Category Archives: High-Mountain Oolong

Czajownia Alishan [Episode 190]

A crisp, fresh, Alishan coming from an unlikely source in Poland.

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Teamasters Alishan [Episode 172]

This episode, Denny and James drink a fresh 2016 Alishan from Teamasters generously supplied by Ryan Ahn of the Penn State Institute.

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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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Shopping for Tea in Taiwan

Forever alone.. Being a pu’erh addict in the west is a lonely endeavor and how we intake information and buy tea is in all likelihood very different than the average Asian pu-head. We’re often resigned to the tea table/closet all … Continue reading

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Taiwan Sourcing’s Lishan Tieguanyin [Episode 116]

A more normal TeaDB episode but featuring Scott Wilson (Yunnan Sourcing) and another important part of Yunnan Sourcing his wife (XY). This is Denny and James first taste of the Taiwanese teas of Taiwan Sourcing, with their Lishan Tieguanyin.

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Phoenix Tea’s Taiwanese Oolongs w/Guest Star Brett [Episode 114]

A special episode with guest star Brett Boynton of Phoenix Tea. Brett helped a young Denny get into tea years ago.

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Tea Urchin’s Lao Jizi Baozhong [Episode 105]

A blind tasting of a sample kindly provided by Richard. An interesting contrast vs. the Floating Leaves Tea reviewed in episode 103.

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Floating Leaves Tea’s 2014 Winter Shan Li Xi [Episode 104]

Another good one from Floating Leaves. This is Shiuwen’s favorite high mountain tea of the harvest!

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Origin Tea’s Mr. Du’s High-Fired Alishan [Episode 86]

Denny and James review a really well-done high-fired tea from Origin Tea. The tea is unique in that the roast has been done at a lower temperature for a long period of time. In this episode we erroneously refer 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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