2014 White2Tea’s Last Thoughts — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #36

Again. Don’t blink or look at the price. This is the second part of a two episode series of extended sessions with a pair of very premium (and also very nice) young raw pu’erhs. This one is the excellent Last Thoughts from White2Tea.

http://www.white2tea.com/tea-shop/2014-last-thoughts/

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2014 Tea Urchin’s Yiwu Beauty [Episode 112]

The first of a two-part series on a couple Tea Urchin teas that were included in the Yiwu report. This one is a soft, easy-drinking young pu’erh, the 2014 Yiwu Beauty.

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2014 Essence of Tea’s Guafengzhai — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #35

Don’t blink or look at the price. This is the first part of a two episode series of extended sessions with a pair of very premium (and also very nice) young raw pu’erhs. First up is Essence of Tea’s Guafengzhai.

https://www.essenceoftea.com/2014-eot-guafengzhai-puerh-tea.html

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2015 Crimson Lotus Tea Kunlu “Slumbering Dragon” [Episode 111]

The final episode with Crimson Lotus. They’re back with an extremely interesting young sheng, the 2015 Kunlu Slumbering Dragon!

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Pu’erh Buying Categories. A Few Common Approaches.

In 2007, it was estimated that as much as 95% of the pu’erh purchased was for storage and speculation, and not actual consumption (Zhang, Ancient Caravans). Psychologically free of tea going bad, pu’erh-heads are known to go a little purchase crazy. People buy and store pu’erh for many different reasons. Some of us buy as we go. Others store pu’erh as a hobby to see what might happen. Others simply store pu’erh because we bought too damn much of it! Continue reading

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Bana Tea’s 2009 Sanhe Hao & 2014 Red Yiwu — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #34

Comparison of two excellent teas from the same farm in the Yiwu area. Thanks to Carrie for kindly providing the Red Yiwu and Linda Louie of Bana Tea for providing the Sanhe Hao!

http://www.banateacompany.com/pages/puerh_teas.html

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2005 Changtai “Top of the Clouds” via Crimson Lotus Tea [Episode 110]

They’re back! For another episode. In episode 110, we drink a semi-aged Changtai that’s been humidly stored.

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Oriental Beauty by Oollo Tea + Tea Ware by Tea Ave — InBetweenIsode #29 w/ Denny

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Tin vs. Straight from the Cake.. 2013 YS Xiangming — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #33

This week’s inbetweenisode is a comparison using Yunnan Sourcing’s 2013 Xiangming. One of the brews has been tinned for the past few months, whereas the other was freshly broken off.

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2015 Crimson Lotus Tea Baiyingshan “Hidden Song” [Episode 109]

From the 1990s to 2015. Some very fresh, affordable raw pu’erh from Crimson Lotus Tea! Featuring special guests: Crimson Lotus Tea!

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