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by Auxilium
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Favorite Dianhong
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Favorite Dianhong

Hey just wanted to ask everyone what their favorite Dianhong is? I tend to favor Dianhongs and could drink a good Dianhong all day everyday! I'm looking for a new one to drink so please comment all your favorites!!
by Auxilium
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily Tea Routines
Replies: 15
Views: 1417

Re: Daily Tea Routines

Sadly, I rarely take time to just drink tea and do nothing else. It would probably help if I had someone to drink with. Mostly I'm reading, or drawing, or working. I really need to work on taking time for regular meditative gongfu sessions again ... That's where I was at just a a couple months ago....
by Auxilium
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

Re: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?

Thanks all for your words! @Balthazar I am actually brewing White2tea's Fruit bomb lapsang grandpa Style today and it's turning out lovely! Will definitely try some oolong's @StoneLadle
Rope's are one of my favorites to grandpa as well @DailyTX
Thank you everyone!!
by Auxilium
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?

Hey! Just wanted to ask all you wonderful tea people what your favorite Teas are for Grandpa Style? You can give me exact teas from shops or more general! Whatever you're feeling!
by Auxilium
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 959
Views: 187839

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Hosen sencha from ippodo, wonderfully balanced sencha, a little under the weather right now, I have concluded that there is nothing better when sick than a nice sencha! I highly recommend!
by Auxilium
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1558
Views: 283389

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

And: wait, he is now wholesaling tea? He said he had a new venture that would be launching in a few months.....although that was quite a while ago. And sure enough, there is a new Norbu web site. Interesting. So now for the treasure as to who is stocking their teas in the US :lol: I emailed him and...
by Auxilium
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1558
Views: 283389

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Today was finally cool enough for hot midday tea. I'm enjoying some of Norbu's Red Alishan, which I've drunk quite a bit of as cool-brewed sparkling tea lately, and it's a delightful reminder of what a wonderful tea this is, with that lovely spicey/earthy note I adore, which is missing when the tea...
by Auxilium
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1558
Views: 283389

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I have been on the search for a good Anxi oolong source that sells something besides TGY. I was originally looking at Verdant Teas, but for some reason I have never been drawn to their teas for some reason. I finally remembered that So Han, down the street from me in Austin, TX, sources Anxi oolong...
by Auxilium
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: How to explain pleasant bitterness
Replies: 35
Views: 1762

Re: How to explain pleasant bitterness

Bok you make a wonderful point, the pleasant bitterness is not pleasant because it's a different sort of bitterness but because of how it's balanced with the other notes, once again it appears to me balance is the key to all things, thank you for the wise words from the tea maker and thank you for ...
by Auxilium
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: How to explain pleasant bitterness
Replies: 35
Views: 1762

Re: How to explain pleasant bitterness

Thanks for the responses @OCTO and @mbanu!

That's a good point about astringency vs bitterness!!

That's a really good point about the language we use about bitterness!

Thank you both!!
by Auxilium
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: How to explain pleasant bitterness
Replies: 35
Views: 1762

How to explain pleasant bitterness

I was recently talking with a friend about how they should try sheng. One of my reasonings being the complexity and the interesting factor of pleasant bitterness in good young sheng. They looked at me with a puzzled look and questioned me on how something could be bitter and pleasant I began to try ...
by Auxilium
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: white2tea
Replies: 4
Views: 536

white2tea

mod edit:
discuss white2tea here :mrgreen:

Hey! Just letting everyone who didnt know white2tea is offering free global shipping on orders over 20$ till tommorow with the code back2noschool
by Auxilium
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1545
Views: 248372

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

After many attempts to attach the file that failed I went with the good ol Google drive, excuse the bad photo quality.


by Auxilium
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1545
Views: 248372

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2005 Zhong Cha Red Star 7581 from bitterleaf tea, very good clean smooth ripe earthy date-y all round very lovely flavor the only small hiccup was me cutting my thumb open trying to pry it apart! :) Hi there, do you have a picture of the brick? I do! I'm not quite sure how upload pictures on here s...
by Auxilium
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1545
Views: 248372

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2005 Zhong Cha Red Star 7581 from bitterleaf tea, very good clean smooth ripe earthy date-y all round very lovely flavor the only small hiccup was me cutting my thumb open trying to pry it apart! :) As long as the tea tastes good! I now use this thick glove when holding the cake while I pry it apar...