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by maitre_tea
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 54
Views: 13532

Re: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!

I ordered on 6th June 2020 (4 months and 2 weeks ago) and it hasn't shipped yet. I emailed Jay in July (4 months ago) to find out how my order was. I was told it can take a while to ship. I'm very disappointed. Hi Tea123, and welcome to TeaForum! I'm really sorry for keeping you waiting so long. Fo...
by maitre_tea
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Clay Kettles
Replies: 66
Views: 17152

Re: Clay Kettles

Does anyone have instructions for the congee/cornstarch method to "seal" clay kettles - I have one that sweats like crazy and would like to minimize it if I can. Thanks!
by maitre_tea
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226374

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Drinking a sample of the White2Tea 2020 Green Hype - I don't think I've had sheng this young in almost 10 years. Very good cha qi, floral notes, lingering hui gan, and not too much bitterness. It's making me feel warm and I can feel my heartbeat accelerating. Maybe I have good tolerance, but I don't...
by maitre_tea
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 137
Views: 30464

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

After weeks of fussing around and careful monitoring, I think I've hit upon a stable puerh aging setup I have a grow tent that's 4 ft tall and about 1.5 ft wide on each side, and inside there is a wire shelving unit with four shelves capable of holding 50 cakes or so (I am almost at capacity). To hu...
by maitre_tea
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Wireless Hygrometer Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Wireless Hygrometer Recommendations

Those sensor push ones are nice - I need to get three hygrometers for different areas of my pumidor. If I were just getting one I would definitely spring for the sensor push one. Do you really think that the humidity is different in differnet areas of your humidor? I suspect that differnet numbers ...
by maitre_tea
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Puerh Vendor Topic
Replies: 55
Views: 16581

Re: Puerh Vendor Topic

Has anyone tried any of the aged puer from Taiwan Sourcing? I posted about it on Reddit and didn't get much - they have some interesting looking stuff Do you like Taiwan stored aged raw PE?... And what kind of Taiwan stored? I actually don't have much experience with Taiwan stored raw - I have an o...
by maitre_tea
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Puerh Vendor Topic
Replies: 55
Views: 16581

Re: Puerh Vendor Topic

Has anyone tried any of the aged puer from Taiwan Sourcing? I posted about it on Reddit and didn't get much - they have some interesting looking stuff
by maitre_tea
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226374

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I told myself I wouldn't get into my 2002 Xiaguan tuo until they were at least 20 years old, but I couldn't resist - I haven't tried any of them since acquiring them in 2010. Unsurprisingly, with the tight compression it is still a relatively young tea, though I was able to avoid major leaf breakage...
by maitre_tea
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Getting back in the game
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: Getting back in the game

I have some good Taiwan stored stuff I just got in. A bunch is actually still fairly affordable for the age on it. A couple HK Henrys , some Changtai Bamboo Forest, T8653 and some custom 8582's HK style. Maybe we can meet half-way some day between DC and Blacksburg - maybe somewhere in Staunton? :D...
by maitre_tea
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Getting back in the game
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: Getting back in the game

What kind of pu'er do you like? Taiwanese dry-stored? Hong Kong "traditional storage"? Young sheng that is drinkable fresh? Dim sum style shou? Gong fu style shou? To me the ideal puerh is one that has a thick liquor that coats the throat and has good hui gan - I gravitate towards woodsy, dark frui...
by maitre_tea
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226374

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Finally got my cakes of the 2006 ChangTai "Chang Tai Hao - Meng Hai Qiao Bing - Ji" from KTM, and this tea is really nice - nice thick liquor with lingering hui gan and just hits me in the chest
by maitre_tea
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Puerh Vendor Topic
Replies: 55
Views: 16581

Re: Puerh Vendor Topic

Has anyone ever tried the 2011 Xiaguan Huang Jin Yun from Liquid Proust? He's a sale going on and I think it fits with what I'm looking for - slightly aged sheng that is ready to drink now, but can also be aged for 5-10 years. Any thoughts? https://www.liquidproust.com/listing/859683578/2011-xiaguan...
by maitre_tea
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Wireless Hygrometer Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Wireless Hygrometer Recommendations

I have a boveda butler. It works well enough for casual monitoring, but it goes through a battery in 5-6 months (I have heard some people say it's more frequent), and it connects to my phone very intemittently. Sometimes I can go a day or two without it connecting to my phone while I am in the hous...
by maitre_tea
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Wireless Hygrometer Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Wireless Hygrometer Recommendations

I don't want to keep opening my pumidor to make sure that the temperature and relative humidity are okay, so do people have any recommendations for wireless hygrometers? Bonus points for ones w/wi-fi so I can check it from my phone.
by maitre_tea
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Do you prefer matched teasets or mismatched teasets?
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Do you prefer matched teasets or mismatched teasets?

Fitting with my personality, I am 110% in the matched tea sets category; however, not every thing has to be same shade of celadon (but it's gotta be close enough). I now have a qinghua set, a celadon set, and a white set of cups, faircups, cha xi, etc.