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Tsuen’s Uji Fujitsubo Gyokuro [Episode 259]

This episode, James brings on a tea purchased on his recent trip to Japan. The tea is from Tsuen, one of the oldest teahouses in the world established in the year 1160. Gyokuro is a shade-grown Japanese green tea. Brewed … Continue reading

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Western Vendor Pu’erh Prices at Conception have Risen Since 2011 (& Probably Before)

It’s common in the pu’erh-verse to note the seemingly always rising price of freshly produced tea. Every year more expensive than the last… Even with the limited scope of western-vendor labeled pu’erh, we can take a quick look at the … Continue reading

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Indoor vs. Outdoor Pu’erh Storage & Aging Cigars Compares w/Aging Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 163]

In this episode, James is joined by recurring guest Garrett for another long conversation on pu’erh. The first half of the conversation involves a post written by James on Indoor vs. Outdoor Storage and some of the implications on home … Continue reading

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2014 Hunan Heicha Tianjian Basket Tea via Jonny [Episode 258]

This episode, James & Denny review a Hunan Heicha generously provided by Jonny. The tea is tippy, but brews quite smooth and the profile is some combination of oolong and pu’erh. Very interesting and enjoyable tea! Big thank you to Jonny … Continue reading

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2002 Tailian International Pu’erh Tea Expo Raw Pu’erh via YS [Inbetweenisode 162]

This episode, James brings on a Kunming dry-stored raw pu’erh blend from Yunnan Sourcing, the 2002 Tailian International Pu’erh Tea Expo Raw. Thank you to shah and another tea friend for sending this sample at different points. 6.3 rating. 2002 … Continue reading

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Everlasting Tea’s Experimental White Tea [Episode 257]

This episode, Denny and James, review a Taiwanese white tea, sold by Everlasting Teas. The tea is a little atypical as Taiwan doesn’t . tasty with a lot of fresh white tea notes. A very nice change of pace from … Continue reading

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Grams Consumed: Grams Bought. A Relatively Simple Ratio to See If You’re Buying Too Much Pu’erh

Cakes upon cakes. Filling up fridges by the tong.. Filling up apartments by the fridge. We’ve all seen that instagram. Some may buy a pair of cakes, one for aging and one for drinking.. There’s also the stamp collector who owns … Continue reading

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Tea Sourcing, Premium Ripe Pu’erh, & Tea Processing. With Glen of Crimson Lotus Tea [IBS 161]

This episode James & Glen of Crimson Lotus Tea, have a conversation about their tea business. The 2018 trip to Yunnan marks the fifth tea sourcing trip for Glen & Lamu, and we discuss how their business & sourcing has … Continue reading

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Pu’erh Tea [Episode 256]

In the most anticipated TeaDB episode of all-time, James & Denny discuss The Amazing Health Benefits of Pu’erh Tea. The three health benefits are: (1) Aids digestion, (2) Weight Loss, and (3) Improves Memory. Music: Cool Blast – Disco Ultralounge … Continue reading

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2018 Crimson Lotus Tea Jade Rabbit w/Glen of CLT [Inbetweenisode 160]

This episode features special guest Glen of Crimson Lotus Tea. We drink a future production, the Jade Rabbit blend, a tea that spans multiple mountains and multiple years. Big thanks to Glen & Crimson Lotus Tea for appearing on the … Continue reading

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