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2007 Bulang.. Lao Banzhang.. Fake, Sketchy Ripe? Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 213]

This episode I drink a free (!!!!) ripe pu’erh acquired locally from a Buy Nothing facebook group (a group used to exchange locally). The tea has many marketing keywords included, most of which are inaccurate. Rating: 2.7

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2006 Dayi 8582 601 [Inbetweenisode 212]

This episode I talk a bit about pu’erh I’ve bought in the last few years and drink a relatively recent purchase, 2006 Menghai Tea Factory 8582. The tea is stout, resinous, and enjoyable. Rating: 6.3

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Mystery Oolong? Tea [Episode 359]

Denny and I drink a mystery tea from one of Denny’s friends and try to pinpoint the origins of the tea.

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How My Tastes Have Changed & Settled

One question I get asked is how my tastes have changed since getting into tea. I’ve consumed tea intentionally as a hobby for around 8 years now and while TeaDB serves as a nice document for looking and reflecting back … Continue reading

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Tea Home Dongding (Legend of) & My Experience Drinking TW Oolongs [Inbetweenisode 211]

This episode I bring on a decent, very reasonably priced Taiwanese oolong from Nantou-based vendor Tea Home. The tea is a mid-fired Dongding and is sweet, slightly nutty, and well-balanced. This video is also a bit of an oddity as … Continue reading

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2006 Hailang Hao Laobanzhang Raw Pu’erh [Episode 358]

This episode, Denny and I have the pleasure of drinking a 14 year old dry-stored raw pu’erh from Hailang Hao. As many know, Lao Banzhang is one of the most famous of areas. The tea is powerful and has an … Continue reading

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2019 Yunnan Sourcing Bawang Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 210]

This episode, I drink an interesting ripe blend from Yunnan Sourcing, the 2019 Bawang. The tea has a strong base, good body, and some solid bitterness. I very much enjoy it and think it may improve with time. Rating: … Continue reading

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2019 White2Tea Modern Witch Ripe Pu’erh [Episode 357]

Denny and I drink a higher-end ripe from W2T. The tea is complex and layered. Well above average ripe pu’erh.

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Young Sheng Variety Pack. The Western Tea Scene Has Loads of Young Sheng Options

In my first couple years of drinking pu’erh I sampled heavily. Many vendors and many different teas. While I originally did not go into it with a goal of trying specifically young pu’erh, this ended up making a pretty strong … Continue reading

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2019 WuyiOrigin Premium Tieluohan [Episode 356]

This episode, Denny and I drink a premium Yancha from WuyiOrigin. The tea is complex, dynamic, and very tasty.

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