Category Archives: Ripe Pu’erh

Simple Home Storage Solutions

Pu’erh storage is as complicated as you want to make it. But it’s also an issue that needs to be addressed for anyone with a stash. Keeping your pu’erh in open air or close to aromas is a good way to … Continue reading

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Baseball Closers, 99 Bottles of Wine (Drink Your Damn Tea & Buy the Good Shit)

In major league baseball a team’s best relief pitcher is nearly always their closer. For years, the closer has been only used under very specific criteria. (a) Their team is ahead by three runs or less (b) there is one … Continue reading

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2007 Xiaguan Xiaofa Tuo Ripe Pu’erh via YS [Episode 196]

Revisiting one of Denny’s old favorite ripe teas.

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Pu’erh for Beginners

The pu’erh compendium and vendor guide were written nearly three years ago and the content on this site has become increasingly pu’erh focused. This is fine for those of us already living in a house made out of bamboo tongs, … Continue reading

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2010 Denong Wild Ripe Pu’erh [Episode 194]

A premium ripe pu’erh from the folks over at Denong Tea.

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2015 Yunnan Sourcing Year of the Goat Ripe Pu’erh, Teas I Own [Inbetweenisode 118]

An inexpensive, ripe tea from James. OMGWTFBBQ?! A nice daily drinking Menghai County ripe from Yunnan Sourcing.

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1990 CNNP 9016 Tuo via YS [Episode 192]

An old ripe tuo stored in Kunming via Yunnan Sourcing.

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Tea Drinking Reflections 2016 & 15 Cake Challenge 2017

In what is becoming a yearly tradition, I spent too much and bought too much in 2016.  An extended trip to Asia didn’t help matters. Unlike 2015 I’m actually pretty happy with what I spent money on. Part of this … Continue reading

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1998-2003 House Blend via FarWenwa [Episode 185]

A house-blended mix of 13yr+ pu’erh mixed in together. Generously sent to us courtesy of Geraldo at Far Wenwa.

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Pumidors 101. Designing & Maintain Your Own Pumidor

The idea of a pumidor is simple. Create an enclosed space where conditions like relative humidity can be manipulated to better maintain and age pu’erh. In the west, this usually means creating an environment where the humidity is higher than … Continue reading

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