This 2021 First Flush Long Jing from Teasenz feels fresh and green at the start but has a prominent nuttiness and sweetness towards the end.
The 2019 Dong Ding from Terre de Ciel is a tea full of floral notes and butter. The later infusions had a green edge with a long-lasting aftertaste.
The 2018 Pasha Gushu from Teamania is a delicious young sheng puerh. It was almost as if I was drinking champagne. Sweet and fruity with a sour twist.
The 2007 Mengku Raw Puerh from Yee On Tea is a balanced puerh with an impressive aftertaste. Strawberry tobacco with sweet summer fruits in the aftertaste.
The Shikoku Temple Tea from ANMO is a Japanese sencha from 2020. It comes from the main Buddhist temple on Tsurugi mountain and is grassy, nutty and sweet.
The 2019 Berlin Flows Ailao Gushu from Xian Tea is really sweet with dominant notes of red summer fruits. This went on long into the aftertaste.
The 2020 Jin Jun Mei from Characteas finds a nice balance between price and quality. Sweet lychee with a dark sugar undertone and citrus towards the end.
The 2008 Simplified Word sheng is really fruity with pleasant notes of incense at the start. This slowly evolves into dark berries towards the end.
The 2018 Rong Pu Ripe from Chen Sheng Hao is a perfect shou puerh for beginners. It has basic but really enjoyable flavours throughout the session.
The Sencha Saemidori Kagoshima from ANMO is a truly delicious Japanese green tea. It starts with umami flavours and changes into a sweet fruitiness.
The 2014 Wang Bing Zi Juan Purple sheng puerh from Vin-Satori was really fruity in the early infusions with an impressive aftertaste.
The Premium Lapsang Souchong from Hey China is a delicate but fruity tea. It offers an explosion of fruits and a dark sweetness beneath the surface.
The 2005 4 Gold Coins from Lao Tea Shop is another fantastic Liu Bao. It’s full of camphor and a lubricating creaminess that just keeps going.
The Organic Sencha Kirishima Yabukita from Tee Kontor Kiel is a gentle Japanese sencha. It has a fruity flavour profile with a sweet twist and some umami.