Category Archives: Tea Learning

The Speed Test, cr. Marshaln [Inbetweenisode 139]

In this episode, James goes over a very simple, but informative way to look at your tea consumption. The Speed Test

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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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Western Tea Culture & Tea Hermits

Whenever I’ve been to Taiwan or Hong Kong, I’m reminded of the solitude of being a western drinker. In tea hotspots out east, you learn about teas by drinking with other people, shop owners, hobbyists, etc. You can explore different … Continue reading

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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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Importance of Drinking Moderation

After I had scheduled this post for publication, Marshaln published a post on Caffeine Detox. This is worth reading over. The comments section also includes some personal experiences about overconsumption / overdosing on caffeine. I suspect the vast majority of … 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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10 Non-Tea Items To Help You Get Started With Puerh – Guest Post w/Garrett

Garrett is a local tea friend of mine who I drink pu’erh with regularly for the past two years. He’s appeared in a few inbetweenisodes and you can follow him on Instagram at islikewater. Maybe you have tried a few … Continue reading

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Buying Teas on Taobao [Inbetweenisode 128]

This episode, James walks through the logistics of buying teas on Taobao.  

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Xizihao Report & Tasting Note Compilation

Xizi Hao is a boutique Taiwanese pu’erh brand. With Xizi Hao coming available from Taiwan, I’ve decided to release a few of my notes from my google spreadsheets of tea notes. Unlike other reports these teas were not sessioned in … Continue reading

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