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by ShuShu
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Oolong Vendor Topic
Replies: 57
Views: 7441

Re: Oolong Vendor Topic

oolongfan wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:12 pm
Has anyone ordered Chen's teas from Leafy Green yet? I would love to try his teas after reading about it here :)
Tried many of them. Good stuff.
by ShuShu
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Jin's Yellow Clay
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Jin's Yellow Clay

Hello everyone - was just wondering if anyone is familiar with Jin's yellow clay and can perhaps say a few words on its performance with Sencha. Also, I consider buying this one here, but not sure how comfortable it will be to handle. Would be happy to hear your thoughts!
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by ShuShu
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??
Replies: 136
Views: 3137

Re: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??

OK this CZ hongni from YS does actually make a difference . with the bai mu dan & bei dou (which is a cutting from the da hong poa mother plant). The bei dou and bai mu dan are a lot better from the teapot, thick liquor and fuller taste, when compared to a gaiwan. Well, any unglazed teapot will mak...
by ShuShu
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Some reflections and some new things learned on a trip to Taiwan
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Some reflections and some new things learned on a trip to Taiwan

Perhaps an "appellation" system will come to Taiwan after all: https://tillermantea.net/2018/12/reflections/ You only mention it very briefly in the discussion over DYL, but for some time now I have been thinking about economico-ethical drinking or about the question of the value of very expensive ...
by ShuShu
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??
Replies: 136
Views: 3137

Re: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??

I do not buy from Western facing shops. I somewhat disagree with the claim that western facing shops have all the junk while Asian facing shops have all the treasures. A large percentage of tea related junk that is being sold in the world (i.e. junk tea and junk teaware) is actually sold in Asia. T...
by ShuShu
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing Repair - Gap Filling
Replies: 27
Views: 601

Re: Yixing Repair - Gap Filling

ShuShu there is a reply by the producer that when water is introduced to the cured clay it will soften again. When asked if it is gluten free :) : “Thanks for getting in touch. Our Air Hardening Modelling Clay does not contain any wheat-based products or other food stuffs. We don’t recommend that i...
by ShuShu
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing Repair - Gap Filling
Replies: 27
Views: 601

Re: Yixing Repair - Gap Filling

I have been thinking about trying something like a self-hardening clay (like this http://a.co/d/2cd6xcz) to avoid BPA issues and chemicals etc... What do you think?
@pedant
by ShuShu
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: testing the waters in clay (seeking advice)
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: testing the waters in clay (seeking advice)

ShuShu- I'm curious what is it about purple/brown clay you find more favorable to liu bao than red? In short, purple/brown clay is just more porous or breathing than red clay and makes the water softer, rounder, and emphasizes the body. This effect is especially desirable with fermented teas, in my...
by ShuShu
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: testing the waters in clay (seeking advice)
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: testing the waters in clay (seeking advice)

LiuBao and Shou are not very demanding in terms of the quality of clay necessary to brew a good cup of tea, just make sure its purple/brown clay rather than red. As for source, I'm not familier with the quality of TTC's pots, I do know that the ebay seller lukevecent sells decent and rather cheap st...
by ShuShu
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Wistaria Teahouse
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: Wistaria Teahouse

I like Beros pottery and think he would deserve more attention. Bero is amazing. He has tons of fans (myself included). Sometimes he put things online for sale and they disappear within hours... He seems to have more following in Europe, yet I feel he is less appreciated than Petr Novak, yet a more...
by ShuShu
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Wistaria Teahouse
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: Wistaria Teahouse

Bok wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:56 am
I like Beros pottery and think he would deserve more attention.
Bero is amazing. He has tons of fans (myself included). Sometimes he put things online for sale and they disappear within hours...
by ShuShu
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Hokujo + yuzamashi set
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Hokujo + yuzamashi set

Sent you a message!
by ShuShu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha issues
Replies: 27
Views: 752

Re: Yancha issues

I do not know Mr Lim, but I wouldn’t expect to find the same quality online as a knowledgeable tea person living in the region ;) Well the good news are that some knowledgeable persons who have good connections in wuyishan also sell teas online. You just need to know who they are ;-) And also, I kn...
by ShuShu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing Repair - Gap Filling
Replies: 27
Views: 601

Re: Yixing Repair - Gap Filling

Also - this epoxy putty is Certified to ANSI/NSF Standard 61 for drinking water contact, though that's just for cold water.
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/tds/EPXY ... AP_tds.pdf
by ShuShu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing Repair - Gap Filling
Replies: 27
Views: 601

Re: Yixing Repair - Gap Filling

I have come across a few antique repaired pieces and they had used some sort of off-white material. Anyone any clues as to what that is? Someone just recommended this to me. All their products should be food safe (not sure if BPA free too) and suitable for the material https://www.jbweld.com/produc...