2016 Mojun Fucha from Shaanxi [Inbetweenisode 150]

This episode, special guest Oolong Owl brings on a 2016 Fuzhuan from Shaanxi she picked up from the World Tea Expo. This type of heicha has a special type of mold, called golden flowers.

http://oolongowl.com/2017-world-tea-expo-day-1-oolong-owl-hooty-tea-travels/
http://www.mojunfucha.com/

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2017 YS Yibang Raw Pu’erh [Episode 236]

This episode, Denny and James bring on a premium raw pu’erh produced by Yunnan Sourcing in 2017. A good combination of strength, aroma, and aftertaste.

2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Yi Bang" Ancient Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

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A Conversation w/Fellow Tea Blogger Oolong Owl [Inbetweenisode 149]

In this episode, James brings on the one and only, Oolong Owl. Char (Oolong Owl) is a fellow tea blogger who writes on a huge variety of teas. We cover a wide range topics, including Char’s tea journey, tea expos +events, and positive reviews while blogging.

http://oolongowl.com/

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Morning Crane Tea Noeulhangki Balhyocha by Kim Jong Yeol [Episode 235]

Another very tasty and unique Balhyocha from Morning Crane Tea. This one has larger leaves than the others and is made by Kim Jong Yeol. Elements of oolong, black, and white teas.

https://www.facebook.com/MorningCraneTea/

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Strong, Burly, and not too Expensive. Semi-Aged Xiaguan, MX-Tea Report [Feat. Garrett]

Sorry to all the people who like the drinking reports. 2017 has been sparse. This tasting is composed of a few teas that piqued my interest, affordable, semi-aged teas from Guangdong based Taobao Vendor MX-Tea. For this group of teas, I invited my local tea friend Garrett to join in. Garrett has a similar tea diet to myself, principally drinking traditionally stored pu’erh, semi-aged pu’erh as well as the occasional aged oolong. I’ve ordered tea from MX Tea a few times over the past few years and enjoy their naturally stored (Guangdong) factory tea. Continue reading

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1989 Everlasting Tea Baozhong Aged Oolong [Inbetweenisode 148]

In this episode, James drinks a very tasty aged Baozhong from a western vendor. Clean, sweet, and aged this tea was harvested in Pinglin.

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2015 W2T Brown Sugar Ripe Pu’erh [Episode 234]

A 2015 ripe pu’erh from White2Tea. This is a smooth, thick brew for an inexpensive price. Recommended.

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2002 Yiwu Huangpian Brick Raw Pu’erh via W2T [Inbetweenisode 147]

This episode, James brings on a huangpian brick from White2Tea. Soft, mellow and smooth with an interesting and somewhat different aged character.

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2017 EoT Yiwu Guoyoulin Raw Pu’erh [Episode 233]

Essence of Tea’s premium 2017 pressing, an Yiwu supposedly from the Yiwu State Forest.

https://www.essenceoftea.com/tea/puerh-tea/2017-yiwu-guoyoulin.html

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Famous Tea: 1999 BGT Blue/Black Ticket

I’ve never really considered doing: one post, one tea reviews on TeaDB. It’s the most standard type of tea blog and I don’t think I have much to add beyond what many of the blogging warriors have done so already. I’m also not great at waxing poetic in tasting descriptions nor do I have the photography skills of some others. Nevertheless, I’m making an exception. For many of the nicer teas we’ve brought onto the show viewers have complained that we’re not doing the tea justice by chugging 7 or 8 brews in 15-20 minutes. And they’re 100% right! We’re not going to film 1.5 hour episodes and are drinking fast out of necessity so we can cover more than just 2 or 3 infusions of these teas. In short, it’s not how we’d drink the tea in any other circumstance.. Continue reading

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