Tasting Three Kinds of Gyokuro

I recently had my first experience with Gyokuro. So naturally, the next step is to do a comparison tasting. I have three different Gyokuros on hand, so I decided to try all three in a horizontal tasting session. Those teas are: Gyokuro Hoshino from Path of Cha, Gyokuro ChaMusume from Nio Teas, and Gyokuro from … Continue reading Tasting Three Kinds of Gyokuro

Wakocha – Tasting Two Japanese Black Teas

The dive into Japan continues, this time with a lesser known style of tea. Today I am drinking two kinds of Wakocha, which is Japanese black tea. I have posted previously about a smoked Japanese black tea, but these two teas are unsmoked. The teas are Sakura Midori and Benifuki Black, both from UNYtea. While … Continue reading Wakocha – Tasting Two Japanese Black Teas

Comparing Traditional Vs Modern Tieguanyin with Marco from Steap’d

This post will be a little bit different from my usual posts, and that is because this tea session was done over an Instagram live stream with my good tea friend Marco of Steap'd. This was my first ever live stream and because of that I didn't get to write any notes or take many … Continue reading Comparing Traditional Vs Modern Tieguanyin with Marco from Steap’d

Gong Fu Vs Western Style Brewing

I recently realized that I've never done a proper side by side comparison of gong fu brewing vs western brewing. There's no better time than the present. I used a tieguanyin gift tea that I have a good amount of and used the brewing parameters from the Mei Leaf website for ball rolled oolongs to … Continue reading Gong Fu Vs Western Style Brewing

Cheap Vs. Expensive Tea – Dong Ding

I recently purchased some Dong Ding Oolong from Tillerman Tea, who specialize in Taiwanese teas and are known to have high quality Taiwanese oolongs. I also have a tin of Dong Ding that I purchased from my local Asian grocery store (AGS). I am always cognizant of value, so I thought I would do a … Continue reading Cheap Vs. Expensive Tea – Dong Ding