Category Archives: Long-form Article

Does Pu’erh Increase in Value? Part 2. Landmark Years & Dayi Special Productions: A Look at Price

To some extent all pu’erh moves together in the market. When the pu’erh bust hit in 2007, teas across the board were hit. Raw tea, ripe tea, Dayi, Changtai, Lao Banzhang, Yiwu.. Of course this is only part of the picture. In … Continue reading

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Does Pu’erh Increase in Value? Part 1. Big Factory Pu’erh Recipes

When I investigated the teas that western vendors tend to sell (tldr: young raw pu’erh), the topic of pu’erhs value over time was brought up. In that post, I found that the average cost of a young raw pu’erh listed … Continue reading

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No Frills. 18 Quick Hits, Less Premium Young Tea Report

One of the perks (or drawbacks) of having a blog is literally drowning in tea/samples. I’m not really in the market for young tea, especially not cheaper young tea. This is mainly because I don’t drink these teas nearly often … Continue reading

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HK Report

Big thanks to those that contributed knowledge and time to helping make this a successful trip. You know who you are! Hong Kong is a very different place than Taipei. Not having been to either, I naively expected a few more … Continue reading

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Shopping for Tea in Taiwan

Forever alone.. Being a pu’erh addict in the west is a lonely endeavor and how we intake information and buy tea is in all likelihood very different than the average Asian pu-head. We’re often resigned to the tea table/closet all … Continue reading

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Can’t I Just Settle Down? Menghai County Raw Pu’erh [September 2015 Tea Drinking Report]

Shoutouts to Meng, Carolyn, Bellmont, and Dignitea for providing teas for this month and allowing the content to be what it is! Menghai County Part 2! This is the last of the pu’erh reports for 2015. I’ll be traveling to … 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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