2011 Fuding, 2009 Yiwu W2T Mar Club — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #79

Two part episode featuring guest star Meet and the W2T March Tea Club. Teas covered are 2011 Fuding Baicha and 2009 dry-stored Yiwu.

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?? Red Mark Ripe (W2T) [Episode 155]

A mystery red mark tea from White2Tea via Richard. Thanks!

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Budgetary Committee: What My Tea Budget Actually Looked Like

I spent too much money in 2015. Emmett’s group orders and the Asia trip being the large culprits of pushing me from a little over to wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy over.. I’ve compiled some data from purchases from 2015 and without divulging exact teas and $ amounts, here’s some data that is ambiguous enough to save me embarrassment.. This includes all cakes purchased that weren’t intended as sample cakes. 30 different cakes (all raw) in total with 67 different cakes.. Continue reading

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1985 Fujian Tieguanyin — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #78

An aged oolong taken from the mysterious box. Episode includes lots of thoughts on the aged oolong genre in general.. The tea itself is clean, tasty and enjoyable.

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Lochan Tea’s Assam [Episode 154]

Another change of pace for Denny and James. This episode is a black tea from Lochan Tea.

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2005 White, 2005 Raw Teji Tuo W2T Feb Club — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #77

A two part episode guest starring Meet and the February White2Tea club.

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Chesser’s Tea Lugu Oolong [Episode 153]

From UK-based merchant Chessers, this episode takes James and Denny back to their roots with some Taiwanese oolong. Thea tea is Chesser’s Lugu Oolong.

 

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The Box. Aged Oolong Report

The aged oolong market in the west leaves a lot to be desired. Most of the time the teas are usually significantly flawed (re-roasted/sour), overpriced, or more often than not both. A couple years ago, I was lucky enough to sample a number of aged oolongs from Tony of Origin Tea that were offered off-shelf. This helped to give me some perspective on aged oolongs, but also move me into the cranky, old curmudgeon category of a drinker who seems constantly dissatisfied and cynical with the online tea scene at least for this tea genre. Don’t get me wrong, I’m nowhere near an expert but I have gotten a taste of the Taiwanese market to at least know that the idea of aged oolongs being good value teas with consideration to age (true in TW) is not extended to the western market. Continue reading

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How I Care For My Yixing — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #76

One of the frequently asked questions. How I care for my yixing teapots.

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2014 Tea Urchin Spring Xikong [Episode 152]

2014 production of a Mengla county from Tea Urchin.

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