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by thommes
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 189
Views: 22457

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

Gotcha, if it's your first pot I think anything not-too-muting should be a safe choice. Others may have more useful/specific suggestions, though. Bold move to start your fuzhuan journey with a 1 kilo brick ;) Thank you thank you very much. However, if it makes you feel better, I also got 250g of an...
by thommes
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 189
Views: 22457

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

I bought a kilo brick of fuzhuan today. I need a pot for it. Anyone have a suggestion? Fuzhuan taste profiles can vary quite a lot beyond the (usually very mild) "菌香" provided by the jinhua. So anything from dates/raisins to more malty flavors, to minerality, to the "damp forest earth and berries" ...
by thommes
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 189
Views: 22457

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

Balthazar, i'm starting to train (or get trained by) the replacement pot too. Got the very first session with liu an today and was meet with astringency i wasn't even aware was in there while brewing it in porcelain and DCQ pot of yours. The whole picture got rearranged with familiar flavors ending...
by thommes
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Fu cha recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Fu cha recommendations?

Zhen Tea supposedly has some really nice hei cha. Thanks for the recommendation. Would have loved to have checked them out, but whatever HTML5 code that they tried to spice up their site with is preventing me from clicking on anything to get off the first page. I just checked Bitterleaf and he has ...
by thommes
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 203431

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

1) Wistaria 2003 ZiPin (da bomb!) 2) Teas We Like 2005 Bulang Double Lion (sweet and smoky da bear) 3) Wistaria 2007 Red Mark (strong Qi) 4) Wistaria 2007 Blue mark (strongest Qi!) 5) Wistaria 2003 Qing Teng 6) Essence of Tea 2001 Mengsa Old Tree Tea (cheap but good) 7) YQH 2004 Dingji Yesheng (exp...
by thommes
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 189
Views: 22457

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

803 refers to the liubao, right? Let us know how your venture into the world of fungi-bricks goes. Personally, I'd probably start getting a bunch of 50g samples from YS. E.g. the 2017 Gao Ma Er Xi "Liang Bai Dan" , the 2018 Gao Jia Shan "Fu Rong Mountain" and the 2013 Bai Sha Xi "Run Zhi Fu" . Ship...
by thommes
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 189
Views: 22457

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

I bought mine from this guy , who operates teapals.com (which only features a very small segment of the tea he has). You'll find his email address on teapals.com (bottom of the site). He's also active in quite a few facebook groups (e.g. "Puerh Tea Club" and "Liu Bao Tea Club"), but I'm not comfort...
by thommes
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 189
Views: 22457

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

CNNP/COFCO's 2013 Heichayuan Jinhua MM. I've been wanting to <gasp> lose the Pu-erh exlusivity that I've been doing for 10 months and exand into fu cha. I've read a lot, but can't find a lot of it out there. Been talking with Bitterleaf as they told me that they were going to have a 1k brick availa...
by thommes
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 203431

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Just opened a cake of Yunnan Sourcing “Ye Sheng Cha” Wild Tree Purple Tea of Dehong. I placed a couple of large (for me) orders from YS US site in the spring as I was falling down the pu'er rabbit hole. So far this is the best sheng I've had from the lot. I brewed it 10x, out to just under 2 minute...
by thommes
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 203431

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Noonie wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:20 pm
I’m fortunate to be able to afford quality tea
AND your fortunate enough to appreciate that fact.
by thommes
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: tuo cha
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: tuo cha

I've had the most consistent bad experiences with mini-tuos of shu among all tea types. All that I've tried were made of ground tea, and tasted a bit like ash. Coincidentally, I'd say the only bad experience that I've had with shou was with a mini tuo. I've had a lot of different mini tuos, and the...
by thommes
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 203431

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

As long as the tea tastes good! I now use this thick glove when holding the cake while I pry it apart with a tea knife. If there's a way for me to get cut, I manage to do it. However, I've been lucky with breaking open bricks and bings. I need to get a tea pick, as my only one has been missing me a...
by thommes
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 203431

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2003-2005 Hong Tai Chong
@Stephen
Love the color of the liquor. What vendor did you secure this tea from?
by thommes
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 189
Views: 22457

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

That tea looks really good.
by thommes
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 203431

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

60-80 crap teas or god forbid lattes at Starbucks...hundreds I've been making my wife order good coffee beans from local roaster. That way I can justify buying all the tea that I do. I actually had an order for YS about ready to go. Added this tea. Seems odd that I'm ordering all sheng, but they ha...