Storage Deep Dive featuring 2006 CGHT Yiwu Yecha [Inbetweenisode 181]
This episode is a deep dive into looking at the storage . I recently acquired a duplicate . This is a cake I’ve kept in my own pumidor storage for three years and was previously stored in Houston Texas, a fairly humid place of the US compared with a cake I recently bought from taobao. […]
TAOBAO (& Pu’erh). A Conversation w/Garrett [Inbetweenisode 151]
In this episode, Garrett and James have an open-ended discussion on Taobao, a Chinese online shopping platform. We start by discussing how we originally started using Taobao, some of its uses to learn and explore tea, and how we found specific vendors on Taobao. About halfway through the episode we discuss agents (intermediaries that allow […]
Buying Teas on Taobao [Inbetweenisode 128]
This episode, James walks through the logistics of buying teas on Taobao.
How to Find Teas on Taobao [Inbetweenisode 127]
This inbetweenisode, James talks about Taobao and how to search and find teas. Featuring Babelcarp.
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 are decent teas to be found, there’s also an ocean of crap and overpriced teas. […]
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 and ship goods to you for a fee. You’ll get dinged and leak money out […]
Baxian (Taobao) Yancha [Episode 127]
A good for the price Yancha directly from China.
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/
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).
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 truly massive. In the month of March 2015, the tea of the month was Yancha. […]