Inbetweenisode Episode #8 from James. The tea is a 2006 Fang Cha Raw Pu’erh appropriately titled the Old Bear. Smoky and strong, the Old Bear also develops a really nice softer form in later steeps.
2006 Old Bear Raw Pu’erh — White2Tea — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #8
9 responses to “2006 Old Bear Raw Pu’erh — White2Tea — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #8”
I’m with your girlfriend, James – anything that smells like a camp fire is pretty horrible in my books!
You hit the nail on the head with this one. I also got the Often and Old bear and found the old bear to have some newer Xiaguan qualities, with a nice bold attitude, I really enjoyed it. As for W2T bricks, I prefer the White Whale, but it’s apples and oranges due to the smoke and age differences.
The Often was alright, being one that I enjoy more before work grandpa style than sessioning it, it brought out a better viscosity and sweetness for me personally, the leaves were good.
I look forward to the future plans here on Teadb.
All the best,
Hi James , the sound on this episode is very low – I can barely hear you , which is a great shame . All the best ! Simeon .
I loved this episode!
I have the Often Tuo, Old Bear, and ordered a sample of the Gaoshan Qingbing and I have not had a chance to try any yet. I really appreciate hearing your reviews on all three teas. I may give the Often away, but my husband loves a good “peaty” Islay Scotch, so this will be a good winter tea for him.
The Gaoshan sample I received looked a little sketchy, but I may just give it a try tomorrow AM before work.
Thanks again for all your info.
This is the 3rd puerh I ever tried, so I obviously have an almost zero experience with puerh.
I’ve been drinking Islay whisky on a weekly basis for more than a year now and the aftertaste is pretty similar. I don’t drink whisky during the day, though, do it’s nice to be able to get that same smokey feeling during daytime.
I prefer to brew it on the light side, though…