Author Archives: James

Old Ways Tea Baijiguan Wuyi Oolong [Episode 310]

This episode, Denny and I drink one of the four famous Wuyi bushes, Baijiguan. This is perhaps the most unique of the four and usually processed towards the greener end. We discuss how it differs from your average Wuyi and … Continue reading

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1990s Ripe Pu’erh Brick, TW Stored [Inbetweenisode 195]

This episode, I drink a 1990s ripe pu’erh kindly given as a gift to me by Garrett. It’s smooth, ginsengy, and slightly wet. The off-brand label makes it quite affordable. Decent tea for an inexpensive price (was ~$35/250g). Rating: 6.0

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2005 Chenyuan Hao Shanzhong Chuanqi via TWL [Episode 309]

This episode, Denny and I drink a Taiwan Stored 2005 Chenyuan Hao Shanzhong Chuanqi from Teas We Like. I’ve had a wetter stored version (also TW Stored) previously and was not impressed. This tea is considerably more impressive with the … Continue reading

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Things I Like & Dislike. Marco’s Hotbox, Flying Blind, Sharing Tea..

More things i like & dislike. Marco’s Hotbox Experiment Read here: https://mgualt.com/tealog/2018/08/04/temp-control-experiment-w2t-bosch/ https://mgualt.com/tealog/2018/10/08/storage-experiment-dayi-1701-7542-one-year-in/ https://mgualt.com/tealog/2018/11/05/storage-experiment-801-8582-can-one-year-make-a-difference/ I am pro hotbox experiment. This 1.5 year long test will help to address how much of an impact heat has on the maturation of tea. Even … Continue reading

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Deep Dive: An Exploration of Pour & Steep Time [Inbetweenisode 194]

This is a non-tea drinking show where I test and explore the topic of pour time. Over the course of this episode I test the pour times of eight different vessels I use regularly to brew tea, ranging from small … Continue reading

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5th Annual r/tea Seattle Meetup [Episode 308]

Super special TeaDB episode! The can’t miss event this spring is the r/tea Seattle Meetup. Don’t miss out on the only event of the year where you can see all of your favorite tea-related personalities. Featuring Garrett, Meet, Denny and … Continue reading

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Old Ways Tea Laocong Shuixian [Episode 307]

This episode, Denny and I drink a tea from what has become a popular source for Wuyi Oolongs, Old Ways Tea. This is our first (and blind) try at Old Ways Tea and we started with one of the classics … Continue reading

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A Look at Prices From 2011-2018 Through Nine Yunnan Sourcing Productions

In 2012, Yunnan Sourcing released a spring Wuliang tea that sold for $23/400g. Since then, Scott has pressed five more spring Wuliangs, most recently in 2018. This time it was priced at $43/400g, an effective price raise of 87%. This … Continue reading

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AMA Q&A [Episode 306]

This episode, Denny and I do an AMA (Ask Me Anything) covering a wide array of topics. Thank you for all who sent in questions. Enjoy!

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Tasting From Deep in My Storage. Pu’erh Progress Report 2019 [Inbetweenisode 193]

This episode I talk about a series of tastings I’ve done with teas deeper in my stash that I purchased in 2014-2015. Most of the teas have been stored in my storage but I also drank a couple from fellow … Continue reading

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