Category Archives: Raw Pu’erh

2012 BYH Guafengzhai (single tree?) [Episode 223]

In this episode, Denny and James drink a supposedly single tree raw pu’erh. The focus is not on this fact, but on the tea which is a punchy, strong treat. Biyun Hao is a boutique Taiwanese brand. Thanks to Pedro … Continue reading

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Reading & Drinking Numbers, Numbered Recipes in Pu’erh

I’ve seen the hashtag #drinkingnumbers around instagram used by a few pu’erh heads. This usually means that you’re drinking a tea labeled by the recipe number.. The recipes are usually four digits, and you’ve probably seen them attached to certain … Continue reading

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1999 Big Green Tree Red Ticket Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 138]

This episode, James brings on a famous Big Green Tree production, the 1999 Red Ticket. This tea was lightly humidly stored early, but is very clean now. Big thank you to 3B over at the HK Tea Forum for meeting … Continue reading

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Traditionally Stored HK-Pu’erh [Episode 221]

We don’t know much about this tea, other than that it was traditionally stored and is almost as old as us! The tea broth is smooth, creamy, rich, soft, and comfortable. Thank you to Su for generously sending me this … Continue reading

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Five Things I Like and Dislike Vol. 2

Things that have been occurring in the tea world that I like and dislike..

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Pu’erh Storage with Garrett [Inbetweenisode 137]

This episode, James is rejoined by Garrett for a discussion of pu’erh storage. Specifically covers Garrett’s own experiences storing pu’erh in Seattle with crocks and a cheap, second-hand pumidor. Is Like Water IG Dew Point Calculator

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2004 Heshihua Jingmai via Bana Tea [Episode 219]

This episode Denny and James drink a Jingmai semi-aged pu’erh from Bana Tea. A well-balanced brew with a really nice huigan.

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2007 Yangqing Hao Qizhong Raw Pu’erh w/Garrett [Inbetweenisode 136]

This episode features a good pufriend, Garrett and a favorite of both James and Garrett, the 2007 YQH Qizhong. Brewed in Garrett’s tea cavern. Is Like Water Yangqing Hao

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1999 Yichanghao Yiwu Raw Pu’erh [Episode 217]

This episode, Denny and James review the 1999 Yichanghao Yiwu. This is a famous tea from the turn of the century and a sample was generously given to James during his 2017 trip to Asia.

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Travel Write-Up (JP + TW + HK)

I recently had the privilege of traveling to Asia for the third time. Within 3.5 weeks I traveled to Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. I wasn’t going to write anything originally, but a slow chatter of emails and messages have … Continue reading

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