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by Webley
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffeine reduction in tea
Replies: 18
Views: 1214

Re: Caffeine reduction in tea

So do you think that brewing tea gong fu style has more or less caffeine than western style? I know leaf amount has a profound effect on it.
by Webley
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What teas are easy on the stomach
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: What teas are easy on the stomach

Things have been pretty stable for a few months now with my GERD. I’ve found that not eating for at least 3 hours before retiring has made a huge difference. Also, watching my meal portions has helped enormously. As far as teas are concerned, I’m careful not to drink them on an empty or almost empty...
by Webley
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Puerh storage concerns
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Puerh storage concerns

It’s nice to know to that you think my situation is recoverable. I’ve learned my lesson, pay attention to your storage status. :)
by Webley
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Puerh storage concerns
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Puerh storage concerns

I store sheng and shous in a segregated closet with the teas in Mylar pouches with hygrometers in them. They are in bamboo baskets. I’ve been negligent in checking temp and humidity levels to the point where all my boveda packs are hard as a rock. My temp in the closet is 70 the humidity is 62% in s...
by Webley
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boiled tea
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Boiled tea

So you think spent leaves is the best way to go when boiling, puerhs in particular. I guess greens would be too delicate.
by Webley
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boiled tea
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Boiled tea

I’ve been communicating with Global Tea Hut and they told me it’s advisable to use loose leaf instead on ground for fear of too astringent with ground.
by Webley
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boiled tea
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Boiled tea

I’m considering purchasing a clay side handled pot for preparing boiled tea. Has anyone presently making tea this way? If so, could you give me some hints about it? We can chat on forum if that’s ok.
by Webley
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quality and safety concerns over state run tea factories in China
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Quality and safety concerns over state run tea factories in China

Is there concern over tea quality and safety in state run tea factories in China? Is it a good idea to rinse its tea before brewing?
by Webley
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Copper diffusers with iron kettles
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Copper diffusers with iron kettles

Your reply makes perfect sense. Since I don’t turn the gas on high while I’m boiling water, I’ll continue using it on medium and observe the results. I use the copper plates mainly for diffusing the burner flames evenly on my CI pots and pans. The pans have a tendency to cook hot in the middle and n...
by Webley
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Copper diffusers with iron kettles
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Copper diffusers with iron kettles

The company is “Bella Copper” here in the U.S. they have different sizes. They’re a little pricey, but if you have a use for them go for it. The owner is very nice and will explain everything about them. I use mine quite a bit as you can see from the spotting. They have a You Tube channel and the we...
by Webley
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Using just brewed tea to coat your teaware
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: Using just brewed tea to coat your teaware

Patina’s the key. Maybe it will make them look a little “antiquish”.
by Webley
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Using just brewed tea to coat your teaware
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Using just brewed tea to coat your teaware

I have heard somewhere that giving your teaware a shower with already brewed tea is good for it regardless of the material used to make it. Has anyone else heard of this or was I given some misinformation?
by Webley
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Copper diffusers with iron kettles
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Copper diffusers with iron kettles

I have an iron kettle that I use for boiling water. Everyone says not to use an open gas flame when boiling for fear that it will cause rust in the future. I also have a set of copper diffusers that I sometime use when I am cooking with my CI pots and pans. My question is if I use them when I boil w...
by Webley
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Room temp water vs. refrigerated water
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Room temp water vs. refrigerated water

I use Zero Water filtered water in my tetsubins while boiling. Sometimes I use refrigerated water to boil. Am I risking cracking my CI kettle in using the cold water. Should I just use room temp water? Would there be any difference in the taste of the water?
by Webley
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What teas are easy on the stomach
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: What teas are easy on the stomach

Thanks for the advice. I have a gastroenterologist that I see when necessary and will consult with him soon. Hopefully we’ll