I have been a month behind on my White2Tea club reviews and I think I am finally going to catch up! Today let’s drink the White2Tea July 2016 Club. For July, the teas are the brand new whole 2016 A&P Black 100 gram cake and 3 2013 Fengqing black tea orbs, the orbs added as an aged comparison. I’ve been seeing black tea pressed into cakes more and more. It is somewhat unknown what age does to these teas, but adding the 2013 Fengqing balls gives us something to compare to. The previous month we also got a black tea … Continue reading, hoot!
Today’s review is one of the new offerings from White2tea – the budget friendly 2016 Daily Drinker Sheng Puer. This sheng puer is the cheapest tea in the 2016 line up with a promise of you guessed it, being a daily drinker. Before I went to review this tea I just finished drinking a sheng and a black tea. I went into drinking Daily Drinker completely tea drunk, which is different compared to getting tea drunk while I write the review. Unwrapping All of the 2016 White2Tea shengs have great wrappers, but the 2016 Daily Drinker is certainly a statement piece … Continue reading, hoot!
After sleeping a night on it, I ordered everything from the 2016 White2Tea lineup, barring Old Arbor (due to no sample size) and Poundcake (it is apparently the same recipe and I own a cake of the 2015). My mail comes early here in Seattle, unlike back in Los Angeles where I’d get mail at 5pm, so I can actually drink tea the same day I get it! The Haul! A photo posted by Char (@oolongowl) on Jul 12, 2016 at 2:53pm PDT I settled on trying the 2016 Diving Duck Sheng Puer first. I almost didn’t buy Diving Duck. … Continue reading, hoot!
For June 2016 White2Tea club we got cute 50 gram cakes! 2016 Mengsong Raw Puer and 2016 Mengsong Black Tea. This month sounds like another tea education piece as we can compare spring 2016 Mengsong – same producer and leaf, but processed differently resulting in a puer and black tea. The puer was traditionally processed to be a sheng, whereas the black was made for traditional Yunnan Dianhong style. These were pressed in mid-May and the notes stated resting would be a good idea. Since I am behind on the club, I am drinking this end of July, so these little cakes … Continue reading, hoot!
For the May 2016 White2Tea club we got 6 different black teas, two of them freshly 2016. The teas are: Little Red, Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong Spring 1 (aka Lapsang Souchong), Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong Spring 2, Black Buddha, Wild Tree Black, and Black Meizhan. I started off the morning drinking a TanYang black and then in the afternoon I thought, “Hey, I feel like more black tea, why don’t I drink all of these White2Tea club blacks together?” Brillant idea, especially since I got six 60ml gaiwans. I did not think of the consequences… Dry Leaf Little Red has a … Continue reading, hoot!
For April 2016’s White2Tea Club we had a pretty cool offering of a whole pu’er brick! The brand new 2016 Fade Sheng Puer! The 2016 Fade Sheng Puer from 2015 Yiwu huangpian leaves that was pressed in March 2016. Apparently some of this material was in White2Tea’s Poundcake and Last Thoughts, so I’m expecting something sweet tasting! My white2tea monthly tea subscription came the day before I moved to Seattle, excellent timing! What was also handy was the tea filter that was included, which is sold on Teaware.House. Teaware.House Tea Filter I have a pretty good stainless steel tea filter … Continue reading, hoot!
Let’s transport back a month to review the March 2016 White2Tea Club! The teas included for the month of March: 2011 Aged White Tea Fuding and 2009 Yiwu Raw Puer, 50 gram samples each and both available for purchase. I’d say White2tea was pretty generous this month with the sizes. Both teas are entering middle age, so this is a tasting of teas we can snag now at a decent price as the same tea a bit older is much more money. Both teas would be great for further aging. 2009 Yiwu Raw Puer from the March 2016 White2tea Club … Continue reading, hoot!
I know, it is mid March, so I got this tea a month ago. Unfortunately, the February club arrived late, despite the club shipping them early to avoid Lunar New Year. Then I went out of town, got sick and now I’m moving. I will not be 2 months late! For February 2016 we got a pair of 2005 teas – 2005 Aged White Tea Zhenghe and 2005 Teji Tuo Sheng Pu’er, a total of 125 grams of tea. 2005 Teji Tuo Sheng – February 2016 White2tea club I was warned that the 2005 Teji Tuo is super potent. Some people … Continue reading, hoot!
Back in June 2015, the White2tea club included 3 ripe pu’er balls with a challenge of drinking one ripe ball now, and the rest 3 months later. I tasted the first ball with my White2Tea club June 2015 review and then set my calendar to alert me 3 months and 6 months later. As far as I know, you cannot get these ripe pu’er balls unless you were in the White2Tea club back in June, so this is more of a educational tasting. Maybe they are material in another pu’er cake? Anyways, read the tasting I did on the fresh shou … Continue reading, hoot!
Starting the new year with a bang, White2tea got a bunch of new shous. However, being in the White2Tea club scored us a whole cake of the new 2015 Old Reliable Ripe Pu’er. Also in this month’s club is a 2008 Shou Mei sample. If you are wondering about the “love letter”, it is a coupon code for Teaware.house! White2Tea’s 2015 Old Reliable Ripe Pu’er 2015 Old Reliable Ripe Pu’er is a 200gram cake. The wrapper is really cool! The cake has a light woodsy scent. I trust White2tea will have this cake smelling good, no funky times. Steeping Instructions I made this shou pu’er … Continue reading, hoot!