Brewing White2tea’s If You’re Reading This was a challenging experience. It offered sweet and floral notes and had more bitter flavours in the middle.
ANMO’s 2013 Sunsing Aged Tree Shou Pu-Erh tea is a perfect harmony of wet leaves, mushrooms, cherry wood and a sweet earthiness.
The 2015 Jianyang Lao Bai White Tea from ANMO is a combination of sweet notes and subtle hay. This slowly changes into roasted notes towards the end.
ANMO’s 2014 Jianyang Lao Bai White Tea is a fantastic tea. It’s almost like a rock oolong with a sweet undertone that lingers through the infusions.
In this article, I discuss the best teas I drank in 2019. I picked a 2017 Silver Needle, a Yakushima Sencha and a 2003 Ban Zhang sheng puer.
MIST Tea’s Seasonal High Mountain Black Tea is definitely fruity. I got a fruitiness in combination with sweet sugar cane and citrus notes.
The 2019 Tea Encounter Gua Feng Zhai is a complex tea that is perfect for a hot day in Spring. You get a fruity sweetness with the freshness of green pears.
Verdant Tea offers several aged tie guan yin teas. I teamed up with a friend to compare what ageing does to tea and we tasted six versions of the same tea.
Tea Encounter’s 2013 Fangmingyuan Nannuo started out with dominant tobacco flavours and changed into a really sweet brew with a bite in the finish.
Nio Tea’s Masuda Yudi Sencha is a really warming Japanese sencha. It is sweet in combination with a grassy undertone, which makes it perfect for rainy days.
Tea Encounter’s 2015 Nannuo Duo Yi Zhai is an interesting and fun tea to drink. It is a journey into the unknown that offers a subtle sweetness and tobacco.
Pu-erh.sk’s GuShu HeKai ’16 is a wonderful sheng puer that takes you on an adventure. Flavours go from sweet to herbaceous and back to a fruity sweetness.
Yunnan Sourcing’s 2013 Yong De Blue Label Ripe Pu-er is a good everyday shou. It starts out earthy with notes of camphor and becomes really sweet.
Mei Leaf’s Kaori Black from Japan is a refreshing tea that starts out malty and slowly changes into a sweet and fruity tea.