Category Archives: Aged Oolong

Tea Drinking Reflections 2016 & 15 Cake Challenge 2017

In what is becoming a yearly tradition, I spent too much and bought too much in 2016.  An extended trip to Asia didn’t help matters. Unlike 2015 I’m actually pretty happy with what I spent money on. Part of this … Continue reading

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Blind Spots (in the Western Market)

The west is a tiny blimp in the Chinese specialty tea market. Having had the experience of traveling and shopped for tea in Taiwan and Hong Kong it gives me some idea of how the market looks in parts of east … Continue reading

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30 Year Old? Wuyi [Episode 162]

An oolong gift given to Denny from James’ Taiwan trip. This is an old, mellow, easy to drink Yancha.

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Shopping for Tea in Taiwan FAQ

Since my first trip to Taiwan, I’ve been frequently asked about what to do and where to go for tea in Taiwan. This is an attempt to answer some of these questions.. I should also preface this with a warning. I’m … Continue reading

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TW Aged Oolong [Taiwan Tapes] — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #84

A type of tea that is becoming increasingly expensive in the east, but is several degrees harder to find in the west, aged oolong. This episode concludes the episodes filmed in Taiwan.

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1985 Fujian Tieguanyin — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #78

An aged oolong taken from the mysterious box. Episode includes lots of thoughts on the aged oolong genre in general.. The tea itself is clean, tasty and enjoyable.

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The Box. Aged Oolong Report

The aged oolong market in the west leaves a lot to be desired. Most of the time the teas are usually significantly flawed (re-roasted/sour), overpriced, or more often than not both. A couple years ago, I was lucky enough to sample … Continue reading

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Tea Reports 2015 & 2016, Soliciting Feedback & Looking Forward

As many of you may have noticed the tea of the month reports haven’t exactly been on schedule. They’ve often gone longer than expected and I still have countless unfinished samples which I am trying to drink through. First things first.. I’ll … Continue reading

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May/June/July Tea of the Month 2015

Here’s the announcement of the next batch of tea of the months. Feel free to drink alongside, give suggestions, etc. Due to being egregiously and hilariously over my tea budget, I’m not sure how much I will be able to … Continue reading

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Announcing Tea of the Month 2015

This is an announcement about the tea of the month series for 2015 as well as an outline of January’s upcoming tea of the month. Similar to the other tea of the months this will be more of a personal … Continue reading

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