Category Archives: Raw Pu’erh

Famous Tea: 1988 Qing Bing

The 1988 Qing Bing is a very famous cakes from the 1980s and early 1990s. Like the 1999 BGT I thought I would share my experiences with it. Phyll Sheng lays out the criteria for 1988 QB in this informative post. They … Continue reading

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2017 Chenyuan Hao Dragon Ball via LiquidProust [Episode 250]

This episode, Denny & James drink a boutique raw pu’erh pressed into a ball, by Chenyuan Hao (a well known Taiwanese boutique). Thank you to Liquid Proust for providing the tea. https://www.liquidproust.com/

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EPSILON, GAMMA. 2017 YS QMS, 2017 YS YB Yunnan Sourcing Raw Pu’erh Blind Tasting [Episode 247]

This episode, Denny and James complete the raw pu’erh portion of the Yunnan Sourcing blind tasting. Tasting has been coordinated by Matt of http://mattchasblog.blogspot.com/ and Yunnan Sourcing https://yunnansourcing.com/ . Big thank you to Matt and Scott! The tea covered in … Continue reading

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Western Brands are Very Different from Big Factory Tea

The data from this original post was originally taken from puer.cn, and isn’t totally complete (it’s probably missing some productions). The information is intended as a proxy to look at some trends. Here’s the dataset of White2Tea, Yunnan Sourcing, Dayi, … Continue reading

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DELTA, 2017 YS Jingmai Yunnan Sourcing Raw Pu’erh Blind Tasting [Episode 246]

This episode Denny and James do part 2 in their Yunnan Sourcing blind tasting.Tasting has been coordinated by Matt of http://mattchasblog.blogspot.com/ and Yunnan Sourcing https://yunnansourcing.com/ . Big thank you to Matt and Scott! The tea covered in this episode is … Continue reading

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Zhang Jinghong’s Ancient Caravans & Urban Chic, a Conversation w/Garrett [Inbetweenisode 155]

This is not a review.. In this episode, James and Garrett have a very long discussion on (IMO) the best English-language book on pu’erh around. They discuss what they like about the book and dive deeper into some of the … Continue reading

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ALPHA, BETA, Yunnan Sourcing Raw Pu’erh Blind Tasting [Episode 245]

This episode Denny and James start a three episode series on some Yunnan Sourcing teas, tasted blind. Tasting has been coordinated by Matt of http://mattchasblog.blogspot.com/ and Yunnan Sourcing https://yunnansourcing.com/ . Big thank you to Matt and Scott! The teas covered … Continue reading

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You Can Buy Young Pu’erh From All Over Yunnan

The custom private label pu’erh has really thrived in the western market – with vendors increasingly sourcing their own pressings directly from Yunnan. This was a new thing for westerners back in 2009 when just Yunnan Sourcing and Essence of … Continue reading

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1997 Loose Dry-Stored Raw Pu’erh via Varat [Episode 244]

This week’s tea is a ~20 year old dry-stored raw pu’erh. Aged in loose form, this is a rarity and a treat that makes an interesting foil to the more humidly stored tea from the prior episode. http://theguidetopuerhtea.blogspot.com/2017/10/educational-series-20-year-old-puerh.html

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2004 Yangqing Hao Teji [Inbetweenisode 153]

This episode, Garrett and James, drink one of their more regular nice brews, the 2004 Yangqing Hao Teji.

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