Tag Archives: Essence of Tea

The Western Pu’erh Scene is Really Dominated by Modern Young Pu’erh

For people looking to learn about pu’erh I usually recommend picking a western-facing, pu’erh-centric, vendor and ordering a bunch of samples that cover a few different categories (my suggestion: young raw pu’erh, semi-aged raw pu’erh, and ripe pu’erh). Most pu’erh vendors … Continue reading

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No Frills. 18 Quick Hits, Less Premium Young Tea Report

One of the perks (or drawbacks) of having a blog is literally drowning in tea/samples. I’m not really in the market for young tea, especially not cheaper young tea. This is mainly because I don’t drink these teas nearly often … Continue reading

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1970s SSHC Liubao via EoT [Episode 187]

Some 1970s Liubao sent to us by Essence of Tea. Clean, old, and enjoyable!

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FOMO. 2016 Premium Young Tea Report

If you have been living in a cave with your pu’erh stash for the past 15 years and arejust reemerging to restock your stash, I have some news for you. You should’ve bought apple stock. And google. And loads of … Continue reading

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Essence of Tea’s 2013 Bairuixiang [Episode 158]

A high-end Yancha from Essence of Tea. Thanks to Richard for the sample!

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2015 Essence of Tea’s Autumn Guafengzhai [Episode 140]

Episode 140 covers some fresh autumn maocha GFZ from Essence of Tea. Well-bodied, strong and very tasty.

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2000 Essence of Tea Green Peacock [Episode 137]

We’re back with more of that Essence. This is a really clean, high-quality, Malaysian-aged raw pu’erh the Green Peacock.

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2006 Wild Peacock via Essence of Tea — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #60

Episode 60 covers the 2006 Wild Peacock sold by Essence of Tea. Cleanly matured in southern China this is a soft, smooth, sweet, and very pleasant tea for the price.

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2000 Kaiyuan Green Stamp via Essence of Tea [Episode 134]

A really wonderful, active Malaysian stored pu’erh, from Malaysia based vendor Essence of Tea. It’s not cheap but it’s pretty darn good (also sold out).

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Time Machine! Pu’erh Snapshot… 2008

If only I got into pu’erh 5 years earlier… -Every single pu’erh addict (regardless of when they got into pu’erh). The year is 2008. Obama was elected. Lil Wayne was weird but still OK to like. In the midst of the … Continue reading

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