Author Archives: James

Deep Dive: An Exploration of Temperature & Heat Retention [Inbetweenisode 189]

This is a non-tea drinking episode that explores a topically related topic to tea. In this episode, I perform a series of very simple tests that explore the interaction between heat and a number of various factors. I use a … Continue reading

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Dayeh (Big Leaf) Pu’erh from Su [Episode 301]

Thank you to Su for sending both this gift. This episode Denny and I drink a smooth, easy-drinking Dayeh (Big Leaf) Pu’erh from Su. It’s an extremely comfortable and likable tea.

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Send Us Your Questions!

Denny & I will be filming an AMA episode with your questions. Send them in!

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Shop Like It’s 2012. One Way to Think About and Find Value.

I got into tea in 2012. One of the first things I did was read everything I could in the western tea scene. This included old forum posts, new forum posts, blogs like Marshaln, Half-Dipper and the Chadao Blogspot. One … Continue reading

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2006 Yangqing Hao Chawangshu [Episode 300]

For episode 300, Denny and I bring on one of my favorite teas that I own, the 2006 Yangqing Hao Chawangshu. This is an especially thick and potent Yiwu tea. Thank you all for following us for 300 episodes!

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2018 WuyiOrigin Xingren Dancong Oolong [Episode 299]

This episode, Denny and I drink another Dancong from Cindy at WuyiOrigin. This one is everything you like from a greenish oolong. It is aromatic, floral and very tasty.

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Datapost: 2018 Pu’erh Prices are More of the Same

About a year ago, I used the Way Back Machine/ to go back and examine the prices at conception of tea from western vendors since 2011. This was a valuable exercise and produced some interesting findings on a range of … Continue reading

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2013 Xiaguan FT Love Forever Paper Tong Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 188]

This episode I drink a tea that I own quite a lot of, the 2013 Xiaguan Love Forever Paper Tong. This tea has become fairly popular in the specialized western pu’erh in the last couple years. Despite being pressed six … Continue reading

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2018 WuyiOrigin Tafu Hou Dancong Oolong [Episode 298]

This episode, Denny and I drink an excellent Dancong from WuyiOrigin. While it is relatively green, the tea has a lively texture and is vibrant. Very enjoyable tea from a genre of oolong we don’t have often on the show.

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2015 YS Huirun Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 187]

This episode, I drink a ripe pu’erh from Scott’s Huirun series. it’s a tea I’ve brought onto the show before, but now I’ve gotten through nearly an entire cake of it! This tea is textured, elegant, and well-balanced. A quality … Continue reading

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