Green Tea, Tea Tastings

Premium Dragon Well Long Jing (Teavivre)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A velvety green tea with the rich notes of butter beans. I drank two samples in one day and wished I had more. An excellent choice for both the experienced & new green tea enthusiast. Vendor: Teavivre Tea:ย Premium Dragon Well Long Jing Type: Green Origin: Xihu District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China… Continue reading Premium Dragon Well Long Jing (Teavivre)

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Tea Art, Tea Extras

2007 CNNP 8891 Red Label Series

Time has been at a premium lately and my series keep getting shorter and shorter. With the extra time it takes me to review a pu'erh (10steep+) you'd think these series would be much longer, but I've been working more on technique rather than quantity. My Redbubble store is also taking up some extra time.… Continue reading 2007 CNNP 8891 Red Label Series

Pu'erh Tea, Tea Tastings

2007 CNNP “8891 Red Label” Raw Puerh Tea Cake (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย Wonderfully smooth with dank notes of the forest and spicy campfires. I really enjoyed this tea & would get a whole cake if I had the room for storage. Definitely should be on your "MUST TRY" list. Vendor: Yunnan Sourcing Tea:ย 2007 CNNP "8891 Red Label" Raw Pu'erh Tea Cake (get $5 off… Continue reading 2007 CNNP “8891 Red Label” Raw Puerh Tea Cake (Yunnan Sourcing)

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Liu An Gua Pian Series

Spent a few days in San Diego last week visiting an old friend from England I've not seen in 28 years. It's amazing how time flies but you can just pick up where you left off. This green tea from Teavivre was an amazing experience. The notes of bok choy turned me into a fan… Continue reading Liu An Gua Pian Series

Green Tea, Tea Tastings

Liu An Gua Pian (Teavivre)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A surprising note of bok choy had me drinking back to back cups. Nothing bitter or biting about this green tea, I'll be adding it to my keep in stock list. Vendor: Teavivire Tea:ย Liu An Gua Pian Type: Green Origin: Qiyun Mountain, Liu'an City, Anhui province, China Tasting:ย 3.4 / tempยฐ/ 150ml /… Continue reading Liu An Gua Pian (Teavivre)

Pu'erh Tea, Tea Art, Tea Extras, Uncategorized

2016 Big Snow Mountain Series

I can't believe we're well into February 2019 already. Time sure does fly when your busy and I've been going, go, go since the new year started. Although I wasn't that impressed with this tea (a bit to dry for my tastes) I was inspired to branch out and try a few new techniques. I… Continue reading 2016 Big Snow Mountain Series

Pu'erh Tea, Tea Tastings

2016 Big Snow Mountain Wild Arbor Ra Pu-erh (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A delicate pu'erh with faint woodsy & stone fruit notes. An interesting Wild Arbor Tea worth sampling if you can find it - Yunnan Sourcing is already sold out. Vendor: Yunnan Sourcing Tea: 2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Big Snow Mountain" Wild Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea cake (get $5.00 off your first order with… Continue reading 2016 Big Snow Mountain Wild Arbor Ra Pu-erh (Yunnan Sourcing)

Tea Art, Tea Extras, Uncategorized

FF 2018 Darjeeling Blend Series

Another short series again. I'm working towards posting more reviews each month and ready to start another one so I had to wrap this up. I also did some experimenting with some new techniques which took up more time than I had planned. I really like what I ended up with and hope you do… Continue reading FF 2018 Darjeeling Blend Series

Black Tea, Tea Tastings

First Flush 2018 Darjeeling Blend

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results: Brisk and floral, a Darjeeling blend well suited for afternoon tea. Reasonably priced, this is a smart place to start if you're looking for your first black Darjeeling or just need to restock.ย  Vendor: Upton Tea Imports Tea:ย First Flush 2018 Darjeeling Blend Type:ย Black Origin: Blend unknown Tasting:ย 10 grams / 212ยฐ/ 10… Continue reading First Flush 2018 Darjeeling Blend

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Yunnan Purple Beauty Series

The Yunnan Purple Beauty tea turned out to be rather unusual. While not a winner for me I'm glad I tried it and was impressed by the pink grapefruit color. It's been a busy week for me so this series was rather short. I hope you see something you like. All works in this series… Continue reading Yunnan Purple Beauty Series