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A Conversation w/Glen on Aging Tea in Seattle & Kunming, Blending & Tea Culture [Inbetweenisode 199]

In this episode, Glen and I have a casual conversation covering a wide arrange of tea and pu’erh centric topics. We start by talking about how tea is aging in Seattle (where we both live) and how that compares with … Continue reading

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Rummy Ripe Pu’erh via LiquidProust [Episode 315]

This episode, Denny and I drink a real oddball, a rummy ripe pu’erh. This sample has been lingering around Seattle for a while before Denny decided to bring it onto the show. Thank you to Liquid Proust for providing this … Continue reading

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The Struggle of Making Content Interesting & A Few Unhelpful Phrases

As someone that has done a fair amount of content on tea, I have a lot of mixed thoughts on the way information is passed. With tea reviews or discussing a specific tea I have struggled with the question: how … Continue reading

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2006 Troublemaker Fangcha w/Crimson Lotus Tea Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 198]

This episode, I’m joined by special guest Glen of Crimson Lotus Tea! This is the first of two episodes, and we drink a new semi-aged production. The tea is clearly dry-stored, but any harshness in the tea is mellowed to a … Continue reading

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Wang Family Tea Alishan High-Mountain Oolong [Episode 314]

This episode, Denny and I return to an old favorite, a high-mountain Alishan. It’s been a while since we’ve tasted a fresh high-mountain tea making this a really pleasant treat. This Alishan was kindly provided by Miguel of Wang Family Tea. … Continue reading

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2011-2018 Pu’erh Prices [Inbetweenisode 197]

As we approach summer 2019, another round of young raw pu’erh products are coming up. In the past half a year, I’ve written a couple posts on the topic of pu’erh prices and trends. These posts have been centered around … Continue reading

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ICYMI Tea Storage & Humidors on The Tea Fix

ICYMI, last summer I had a guest appearance on the Tea Fix where Geoff, Leona and I talked about tea storage in the west.

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2017 Zhensilong Yibang Raw Pu’erh via Tea Encounter [Episode 313]

This episode, Denny and I bring a tea on from one of the six famous tea mountains, Yibang. It’s quite approachable, with good depth and potency. Thank you to Tiago of Tea-Encounter for sending the sample.

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How I Am Storing My Pu’erh

I’ve realized that I’ve written quite a bit about storage, but have not done a focused post on how I store my own tea. This is partially because I’m still figuring out how well my own setup has been working … Continue reading

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Tea and Tobacco Guest Appearance

This is not a TeaDB episode, but a guest appearance I made on Tea and Tobacco. It was a fun conversation and we talked about a wide array of topics from pu’erh storage, how I got into tea, and a … Continue reading

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