Tag Archives: Camellia Sinensis

The Box. Aged Oolong Report

The aged oolong market in the west leaves a lot to be desired. Most of the time the teas are usually significantly flawed (re-roasted/sour), overpriced, or more often than not both. A couple years ago, I was lucky enough to sample … Continue reading

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5+ Year Old “Menghai County” Raw Pu’erh [July 2015 Tea Drinking Report]

Shoutouts to Dignitea, Brian (double B), and Hster for providing teas for this month and allowing the content to be what it is! By now you know the drill. I drink a bunch of teas following a certain theme. Blah, … Continue reading

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Ripe Pu’erh [October 2014 Tea Drinking Report]

In the month of October 2014, the tea of the month was Ripe Pu’erh. During this month, I had Ripe Pu’erh at least once a day (unless totally unfeasible). I’ll still consume other teas, but the primary focus is understanding … Continue reading

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Aged Oolongs [September 2014 Tea Drinking Report]

In the month of September 2014, the tea of the month was Aged Oolong. During this month, I had Aged Oolongs at least once a day (unless totally unfeasible). I’ll still consume other teas, but the primary focus is understanding … Continue reading

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1981 Wu He Camellia Sinensis Aged Taiwanese Oolong [Episode 51]

In episode 51, Denny and James review another aged oolong with Camellia Sinensis‘ 1981 Wu He. Very different than the cleaner taste of the 1989 Hualien, this tea has a more aged taste.

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1989 Hualien Camellia Sinensis Aged Taiwanese Oolong [Episode 50]

In episode 50, Denny and James start a short series on Aged Oolongs with Camellia Sinensis‘ 1989 Hualien. A great introduction to aged oolongs, especially dry and clean tasting ones.

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Aged Oolongs [March 2014 Tea Drinking Report]

Since the beginning of 2014, I’ve dedicated each month to a specific type of tea. This means I drink that genre of tea in some form at least once a day. This could mean gong-fu, grandpa, or even a cold-brew. … Continue reading

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Camellia Sinensis 2001 Lahu Sheng Pu’erh [Episode 25]

In episode 25, James & Denny continue with the very diverse selection of Camellia Sinensis. Today’s tea is a 2001 raw pu’erh from Lahu. Grown from very old trees, this is likely wet-stored, this tea is pleasantly fruity and quite … Continue reading

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Camellia Sinensis Samabeong DJ-13 1st Flush Organic & Fair Trade Darjeeling [Episode 24]

British style tea. In episode 24, James & Denny travel to a completely different country, India. With very small and partially oxidized leaves, they review a Darjeeling from Camellia Sinensis.

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Camellia Sinensis 1999 Alishan Taiwanese Oolong [Episode 23]

James & Denny review a charcoal roasted Alishan from 1999. Sold by Montreal-based tea company Camellia Sinensis, this is an excellent tea with a ton of longevity. Watch as the leaves slowly unfurl to reveal wonderfully complex coffee and fruity … Continue reading

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