1 Tasting Note


This tea needs a lot more time to get to where it needs to go—lots of smoke. The material is promising. Lots of chopped leaf, but good flavor and aroma and strength, which I like. This is the kind of tea I like to age, but the extremely high compression mean I probably won’t want to drink this for another ten years, even with Hong Kong storage. When it IS ready, though, I expect it to be incredible!

Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 8 g 6 OZ / 180 ML

This is a burly one. I have one coming from What Cha to see if UK storage is any different.


IMO UK storage won’t make much difference…this stuff needs serious heat, humidity and time! I’ll revisit it in 2020. Lol


I remember the hit when I tried it. Immediately moved it into safe storage.


I just bought it and tried it; interesting hearing another earlier take on it. The review notes I just wrote mention it needs more time to get anywhere near it’s final potential, but I also concluded it could be drank now. Steaming here in Bangkok should help it out; it’ll be loosened up and feeling better in a year or two, although probably still more at optimum after 5 or 6.

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