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2009 Yongde Daxueshan Raw Pu’erh & Storage Progress Report [Inbetweenisode 217]

This episode I drink a tea I originally featured about 5 years ago on the show, the 2009 Yongde Daxueshan. Now that tea is 11 years old and it is an interesting revisit to test both the tea and my … Continue reading

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Storage is Wicked. Long & Short Feedback Loops. Innovation in Pu’erh Storage

David Epstein’s book Range makes the case for generalization in a world that has become increasingly specialized. One of the ways the book categorizes areas of interest are as wicked and kind environments. Kind environments are where information and feedback … Continue reading

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1970s Ripe Pu’erh [Episode 355]

This episode we drink a very old ripe pu’erh stored in Taiwan. Thanks to Wooju for providing the tea!

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2005 Dayi Ba Ji Pu Bing Ripe Pu’erh via YS [Inbetweenisode 216]

This episode, I bring on another ripe I’ve been storing for several years. Unlike the previous two Dayi episodes, this tea has larger leaf grade (size 8) and features a very different profile. I really enjoy this tea. Rating: 7.3 … Continue reading

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2019 Tea-Encounter Bangdong Raw Pu’erh [Episode 354]

This episode, we drink a fresh, sweet, robust raw pu’erh from Tea-Encounter. The tea is from the Bangdong area within Lincang. https://tea-encounter.com/

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2020 Tea Progress Report

I’ve stored tea for around six years now in Seattle and while I’ve fussed a bit over a few small things, the methodology has been overall consistent. The pu’erh has been stored in an enclosed container with Boveda packs to … Continue reading

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2019 WuyiOrigin Silver Needle White Tea [Episode 353]

This episode, Denny and I drink a relatively fresh Silver Needle tea from WuyiOrigin. Slightly atypical, but very enjoyable. https://www.wuyiorigin.com/

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2011 Dayi Jade Dew Ripe Pue’rh via YS [Inbetweenisode 215]

This episode, I drink another tippy, premium ripe blend, the 2011 Jade Dew. The tea like the Golden Needle is made by Menghai Tea Factory. Shoutouts to Carl for turning me onto this tea. Rating: 6.2 . https://yunnansourcing.com/

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2010 Dayi Golden Needle White Lotus Ripe Pu’erh via YS [Inbetweenisode 214]

This episode, I drink a Dayi ripe I’ve been storing locally for the past seven years. The tea is the 2010 Golden Needle White Lotus, a premium tippy production by Menghai Tea Factory. Originally acquired from Yunnan Sourcing. Rating: 6.2 … Continue reading

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2017 W2T Happy Anniversary Baby Raw Pu’erh [Episode 352]

This episode Denny and I drink a W2T production from 3 years ago. The tea is rumored to be an Yiwu and is decently punchy but with a good aftertaste and overall structure. Sent in by Atlas. Thank you!https://white2tea.com/

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