Author Archives: James

Buying Teas on Taobao [Inbetweenisode 128]

This episode, James walks through the logistics of buying teas on Taobao.  

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2005 Biyunhao Manzhuan [Episode 207]

A Manzhuan production from Taiwanese boutique, private label.

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Xizihao Report & Tasting Note Compilation

Xizi Hao is a boutique Taiwanese pu’erh brand. With Xizi Hao coming available from Taiwan, I’ve decided to release a few of my notes from my google spreadsheets of tea notes. Unlike other reports these teas were not sessioned in … Continue reading

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How to Find Teas on Taobao [Inbetweenisode 127]

This inbetweenisode, James talks about Taobao and how to search and find teas. Featuring Babelcarp.

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Wuyi Origin Xingren Xiang Dancong Oolong [Episode 206]

An almond aroma (Xingren Xiang) Dancong from Cindy Chen over at Wuyi Origin.

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Wuyi Origin Milan Xiang [Inbetweenisode 126]

Another very pleasant Dancong from Cindy at WuyiOrigin. This episode features another guest appearance by Meet.

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2016 Theasophie Guoyun [Episode 205]

One of the high-end Yiwu 2016 production from Theasophie.

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Drinking Log Reflections v1

Last December, I finally ran out of new samples. After that, I began drinking from my stash exclusively. Being an unabashed data nerd I decided to also record my own tea consumption. This is interesting because it is essentially a speed test and can … Continue reading

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2013 Chensheng Hao Naka [Inbetweenisode 125]

A Naka production from a big Chinese brand, Chensheng Hao. Thank you to a tea friend for sending a sample my way!

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2006 Yangqinghao Wushang Miaopin [Episode 204]

One of the topdogs from YQH. This is a dark, potent premium Yiwu tea. Thanks to Emmett for sending it our way.

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