Category Archives: Aged Pu’erh

2001 Xiaguan Iron 8653 Raw Pu’erh [Episode 322]

This episode, Denny and I drink a sample kindly provided by Pat, a 2001 Xiaguan Iron 8653. This is a famous recipe and the tea itself is fairly aged, but still potent raw pu’erh. The character is partly woody, earthy … Continue reading

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The 70/70 Line & Projecting Pu’erh Storage

A few years ago I thought it’d be interesting to try mapping certain temperature and humidity conditions to approximate a certain area’s storage. For instance, if you could maintain conditions of 55-65F/65RH in a storage setup that might approximate somewhat … Continue reading

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How I Brew Pu’erh & My Thought Process on Approaching Different Types of Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 201]

In episode 201, I supplement a couple older episodes Denny and I filmed on the basics of raw and ripe pu’erh. In this episode I talk specifically about brewing and how I tend to model it in my head and … Continue reading

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A Conversation w/Glen on Aging Tea in Seattle & Kunming, Blending & Tea Culture [Inbetweenisode 199]

In this episode, Glen and I have a casual conversation covering a wide arrange of tea and pu’erh centric topics. We start by talking about how tea is aging in Seattle (where we both live) and how that compares with … Continue reading

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ICYMI Tea Storage & Humidors on The Tea Fix

ICYMI, last summer I had a guest appearance on the Tea Fix where Geoff, Leona and I talked about tea storage in the west.

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Tea and Tobacco Guest Appearance

This is not a TeaDB episode, but a guest appearance I made on Tea and Tobacco. It was a fun conversation and we talked about a wide array of topics from pu’erh storage, how I got into tea, and a … Continue reading

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2001 Menghai Tea Factory 7432 Raw Pu’erh, Traditionally Stored via TWL [Episode 305]

This episode, Denny and I drink a traditionally stored tea from Menghai Tea Factory, the 7432. No that is not a typo. This is a recipe that isn’t frequently produced, but the tea is quite legit. It is traditionally stored … Continue reading

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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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