Category Archives: Raw Pu’erh

How We Think About Storage.. The Storage Spectrum. Is Storing Pu’erh at a Constant 70RH in a Box OK?

Pumidors are bad. Sealed storage is bad. No airflow is bad, you’re suffocating the tea. Too much airflow is bad, you’ll suck out the aroma. Your tea is drying out. Heated storage is bad. Other than a few select controversial … Continue reading

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Naked Yiwu Raw Pu’erh via TWL [Inbetweenisode 190]

This episode I drink a very unique Yiwu tea from Teas We Like. The tea is interesting for both its pedigree and its storage. It is decidedly old school and nothing like the boutique Yiwus that are often produced in … Continue reading

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2007 Xizi Hao Xishangmeishao [Episode 302]

This episode, Denny and I drink a raw pu’erh kindly sent to us by Darius. Thank you! The tea is a special opportunity to try something that has been dry-stored in the US (near Atlanta) for many years. It is … Continue reading

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Dayeh (Big Leaf) Pu’erh from Su [Episode 301]

Thank you to Su for sending both this gift. This episode Denny and I drink a smooth, easy-drinking Dayeh (Big Leaf) Pu’erh from Su. It’s an extremely comfortable and likable tea.

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Shop Like It’s 2012. One Way to Think About and Find Value.

I got into tea in 2012. One of the first things I did was read everything I could in the western tea scene. This included old forum posts, new forum posts, blogs like Marshaln, Half-Dipper and the Chadao Blogspot. One … Continue reading

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Datapost: 2018 Pu’erh Prices are More of the Same

About a year ago, I used the Way Back Machine/Archive.org to go back and examine the prices at conception of tea from western vendors since 2011. This was a valuable exercise and produced some interesting findings on a range of … Continue reading

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2013 Xiaguan FT Love Forever Paper Tong Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 188]

This episode I drink a tea that I own quite a lot of, the 2013 Xiaguan Love Forever Paper Tong. This tea has become fairly popular in the specialized western pu’erh in the last couple years. Despite being pressed six … Continue reading

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2009 Yiwu via W2T Raw Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 186]

This episode, I drink a semi-aged raw pu’erh from W2T. The tea is from one of my pu’erh areas, Yiwu and stands out for its decent storage, clean profile, and good aftertaste. Finding affordable Yiwu can be difficult and this … Continue reading

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2018 Tea & TeaDB Reflections

2018 has been a year where I’ve continued to settle into regular habits of drinking my own tea rather than a year of exploration. I still very much enjoy drinking tea and have it at least once daily but the hobby … Continue reading

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2014 Xizi Hao Grade B Manzhuan [Episode 294]

This episode Denny and I drink a companion to the 2014 Gedeng a few episodes back. This tea is the XZH Grade B Manzhuan and is also from the 6FM area. This session is a bit more balanced and the … Continue reading

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