2015 White2Tea Ol Reliable Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 178]

This episode I revisit the Ol Reliable ripe pue’rh from White2Tea. This is intended as a steady daily drinker and is priced accordingly. This is one of my very last sessions with this cake.

5.9 Rating.

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Everlasting Tea’s Baozhong Oolong [Episode 283]

This episode Denny and I drink an old favorite, Taiwanese Baozhong, from the reliable Everlasting Teas. The tea is rich, green, grassy and full bodied. Thank you to Sammy for providing the tea!


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Advice I’d Give to Someone Just Starting With Pu’erh

One good thing about TeaDB is it encompaseses a large chunk of Denny and my tea journey. This includes when we were new and fresh in the western tea world and while it results in some early embarrassing episodes, it also helps to document our own learning and progression. Here’s the advice I’d give to myself (beyond which specific teas to buy) if I were to rewind 6 years or to someone just starting in pu’erh now. Continue reading

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Moychay Pasha Hongcha [Episode 282]

This episode Denny and I drink a very interesting and unique Hongcha from a Russian vendor, Moychay. The Russian tea scene is one of the largest scenes and in many ways surpasses the English speaking tea scene. Moychay is one of the largest vendors based out there and I’ve heard some people compare them to Yunnan Sourcing. The tea is from the Pasha area in Yunnan and processed as a Hong Cha (black tea). Big thanks to Yury for sending Denny and I teas to try.


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2018 Myanmar White w/Oolong Owl [Inbetweenisode 177]

This episode I’m joined by the one and only Oolong Owl to drink a white tea she picked up at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas. This is grown in Myanmar (Burma) which neighbors Yunnan and is clearly made from good material. The tea brews for a very long time..


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2018 White2Tea Arbor White [Episode 281]

This episode we drink a premium white tea released from White2Tea. The tea is made from material normally used for pu’erh. After sampling four of White2Tea’s recent compressed white teas this is my favorite of the bunch.

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Rare Tea: 1970s Ripe Tuocha

This tea was generously gifted to me by Su as a wedding gift. Thanks so much for your generosity!

About the Tea (& Is it Legit?)

Ripe pu’erh was invented in the 1970s, so this represents an extremely early specimen. The process has been tinkered with throughout the years so this humble tuo might show us a bit of how ripe has changed with time. Continue reading

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2015 Chen Bug Bitten Taiwanese Oolong [Episode 280]

This episode we drink another solid oolong from Farmer Chen. This tea is his bug bitten oolong from 2015.


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10+ Year Old Loose Traditionally Stored Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 176]

This episode I drink one of my daily teas I picked up in Hong Kong that’s unfortunately not available. This is a traditionally stored loose ripe that has a fairly different profile from normal ripe tea. Very chuggable tea for me.

6.8 Rating.

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2008 Fangmingyuan Nannuo [Episode 279]

This episode we drink an old blogger favorite, the Fangmingyuan Nannuo. This tea is from Tiago over at Tea Encounter and has been stored in Beijing for 10 years.


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