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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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Boutique Pu’erh. How Much of a Story Does the Top End of the Western Boutique Pu’erh Market Tell?

If you follow what gets said about prices each year, you would end up with the impression that the average price of tea has gone up. But more specifically the price at the most sought after regions (say Lao Banzhang, … Continue reading

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Aging White Teas & Aged Whites w/Char (Oolong Owl) [Inbetweenisode 211]

In this episode, I have a conversation with Char, best known for her popular blog Oolong Owl. This is a longer video and we cover quite a range of material. We begin by talking about the the different types of … Continue reading

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2017 Yunnan Sourcing Yiwu Rooster Ripe Pu’erh [Episode 330]

This episode, Denny and I drink a really nice ripe pu’erh from Yunnan Sourcing. This tea is well-above average and is along the more refined, elegant end. Thanks Scott! https://yunnansourcing.com/products/2017-yunnan-sourcing-yi-wu-rooster-ripe-pu-erh-tea-cake

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2018 Yunnan Sourcing Lucy Ripe Pu’erh [Inbetweenisode 209]

This episode, I drink a tea named after the most famous dog in the western pu’erh scene, Lucy. The tea itself is a blend of Menghai and Lincang which gives it a pretty varied and interesting character. It’s clean, woody, … Continue reading

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