Category Archives: Oolong

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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Tributary Teas Light Roast Lishan [Episode 341]

This episode we drink another Lishan mountain tea from Tributary Teas. This one is their light roast, which forms a nice contrast with the greener, crisper, more verdant Lishan we previously reviewed. https://tributaryteas.com/

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Five Things I Like & Dislike. Short-Term Pumidors, B&B Sheng of the Day, Buying Pu’erh on Amazon

Five things I like & dislike.

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Tributary Teas Lishan Huagang High-Mountain Tea [Episode 338]

We go back to an old favorite, High-Mountain oolong. This tea is crisp, fresh, and very enjoyable. Thank you to the folks over at Tributary Teas for providing it! https://tributaryteas.com/

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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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