Category Archives: Raw Pu’erh

When do Pu’erh Vendor’s Raise their Prices?

The common wisdom around pu’erh prices is that they rise over time. This is of course true if we zoom out far enough. If you were to take snapchats of most pu’erh production every few years, the trend would be … Continue reading

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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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The 70/70 Line & Projecting Pu’erh Storage

A few years ago I thought it’d be interesting to try mapping certain temperature and humidity conditions to approximate a certain area’s storage. For instance, if you could maintain conditions of 55-65F/65RH in a storage setup that might approximate somewhat … 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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Five Things I Like and Dislike. Quick Judgements, Tea Chat Rooms, Condensed Descriptions.

Five more things I like & dislike…

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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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Three Menghai Tea Factory Teas Between 1997-2001

Thanks to Nug, I had the opportunity to sample a few older and thereby quite expensive Menghai TF teas. I no longer sample as often as I used to, and try to be focused on very interesting teas when I … Continue reading

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2004, 2006, and 2007 Xiaguan Gold Ribbon from MX-Tea [Inbetweenisode 200]

This episode, I drink three different years of the Xiaguan Gold Ribbon production from Taobao vendor, MX-Tea. This was originally produced by Xiaguan in 2004 as a 100 gram Tuocha and in my opinion is quite a bit better than … Continue reading

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2018 Crimson Lotus Tea Autumn Hekai Raw Pu’erh [Episode 316]

This episode, Denny and I brew a powerful young sheng by local Seattle friends, Crimson Lotus Tea. The tea is quite punchy, potent, and strong, you’ll be able to tell by just watching the video. Thank you to Lamu & … Continue reading

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A Conversation w/Glen on Aging Tea in Seattle & Kunming, Blending & Tea Culture [Inbetweenisode 199]

In this episode, Glen and I have a casual conversation covering a wide arrange of tea and pu’erh centric topics. We start by talking about how tea is aging in Seattle (where we both live) and how that compares with … Continue reading

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