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by thommes
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: What and Who are Master Yixing Potters? What are the Ranks? --- Link with the Offical List
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Ranks & Titles for Yixing Artists -- And How to find out if the potter is really a Master

Youzi wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:29 am
What do you mean?
The prices listed are just there to give an idea, for how much a teapot from one of those grand masters are going around in China.
Yeah that's what I was asking. That's quite impressive!
by thommes
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1044
Views: 156266

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

thommes how do you look up a term in Chinese written in Latin characters? ;) Chinese is more complicated than that, you’d need the Chinese characters for that. Any given Latin transcription has a variety of possible characters with different pronunciations. In this case it means “big tree” 大樹. So w...
by thommes
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1044
Views: 156266

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Here we see the limits of tea categories... had a wild dashu as seen below given to me by a friend. Fresh Puerh leaves, yet not fermented or aged or anything, so the resulting brew is closer to a light oolong. Amazingly sweet and citrusy aromas from the dry, dark green leaves. The brew has notes of...
by thommes
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turkish Style Brewing
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: Turkish Style Brewing

As far as I know it's done so every guest can choose how strong they want their tea. Not much point in doing it if you're drinking alone - unless, as you said, you oversteep and need to dilute the tea a bit. I don't know if it's done at restaurants as well, though if everyone at the table is having...
by thommes
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turkish Style Brewing
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Turkish Style Brewing

Just curious if any of you do turkish style brewing? I've heard two different ways that turkish style is done. Basically a concentrated tea is made and then boiling water is added to it. I can understand doing this at a restaurant to reduce brewing time, but from what I've read it's also done to mak...
by thommes
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Gaiwan
Replies: 32
Views: 4475

Re: Gaiwan

I'll be brewing oolong for the most part, its my fav. I see we both got an electric kettle at the same time and now going toward gong fu brewing at the same time. Do you have too many samples like I do at the moment? I picked up a cute 100ml Little Horseshoe Tianbai Jingdezhen Porcelain Gaiwan from...
by thommes
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Gaiwan
Replies: 32
Views: 4475

Re: Gaiwan

I'm looking for either a gaiwan that won't melt my fingers or an easy gaiwan that I can take places like work. I know M&L makes great gaiwans but I don't know what I am looking for. I'm looking to graduate from western brewing to super minimalist gong fu brewing. Halp plz :D 1. What type of tea are...
by thommes
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 124
Views: 16505

Re: Electric Kettles

The only bad thing about having an electric kettle at work now is I won't be drinking plain water as much. I have a thermal carafe that I used to fill up with boiling water from the hot water tap at work. Wasn't perfect, hence the electric kettle, but it worked. When I had water from the previous da...
by thommes
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 124
Views: 16505

Re: Electric Kettles

klepto, you went with the Bonavita BV07002US? I'm considering a Bonavita at some point. My electric kettle works fine, but it's over ten years old. It does what it has to do, but it would be nice to have the temperature hold feature. I have to boul water in between infusions, which isn't all that b...
by thommes
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1044
Views: 156266

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Decided to try another sheng. Broke into the aged puer sampler and grabbed 2003 Changtai "Ji Nian / Memorial" Sheng from CLT. I had to read the package a second time. Then I looked it up... and looked it up elsewhere. This sheng, and I know I have little experience, is nothing like a sheng! It's mor...
by thommes
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1044
Views: 156266

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

So far of all the shou pu I've been drinking, I really like the 2017 Nannuo Mini Mushroom Shou / Ripe Puerh from Crimson Lotus Tea. I bought "a lot" of it when it was on sale, but not enough. :( If anyone has had this tea and knows of similar tasting puers, I love to hear about them. The sad thing i...
by thommes
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1044
Views: 156266

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Haha I wish the cake I was prying into six hours ago was easy to break apart...still nursing my punctured blood vessel! Next time I’ll be using a special glove on my other hand. Never had a problem before, but the Bingslayer literally went from pointing at 12:00 to stabbing be at 9:00 So far I have...
by thommes
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 124
Views: 16505

Re: Electric Kettles

Ethan Kurland wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:55 pm
Now if only more people did that for buying teas :D Cheers
You want the teas that you recommend to go up in price and run out of stock? Weird. :D
by thommes
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 124
Views: 16505

Re: Electric Kettles

So far I really like the kettle. It's a little smaller than I thought it would be, but heats quickly from my perspective and is relatively quite.