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WuyiOrigin Baijiguan Wuyi Oolong [Episode 323]

This episode, Denny and I drink one of the four famous bushes of Yancha from Wuyi Origin and is usually processed and made on the greener end. This tea is aromatic, well-balanced and very enjoyable. https://www.wuyiorigin.com/

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2001 Xiaguan Iron 8653 Raw Pu’erh [Episode 322]

This episode, Denny and I drink a sample kindly provided by Pat, a 2001 Xiaguan Iron 8653. This is a famous recipe and the tea itself is fairly aged, but still potent raw pu’erh. The character is partly woody, earthy … Continue reading

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2007 Dayi Star of Menghai Ripe [Episode 321]

This episode, Denny and I drink a special production ripe from last decade, the Star of Menghai. This is a production that is not made every year and is composed of a lot of tippy, gong ting leaves. Thank you … Continue reading

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2016 WuyiOrigin Laocong Shuixian [Inbetweenisode 204]

This episode, James is joined by old friend “five kilo” Meet. We drink some of Meet’s favorite type of tea, Yancha, and talk about both the tea and where his five kilos have gone.

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2016 Zhengyan 105 Wuyi via Yunnan Sourcing [Episode 320]

This episode, Denny and I drink a mildly unusual Wuyi. A fun change of pace vs. more typical mineraly Yancha. Thanks to John for sending in this sample!

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How to Use a Gaiwan [Inbetweenisode 203]

NOTE: After thinking about it a bit, you can use four fingers to hold the gaiwan as well, especially for larger gaiwans where it may be difficult to get a good grip with just three fingers. The trick with your … Continue reading

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2017 Zhengsilong Wangong Raw Pu’erh via Tea-Encounter [Episode 319]

This episode, Denny and I drink a powerful young Yiwu tea. This tea was made by well-respected tea producer Zhengsilong and was kindly provided by Tiago of Tea Encounter. https://www.tea-encounter.com/

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2018 Yunnan Sourcing Serendipity Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 202]

A quick episode on the Yunnan Sourcing ripe production, Serendipity. This is my latest ripe casualty and another pretty decent, well-balanced blend produced by Scott. Rating: 5.9 https://yunnansourcing.com/

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1996 Aged Tieguanyin via Teance [Episode 318]

This episode, Denny and I drink an aged Anxi Tieguanyin from Teance. The tea was roasted several times early on and has a heavy, earthy, mineral character. https://www.teance.com/

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How I Brew Pu’erh & My Thought Process on Approaching Different Types of Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 201]

In episode 201, I supplement a couple older episodes Denny and I filmed on the basics of raw and ripe pu’erh. In this episode I talk specifically about brewing and how I tend to model it in my head and … Continue reading

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