Category Archives: Ripe Pu’erh

Reading & Drinking Numbers, Numbered Recipes in Pu’erh

I’ve seen the hashtag #drinkingnumbers around instagram used by a few pu’erh heads. This usually means that you’re drinking a tea labeled by the recipe number.. The recipes are usually four digits, and you’ve probably seen them attached to certain … Continue reading

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Five Things I Like and Dislike Vol. 2

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

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2006 Hailang Hao Jin Hai Lang via YS [Episode 220]

In this episode, Denny and James bring on a decade old ripe pu’erh from Yunnan Sourcing. It is a well-balanced, creamy, clean ripe pu’erh. Big thank you to Ryan for sharing this tea with us.

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Pu’erh Storage with Garrett [Inbetweenisode 137]

This episode, James is rejoined by Garrett for a discussion of pu’erh storage. Specifically covers Garrett’s own experiences storing pu’erh in Seattle with crocks and a cheap, second-hand pumidor. Is Like Water IG Dew Point Calculator

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Travel Write-Up (JP + TW + HK)

I recently had the privilege of traveling to Asia for the third time. Within 3.5 weeks I traveled to Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. I wasn’t going to write anything originally, but a slow chatter of emails and messages have … Continue reading

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2004 Date Fragrance Ripe Pu’erh Brick [Inbetweenisode 135]

This episode, James brings on a humble, daily drinking ripe pu’erh brick from one of Toby’s boxes. https://www.instagram.com/toby8653/ https://thejadeleaf.com/

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1980s Xiaguan Xiao Fa Tuo Ripe Pu’erh [Episode 216]

This episode, James and Denny bring on a much older version of one of Denny’s favorite daily ripe teas, the Xiaguan Xiao Fa Tuo. Thanks to Bev for providing it. Listening to Leaves Best Tea House

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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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