Tag Archives: Life in a Teacup

Life in Teacup’s Pre-Qingming Silver Needle [Episode 76]

In episode 76, Denny & James review another Silver Needle. An early harvest (Pre-Qingming) tea, this one may be the best of all! Acquired from Life in Teacup.

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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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Da Hong Pao, What’s in your Cup? Blending & Popular DHP Surrogates

Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) is one of China’s ten most famous teas, owns a mythic origin story and is as close to a household name as exists in tea. Given this, it is unsurprising that the name Da … Continue reading

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Three Chinese Yancha Brands, Supermarket Yancha, Feat. Sea Dyke, Wuyi Star, Huiyuan

The Chinese tea industry is largely composed of big businesses, large factories and corporate brands. While this frequently results in inexpensive, mediocre tea for the casual tea consumer, some of these factories also dabble in higher-end commercially available tea. A … Continue reading

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2000 Shui Xian Life in a Teacup Wuyi Oolong [Episode 45]

Episode 45 completes their two-episode series on Life in a Teacup‘s Yancha. Up next it is their excellent 2000 Shui Xian.

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Medium-Roast Da Hong Pao Life in a Teacup Wuyi Oolong [Episode 44]

Episode 44 begins a two-part series on Life in a Teacup‘s Yancha. This episode Denny and James drink their medium-roast Da Hong Pao.

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Wuyi Oolong Tea Vendors

In line with the trends of the rest of the tea industry online, the amount of roasted oolongs and Yancha (Wuyi Oolongs) being sold online has grown significantly. With increased choices and wild price variations even within the same vendor … Continue reading

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