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A Few Reasons Why Pu’erh Storage in the West Ends Up So Tricky and Weird [Inbetweenisode 218]

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Five More Things I Like & Dislike. Tea Meetups, Non-Tea Review Content, Aging White Tea, Exploring A Tea Category.

Five more things I like & dislike. Tea Meetups & Online Tea Meetups (Written before Covid19) I’ve become more aware of some different meetups happening. This is very good. Chinese tea in the west is too often a solo venture.

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2019 Yunnan Sourcing Lao Man’e Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 218]

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Tea Q&A, Travel Gongfu, Tea Preferences, & Specific Recommendations [Inbetweenisode 217]

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2019 Yunnan Sourcing Hekai Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 216]

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2010 Dayi (Menghai Tea Factory) 8582 [Inbetweenisode 215]

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An Attempt to Look atPu’eh Price Over Time. & A Look at 7542s Over ~20 Years

Recently, a new site called Sinensis Research posted an article titled Is Pu’er a Good Investment?. It’s an interesting project looking at the price per weight of tea being sold by a number of vendors. The goal is essentially an … Continue reading

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2019 Yunnan Sourcing Bulang Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 214]

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2007 Bulang.. Lao Banzhang.. Fake, Sketchy Ripe? Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 213]

This episode I drink a free (!!!!) ripe pu’erh acquired locally from a Buy Nothing facebook group (a group used to exchange locally). The tea has many marketing keywords included, most of which are inaccurate. Rating: 2.7

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2006 Dayi 8582 601 [Inbetweenisode 212]

This episode I talk a bit about pu’erh I’ve bought in the last few years and drink a relatively recent purchase, 2006 Menghai Tea Factory 8582. The tea is stout, resinous, and enjoyable. Rating: 6.3

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