2009 Yunnan Sourcing Lao Cha Tou — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #37

A fun brick from Yunnan Sourcing that is also very tasty. Also a preview for episodes with Yunnan Sourcing in the up and coming weeks!

8 responses to “2009 Yunnan Sourcing Lao Cha Tou — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #37”

  1. Great to see you review a shou for a change, instead of a ghastly sheng. Maybe more ripe reviews will be coming our way?

    • Hi Peter,

      Thanks for the comment. It’s good to hear from you. After my trip to Bend, I’ve been rethinking my approach to ripe. I’ll probably always focus more on raw than ripe, but expect more in the future.


      ps. I think Denny has a few ripe inbetweenisodes coming up.

  2. Looks like I’m gonna have to try this out. Good stuff! Looking forward to the YS episodes coming!

    Best part was the “OoOo that’s hot!” portion as your glasses fogged up (had to replay that a few times). HaHa, I’ve done that many times. Felt like I burned my damn face off, lol!

    Keep em coming, woot woot,

    • Haha Eric. I use my Yixing so seldomly these days that I forget how well they retain heat and proceed towards maximal face burnage.

      As far as Cha Tou go, I’d definitely recommend this 2009 one. It’s a bit more expensive than YS later ones, but it’s a cut above the other ones I’ve tried.


  3. Dear James,

    Great inBetweenIsode, glad to see a ripe reviewed seeing as I am just starting to drink puerh and am trying to explore as much as possible. Just thought I would let you know that I have noticed a gradual increase in your video quality. Good going! I used to prefer Denny’s episodes, but you have passed him up now.



    • Hi Aaron,

      Thanks for the kind words and I’m glad you enjoyed the review :). I wouldn’t fault you one bit for preferring Denny’s episodes.


  4. I have this theory that the final quality of the brew is somewhat determined by both size and age of the Cha Tou material. I know Scott always promotes the view that smaller Cha Tou are better, which I am inclined to agree upon, but I guess this is also mediated by age. It would be interesting if this could be tested with similar size and origin material as I suspect that large graded Cha Tou may deliver equally enjoyable brews if older than smaller graded nuggets. I’m sure there is an algorithm in there yet to be discovered whereby Quality = Age/Size or something along those lines?!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.