Category Archives: Raw Pu’erh

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.

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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!

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Five Things I Like & Dislike 12. Measuring Pu’erh Conditions, Steaming Iron Cakes, Anonymous Vendors

Five More Things I like & Dislike. Measuring Pu’erh Conditions (Relative Humidity Generated) One smart thing that I believe Marco was the first to do was measure the condition/relative humidity generated by cakes (see conditioning experiment). This isn’t difficult and … Continue reading

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Marco Hotbox Experiment (Bosch) Comparison

The most interesting storage experiment in the west is a heated cooler filled with mylar bags of pu’erh in Toronto. This is of course Marco’s hotbox experiment where cakes are conditioned to generate 63-69RH and then stored at fixed temperatures. … Continue reading

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2019 Tea Encounter Baiyingshan Raw Pu’erh [Episode 349]

This episode, Denny and I drink an aromatic approachable young sheng from Tea Encounter. This is part of Tea Encounter’s inaugural set of productions. Congrats to Tiago!

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2019 Tea & TeaDB Reflections

2019 may be one of the more boring years from TeaDB to write about. I drank tea, bought a little, Denny and I continued our episode per week pace, and I wrote a bit. My habits are more settled, a … Continue reading

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