Category Archives: Raw Pu’erh

2016 Yunnan Sourcing Bawai Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 134]

In this episode James reviews one of Scott’s premium Lincang teas, the 2016 Bawai. This tea is a fresh, aromatic, and powerful brew. If Lincang teas are your jam, it’s worth a try! 2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Ba Wai Village" Raw … Continue reading

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2013 Xiaguan FT Love Forever [Episode 215]

In episode 215, Denny and James review a wedding gift to James! This is a special tea, that was secretly coordinated by a bunch of fellow tea-loving freaks. Thank you all! The tea is a Xiaguan production but a bit … Continue reading

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The Secondary Pu’erh Market & a Few Pricing Factors

The secondary market is defined in this ebay guide on collectibles terminology as: “the buying and selling of collectibles previously sold on the primary market by retailers to collectors.” . Even though it is a consumable, the pu’erh market is also … Continue reading

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2009 Menghai 7542 901 Raw Pu’erh w/Emilio of The Jade Leaf [Inbetweenisode 133]

In this episode, Emilio and James drink a tea from one of Toby’s Curated Boxes, the 2009 Menghai 7542. Toby’s curated boxes are a project done by Emilio and Toby to expose people to samples of different pu’erh teas. https://thejadeleaf.com/ … Continue reading

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2005 Biyunhao Yiwu Raw Pu’erh [Episode 213]

In this episode, Denny and James review a private label Yiwu made in 2005. Really tasty, lively, with some strong energy.

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1990s Paperless Raw Pu’erh [Episode 212]

This episode, Denny and James drink a HK traditionally stored pu’erh, acquired by James during his stay in Taiwan. No frills, solid drinker.

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Tree Age in Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 130]

This episode, James talks about the tricky topic of tree age, a common marketing point for dealers of modern pu’erh.

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2009 Dayi Menghai Tea Factory 7542 901 [Episode 211]

Not a rerun! This is a tasting of the first raw pu’erh we ever brought onto the show, the classic Dayi recipe 7542. https://www.instagram.com/toby8653/ https://www.instagram.com/thejadeleaf/

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Big Region. Small Region. Tree Age.

Pu’erh marketing is filled with noise that ranges from the mildly inaccurate to absurdist comedy. One of the most important lessons you learn early is to filter out out information that isn’t important. In the end most of us can … Continue reading

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2007 Xizihao Kuzhushan [Episode 209]

A 2007 production from Simao Prefecture in the Kuzhu area. This is a semi-aged raw pu’erh, that is fairly dynamic and constantly shifting between a couple different profiles.

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