Category Archives: Ripe Pu’erh

ZETA, 2017 YS Rooster King Ripe Blind Tasting [Episode 248]

The final episode of the blind tasting is a ripe, Scott’s 2017 Rooster King.

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Western Brands are Very Different from Big Factory Tea

The data from this original post was originally taken from puer.cn, and isn’t totally complete (it’s probably missing some productions). The information is intended as a proxy to look at some trends. Here’s the dataset of White2Tea, Yunnan Sourcing, Dayi, … Continue reading

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Zhang Jinghong’s Ancient Caravans & Urban Chic, a Conversation w/Garrett [Inbetweenisode 155]

This is not a review.. In this episode, James and Garrett have a very long discussion on (IMO) the best English-language book on pu’erh around. They discuss what they like about the book and dive deeper into some of the … Continue reading

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Tea Drinking Reflections 2017

2017 has been a transitory year for me with a few significant life changes. Part of this involved the very painful process of packing up all my tea-related things and moving from my apartment of five years. This is the … Continue reading

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Five Things I Like & Dislike, Obsession with Value, Tea Shaming…

Things that have been occurring in the tea world that I like and dislike..

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2015 W2T Brown Sugar Ripe Pu’erh [Episode 234]

A 2015 ripe pu’erh from White2Tea. This is a smooth, thick brew for an inexpensive price. Recommended.

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Why is the Western Scene so Dominated by Young Pu’erh, A Conversation w/Garrett [Inbetweenisode 146]

In this episode, Garrett and I take a look at one of the latest articles on TeaDB and some of the responses. We discuss why young raw pu’erh is such a commonly sourced tea for western facing pu’erh-centric vendor.

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2017 YS Rooster King Ripe Pu’erh [Episode 232]

One of Scott’s very recent ripe pu’erh pressings, the Year of the Rooster ripe cake. Well-blended and well-priced! 2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Rooster King" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake

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2015 W2T Pretty Girls Ripe Pu’erh [Episode 231]

White2Tea’s premium ripe pu’erh brought onto TeaDB. A relatively strong ripe blend, for those that like their shu on the greener side.

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Does Pu’erh Increase in Value? Part 2. Landmark Years & Dayi Special Productions: A Look at Price

To some extent all pu’erh moves together in the market. When the pu’erh bust hit in 2007, teas across the board were hit. Raw tea, ripe tea, Dayi, Changtai, Lao Banzhang, Yiwu.. Of course this is only part of the picture. In … Continue reading

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