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by Iizuki
Tue May 18, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Puerh Vendor Topic
Replies: 61
Views: 24274

Re: Puerh Vendor Topic

Does anyone have recommendations for a good maocha vendor? Preferably with some variety. I was hoping to buy from KTM but unfortunately John was only able to source one maocha this spring (and wasn't too hopeful of more coming in).
by Iizuki
Tue May 18, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea Seed/Seedling Vendor Topic
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: Tea Seed Vendor Topic

If you live in the US, this seems like an excellent store: https://camforest.com/ Ended up getting seeds from here. Importing to EU was somewhat expensive because of the mandatory inspection, but otherwise I can vouch for this store. The seeds germinated without problems and are now growing happily...
by Iizuki
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Does Tea Go Bitter in the Cup?
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Why Does Tea Go Bitter in the Cup?

When the tea turns bitter due to this, that means the quality of the tea might be part of the problem. At least for Taiwanese teas, the better the tea, the less long steeps will be affected by unpleasant bitterness. True for most oolong I believe. I agree. I'm mostly in the business of drinking pue...
by Iizuki
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Does Tea Go Bitter in the Cup?
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Why Does Tea Go Bitter in the Cup?

Seems weird to me, never had this happening with any of my teas... also, would tea not get weaker and weaker with each round, thus counter-balancing said build-up(if that is really the case). And then we try to counter this by increasing the brewing times. It's clear that there are way too many var...
by Iizuki
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Does Tea Go Bitter in the Cup?
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: Why Does Tea Go Bitter in the Cup?

I attribute this mostly to bitterness building up in your mouth, like @Ethan Kurland already mentioned. Additionally, I think that the same phenomenon is noticeable in a larger scale, between the brews of a session. I.e. subsequent brews appear more bitter.
by Iizuki
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea Seed/Seedling Vendor Topic
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: Tea Seed/Seedling Vendor Topic

mbanu wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:58 am
You might have luck asking for help at the various tea research institutes.
Good idea! Hadn't thought of that.
by Iizuki
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Additives in Yixing Clay and Impact on Clay Quality
Replies: 22
Views: 2110

Re: Additives in Yixing Clay and Impact on Clay Quality

I can say this: most of the modern pots are almost identical to porcelain in terms of effect on tea. They are very neutral and easy to use with great pour and minimal leak. I only have modern pots and this has been my experience as well. Usually I brush off any clay effect descriptions as just igno...
by Iizuki
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea Seed/Seedling Vendor Topic
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: Tea Seed/Seedling Vendor Topic

Yeah you're probably right pedant . It seems quite unlikely that a store, that ships a wide selection of varietals, will be found. Still, I don't think that it's unreasonable to stumble updon a store that just happens sell one type of seeds from a nearby farm, and they actually disclose the origin. ...
by Iizuki
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea Seed/Seedling Vendor Topic
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: Tea Seed Vendor Topic

If you live in the US, this seems like an excellent store: https://camforest.com/
by Iizuki
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea Seed/Seedling Vendor Topic
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Tea Seed/Seedling Vendor Topic

Vendors who sell Camellia Sinensis seedlings or seeds for planting . Share your recommendations and experiences, good or bad. I'll start by sharing my experience so far: Finding a store that sells some generic Camelia Sinesis seeds is easy. Finding a store that sells different varietals is exponenti...
by Iizuki
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Moldy Pu'erh!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1342

Re: Moldy Pu'erh!!!

When temperature drops, the air cannot hold as much water vapor. So even with the same amount of vapor, the RH is higher. RH is the absolute amount of water vapor divided by total water vapor the air can hold. So temp drop is the denominator decreasing. RH can change when numerator or denominator c...
by Iizuki
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Moldy Pu'erh!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1342

Re: Moldy Pu'erh!!!

There is no risk... if the temperature does not change. But in real life, RH will go up when temperature goes down until any humidity control has time to act. Using the same calculator at 70F and 65RH, the dew point is 58F. If there is a drop in temperature to 58F and the humidity packs act too slo...
by Iizuki
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Copper diffusers with iron kettles
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: Copper diffusers with iron kettles

Bok wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:12 am
Everyone is not the most reliable source of information...
This is a very important thing to keep in mind. :D
by Iizuki
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CNNP teas and State factory teas
Replies: 133
Views: 8615

Re: CNNP teas and State factory teas

Better effort in 1980, I think, trying to do a health-benefits pitch and includes a recipe, although "tea reduces by 30 per cent the mortality of guinea-pigs exposed to massive dosages of Cobalt 60 radiation" isn't the draw I would have gone with. :) Hah well yeah that might not be the most typical...