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by Chadrinkincat
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Anyone try the 2005-03 XG tuo from Cloud?
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Anyone try the 2005-03 XG tuo from Cloud?

@Stephen
I ordered 8 of these tuo from Cloud so I’ll update this thread once the tea arrives.
by Chadrinkincat
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Anyone try the 2005-03 XG tuo from Cloud?
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Anyone try the 2005-03 XG tuo from Cloud?

@DailyTX

Yea I’m very confused how anyone can tolerate drinking XG tuo w/ only a few years of Kunming storage.
by Chadrinkincat
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Anyone try the 2005-03 XG tuo from Cloud?
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Anyone try the 2005-03 XG tuo from Cloud?

StoneLadle wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:11 am
How do your guts cope with such tea??
Usually fine unless it’s Kunming stored. I don’t use super high leaf to water ratios that much any more so that might explain why it rarely bothers me.
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Anyone try the 2005-03 XG tuo from Cloud?
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Anyone try the 2005-03 XG tuo from Cloud?

No doubt that this one is still quite young.

Believe it or not many westerners actually consume these XG tuo even younger than this one. I usually find these pretty nasty until at least 10yrs.
by Chadrinkincat
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Anyone try the 2005-03 XG tuo from Cloud?
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Anyone try the 2005-03 XG tuo from Cloud?

Anyone try the 2005-03 batch of XG jiaji tuo from Cloud(HK)? Any thought on how it compares to other batches from 2004-2006?

http://cloudsteahouse.com/?sp=&p=6&cat2 ... 53&lang=en
by Chadrinkincat
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3186
Views: 289596

Re: Yixing

Chadrinkincat Nice pot!! Thank you Teas We Like for such a good buy!!! Cheers! Thanks for the approval OCTO!! Nice picture Chadrinkincat, looking good. Wood fired, stone ground zini should be a bit muting initially but mid-aged sheng should be a very good fit. This pot is not low-fired so it should...
by Chadrinkincat
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3186
Views: 289596

Re: Yixing

Testing out this chubby LQER pot from TWL. Quite muting w/ semi aged puerh but should improve w/ use.
by Chadrinkincat
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Shu Recommendations for Sheng Lover
Replies: 33
Views: 1267

Re: Shu Recommendations for Sheng Lover

OCTO StoneLadle Are these bricks the same? Would you choose one over the other? https://teaswelike.com/product/90s-kunming-7581-brick/ https://globalteahut.org/collections/shou-puerh/products/happy-trails vuanguyen Comparing the two, personal preference, I'm more inclined to lean towards TWL's stoc...
by Chadrinkincat
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: The Essence of Tea
Replies: 57
Views: 9545

Re: The Essence of Tea

Glad to see this month included a tuocha from 2007!
by Chadrinkincat
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3186
Views: 289596

Re: Yixing

If available, I like to buy vintage and older teapots. So I wanted to make sure I "exhausted" my reasonable options for vintage duanni before going with a modern pot. As great as it would be to stumble across a Qing/ROC duanni teapot, I don't think it'd fit my budget. As of now, I'm still uncomfort...
by Chadrinkincat
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Aged Darjeeling from 1994
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: FS: Aged Darjeeling from 1994

😂
by Chadrinkincat
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging oolong? How to do it?
Replies: 68
Views: 2660

Re: Aging oolong? How to do it?

StoneLadle wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:22 pm
Chadrinkincat how do you define par and sub par oolongs?
For me below average teas are often drinkable but likely not something I’d want to consume regularly or consider a daily drinker. Seadyke brand is a good example of sub par tea imho.

Contamination from storage is a separate issue.
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging oolong? How to do it?
Replies: 68
Views: 2660

Re: Aging oolong? How to do it?

A lot of what is sold as aged Oolong in Taiwan is exactly as mbanu said, not intentional, forgotten and often subpar, thus unsold tea. I’d rather consume a subpar 20-30yr old oolong than a subpar newly made one. Not sure about that... we frequently sample some mystery aged teas and they can be quit...
by Chadrinkincat
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3186
Views: 289596

Re: Yixing

@ezpzeke

Doesn’t look like yixing. Looks more like a modern CZ pot.