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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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 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)

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

Green Tea, Tea Tastings

Yunnan “Purple Beauty” Green Tea (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results: Distinct flavor and beautiful pink liquor are worth trying. Don't forget to add a squeeze of lemon and watch the color brighten up. Vendor: Yunnan Sourcing Tea:ย Yunnan "Purple Beauty" Green Tea (use either of my links above for $5.00 of your first order) Type: Green (Zi Juan purple varietal) Origin:ย Spring 2018,… Continue reading Yunnan “Purple Beauty” Green Tea (Yunnan Sourcing)

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

Wild Tree Purple Moonlight (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย The delectable flavors of peaches & apricots make your taste buds dance. So juicy sweet it's a new favorite & I reordered another big bag. Vendor: Yunnan Sourcing Tea:ย Wild Tree Purple Moonlight White Tea from Jinggu Spring 2018 (get $5 off your first order by using my referral links above) Type: White… Continue reading Wild Tree Purple Moonlight (Yunnan Sourcing)

Gear (teaware) Reviews, Infusers

Gourmia GTP9815 – Product Review

Gong-Go Rating:๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸResults: Inventive design & perfect for smaller infusions. Extra safety features prevent breaking make it a great choice for the office.ย Vendor: GourmiaProduct Name: GTP9815 (get yours via my Amazon Affiliate link here)Purchase Date: November 2018Review:I was really excited to get my Gourmia GTP9815. Up until now, I've only used those bottom dispensing infusers that… Continue reading Gourmia GTP9815 – Product Review

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)