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Young Sheng Variety Pack. The Western Tea Scene Has Loads of Young Sheng Options

In my first couple years of drinking pu’erh I sampled heavily. Many vendors and many different teas. While I originally did not go into it with a goal of trying specifically young pu’erh, this ended up making a pretty strong … Continue reading

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2019 Yunnan Sourcing Last Laugh Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 218]

I drink a ripe from Yunnan Sourcing’s 2019 line here. The tea has been my morning brew for a week or so and is partly creamy and woody and well-balanced. Rating: 5.9 http://yunnansourcing.com/

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2020 Tea Progress Report

I’ve stored tea for around six years now in Seattle and while I’ve fussed a bit over a few small things, the methodology has been overall consistent. The pu’erh has been stored in an enclosed container with Boveda packs to … Continue reading

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2011 Dayi Jade Dew Ripe Pue’rh via YS [Inbetweenisode 215]

This episode, I drink another tippy, premium ripe blend, the 2011 Jade Dew. The tea like the Golden Needle is made by Menghai Tea Factory. Shoutouts to Carl for turning me onto this tea. Rating: 6.2 . https://yunnansourcing.com/

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2018 Yunnan Sourcing Balance Ripe Pu’erh [Episode 351]

This episode, Denny and I drink a 2018 ripe pu’erh from Yunnan Sourcing’s line, the Balance blend. The tea has a solid body and is a great, enjoyable drinker. Thanks to Char for giving us the sample! https://yunnansourcing.com/http://oolongowl.com/

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2019 Pu’erh from Western Vendors are More Expensive Than Ever. Three Ways to Look at Price.

I’ve been updating a spreadsheet on pu’erh prices on release for the past few years in order to get an idea of tea being offered to western consumers and any possible trends. The well-known popular narrative is that fresh pu’erh … Continue reading

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Aging Whites & Aged Whites. What I Learned From Char

Recently, Char (Oolong Owl) joined me for an inbetweenisode to discuss aging and aged white tea. Aged whites have become a topic of increasing interest in the west, and while Denny and I have brought a few onto the show … Continue reading

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2019 Yunnan Sourcing Spring Morning Huangpian Raw Pu’erh [Episode 336]

This episode features an inexpensive, but flavorful huangpian production. If you like the flavor, this is an excellent value coming in around barely over $0.05/g. Friendly but not weak, this is a solid young sheng to enjoy. https://yunnansourcing.com

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6-Year Aged Gongmei White Tea Yunnan Sourcing [Episode 335]

In this episode, we drink an aged Gongmei white tea from Yunnan Sourcing. The tea is semi-aged and while it retains younger white tea characteristics it’s starting to develop other flavors. I particularly enjoy the later, stronger steeps. https://yunnansourcing.com

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2017 Yunnan Sourcing Huirun Ripe Pu’erh [Episode 333]

In episode 333, Denny and I drink a high-quality ripe from Scott’s 2017 line. The Huirun has been a blend Scott’s made since 2011. The tea is nuanced, flavorful, and complex with a fuller range of notes than you’d expect … Continue reading

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