The Ming Qian Huangshan Maofeng from Teasenz is a delicious first flush green tea from 2021. It offers citrus at the start and a sweetness in the finish.
The Handpicked Honyama Sencha from Teamania is a fantastic sencha. It felt like a breeze on a hot summer’s day with notes of umami and a sweet grassiness.
The 2014 Wang Bing Shen Tai is a really interesting tea that tastes younger than it actually is. It changed a lot during the session and felt like summer.
The Phoenix Hong Cha from Teamania starts out with highly aromatic flavours like a dan cong oolong and slowly transforms into a sweeter and malty tea.
The 2010 King of Pu-erh from Hey China is an Yiwu sheng puerh from 2010. It’s mainly about a mellow and fruity sweetness in combination with a smokiness.
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.