Category Archives: Oolong

Mystery Oolong? Tea [Episode 359]

Denny and I drink a mystery tea from one of Denny’s friends and try to pinpoint the origins of the tea.

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How My Tastes Have Changed & Settled

One question I get asked is how my tastes have changed since getting into tea. I’ve consumed tea intentionally as a hobby for around 8 years now and while TeaDB serves as a nice document for looking and reflecting back … Continue reading

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Tea Home Dongding (Legend of) & My Experience Drinking TW Oolongs [Inbetweenisode 211]

This episode I bring on a decent, very reasonably priced Taiwanese oolong from Nantou-based vendor Tea Home. The tea is a mid-fired Dongding and is sweet, slightly nutty, and well-balanced. This video is also a bit of an oddity as … Continue reading

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2019 WuyiOrigin Premium Tieluohan [Episode 356]

This episode, Denny and I drink a premium Yancha from WuyiOrigin. The tea is complex, dynamic, and very tasty. https://www.wuyiorigin.com/

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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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2019 Tea & TeaDB Reflections

2019 may be one of the more boring years from TeaDB to write about. I drank tea, bought a little, Denny and I continued our episode per week pace, and I wrote a bit. My habits are more settled, a … Continue reading

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Lazy Cat Tea Space Cat Rougui Wuyi Oolong [Episode 347]

This episode, Denny and I drink a very high-quality Yancha from Lazy Cat Teas. The tea is extremely aromatic, dynamic, complex, with a great aftertaste. Thank you to Atlas for sending this to us! https://www.lazycattea.com/

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WuyiOrigin Jin Mao Hou Wuyi Oolong Tea [Episode 345]

This episode, Denny and I drink an aromatic, tasty Yancha (rock oolong) from Wuyi Origin. In the video we mistakenly thought this was a black tea (Hong Cha). It is actually an oolong. https://www.wuyiorigin.com/

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1974 Everlasting Tea’s Baozhong Aged Oolong [Episode 343]

This episode, Denny and I drink a very old oolong (~45 years old!). It is remarkably clean, with an earthy smooth profile. For me this makes the ultimate comfort tea that is warming to the core and highly enjoyable. http://www.everlastingteas.com/

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VORT & VOATO. Nerdy Tea Comparisons.

VORP/WAR In sports analytics (baseball and basketball), there’s a couple of new(ish) advanced metrics that have caught traction over the past decade. One is VORP, which stands for Value Over Replacement Player and measures a player’s contribution compared with what … Continue reading

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