Category Archives: Raw Pu’erh

Why is the Western Scene so Dominated by Young Pu’erh, A Conversation w/Garrett [Inbetweenisode 146]

In this episode, Garrett and I take a look at one of the latest articles on TeaDB and some of the responses. We discuss why young raw pu’erh is such a commonly sourced tea for western facing pu’erh-centric vendor.

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2004 Xiaguan FT T004 from MX (Taobao) [Inbetweenisode 145]

A 2004 FT production. This is an above average, robust solid Xiaguan tuo.  Thanks to Garrett for guest-starring in this episode.

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Does Pu’erh Increase in Value? Part 2. Landmark Years & Dayi Special Productions: A Look at Price

To some extent all pu’erh moves together in the market. When the pu’erh bust hit in 2007, teas across the board were hit. Raw tea, ripe tea, Dayi, Changtai, Lao Banzhang, Yiwu.. Of course this is only part of the picture. In … Continue reading

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Does Pu’erh Increase in Value? Part 1. Big Factory Pu’erh Recipes

When I investigated the teas that western vendors tend to sell (tldr: young raw pu’erh), the topic of pu’erhs value over time was brought up. In that post, I found that the average cost of a young raw pu’erh listed … Continue reading

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2008 Dayi 8582 801 Raw Pu’erh feat. 2005 8582 [Inbetweenisode 144]

This episode, James continues his exploration of Taiwan stored 8582, with the 2008 version. This is also a solid tea and is starting to mellow to a more drinkable state. At the end of the episode, James compares the 2005 … Continue reading

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1999 Xiaguan All Red Neifei 8653 [Episode 228]

Strong, punch, potent, retired smoke this is a semi-aged factory tea that does not go down without a fight.

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2005 Dayi 8582 502 Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 143]

This episode, James covers one of the famous raw pu’erh recipes from Dayi, the 8582. He drinks a semi-aged version, previously stored in Taiwan. Special thanks to Marco for providing the tea.

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The Western Pu’erh Scene is Really Dominated by Modern Young Pu’erh

For people looking to learn about pu’erh I usually recommend picking a western-facing, pu’erh-centric, vendor and ordering a bunch of samples that cover a few different categories (my suggestion: young raw pu’erh, semi-aged raw pu’erh, and ripe pu’erh). Most pu’erh vendors … Continue reading

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2006 Fengqing 7811 Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 141]

This episode, James brings on a premium, tippy, extremely powerful pu’erh from Best Tea House. Thanks to Bev at http://listeningtoleaves.blogspot.com/ for the very generous sample. 2006 Fengqing 7811

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2011 Wangong [Episode 225]

A 2011 tea from the Wangong area in Mengla County. Clean and very high-quality material that has been dry-stored.

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