2006 Mahei via TShop — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #89

Sample from TShop sent by a tea friend. TShop is a NYC based teahouse that has a wide variety of teas. This tea is a dry-stored tea from the general Yiwu area.

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2008 Xiaguan Happy Tuo [Teas I Own] — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #88

Revisiting an old, inexpensive purchase from a few years back.

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1960s Pu’erh from Wistaria [Episode 163]

An old tea from the Wistaria menu. Thanks to the Gong Fu Cha facebook group folks for letting me bring this home.

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Yangqing Hao Profile & Interview

During my recent trip to Taiwan, I had the opportunity to visit Mr. Yang (Yangqing Hao, 楊慶號) and his family at their home base in Tainan, Taiwan. Yangqing Hao is a Taiwanese boutique producer of pu’erh tea, and is one of the earliest boutique producers to make its way to the west. Mr Yang’s teas have been generally well-received and have been covered here in a couple reports (1, 2). Having made pu’erh in Yunnan since 2004, it was a pleasure to ask Mr. Yang about a number of topics, ranging from some of his earliest productions to to the ever-changing landscape in Yunnan. Big thank you to Emmett and Sandy for coordinating, Sandy for translating and the Yang family for organizing, facilitating and hosting me! Continue reading

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TeaDB Q&A #1 – General Questions

A question & answer session featuring a number of questions asked in this video.

Thank you for your questions!

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2005 Shuixian — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #87

We’re back with a bonus episode. This one features frequently requested guest, Meet and a 2005 Shuixian that he owns quite a lot of.

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2006 Menghai 0622 via MX Tea [Teas I Own] — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #86

A mini-cake from Dayi using the 0622 recipe. Available from MX Tea on Taobao or as a curated sample from Toby.

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30 Year Old? Wuyi [Episode 162]

An oolong gift given to Denny from James’ Taiwan trip. This is an old, mellow, easy to drink Yancha.

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2006 Yangqing Hao Longya Fengjian — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #85

First episode back in the normal TeaDB studio. A supposedly non-Mengla county tea from Yangqing Hao, given to James by Mr. Yang in Tainan.

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