2001 Zhongcha Huangyin via TWL Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 182]

This episode, I drink a tea that is currently being sourced by some tea friends on their new project Teas We Like. The tea has been aged in Taiwan and is well-balanced, decently potent, with a strong huigan that mixes a lot of positive traits into a solid session.


Rating: 6.7

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7 Responses to 2001 Zhongcha Huangyin via TWL Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 182]

  1. Grumpy Tea Guy says:

    This tea is being sold or being “sourced”

  2. Grumpy Tea Guy says:

    The terms are opposite!

    • James says:

      They source it from one place and sell it on Teas We Like. Not unlike how Yunnan Sourcing acquires tea (sources) from different places and sells it.

  3. Grumpy Tea Guy says:

    I am curious, had the tea been “curated”?

    • pk says:

      Presumably it means the people involved with TWL collect, select and offer puerh for customer enjoyment that they consider good quality and value.

    • marco says:

      Hi Grumpy,
      This reminds me a lot of an old post by Andy Couturier where he was outraged that someone used what he thought was the extremely pretentious verb “sourcing” to describe finding a source for a hard-to-find tea.

      We actually don’t use the term “sourcing” on our website, but we do sometimes use the term “curating”. The reason is that we test a lot of different teas and storages of teas (not only tasting them ourselves but also getting outside opinions) and follow many different leads and suggestions from friends and collectors until we find a tea which we feel is really exemplary in its category and at a good price. Only in that case would we be confident in selling the tea.

      Also, we sometimes will have a collector or maker who will prepare a tasting set from teas he/she feels are important to learn about. In this case we call this a “guest curator”…!!!

      Curating is actually the main work that we do, there is no other word for it. But maybe you hate museums — too boring? — so when you suggest an amazing tea, we will gladly have you as a “guest grump”

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