Category Archives: Raw Pu’erh

2019 Pu’erh from Western Vendors are More Expensive Than Ever. Three Ways to Look at Price.

I’ve been updating a spreadsheet on pu’erh prices on release for the past few years in order to get an idea of tea being offered to western consumers and any possible trends. The well-known popular narrative is that fresh pu’erh … Continue reading

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VORT & VOATO. Nerdy Tea Comparisons.

VORP/WAR In sports analytics (baseball and basketball), there’s a couple of new(ish) advanced metrics that have caught traction over the past decade. One is VORP, which stands for Value Over Replacement Player and measures a player’s contribution compared with what … Continue reading

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2005 Chenyuan Hao Shanzhong Chuanqi Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 213]

In this episode, I give the 2005 Chenyuan Hao Shanzhong Chuanqi another go. This is a six famous mountains blend I’ve sampled a few times and each time my own impression of the tea has shifted. The tea is dark, … Continue reading

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Five Things I Like & Dislike. Short-Term Pumidors, B&B Sheng of the Day, Buying Pu’erh on Amazon

Five things I like & dislike.

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2019 Biyun Hao Yiwu Huangshan Raw Pu’erh [Episode 339]

We drink a very high-quality, small-production Yiwu tea. The tea is made by Biyun Hao a Taizhong based pu’erh vendor. Unfortunately this tea is not available but a few are. Thank you to the folks over at Teas We Like … Continue reading

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2012 Yangqing Hao Yegu Wild Raw Pu’erh [Episode 337]

This is about as strong a tea as you will encounter. I think this episode is enjoyable, when it becomes obvious that Denny and I are completely taken aback from the power of the tea. This was the 3rd episode … Continue reading

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Storage Methodology & Odor-Free Storage. Things to Watch Out For in a few Popular Western Storage Methods.

One pumidor-related topic I contemplate is the correct way to think about the chosen container. Given we store a tea at identical temperature and humidity (say 70F/65RH), if we store the same tea for five years in two different ways, … Continue reading

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Pu’erh Storage Explainer [Inbetweenisode 212]

The history of storing pu’erh. Pu’erh storage terminology. Storing pu’erh in the US or Europe. Pu’erh is a tea grown in Yunnan for export to Hong Kong and other parts of southern China and southeast Asia. Here it was stored … Continue reading

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2019 Yunnan Sourcing Spring Morning Huangpian Raw Pu’erh [Episode 336]

This episode features an inexpensive, but flavorful huangpian production. If you like the flavor, this is an excellent value coming in around barely over $0.05/g. Friendly but not weak, this is a solid young sheng to enjoy. https://yunnansourcing.com

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Sample Upwards! Why You Should Consider Trying Teas You Have No Intention in Buying

When I’m buying cakes of tea I tend to gravitate towards certain price ranges and have a mental ceiling of how much I’m willing to spend on tea. It’s not really based off of anything well reasoned or rationalized and … Continue reading

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