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1974 Everlasting Tea’s Baozhong Aged Oolong [Episode 343]

This episode, Denny and I drink a very old oolong (~45 years old!). It is remarkably clean, with an earthy smooth profile. For me this makes the ultimate comfort tea that is warming to the core and highly enjoyable. http://www.everlastingteas.com/

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Mei Leaf Lapsang Hongcha Black Tea [Episode 342]

This episode, Denny and I drink a black tea from popular youtube channel and vendor, Mei Leaf. It’s been one of the most requested video requests we get, so we decided to bring it on. Thank you to Achim for … Continue reading

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VORT & VOATO. Nerdy Tea Comparisons.

VORP/WAR In sports analytics (baseball and basketball), there’s a couple of new(ish) advanced metrics that have caught traction over the past decade. One is VORP, which stands for Value Over Replacement Player and measures a player’s contribution compared with what … Continue reading

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2005 Chenyuan Hao Shanzhong Chuanqi Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 213]

In this episode, I give the 2005 Chenyuan Hao Shanzhong Chuanqi another go. This is a six famous mountains blend I’ve sampled a few times and each time my own impression of the tea has shifted. The tea is dark, … Continue reading

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Tributary Teas Light Roast Lishan [Episode 341]

This episode we drink another Lishan mountain tea from Tributary Teas. This one is their light roast, which forms a nice contrast with the greener, crisper, more verdant Lishan we previously reviewed. https://tributaryteas.com/

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Five Things I Like & Dislike. Short-Term Pumidors, B&B Sheng of the Day, Buying Pu’erh on Amazon

Five things I like & dislike.

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1990s Liuan Heicha [Episode 340]

This episode, we drink an aged Heicha kindly provided by tea friend Atlas. Liuan is a type of Heicha grown in Anhui and is often consumed with part of the bamboo basket it is stored in. The tea has a … Continue reading

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2019 Biyun Hao Yiwu Huangshan Raw Pu’erh [Episode 339]

We drink a very high-quality, small-production Yiwu tea. The tea is made by Biyun Hao a Taizhong based pu’erh vendor. Unfortunately this tea is not available but a few are. Thank you to the folks over at Teas We Like … Continue reading

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Tributary Teas Lishan Huagang High-Mountain Tea [Episode 338]

We go back to an old favorite, High-Mountain oolong. This tea is crisp, fresh, and very enjoyable. Thank you to the folks over at Tributary Teas for providing it! https://tributaryteas.com/

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2012 Yangqing Hao Yegu Wild Raw Pu’erh [Episode 337]

This is about as strong a tea as you will encounter. I think this episode is enjoyable, when it becomes obvious that Denny and I are completely taken aback from the power of the tea. This was the 3rd episode … Continue reading

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