Category Archives: Raw Pu’erh

An Attempt to Look atPu’eh Price Over Time. & A Look at 7542s Over ~20 Years

Recently, a new site called Sinensis Research posted an article titled Is Pu’er a Good Investment?. It’s an interesting project looking at the price per weight of tea being sold by a number of vendors. The goal is essentially an … Continue reading

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2006 Dayi 8582 601 [Inbetweenisode 212]

This episode I talk a bit about pu’erh I’ve bought in the last few years and drink a relatively recent purchase, 2006 Menghai Tea Factory 8582. The tea is stout, resinous, and enjoyable. Rating: 6.3

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How My Tastes Have Changed & Settled

One question I get asked is how my tastes have changed since getting into tea. I’ve consumed tea intentionally as a hobby for around 8 years now and while TeaDB serves as a nice document for looking and reflecting back … Continue reading

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2006 Hailang Hao Laobanzhang Raw Pu’erh [Episode 358]

This episode, Denny and I have the pleasure of drinking a 14 year old dry-stored raw pu’erh from Hailang Hao. As many know, Lao Banzhang is one of the most famous of areas. The tea is powerful and has an … Continue reading

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Young Sheng Variety Pack. The Western Tea Scene Has Loads of Young Sheng Options

In my first couple years of drinking pu’erh I sampled heavily. Many vendors and many different teas. While I originally did not go into it with a goal of trying specifically young pu’erh, this ended up making a pretty strong … Continue reading

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2009 Yongde Daxueshan Raw Pu’erh & Storage Progress Report [Inbetweenisode 217]

This episode I drink a tea I originally featured about 5 years ago on the show, the 2009 Yongde Daxueshan. Now that tea is 11 years old and it is an interesting revisit to test both the tea and my … Continue reading

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Storage is Wicked. Long & Short Feedback Loops. Innovation in Pu’erh Storage

David Epstein’s book Range makes the case for generalization in a world that has become increasingly specialized. One of the ways the book categorizes areas of interest are as wicked and kind environments. Kind environments are where information and feedback … Continue reading

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2019 Tea-Encounter Bangdong Raw Pu’erh [Episode 354]

This episode, we drink a fresh, sweet, robust raw pu’erh from Tea-Encounter. The tea is from the Bangdong area within Lincang. https://tea-encounter.com/

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2020 Tea Progress Report

I’ve stored tea for around six years now in Seattle and while I’ve fussed a bit over a few small things, the methodology has been overall consistent. The pu’erh has been stored in an enclosed container with Boveda packs to … Continue reading

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2017 W2T Happy Anniversary Baby Raw Pu’erh [Episode 352]

This episode Denny and I drink a W2T production from 3 years ago. The tea is rumored to be an Yiwu and is decently punchy but with a good aftertaste and overall structure. Sent in by Atlas. Thank you!https://white2tea.com/

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