tea. It has flavours of a forest you never want to leave.
The 2020 Yiwu Yao Zhu Di from Essence of Tea is a young sheng with a fruity flavour profile. It’s fruity and sweet with a long-lasting and intense aftertaste.
The 2007 Yiwu Jing Long from ANMO is a comforting and cosy tea. It feels like a blanket over your shoulders next to the fireplace on a rainy day.
The 1999 Second Millennium Sun Withered Raw Puerh from Yee On Tea had strong camphor notes from the middle onwards. Good mouthfeel and creamy texture.
The 1990 Hong Kong Sheng from Vin-Satori is the best aged sheng puerh I have ever tasted. Intense camphor with a creamy finish in some infusions.
The 2020 Spring Hua Ji Dan Cong from EoT is a floral dan cong oolong with strong notes of orchids. Towards the end, I also got some fresher notes.