Wojciech Bońkowski
Wine & tea writing

2010 Shanlinshi Hungshui

Last tea of my Taiwanese oolong week: 2010 Shanlinshi, the true Montrachet of tea.

2010 Lishan

Part 3 of my high mountain oolong tea overview: 2010 Lishan, a Chablis Grand Cru of a tea.

2010 Dayuling

Part 2 of my 2010 high mountain oolong tea overview: Dayuling, the most prestigious tea appellation.

2010 Alishan

Reviewing a series of 2010 mountain teas from Teamasters. Is Alishan the Puligny of tea?

Spring in autumn

Two new releases from teamaster Lao Ming. Likely the best I’ve tasted from him yet.

Oriental Beauty vertical

The Pétrus of tea: three vintages of Teamasters’ Oriental Beauty.

Lao Ming x 2011 x 3

I continue my exploration of Lao Ming’s teas. After underwhelming 2010s, here are some fine 2011 oolongs.

Wine and tea (2)

Wine and tea: they actually have a lot in common. In the second installment of this seminal article I look at the production process of wine and tea and how possibly they can be similar.

Lao Ming revisited

Three new oolong teas from reputed teamaster Lao Ming. My initial admiration is becoming relative. These teas are as overroasted as a really overoaked wine.

Lifespan of tea

Tea is perishable. Green tea doesn’t age. Drink your Japanese sencha within a few weeks. Lies, all lies.