Category Archives: Oolong

Stamp Collecting Experiences. Dangers of a Single Session Sample

Stamp collecting in the pu’erh world means buying single cakes of a bunch of different teas. The appeal is obvious. A cake is a decent quantity of tea, especially for a single person, and you can chisel a little at … Continue reading

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Old Ways Tea Baijiguan Wuyi Oolong [Episode 310]

This episode, Denny and I drink one of the four famous Wuyi bushes, Baijiguan. This is perhaps the most unique of the four and usually processed towards the greener end. We discuss how it differs from your average Wuyi and … Continue reading

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5th Annual r/tea Seattle Meetup [Episode 308]

Super special TeaDB episode! The can’t miss event this spring is the r/tea Seattle Meetup. Don’t miss out on the only event of the year where you can see all of your favorite tea-related personalities. Featuring Garrett, Meet, Denny and … Continue reading

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Old Ways Tea Laocong Shuixian [Episode 307]

This episode, Denny and I drink a tea from what has become a popular source for Wuyi Oolongs, Old Ways Tea. This is our first (and blind) try at Old Ways Tea and we started with one of the classics … Continue reading

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AMA Q&A [Episode 306]

This episode, Denny and I do an AMA (Ask Me Anything) covering a wide array of topics. Thank you for all who sent in questions. Enjoy!

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2007 WuyiOrigin Smoky Lapsang Souchong [Episode 304]

This episode Denny and I drink an aged and smoky Lapsang Souchong from WuyiOrigin. This is an interesting tea (still smoky!) that feels familiar but also different from much of what we’ve tried.

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2018 WuyiOrigin Xingren Dancong Oolong [Episode 299]

This episode, Denny and I drink another Dancong from Cindy at WuyiOrigin. This one is everything you like from a greenish oolong. It is aromatic, floral and very tasty.

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2018 WuyiOrigin Tafu Hou Dancong Oolong [Episode 298]

This episode, Denny and I drink an excellent Dancong from WuyiOrigin. While it is relatively green, the tea has a lively texture and is vibrant. Very enjoyable tea from a genre of oolong we don’t have often on the show.

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2018 Tea & TeaDB Reflections

2018 has been a year where I’ve continued to settle into regular habits of drinking my own tea rather than a year of exploration. I still very much enjoy drinking tea and have it at least once daily but the hobby … Continue reading

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Old Tea: 1967 Baozhong

I picked up this tea from a vendor in Taiwan in 2017. Generally speaking, I lean skeptical of age and even moreso extreme claims of this extent. But I spent considerable time with this vendor and trust them more than … Continue reading

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