Bitterleaf Teas’ 2018 Core raw puer is made from spring Mengku material and is intended to be a higher quality budget friendly cake. Recently I reviewed their huang pian version of this tea, so I wanted to try the regular version with it still fresh in my mind. Breaking the cake The cake has a…
Bana Tea Company 2015 Bulang Sheng Puerh – March 2019 Review
Bana Tea Company’s 2015 Bulang mini cake was the first cake I purchased and it came to me from Liquid Proust. I last sampled it in August and wasn’t really into it. My notes stated that it started out floral but quickly changed to be extremely bitter and shared many qualities with cheaper green teas….
Yunnan Sourcing Autumn 2018 Competition Grade Tie Guan Yin Oolong of Gande Village Review
My first serious tea order was made with Yunnan Sourcing around this time last year. As I was searching for recommendations, many people told me that I needed to try the competition grade tie guan yin.
Bitterleaf Teas 2018 Core Spring Mengku Huang Pian Sheng Puerh – March 2019 Review
Bitterleaf Teas Core Huang Pian brick a sheng puerh made from huang pian material, which means “yellow leaves.” These are the older, uglier, larger, and generally undesirable looking leaves. For the customer this means a much cheaper end product, but these leaves also have a much different taste, often being smoother and sweeter than their…
Crimson Lotus Tea 2016 Hidden Song Sheng Puerh – March 2019 Review
I have to admit, what first attracted me to Crimson Lotus Tea’s 2016 Hidden Song was the mystery of the wrapper. In case you haven’t checked it out, the wrapper has a small piece of sheet music on it and if you guess the song correctly, Crimson Lotus sends you a tong of this for…