Category Archives: Raw Pu’erh

Why Shelf-Stored Pu’erh Storage in the West Is Usually Bad

(un)wise words: If you’re comfortable in your living environment, pu’erh will also age well in that environment. In the search for information on pu’erh storage you’ll sometimes come across folk-wisdom like this that makes longer term pu’erh storage seem awfully … Continue reading

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Five things I Like & Dislike COVID19 Edition…

Five things I like & dislike COVID19 Edition… Very Slow International Shipping The most obvious thing and a clear dislike. We now have all kinds of time at home for tea. But unfortunately international shipping, especially from China, has grinded … Continue reading

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The Gift of Skepticism. Why Having a Suspicious Outlook in the Online Tea World Can Be Beneficial

Occasionally I get asked what advice I’d give myself if I were starting over in tea. There’s a lot of things I could do. I’d undoubtedly point myself towards better sources and away from worst ones. I’d probably choose to … Continue reading

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What I Like About Yiwu Teas & 2005 Purple Yisheng [Inbetweenisode 230]

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Old School Yiwu & 2003 Wistaria Zipin [Inbetweenisode 228]

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Tea Q&A, Best Time to Drink Tea, Mixing Steeps, Drinking Aged Pu’erh on a Budget & More! [IBS 227]

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The Historical Wistaria Tea House in Taipei & 2007 Wistaria Hongyin [Inbetweenisode 226]

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Special Occasion Tea & 2004 Biyun Hao (BYH) Manzhuan [Inbetweenisode 224]

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Five of the Teas I Drink the Most Often & How My Drinking Habits Have Changed [Inbetweenisode 222]

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2004 Mengku Rongshi Qizibing [Inbetweenisode 219]

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