Category Archives: Raw Pu’erh

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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2009 Chensheng Hao Yiwu via Yunnan Sourcing [Episode 334]

In episode 334, Denny and I drink a 2009 raw pu’erh stored in Guangdong. This is from a well-known brand Chensheng Hao and is one of their earlier productions. They’re well known for their Xishuangbanna tea but this tea is … Continue reading

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Boutique Pu’erh. How Much of a Story Does the Top End of the Western Boutique Pu’erh Market Tell?

If you follow what gets said about prices each year, you would end up with the impression that the average price of tea has gone up. But more specifically the price at the most sought after regions (say Lao Banzhang, … Continue reading

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Five Things I Like & Dislike. China as a Monolith, Tea Instagram, Small Vendors Selling Semi-Aged Pu’erh

Five more things I like & dislike.

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Why Simple Storage Solution are Often A Better Fit for the Western Hobbyist

If you stick around the western pu’erh scene long enough, you’ll hear about people setting up a variety of different storage setups. Unfortunately there is only a light track record for us to draw on. A handful of 10-15 year … Continue reading

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Three 20ish Year old Dayi Teas [Inbetweenisode 208]

In this episode, I talk about three older Menghai Tea Factory teas that are all around 20 years old. While I don’t drink them on camera, I share my thoughts on each and my overarching impression and how I think … Continue reading

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A Few Considerations in a Group Session

I’ve had the opportunity to participate and host a number of group sessions since I got into tea. The context varies.. Some have been with a couple people unfamiliar with tea, others are with regular tea friends. This article on … Continue reading

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Storing Pu’erh in North America (& The West). Pu’erh Storage Q&A [Inbetweenisode 207]

This episode, I answer a series of questions sent in about pu’erh storage. This is one of the more hot button topics in the west. Over the course of the episode, I give some context on how pu’erh storage has … Continue reading

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2010 Yunnan Sourcing Xikong Spring Raw Pu’erh [Episode 325]

This episode, Denny and I drink a 9 year old, US-Stored raw pu’erh sent to us by shah. This tea was at or towards the top of Scott’s 2010 Spring lineup and has been aged around the Atlanta, Georgia area … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Buying Recently (The Past Couple Years)

I get asked now and then what I’ve bought and where to buy from. Despite some past efforts of transparency and publicly shaming, I haven’t talked as directly about teas I’ve bought. If you read between the lines you can … Continue reading

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