2006 Old Bear vs. 2006 XG FT Purple Box — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #43

Battle of the fang. A comparison between White2Tea’s Old Bear and a Guangdong-stored 2006 Xiaguan Feitai production (picked up via Taobao).

11 responses to “2006 Old Bear vs. 2006 XG FT Purple Box — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #43”

  1. Do they taste like a lady who has smoked all her life or like someone was in a room smoking a f—-ing ham???

  2. I love the comparisons.

    I can’t drink the Old Bear. I find it too bitter/smoky. My scotch drinking husband is a fan and ordered a few to drink on his own. (Just a little more evidence to support your gender theory).

    Thanks for another great episode.
    PS- still waiting for the 2015 Last Thoughts review!

    • I’m with you, Carolyn. Old Bear was so unpleasantly smoky and bitter to my taste I threw out the rest of my sample. But I’m a male, so I’m not sure it really is a gender thing.

      I haven’t had the comparison Xiaguan from this particular episode, but the better-grade older Xiaguans for me have a sweetness in the finish and a complexity alongside their smokiness that makes them much more enjoyable than Old Bear.

      It’s each to their own, in tea as in life.

      • Hi Kritiker,

        Thanks for chiming in. I’m sure that there’s better Xiaguans than this Purple Box one, will need to hunt those down at some point.


    • Hi Carolyn,

      Thanks for the comment. My girlfriend is in the same boat, found it more or less totally undrinkable. Going to be filming my Last Thoughts episode this week. Should be released next week! Sorry for the dilly-dally.


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