Category Archives: Tea Musings

Does Pu’erh Increase in Value? Part 1. Big Factory Pu’erh Recipes

When I investigated the teas that western vendors tend to sell (tldr: young raw pu’erh), the topic of pu’erhs value over time was brought up. In that post, I found that the average cost of a young raw pu’erh listed … Continue reading

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Q&A, Recommended Teas, Blending [Inbetweenisode 140]

A quick Q&A session with James, including questions on good raw pu’erhs to order from Yunnan Sourcing, White2Tea, and Bana plus the topic of blending pu’erh.

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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. The Secondary Market, Four Year Old Pu’erh, 2017 Prices.

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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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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Drinking Log Reflections v1

Last December, I finally ran out of new samples. After that, I began drinking from my stash exclusively. Being an unabashed data nerd I decided to also record my own tea consumption. This is interesting because it is essentially a speed test and can … Continue reading

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