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by klepto
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1209
Views: 154972

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Iced Shibi high mountain oolong. The best gaoshan in TTC's lineup in my humble opinion. Good to know if I start finding some of their others underwhelming. I just finished a sample of that and found it very enjoyable. I’m new to TTC and have very little experience with Taiwanese tea in general. TTC...
by klepto
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Gaiwan
Replies: 23
Views: 2358

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 klepto
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Gaiwan
Replies: 23
Views: 2358

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 klepto
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Gaiwan
Replies: 23
Views: 2358

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 klepto
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Gaiwan
Replies: 23
Views: 2358

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
by klepto
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 87
Views: 9445

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 klepto
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 87
Views: 9445

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. I got mine this afternoon and pulled out a lot of samples to try. I had been brewing western style but I bought a nice easy gaiwan and some cups so I'll ...
by klepto
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 11631

Re: The Porcelain Thread

I have some hasami porcelain cups but I am not sure how to clean them properly without messing up the flavor of my tea. You can use baking soda rub with fingers or cloth, followed by white vinegar wash, rinse a few times with water. Will clean up nicely with no after taste. Thank you very much, can...
by klepto
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 11631

Re: The Porcelain Thread

I have some hasami porcelain cups but I am not sure how to clean them properly without messing up the flavor of my tea.
by klepto
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 87
Views: 9445

Re: Electric Kettles

I'm buying the Bonavita BV07002US Interurban 1L shortly but I did consider the Stagg EKG. The reason I chose this one is because many people I know have used the previous models of the Bonavita for many years with only minor issues. I'll be using this only for myself and a guest(possibly). The oolo...
by klepto
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 87
Views: 9445

Re: Electric Kettles

I'm buying the Bonavita BV07002US Interurban 1L shortly but I did consider the Stagg EKG. The reason I chose this one is because many people I know have used the previous models of the Bonavita for many years with only minor issues. I'll be using this only for myself and a guest(possibly). The oolon...
by klepto
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Tea Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 1631

What is the best way to store oolong tea samples?

What is the best way to store oolong tea samples? I don't want my babies to go bad, but I also want some nice and simple way to store them too :P. Most of the ones I have are packets that are resealable.
by klepto
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 607
Views: 72816

Re: Introduce Yourself

How long have you been drinking tea? For a week perhaps a day less What kind of tea do you drink? Oolong most, just sampling and enjoying. How do you prepare your tea? Roughly :P, western style with a large extra fine infuser in my tea cup What factors lead you to delve into the world of tea, and wh...
by klepto
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1209
Views: 154972

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

New oolong drinker here, I have procured a haul of some nice samples and currently drinking a Dan Cong oolong called Old Grove Honey Orchid and one I don't know the type called Buddha's Hand.