Author Archives: James

What’s a Bargain? Some Musings on Relative Price in Tea

What’s a real bargain? Below are some of my musings on how we think about price. The restaurant I probably go to most often in Seattle is a local taco joint. Their menu is simple and they execute their food … Continue reading

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2001 Zhongcha Huangyin via TWL Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 182]

This episode, I drink a tea that is currently being sourced by some tea friends on their new project Teas We Like. The tea has been aged in Taiwan and is well-balanced, decently potent, with a strong huigan that mixes … Continue reading

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2017 WuyiOrigin Bantianyao [Episode 288]

Thank you to Cindy for sending this tea. This is another very solid Yancha from Wuyi Origin. The tea is dynamic and well-balanced, with good depth of flavor. Recommended! https://www.wuyiorigin.com/

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2018 W2T Lucky Puppy Raw Pu’erh [Episode 287]

This episode, Denny and I drink one of the premium pu’erhs from White2Tea’s 2018 line. This one is very strong and powerful. It makes a big contrast from what we’ve both been drinking lately.

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Famous Tea: 1950s 4GC Liubao

Thank you to Su for allowing me to purchase a small quantity of this tea from her stash. If not for the generosity of others I would not have access to rare and special teas such as this one.

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Storage Deep Dive featuring 2006 CGHT Yiwu Yecha [Inbetweenisode 181]

This episode is a deep dive into looking at the storage . I recently acquired a duplicate . This is a cake I’ve kept in my own pumidor storage for three years and was previously stored in Houston Texas, a … Continue reading

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2017 YS Yiwu Hongcha Black Tea [Episode 286]

This episode, Denny and I drink a solid, robust, and durable black tea from Scott of Yunnan Sourcing. The tea uses material from Yiwu, a traditional pu’erh growing area. The tea is a little slow to start but worth the … Continue reading

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Garrett Post-Taiwan Travel Recap [Inbetweenisode 180]

In this episode, Garrett and I discuss his recent trip to Taipei and some of his tea-related adventures. We talk about teas he was interested in and ended up buying, meeting up with tea friends, and communicating with teashops abroad … Continue reading

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1987 Everlasting Teas Aged Baozhong Oolong [Episode 285]

This episode Denny and I drink an old Baozhong grown in Taiwan. The tea is cherry sweet, earthy, and very clean. Thank you to Sammy for providing the tea! http://www.everlastingteas.com/

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Five More Things I Like & Dislike. Heicha is Overly Broad, XXL Home Storage Setups, Vendors Speaking Out.

Things I like & dislike.

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