Jing Xian Ti Kui 2014 – InBetweenIsode #6 w/ Denny

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1990s Ba-Zhong Red Mark Raw Pu’erh — Origin Tea — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #4

Inbetweenisode Episode #4 from James. The tea is mid 1990s Ba-Zhong Red Mark acquired from Origin Tea. Topics include traditionally stored and more mature pu’erh. Recommended reading: Traditional, Not Wet.

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Everlasting Tea’s 1982 Baozhong [Episode 80]

In episode 80, Denny & James review another aged Baozhong. From 1982, this oolong is clean, plummy, with really interesting texture and represents a big contrast vs. the gardeny aged Baozhong from Episode 79 and the modern, green style Baozhong. Thanks to Jake from Drinking Teas for introducing this.

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White2Tea, Featured Vendor

White2Tea is the prototypical curated vendor. It is run by tea blogger turned vendor (TwoDog), who sells a relatively small but diverse selection of predominately small brands and white labels, a stark contrast with the huge, warehouse-like selection of Yunnan Sourcing, Cha Wang Shop, and ebay vendors. Despite being inherently smaller, White2Tea’s selection covers an impressive range of teas including various ages, areas and storages (both wet and dry). The price range also caters towards different consumers, some teas geared towards beginners and others to experts. Cakes range from $12/beeng to $1,000/beeng. Continue reading

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Yunnan Graceful Purple “Zi Juan” (2014) – InBetweenIsode #5 with Denny

Sit and enjoy this purple varietal Yunnan green tea on this week’s InBetweenIsode with Denny!

Let me know your thoughts :)

Cheers!

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Menghai 2012 8592 Ripe Pu’erh — Yunnan Sourcing — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #3

Inbetweenisode Episode #3 from James. The tea is 2012 Menghai 8592 Ripe Pu’erh from Yunnan Sourcing. Topics include ripe pu’erh and big factory pu’erh.

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40 Year Old Baozhong via Zero Tea Zen [Episode 79]

In episode 79, Denny & James review an aged Baozhong kindly provided to them by Philipp Abba of Zero Tea Zen. A total contrast vs. the modern, green-style Baozhong that currently dominates the Baozhong market. Read more about the tea here (English at the bottom of the post).

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Tai Ping Hou Kui [2014] – InBetweenIsode #4

Tai Ping Hou Kui from Life in Teacup. “Peaceful monkey leader tea” from the Huangshan Mountain Range and the varietal of the long leaves is Shi Da Cha.

Please enjoy with your favorite beverage :)
-Denny

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Menghai Ziyun 2009 Ripe Pu’erh — Mandala Tea — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #2

Inbetweenisode Episode #2 from James. The tea is 2009 Menghai Ziyun Ripe Pu’erh from Mandala Tea. Topics include the ripe pu’erh market and buying from a big factory in general.

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Yunnan Sourcing’s 2012 Purple Yiwu [Episode 78]

In episode 78, Denny & James review a raw pu’erh production by Yunnan Sourcing, the 2012 Purple Yiwu. It is a reasonably priced young pu’erh that is both sweet and very pleasant to drink now.

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