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Buying Teas on Taobao [Inbetweenisode 128]

This episode, James walks through the logistics of buying teas on Taobao.  

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How to Find Teas on Taobao [Inbetweenisode 127]

This inbetweenisode, James talks about Taobao and how to search and find teas. Featuring Babelcarp.

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Selecting Teas from Taobao & Recommended Taobao Vendors

I covered how to buy from taobao through an agent in the previous post. Knowing how to order is only part of the battle. There is literally an ocean of teas on taobao and samples are not normally offered. While there … Continue reading

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How to Order Tea from Taobao via an Agent

Buying through an agent for taobao isn’t terribly difficult. A lot of goods come from China and it’s natural for people to want to buy closer to the source. There’s a number of taobao agents to help satisfy the demand … Continue reading

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Baxian (Taobao) Yancha [Episode 127]

A good for the price Yancha directly from China.

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2005 Xiaguan 8653 via Taobao — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #44

2005 Xiaguan 8653 acquired directly from Taobao. A good way to get inexpensive slightly-aged factory productions. https://www.taobaoring.com/ https://mx-tea.world.taobao.com/

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2006 Old Bear vs. 2006 XG FT Purple Box — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #43

Battle of the fang. A comparison between White2Tea’s Old Bear and a Guangdong-stored 2006 Xiaguan Feitai production (picked up via Taobao).

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Yancha (Wuyi Oolongs) [March 2015 Tea Drinking Report]

Big shoutouts to Brian, Carolyn, and Richard (+vendors) 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 month report is … Continue reading

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2001 Dingxing Hao via Jiujiucha (Taobao) [Episode 73]

NOTE/Disclaimer: Since filming this, exchanging samples with someone else who bought this tea and simply doing more research, it’s become pretty clear to me that this tea (as most acquired in this fashion) is probably not what is actually advertised. That … Continue reading

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The Price of Menghai Tea Factory Recipes: Taobao & Other Purchasing Options

Menghai Tea Factory. The gold standard of ripe pu’erh and the producer of famous benchmark raw pu’erhs from the 1980s and 1990s. If you purchase legitimate Menghai, it is usually thought of as a safe buy. Dayi has the reach … Continue reading

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