Category Archives: Raw Pu’erh

2009 Yiwu via W2T Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 186]

This episode, I drink a semi-aged raw pu’erh from W2T. The tea is from one of my pu’erh areas, Yiwu and stands out for its decent storage, clean profile, and good aftertaste. Finding affordable Yiwu can be difficult and this … Continue reading

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2018 Tea & TeaDB Reflections

2018 has been a year where I’ve continued to settle into regular habits of drinking my own tea rather than a year of exploration. I still very much enjoy drinking tea and have it at least once daily but the hobby … Continue reading

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2014 Xizi Hao Grade B Manzhuan [Episode 294]

This episode Denny and I drink a companion to the 2014 Gedeng a few episodes back. This tea is the XZH Grade B Manzhuan and is also from the 6FM area. This session is a bit more balanced and the … Continue reading

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2014 Xizi Hao Red Mark Iron Gedeng [Episode 293]

This episode Denny and I drink a very high-end tea from the six famous mountains range, the Gedeng. This productions uses some very high-quality leaves and is easily one of the most potent brews we’ve had on the show. If … Continue reading

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Why Storage Advice from Humid Parts of East Asia isn’t Always Very Useful for the West

Storage: keep in cool, clean, dry, ventilated, no peculiar smell, no pollutant, no direct sunlight place. This sort of advice is common. It’s especially prevalent when looking at vendor descriptions on ebay or amazon or whatever. For a novice it all … Continue reading

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Storage Deep Dive featuring 2007 YQH Lingya [Inbetweenisode 183]

This episode is my second deep dive into looking at the storage . I recently acquired a cake of Lingya from a non-Yang source in Taiwan and decided to compare it with the tea I’ve been storing. The first cake … Continue reading

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What’s a Bargain? Some Musings on Relative Price in Tea

What’s a real bargain? Below are some of my musings on how we think about price. The restaurant I probably go to most often in Seattle is a local taco joint. Their menu is simple and they execute their food … Continue reading

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2001 Zhongcha Huangyin via TWL Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 182]

This episode, I drink a tea that is currently being sourced by some tea friends on their new project Teas We Like. The tea has been aged in Taiwan and is well-balanced, decently potent, with a strong huigan that mixes … Continue reading

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2018 W2T Lucky Puppy Raw Pu’erh [Episode 287]

This episode, Denny and I drink one of the premium pu’erhs from White2Tea’s 2018 line. This one is very strong and powerful. It makes a big contrast from what we’ve both been drinking lately.

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Storage Deep Dive featuring 2006 CGHT Yiwu Yecha [Inbetweenisode 181]

This episode is a deep dive into looking at the storage . I recently acquired a duplicate . This is a cake I’ve kept in my own pumidor storage for three years and was previously stored in Houston Texas, a … Continue reading

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