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by OldWaysTea
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking tea at night
Replies: 15
Views: 576

Re: Drinking tea at night

I drink tea up until I get ready for bed. I try to drink slower the last hour or so to avoid getting up in the night.
by OldWaysTea
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 286
Views: 20824

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

It's Friday and my desk is still out of yancha. I got out my 2017 danzhu from Farmer-Leaf. I'm always happy to drink this tea. It has nice character, good sweetness and leaves you feeling fresh.
by OldWaysTea
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: An antique gift
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: An antique gift

It is interesting. To me it looks like a silver plated brass pot with a hand painted ceramic panel. How does it work? The spout seems to be part of the lid?
by OldWaysTea
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 2277

Re: Factory or Faketory?

Nice looking photos! I'm looking forward to what people have to say.
by OldWaysTea
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Musings on Dancong…
Replies: 33
Views: 1195

Re: Musings on Dancong…

ShuShu wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:16 am
I believe that TeaHabitat is widely considered as a great source for Dancong http://www.teahabitat.com/store/
Thanks, I'll take a look.
by OldWaysTea
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Musings on Dancong…
Replies: 33
Views: 1195

Re: Musings on Dancong…

The shop owner was lamenting the state of Dancong farms and farmland compared to the now heavily regulated and protected Wuyi area. I can't speak to the state of Dancong farms, but I can discuss some of that regulation in Wuyishan. Over the last year the local government has been pulling out the bi...
by OldWaysTea
Thu May 24, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Where to get teapot filter?
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Where to get teapot filter?

I have a lot of fun trying to find products on Taobao. I did a little searching and found some sources on taobao: TB2FHW8j3nH8KJjSspcXXb3QFXa_!!1950196777.jpg https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.34.43db3ce5SWePGg&id=569251127036&ns=1&abbucket=10#detail Interestingly you can find the spir...
by OldWaysTea
Thu May 24, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Teapot comparison set from Lin's
Replies: 11
Views: 516

Re: Teapot comparison set from Lin's

It is an interesting concept. What's the set name? Unfortunately when I click the link I get forwarded to a different domain, probably since I'm in the US.
by OldWaysTea
Thu May 17, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travel with Teaware Like a Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Travel with Teaware Like a Pro

Looks good! You've got me thinking I should travel more. Its been a while since I've needed to pack a tea set. Last summer I did some camping and brought a small travel set in a zipper bag.
by OldWaysTea
Tue May 15, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 17
Views: 1563

Re: Electric Kettles

I'm a big fan of using an electric induction cooker with a normal metal kettle. I feel it separates the responsibilities well. There should be no reason to throw out a kettle just because some electronics break. I also enjoy having a selection of lighter and better designed kettles.
by OldWaysTea
Thu May 10, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counterfeit tea
Replies: 14
Views: 667

Re: Counterfeit tea

In Fujian sometimes people will add sugar (If I remember correctly, at about a 1% by weight of wet leaves) during the processing. I've been told that the easiest point is before the leaves are rolled since they are already wet, pliable, and can dissolve and absorb the sugar. The result is that the t...
by OldWaysTea
Thu May 10, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Essence of Tea _ Wuyi Yancha
Replies: 24
Views: 1218

Re: Essence of Tea _ Wuyi Yancha

But - it does not justify the so much higher price (That goes for me personally, as I am in Taiwan, so in a privileged postion) I found this comment interesting. I would say that Taiwanese oolongs are my second favorite class of tea after yancha. What probably holds me back is the cost! For equal p...
by OldWaysTea
Fri May 04, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 433
Views: 25809

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Today I'm drinking some 2016 hua xiang shui xian. Pretty decent.
by OldWaysTea
Wed May 02, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FT/FS: Yixing Shi Pao 185 mL
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: FT/FS: Yixing Shi Pao 185 mL

That is a cute pot. I don't need one though, hope you find a good home for it.
by OldWaysTea
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 433
Views: 25809

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Having some zhengyan huang pian. I found them in my desk drawer, and though I would try them again. They give me some of the feeling of young puer mixed with the familiar wuyishan flavors.

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