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by OldWaysTea
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Interesting research group for Yixing clay
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Interesting research group for Yixing clay

I can provide some background on the technical aspect. Based on the screenshots in thepost it appears that they are doing EDX analysis . It is a technique where you put the sample in a machine and excite the sample with xrays or electrons. The machine measures the energy of the emitted photons and c...
by OldWaysTea
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: favorite Gaoshan (high mountain) vendor
Replies: 24
Views: 818

Re: favorite Gaoshan (high mountain) vendor

I've gotten some nice teas from Floating Leaves and Tillerman.
by OldWaysTea
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Oolong Vendor Topic
Replies: 78
Views: 11152

Re: Oolong Vendor Topic

When I want Taiwan oolong I go to Floating Leaves, Tillerman, and Leafy Green. I've yet to try @Ethan Kurland's products.
by OldWaysTea
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Some reflections and some new things learned on a trip to Taiwan
Replies: 11
Views: 573

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

I enjoyed reading your reflections on the trip. The National Palace museum is amazing, I go every time I get a chance to visit Taiwan. Interesting to see production costs mentioned. Wuyishan is in the same ballpark.
by OldWaysTea
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha issues
Replies: 58
Views: 2330

Re: Yancha issues

Closer to the source you get better teas... no? Good connections for excellent teas take decades to form and that is just easier done by someone living in the region. Western facing sellers that travel there a few times a year will have a harder time getting that done. Without existing connections ...
by OldWaysTea
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Ruyao Teaware
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: Ruyao Teaware

My daily teacup. It is one if a two cup set. The other cup (short and wide) does not show the cracks as nicely.
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by OldWaysTea
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: peeling my filters
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: peeling my filters

Interesting result. My aunt uses a Berkey filter. I'll see if she has heard of using a peeler when they are too clogged for a scotch brite.
by OldWaysTea
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Plastic piece in a sample of factory cake
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Plastic piece in a sample of factory cake

I'm going with plastic bag threads as well. I'm very familiar with those bags. :) Aside: It is best to avoid getting your keys in pictures, since it is possible to decode the key and cut a copy. For example, the TSA had a picture of their master key on their website, and it was used to cut a copy as...
by OldWaysTea
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking tea at night
Replies: 27
Views: 1977

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: 483
Views: 51541

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: 801

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: 64
Views: 4667

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: 78
Views: 5872

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: 78
Views: 5872

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: 1367

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...