Category Archives: Drinking Report

All I Want For Christmas.. YangQing Hao Report feat. Grill

YangQing Hao is a Taiwanese brand of pu’erh teas ran by Yang, a collector of old pu’erh. Other than the odd production here and there, Yang produced the bulk of his teas in the mid 2000s. Nearly all of his teas … Continue reading

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Tea Reports 2015 & 2016, Soliciting Feedback & Looking Forward

As many of you may have noticed the tea of the month reports haven’t exactly been on schedule. They’ve often gone longer than expected and I still have countless unfinished samples which I am trying to drink through. First things first.. I’ll … Continue reading

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Loving the Crane is Hard to Do. Tuition/Xiaguan Report Log for the Newb [August 2015 Drinking Report]

After such wonderful raw pu’erhs in previous months, why subject yourself to lowly factory tea. Believe me. I asked these questions many times. So why do it? (a) I really need to do a stash check and determine how these … Continue reading

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5+ Year Old “Menghai County” Raw Pu’erh [July 2015 Tea Drinking Report]

Shoutouts to Dignitea, Brian (double B), and Hster for providing teas for this month and allowing the content to be what it is! By now you know the drill. I drink a bunch of teas following a certain theme. Blah, … Continue reading

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Not Quite so Young “Yiwu” Raw Pu’erh [June 2015 Tea Drinking Report]

Big shoutouts to Dignitea and Brian (double B) for providing teas for this month and allowing the content to be what it is! Welcome to Part 2 of the overly-indulgent Yiwu report. Part 1 was young teas and was composed … Continue reading

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“Yiwu” Raw Pu’erh [May 2015 Tea Drinking Report]

Big shoutouts to Carolyn, Richard, Dignitea and several vendors for providing teas and others like Shah8 for their recommendations! A brief disclaimer: This report should be taken as my own personal journey into tea and not as the ultimate, definitive … Continue reading

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Yancha (Wuyi Oolongs) [March 2015 Tea Drinking Report]

Big shoutouts to Brian, Carolyn, and Richard (+vendors) for providing several of the teas for this month and allowing the content to be what it is! I hope you like long-form content, because this tea of the month report is … Continue reading

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May/June/July Tea of the Month 2015

Here’s the announcement of the next batch of tea of the months. Feel free to drink alongside, give suggestions, etc. Due to being egregiously and hilariously over my tea budget, I’m not sure how much I will be able to … Continue reading

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Wuliang/Ailao Raw Pu’erh [February 2015 Tea Drinking Report]

Big shoutouts to Carolyn & Brian (a different Brian from last month) for providing several of the teas for this month and allowing the content to be what it is! I hope you like long-form content, because this tea of the … Continue reading

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Lincang Raw Pu’erh [January 2015 Tea Drinking Report]

Big shoutouts to Dignitea, Brian, Jake, Carolyn and Cwyn for providing several of the teas for this month and allowing the content to be what it is! I hope you like long-form content, because this tea of the month report … Continue reading

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