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by mrmopu
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong

Being that I do trust my sources, I am more concerned about how this will effect market pricing. I dont keep my finger on the pulse of the price of pu, but im sure that there are those here that do. I would imagine that fluctuations are already being seen. You just need to get to know the vendors I...
by mrmopu
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong

I actually just logged on to specifically look for this topic. I am curious what this will do to the market. All pu from 2018 or earlier, you now have to be suspect of. Im curious on how to inspect a cake to insure it hasnt been soaked. One would think the wrapper would be telltale, but honestly, I...
by mrmopu
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Plastic piece in a sample of factory cake
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Plastic piece in a sample of factory cake

gatmcm wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:26 pm
Stephen wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:06 am
I've seen plenty of those, usually in older cakes of sheng or shou. It's from those big woven plastic bags that are used to carry mao cha and tea I think!
+1 see them all the time, have a cake that's just filled with them
Agreed. Plastic bag threads.
by mrmopu
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 337
Views: 27574

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Sessioned a BOKURYO gushu and wild sheng cha sample last night. Very interesting tea. Very sweet and subtle. The young aspect gives a tongue tingle and some of the grassy sweeter notes in the tea. Very calming and mind clearing. I think it was made with a sweet variety of wild tea. I had this a whil...
by mrmopu
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking tea at night
Replies: 15
Views: 806

Re: Drinking tea at night

How many people here drink tea in the evening sometimes, at the expense of a few hours of sleep? ;) I know that after 3pm my tea consumption should be stopped, otherwise I won't go to sleep around 10:30pm. But lately, I find myself coming home from work at 6:30 and firing up the kettle for some she...
by mrmopu
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this in my tea
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: What is this in my tea

That is char from the wok processing. It is the small parts that are burnt during processing.
Edit, the beige is probably small parts of the tea leaf that mat have broken off when you picked the tea out. I wouldn't think it is a problem though.
by mrmopu
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 337
Views: 27574

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2016 Teadontlie Excellent tea. The depth is coming out on this one. I did my usual 10grams to 100ml of water just off boiling and one rinse. The florality aroma of this one comes early. Sweetness almsxt like a gum taste comes in early. The later steeps lose much of the florality and the tea gets hea...
by mrmopu
Wed May 09, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Taobao Groupbuy Introduction and EoI
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Taobao Groupbuy Introduction and EoI

Atlas wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 9:44 pm
mrmopu wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 9:21 pm
...
added. you should have an email as well
I got it ! Thank you sir, I replied on the email.
by mrmopu
Tue May 08, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Taobao Groupbuy Introduction and EoI
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Taobao Groupbuy Introduction and EoI

Yes please. I am not on slack though.
by mrmopu
Fri May 04, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 337
Views: 27574

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Teachronicles wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 11:14 pm
Has anyone tried hai lang haos premium ripes? Particularly any of the ones sold on yunnan sourcing, the laomane, jun ai, or yi shan mo. What did you think of them?
Those 2 Bulang ripe bricks are nice. The as you like ripe and the others are decent productions as well.
by mrmopu
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water filtration
Replies: 16
Views: 1104

Re: Water filtration

I know this is a link to another site but you may find some info in it.

https://steepster.com/teaware/abundant- ... ion-filter
by mrmopu
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Guyi Tea?
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Guyi Tea?

Instagram is more about the following I believe.
by mrmopu
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Puerh Vendor Topic
Replies: 28
Views: 2711

Re: Puerh vendor topic

Approach with caution. I would sample first maybe. The older stuff can be very hard to identify if you weren't around when it was produced to learn what is what. For that kind of $ you could get some good stuff from a couple of other vendors. W2T and Essence of Tea have some excellent teas for near ...
by mrmopu
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: New flat friend
Replies: 22
Views: 1200

Re: New flat friend

Beautiful pot! I think you got hold of a nice one. I see many years of tea enjoyment ahead.
by mrmopu
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There's no point in rating teas
Replies: 22
Views: 1390

Re: There's no point in rating teas

I review somewhat but as for numericals it has been a while since I put a number on a tea. I used to never drink sheng and then I found some that agreed with me allowing me to branch out as well. I find I change from year to year as I explore new regions.