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by ShuShu
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Toju brown clay
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Toju brown clay

Just wondering if anyone here had experience with Toju's dark brown clay and can attest how it performs with Japanese greens?
I'm looking at his stuff for a while now but yet heard any feedback...
by ShuShu
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha issues
Replies: 58
Views: 2034

Re: Yancha issues

Think about it this way: could you get above average cheese in Asia? Most likely not and if then for a multitude of the normal retail price. I suspect that this might be true about Taiwan but not about China. There are terrific teas -- way above average-- that are available to the west. One just ne...
by ShuShu
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Favourite vessel size for puerh?
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Favourite vessel size for puerh?

How much leaf do you use when brewing in such big pots? I assume you also steep longer. but do you usually go for multiple steeps? Or just a couple long ones? Just like you, I generally prefer larger pots with my PuErh. But size interpretation is pretty different between tea drinkers. My favourite g...
by ShuShu
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Hongni for wuyi yancha teas
Replies: 32
Views: 886

Re: Hongni for wuyi yancha teas

Well it might be helpful if you explain what do you mean by “harshness” comparing to the a gaiwan?
Brewing yancha in a pot requires extra care, especially if the pour is not too great. What are your params?
by ShuShu
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Hongni for wuyi yancha teas
Replies: 32
Views: 886

Re: Hongni for wuyi yancha teas

Was wondering if a Hongni teapot from late 80's early 90's is a good match for da hong pao and wuyi teas. i understand that in the beginning the teapot is still breaking in and will keep absorbing the flavours of the tea, so it would be pointless to compare the taste to a gaiwan at this point. it w...
by ShuShu
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Display & Storage
Topic: Clay Jars odors
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Clay Jars odors

OCTO wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:41 am
Thanks for the suggestions. Well, I'm not going to wait for 6 years... :D
I'v already cooked it in tea for an hour a couple of times and let it dry. Seem to be helping with the smell. Hope it will improve...
by ShuShu
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 127
Views: 3542

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

Is that zishaartgallery site considered legit? I remember browsing it a few months ago and seeing a couple pots I wasnt sure about so I sorta disregarded it. Good to hear then :) Yes. I asked a few collectors in SEA before buying anything. What pots were you unsure about? Note that not all of their...
by ShuShu
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Display & Storage
Topic: Clay Jars odors
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Clay Jars odors

Put charcoal in it for a few days or weeks. Before you put tea in use a blow dryer to slightly heat it up. Rice paper in between the lid and body. Victoria Thanks, Good idea! Something like this: http://a.co/d/b0Si1zz ? http://a.co/d/b0Si1zz Also - just some hot air after a couple of days of charco...
by ShuShu
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Display & Storage
Topic: Clay Jars odors
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Clay Jars odors

Hi, I have recently purchased a few unglazed Terracota jars to store some broken sheng cakes. The jars are brand new and have a rather strong clay odor. I guess this is normal, but should I be concerned about storing tea there? Will it just go away or change to tea odor? Is there anything I should d...
by ShuShu
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 127
Views: 3542

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

Bok wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:08 pm
Brent D wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:53 am
I once bought a late 60s hongni for $275. I feel thats reasonable.
Those were the days, now that price might still be possible in Asia, but not in the West,
Exactly where in Asia you can find a 60s pot for $275??? :)
by ShuShu
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Oolong Vendor Topic
Replies: 78
Views: 10122

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: 257

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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