Monday, May 14, 2012

Teas Coming and Going

Here is another short update of my personal tea news.

As a result of some poor tea-based planning on my part I will not be reviewing the TGY I got from Tea Spring earlier this month.  I took the tin of it to work with the intention of brewing it "grandpa style" (a phrase I got from MarshalN).  The results of this were more fortuitous than I imagined they would be.

Unfortunately I used up the majority of what was left of my sample, and at some point I managed to lose the rest of the tin.  So sadly I won't have any formal session with this tea, but I don't think there was a lot to be said.  I did enjoy the tea, but it wasn't something I had any particular high praises for.

The good news is I have a new order of teas coming in this week (praying that the USPS doesn't smash the box again).  There are four sheng pu'erhs and a black tea.  I have read a review for one of the pu'erhs and it looks to be like a promising tea.  I will post pictures when I get the package.

Lastly I am working on a second page to this blog that will be a condensed introduction to artisan tea.  This is to help any of my readers that still don't know very much, or those that need to refresh their memory on terms or words I might use.

That's all my comings and goings for now.  Thanks for reading.  Cheers.


  1. Oh! Such a shame about the TGY! =(

    Which shengs did you get?

  2. I actually found the tin at work the next day, but after it sat in a restaurant for 12 hours I decided I didn't want to post a review for it. Who knows what smells were near it during that time.

    The shengs I got were: 2002 Mengku Wild Arbor, 2009 Yunnan Sourcing Mang Fei, 2007 Mengku Mu Ye Chan 001, and 2004 Six Famous Tea Mountain "Gedeng Collector's Old Tea Cake".

    Whew... that's a mouthful.

  3. LOL, I just got a sampler of the '09 Mang Fei as well. We can compare notes! The '07 Mengku was a good little tea that would soldier on until the Second Coming. I stopped reviewing at 5 infusions, but drank to 9. Still want to get ahold of the 002 and put it head-to-head. Good luck with them! Look forward to reading about your experiences, especially the two Mengkus.