Category Archives: Ripe Pu’erh

2017 YS Crimson Rooster Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 191]

This episode, I finish off another ripe cake, the Yunnan Sourcing Crimson Rooster. This is a light-mid fermented ripe pu’erh fermented by the same guy who did the Green Miracle. A good, textured, well-above average ripe. Rating: 6.6.

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2015 YS Huirun Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 187]

This episode, I drink a ripe pu’erh from Scott’s Huirun series. it’s a tea I’ve brought onto the show before, but now I’ve gotten through nearly an entire cake of it! This tea is textured, elegant, and well-balanced. A quality … Continue reading

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Mystery Ripe (1997 CNNP 7581) [Episode 295]

This episode, Denny and I drink an aged mystery ripe, unlabeled in Denny’s stash. In the episode, we’re not totally sure what the tea is. Given the profile, after the episode we compared the wrapping and neifei to a brick … Continue reading

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2018 Tea & TeaDB Reflections

2018 has been a year where I’ve continued to settle into regular habits of drinking my own tea rather than a year of exploration. I still very much enjoy drinking tea and have it at least once daily but the hobby … Continue reading

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2018 YS Year of the Dog Blue Label Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 185]

This episode I drink a tea from Scott’s 2018 ripe line. Bought blind, this has been a regular tea in my rotation for the past few weeks. An enjoyable tea that is very clean, smooth, and a great daily drink.

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2014 YS Man Tang Hong 3 Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 184]

This episode, I finish up a ripe pu’erh cake I bought a while ago from Scott. The cake is part of Yunnan Sourcing‘s Man Tang Hong line, a series of teas I’ve had decent experiences with. The tea is brewed … Continue reading

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Why Storage Advice from Humid Parts of East Asia isn’t Always Very Useful for the West

Storage: keep in cool, clean, dry, ventilated, no peculiar smell, no pollutant, no direct sunlight place. This sort of advice is common. It’s especially prevalent when looking at vendor descriptions on ebay or amazon or whatever. For a novice it all … Continue reading

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2017 Hailang Hao Yishanmo Ripe Pu’erh via YS [Episode 290]

This episode Denny and I drink a premium ripe pu’erh made by Hailang Hao and sourced by Yunnan Sourcing. This is a subtle but rewarding tea that stands out for its texture, depth, and aftertaste.

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What’s a Bargain? Some Musings on Relative Price in Tea

What’s a real bargain? Below are some of my musings on how we think about price. The restaurant I probably go to most often in Seattle is a local taco joint. Their menu is simple and they execute their food … Continue reading

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Garrett Post-Taiwan Travel Recap [Inbetweenisode 180]

In this episode, Garrett and I discuss his recent trip to Taipei and some of his tea-related adventures. We talk about teas he was interested in and ended up buying, meeting up with tea friends, and communicating with teashops abroad … Continue reading

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