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by Webley
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Nixing clay tea pots
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Nixing clay tea pots

Can anyone give me the nuts and bolts about nixing clay tea pots. I think I need to get me at last one maybe two of them. I particularly like the different colors blending into the pots. Mud and leaves has a nice selection of them. Are they based in China?
by Webley
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Good dark oolong
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Good dark oolong

I just received some dark oolong from Taiwan and was wondering what to look for as far as characteristics we’re concerned. What’s the best way to brew it.
by Webley
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you eat any snacks with your tea?
Replies: 40
Views: 1194

Re: Do you eat any snacks with your tea?

I always have a yearning for a snack while I’m having tea. Usually it is something sweet especially with oolongs and puerhs. Oh well, have to live with it I guess. 😁
by Webley
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gong fu Brewing: What are your best tips for beginners?
Replies: 45
Views: 3277

Re: Gong fu Brewing: What are your best tips for beginners?

Practice, practice and practice. Take notes along the way. Relax. It will come in time. Enjoy yourself.
by Webley
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to treat unpleasant tea high?
Replies: 20
Views: 1789

Re: How to treat unpleasant tea high?

Gatorade! Eat like there’s no tomorrow too. Enjoy the ride. 🤯
by Webley
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 49
Views: 5699

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

I like to patronize the “little guys” when it comes to tea vendors. Sometimes they try harder. I’ll buy from a variety of them then decide which ones I prefer. Because of the Corona virus it was frustrating dealing with the Asian vendors. I had 5 orders that took on an average of 2.5 months for deli...
by Webley
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 63
Views: 6277

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

When I prepare and brew tea I usually choose the tea I want and then decide how to. It can be different for each time. I like to choose the tea I want that suits me at that moment. Sometimes I want to get a Zen feeling and drink it while I meditate listening to my favorite mood music.
by Webley
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's this whole teaism things about
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: What's this whole teaism things about

I think “teaism” is a term that can mean different things to different people. It’s a generalization that covers every aspect of tea from mysticism to its application in every day life. It’s WONDERFUL.
by Webley
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Chris at Verdant
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Chris at Verdant

Hats off to Chris at Verdant tea in Minnesota. He was very helpful and prompt in his response to my questions about newly purchased Nixi pottery. It’s refreshing to know that folks like him are out there and are willing to help.👏
by Webley
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily Tea Routines
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: Daily Tea Routines

As I have a caffeine sensitivity I must limit it during the course of my day. In the morning. Anything green with caffeine. Chinese or Japanese. With lunch. Green Rooibos. Late afternoon. Puerhs, oolongs or white teas Evening. Maybe a tisane. None of the above mentioned are written in stone. I vary ...
by Webley
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Me and green tea, wow!!
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Me and green tea, wow!!

Thanks Bok. Just finished 12 ozs of plantation tea from South Carolina, USA. Probably not the best. A lot of twigs in it. I sipped it pretty slowly. Had it with breakfast. No headache. I’m hoping for the best.
by Webley
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Me and green tea, wow!!
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Me and green tea, wow!!

Thanks for the encouragement Noonie. I’ve tried everything you mentioned. I particularly like the Oolongs and Puerhs. I’ve been steeping them in French presses then refrigerating them lately. They are refreshing and don’t seem to have much caffeine.
by Webley
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Me and green tea, wow!!
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Me and green tea, wow!!

Been trying Chinese and Japanese green tea exclusively lately. Wow!! For the past 2 weeks I’ve been brewing these teas according to the vendor’s recommendations. I’d say I‘ve tried at least 6 in each category. The difference in taste and effect are remarkable to me. For most of my adult life, I’d sa...
by Webley
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Refrigerating brewed puerh tea
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Refrigerating brewed puerh tea

I brew my pu in a dedicated 300ml clay pot. Most times I drink the entire amount in 1 infusion. If I decide every so often to only drink part of it, could I refrigerate the rest for a later time? If I do this, am I sacrificing some quality in the brew? Do some folks brew a batch to have handy for a ...
by Webley
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Sheng and shou puers stored together
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Sheng and shou puers stored together

I recently acquired some Sheng and shou puers cakes. I would like to store them together in a wicker basket in their original paper. Do you think this is a good idea?