Category Archives: Aged Pu’erh

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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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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Five More Things I Like & Dislike. Heicha is Overly Broad, XXL Home Storage Setups, Vendors Speaking Out.

Things I like & dislike.

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Advice I’d Give to Someone Just Starting With Pu’erh

One good thing about TeaDB is it encompaseses a large chunk of Denny and my tea journey. This includes when we were new and fresh in the western tea world and while it results in some early embarrassing episodes, it also … Continue reading

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Rare Tea: 1970s Ripe Tuocha

This tea was generously gifted to me by Su as a wedding gift. Thanks so much for your generosity! About the Tea (& Is it Legit?) Ripe pu’erh was invented in the 1970s, so this represents an extremely early specimen. … Continue reading

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Correcting Your Storage & Preventing Mold. What are Safe Parameters?

So you got mold? This is a real risk for anyone aging pu’erh, especially those with setups designed to add some form of humidity. After you deal with the immediate outbreak, you essentially have two options. Scrap your setup and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Marco’s Hotbox Storage Experiment [Inbetweenisode 174]

This episode, I talk on Marco’s fascinating experiment where he heats up his pu’erh in a cooler (kept at a fairly steady humidity). It’s only one year in, but there’s a lot of food for thought! https://mgualt.com/tealog/2018/08/04/temp-control-experiment-w2t-bosch/ https://mgualt.com/tealog/2018/08/12/storage-experiment-w2t-tuhao-af-2016-one-year-in/

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Q&A. Vendor + Tea Recommendations, Tea Books, Judging Pu’erh, etc. [Inbetweenisode 173]

This episode I answer a series of questions on tea, covering a pretty wide range of topics. Topics include vendors for aged oolongs, water, tea books, caffeine content, judging pu’erh, and some pu’erh recommendations. Thanks for all the great questions … Continue reading

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Tea-Side, Vendor Profile & Interview

I had the pleasure of meeting tea vendors and Russian expats Valerii and Jane when I went to Chiang Mai. I had not been planning on any tea meetups on this trip, but Valerii happened to see I was traveling … Continue reading

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