Category Archives: Oolong

Sample Upwards! Why You Should Consider Trying Teas You Have No Intention in Buying

When I’m buying cakes of tea I tend to gravitate towards certain price ranges and have a mental ceiling of how much I’m willing to spend on tea. It’s not really based off of anything well reasoned or rationalized and … Continue reading

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2018 WuyiOrigin Boutique Rougui (Wuyuan Jian) [Episode 332]

This episode, Denny and I have what I think is one of the best teas I’ve tried from Wuyi Origin. The tea is their boutique Rougui and has a lot of what I enjoy from Wuyi oolongs. The Yanyun, rock … Continue reading

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Five Things I Like & Dislike. China as a Monolith, Tea Instagram, Small Vendors Selling Semi-Aged Pu’erh

Five more things I like & dislike.

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Mud & Leaves Golden Prize Technique Roasted Oolong [Episode 329]

This episode, Denny and I drink a Taiwanese oolong from a vendor, predominantly known for their pottery/teaware. This tea is grown in Nantou county in Taiwan and is made by the Hsieh Jiang Lin Tea Company. https://www.mudandleaves.com/store/p537/Golden_Prize_Technique_High_Mountain_Oolong%2C_Spring_2019.html

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A Few Considerations in a Group Session

I’ve had the opportunity to participate and host a number of group sessions since I got into tea. The context varies.. Some have been with a couple people unfamiliar with tea, others are with regular tea friends. This article on … Continue reading

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2019 Everlasting Teas Baozhong Green Oolong [Episode 326]

This episode, Denny and I drink a green, very fresh, and friendly Baozhong from Everlasting Teas. Sammy over at Everlasting has kindly sent us tea for the past few years and the fresh Baozhong (one of their regular teas) is … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Buying Recently (The Past Couple Years)

I get asked now and then what I’ve bought and where to buy from. Despite some past efforts of transparency and publicly shaming, I haven’t talked as directly about teas I’ve bought. If you read between the lines you can … Continue reading

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WuyiOrigin Baijiguan Wuyi Oolong [Episode 323]

This episode, Denny and I drink one of the four famous bushes of Yancha from Wuyi Origin and is usually processed and made on the greener end. This tea is aromatic, well-balanced and very enjoyable. https://www.wuyiorigin.com/

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2016 WuyiOrigin Laocong Shuixian [Inbetweenisode 204]

This episode, James is joined by old friend “five kilo” Meet. We drink some of Meet’s favorite type of tea, Yancha, and talk about both the tea and where his five kilos have gone.

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2016 Zhengyan 105 Wuyi via Yunnan Sourcing [Episode 320]

This episode, Denny and I drink a mildly unusual Wuyi. A fun change of pace vs. more typical mineraly Yancha. Thanks to John for sending in this sample!

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