ALPHA, BETA, Yunnan Sourcing Raw Pu’erh Blind Tasting [Episode 245]

This episode Denny and James start a three episode series on some Yunnan Sourcing teas, tasted blind. Tasting has been coordinated by Matt of and Yunnan Sourcing . Big thank you to Matt and Scott!

The teas covered in this episode are Alpha and Beta.

Alpha is the 2017 YS Mushucha.

Beta is the 2017 YS Hetaodi.






5 responses to “ALPHA, BETA, Yunnan Sourcing Raw Pu’erh Blind Tasting [Episode 245]”

  1. marco Avatar

    Nice episode. I had the same guesses for Alpha and Beta, and I really enjoyed Beta. Looking forward to the rest of the set.

  2. Jonny 山內 Avatar

    I hope James and Denny are right about Beta being a Yi Wu, could Alpha be a Ai Lao the verdict is out there? Can’t wait to see the results and a great way to celebrate the virtues of different areas, after all terroir isn’t just about location,location, location but includes the people and processes involved. Can’t wait for the Delta testing.

    1. James Avatar

      Looks like we were wrong about Beta, although Alpha did turn out to be a northern tea.

  3. Barney Avatar

    Hi James and Denny any input on the aging potential of both teas? Or are they both in the ‘drink now’ category? Thanks

    1. James Avatar

      Hard to say off just this test. If I were to pick off what I know, I’d definitely choose the Beta.

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