Category Archives: Oolong

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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What’s a Bargain? Some Musings on Relative Price in Tea

What’s a real bargain? Below are some of my musings on how we think about price. The restaurant I probably go to most often in Seattle is a local taco joint. Their menu is simple and they execute their food … Continue reading

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2017 WuyiOrigin Bantianyao [Episode 288]

Thank you to Cindy for sending this tea. This is another very solid Yancha from Wuyi Origin. The tea is dynamic and well-balanced, with good depth of flavor. Recommended! https://www.wuyiorigin.com/

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Garrett Post-Taiwan Travel Recap [Inbetweenisode 180]

In this episode, Garrett and I discuss his recent trip to Taipei and some of his tea-related adventures. We talk about teas he was interested in and ended up buying, meeting up with tea friends, and communicating with teashops abroad … Continue reading

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1987 Everlasting Teas Aged Baozhong Oolong [Episode 285]

This episode Denny and I drink an old Baozhong grown in Taiwan. The tea is cherry sweet, earthy, and very clean. Thank you to Sammy for providing the tea! http://www.everlastingteas.com/

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WuyiOrigin’s Fruity Rougui w/Meet [Inbetweenisode 179]

This episode, back from a long absence James drinks tea with Meet! That means it’s time for oolong! James and Meet drink an aromatic, high-quality Rougui from WuyiOrigin.

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Everlasting Tea’s Baozhong Oolong [Episode 283]

This episode Denny and I drink an old favorite, Taiwanese Baozhong, from the reliable Everlasting Teas. The tea is rich, green, grassy and full bodied. Thank you to Sammy for providing the tea! http://www.everlastingteas.com/

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2015 Chen Bug Bitten Taiwanese Oolong [Episode 280]

This episode we drink another solid oolong from Farmer Chen. This tea is his bug bitten oolong from 2015. http://2088taiwan.com

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Q&A. Vendor + Tea Recommendations, Tea Books, Judging Pu’erh, etc. [Inbetweenisode 173]

This episode I answer a series of questions on tea, covering a pretty wide range of topics. Topics include vendors for aged oolongs, water, tea books, caffeine content, judging pu’erh, and some pu’erh recommendations. Thanks for all the great questions … Continue reading

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Farmer Chen’s Primitive Charcoal Light Roast Lishan [Episode 275]

We drink Farmer Chen’s Lightly Roasted Lishan Tea. This one is very similar but also a little bit different from a few generes of Taiwanese oolongs. Thanks to Nug at Dead Leaves Club for the sample. You can find more … Continue reading

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