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.
The Premium Wuyi Big Red Robe from Hey China is a mellow, floral and sweet tea. Towards the end, it had pleasant energy and a warming body sensation.
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.