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Raw Pu’erh Learning & Basics [Episode 168]

This episode covers the basics of raw pu’erh and how to brew it and get started on this very diverse category of tea. Teas included are the 2013 Xizihao Xuanxi, 2004 Jianshen Tuo, and 199 Yangqinghao Micang.

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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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2006 CGHT Autumn Yiwu Yecha [Teas I own] via Houde — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #63

First tea in a new sequence of teas for James’ inbetweenisodes. Teas that he owns and drinks regularly. Affiliate programs http://rxreviewz.com/category/affiliate-programs/

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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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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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Wuliang/Ailao Raw Pu’erh [February 2015 Tea Drinking Report]

Big shoutouts to Carolyn & Brian (a different Brian from last month) for providing several of the teas for this month and allowing the content to be what it is! I hope you like long-form content, because this tea of the … Continue reading

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Xi Zi Hao’s 2008 Xi Shang Jia Xi via Hou de Asian [Episode 85]

Denny and James review a ripe pu’erh from the Taiwanese boutique label Xi Zi Hao (Sanhe Tang). Acquired from Hou de Asian. The tea has been lightly ripened and uses better base material than most ripe pu’erh. A very good … Continue reading

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Mature Pu’erh [November 2014 Tea Drinking Report]

In the month of November 2014, the tea of the month was Mature Pu’erh. During this month, I had Mature 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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Pu’erh Vendor Guide

Pu’erh is a hot tea. In the past 15 years it has moved beyond its longtime audience in Hong Kong and Taiwan into mainland China, the rest of Asia and more recently the west. With Ebay, Taobao, and the ever-growing … Continue reading

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Pu’erh Compendium

White Tea. Green Tea. Oolong Tea. Black Tea. Yellow Tea. Pu’erh Tea? A weird outlier in the tea world, pu’erh is a weird, unntuitive name for an odd-ball in the tea world. Pu’erh represents both an ancient tradition of tribute … Continue reading

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