Category Archives: Aged Pu’erh

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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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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The Secondary Pu’erh Market & a Few Pricing Factors

The secondary market is defined in this ebay guide on collectibles terminology as: “the buying and selling of collectibles previously sold on the primary market by retailers to collectors.” . Even though it is a consumable, the pu’erh market is also … Continue reading

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1990s Paperless Raw Pu’erh [Episode 212]

This episode, Denny and James drink a HK traditionally stored pu’erh, acquired by James during his stay in Taiwan. No frills, solid drinker.

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Big Region. Small Region. Tree Age.

Pu’erh marketing is filled with noise that ranges from the mildly inaccurate to absurdist comedy. One of the most important lessons you learn early is to filter out out information that isn’t important. In the end most of us can … Continue reading

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Simple Home Storage Solutions

Pu’erh storage is as complicated as you want to make it. But it’s also an issue that needs to be addressed for anyone with a stash. Keeping your pu’erh in open air or close to aromas is a good way to … Continue reading

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