Category Archives: Ripe Pu’erh

The Secondary Pu’erh Market & a Few Pricing Factors

The secondary market is defined in this ebay guide on collectibles terminology as: “the buying and selling of collectibles previously sold on the primary market by retailers to collectors.” . Even though it is a consumable, the pu’erh market is also … Continue reading

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Tree Age in Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 130]

This episode, James talks about the tricky topic of tree age, a common marketing point for dealers of modern pu’erh.

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Big Region. Small Region. Tree Age.

Pu’erh marketing is filled with noise that ranges from the mildly inaccurate to absurdist comedy. One of the most important lessons you learn early is to filter out out information that isn’t important. In the end most of us can … Continue reading

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2015 Yunnan Sourcing Huirun Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 129]

This episode, James reviews the 2015 Yunnan Sourcing Huirun. Made from a blend of Bulang material and is one of Scott’s nicer ripe pu’erh productions.

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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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