Home-made tea: comparing yellow tea hand-kneaded at home with the real thing. Surprising!
A small plug for a promising new tea import company.
Last tea of my Taiwanese oolong week: 2010 Shanlinshi, the true Montrachet of tea.
Part 3 of my high mountain oolong tea overview: 2010 Lishan, a Chablis Grand Cru of a tea.
Part 2 of my 2010 high mountain oolong tea overview: Dayuling, the most prestigious tea appellation.
Reviewing a series of 2010 mountain teas from Teamasters. Is Alishan the Puligny of tea?
Two new releases from teamaster Lao Ming. Likely the best I’ve tasted from him yet.
Dancong (Phoenix oolong) is one of the most distinctive teas. Exhuberant in youth, it also ages well, as this tasting of examples from 1994, 1996 and 1997 proves.
The Pétrus of tea: three vintages of Teamasters’ Oriental Beauty.
I continue my exploration of Lao Ming’s teas. After underwhelming 2010s, here are some fine 2011 oolongs.