2012 Yunnan Sourcing Wuliang — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #19

A great tea for its value. A nice, well-priced young pu’erh. Plenty strong and good for drinking now.

Acquired from Yunnan Sourcing.

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11 responses to “2012 Yunnan Sourcing Wuliang — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #19”

  1. Hi James,
    It seems that last weeks “in-betweenisode” is posted here instead of number 19.

      • Thanks James.
        I was so tired this morning I started to watch the first video before I realized it was the same as last week’s.

        I personally love all the ripe/raw pu-erh videos. It is great to see what you like, and how you evaluate teas. If this is a little hard on the stomach I will pass and just wait for my Fine Puer Yongde DaXuShan to arrive. Thanks for that recommendation.

        • No problem. Thanks for the comment!

          I certainly can’t fault you that choice. This Wuliang is far more of the hard-hitting bully. It’s not without appeal but the Fine Pu’er Yongde DaXueShan is the much more elegant tea.


  2. James, thanks for the solid overview of this Wuliang.

    Like Carolyn, I really appreciate your pu-erh reviews. This is were my current tea passion is fixated.

    Lui an, lui bao or other hei cha might be interesting to cover on future reviews or articles.

    Domestic teas also might be interesting: http://www.worldoftea.org/us-grown-tea/ (you guys already have that one inbetweenisode w/Denny’s fresh picked!)



  3. To bounce off my US point, if you got a hold of Sakuma Brothers Farm in Skagit Valley, and then filmed an episode in their tea grove…that would be legit.

    The only other acceptable (outdoor and domestic) option I could see would be to film an episode in Hawaii. Haha. 🙂



    • Hi Bellmont,

      That sounds like a fun episode idea! We could at least get ahold of some of their tea from Whole Foods or wherever. Denny and I are both unfortunately without car which limits our options.


  4. This tea was my first tong purchase, and I definitely don’t regret it. I love to drink these kinds of teas in the summer especially. Grandpa or Gongfu for 15 rounds. Pungent, killer huigan, floral, tongue tingly, woodsy, durable brewing, feel good qi. And Cheap. I’m all about it.

    I like drinking this tea now, yet to me the fact that no one has been aging/there are no famous examples of aged Wuliang/Lincang is a ridiculous argument for the idea that one should not attempt to age them. I’m just an Internet-reading laowai who’s only been on the pu train for a couple years, but the pungency and durability alone hint to me that there’s a lot of life in this tea.

    • Hi Ian,

      Thanks for the comment. I definitely agree that this tea is not weak and it certainly calls into question the type of strength that will age well.

      As someone relatively new to this, frankly I’m unsure and I hope the episode conveys that! Even being unsure, it’s still a great value buy for a fun, interesting, young sheng.


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