Battle of the fang. A comparison between White2Tea’s Old Bear and a Guangdong-stored 2006 Xiaguan Feitai production (picked up via Taobao).
2006 Old Bear vs. 2006 XG FT Purple Box — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #43
11 responses to “2006 Old Bear vs. 2006 XG FT Purple Box — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #43”
Do they taste like a lady who has smoked all her life or like someone was in a room smoking a f—-ing ham???
I love the comparisons.
I can’t drink the Old Bear. I find it too bitter/smoky. My scotch drinking husband is a fan and ordered a few to drink on his own. (Just a little more evidence to support your gender theory).
Thanks for another great episode.
PS- still waiting for the 2015 Last Thoughts review!
Got me my own sample to examine, heh hehe.
I’m with you, Carolyn. Old Bear was so unpleasantly smoky and bitter to my taste I threw out the rest of my sample. But I’m a male, so I’m not sure it really is a gender thing.
I haven’t had the comparison Xiaguan from this particular episode, but the better-grade older Xiaguans for me have a sweetness in the finish and a complexity alongside their smokiness that makes them much more enjoyable than Old Bear.
It’s each to their own, in tea as in life.
Nice comparison we should do th…oh wait. 😛
Old Bear’s are back in stock. Paul had to wrap some more up.