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)

Tea Art, Tea Extras, Uncategorized

2013 Shou Mei White Tea Cake Series

Crazy week. Still learning the social media ropes & spent way more time than I should have on Instagram. Also had a rough time with this review. Turns out that foreign matter in sun-dried tea is not unheard of and I ended up having to revise the review for this tea after chatting with Yunnan… Continue reading 2013 Shou Mei White Tea Cake Series

Tea Tastings, White Tea

2013 Shou Mei White Tea Cake (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย Every sip leaves your mouth watering for more with its remarkable balance of savory body and sweet juicy finish. Delicate but complex, this tea will appeal to roasted oolong & pu'erh fans alike. I'm drinking the hell out of it! If you've never had a Shou Mei, you don't know what your… Continue reading 2013 Shou Mei White Tea Cake (Yunnan Sourcing)

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chan Series

Sourcing tea for this blog is a bit of a challenge. Of everything I have to do, picking which teas to purchase and review takes up more thought than anything else. Once I identify a tea I want to review I have to look at the cost, see if anyone else has already reviewed it,… Continue reading Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chan Series

! Gong-Go Essential Teas, Black Tea, Tea Tastings

Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chun (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A chocolate and maple lovers dream come true. Absolutely one of the best teas I've ever tasted & now a recommended Gong-Go Essential everyone should have in their tea collection. Vendor: Yunnan Sourcingย ($5.00 off any order by using my link here) Tea:ย Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chung Type: Black Tea Origin: Feng… Continue reading Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chun (Yunnan Sourcing)

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Jasmine Snow Bud “Me Li Xue Ya” Series

Life is funny sometimes. I really didn't care for this tea, but the art it inspired is another story. I'm really happy with this series and feel like I've grown a bit as an artist with it. Of course, there's always room for improvement, but other than one piece in the series they all came… Continue reading Jasmine Snow Bud “Me Li Xue Ya” Series