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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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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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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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Wuyi Oolong Compendium

Home to the original oolong tea and its fair share of tea legends, the Wuyi mountains house some of the world’s most sought after oolong teas . Although there are many types of tea grown in the Wuyi mountains (notably … Continue reading

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The Royal Court, Uber-Premium Taiwanese Teas Feat. Zhu Lu, Long Feng Xia, Fu Shou Shan, Da Yu Ling 105k

You are now a seasoned veteran of Taiwanese teas. It has been hard work and you’ve spent alot of time and money, but it’s been worth it. You’ve tasted and mastered the whole lineup… Dong Ding, Baozhong, Oriental Beauty, uber-fresh … Continue reading

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Taiwanese Tea Vendor Guide

There are a number of vendors in the western world that offer Taiwanese Oolongs. Prices vary dramatically vendor to vendor and tea to tea (cheap, expensive) and there are even Taiwanese tea forgeries (i.e. grown in China/Thailand, harvested in a … Continue reading

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Taiwanese Oolong Compendium

Taiwan has been described by Marshaln as “The Tea Shop Island” and is truly a tea lover’s heaven. Like Japan and unlike China, the standards for authentic Taiwanese tea are quite high. This doesn’t necessarily mean that all tea marketed … Continue reading

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