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by maitre_tea
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Dayi 7542
Replies: 30
Views: 2106

Re: Dayi 7542

Teas We Like has a 2010 version of the 7542 that I quite like - very nice aroma with good stone fruit notes.
by maitre_tea
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: The Essence of Tea
Replies: 74
Views: 13266

Re: The Essence of Tea

Sometimes it helps not having the tracking number - once I have the tracking number I keep looking at it every day, even though I know it'd be at least a few weeks before it even gets to the US :lol:
by maitre_tea
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers
Replies: 154
Views: 24889

Re: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers

The gaiwans are back in stock!! The 2004 Bulang King was restocked as well :) I've noticed that things like the Bulang King, 2010 7542, 2008 8582, etc. have been restocked over the last few months, but how do you know if a tea's certain restock will be the last one? Also, I noticed that the Bulang ...
by maitre_tea
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers
Replies: 154
Views: 24889

Re: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers

The gaiwans are back in stock!! The 2004 Bulang King was restocked as well :) I've noticed that things like the Bulang King, 2010 7542, 2008 8582, etc. have been restocked over the last few months, but how do you know if a tea's certain restock will be the last one? Also, I noticed that the Bulang ...
by maitre_tea
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 144
Views: 40564

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

Maybe putting a few plants in there would bump the humidity. My wife has a lot of houseplants, and is worried about the dry air in our house during the winter, and I told her that she can put the plants in the pumidor since it's warm and humid. She then said, "but there's no light in there..." :lol...
by maitre_tea
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 64
Views: 17408

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: 20957

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: 1651
Views: 306856

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: 144
Views: 40564

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: 874

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: 58
Views: 21479

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: 58
Views: 21479

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: 1651
Views: 306856

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: 1386

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: 1386

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...