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by LeoFox
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 61
Views: 14589

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

Hi Jay, I received my package today! I'm very excited to try your teas. If I could offer one small suggestion it would be to put a note on your website to give advanced warning of delays. Cheers! Quite optimistic not to count on delays in times like 2020... :lol: No delay from you, Bok! Ordered fro...
by LeoFox
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1557
Views: 283157

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Almost makes me want to buy a fluorometric l-theanine assay kit. If i ever become a vendor, i may want to do this, as well as a ecgc assay for quality control purposes
by LeoFox
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1557
Views: 283157

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

By no means an expert, but from what I understand: More nitrogen absorbed = more amino acids = more umami taste (generally speaking). Here's a semi-related Hojo article . It seems that use of fertilizer scales with amino acid content, including theanine. However, over fertilizer use becomes toxic t...
by LeoFox
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1557
Views: 283157

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Long, 10 steep session with tea master's 2019 Spring Qingxin Oolong Da Yu Ling 92K The taste reminded me of clean, chicken consomme mixed with some light minty herbs all integrated with subtle tropical fruit sweetness. 2nd and third infusions were thick and oily. Later infusions were buttery and sw...
by LeoFox
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1557
Views: 283157

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Long, 10 steep session with tea master's 2019 Spring Qingxin Oolong Da Yu Ling 92K The taste reminded me of clean, chicken consomme mixed with some light minty herbs all integrated with subtle tropical fruit sweetness. 2nd and third infusions were thick and oily. Later infusions were buttery and swe...
by LeoFox
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: What Herbal Are You Drinking
Replies: 30
Views: 13290

Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

Felt weird yesterday and got paranoid it was covid. Chrysanthemum tea helped calm my hypochondria flare up
by LeoFox
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea-Masters
Replies: 49
Views: 4889

Re: Tea-Masters

The foreign samples he includes are sometimes interesting, but I only drink the first brew usually. The samples he gives scale with the price of your purchase. I got to try some crazy rare teas that he doesn’t stock on the website when I placed a $1,000 purchase. Were they super rare and old pu erh...
by LeoFox
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea-Masters
Replies: 49
Views: 4889

Re: Tea-Masters

As expected the tea is disgusting. The first steeping had a buttery aroma and was somewhat drinkable. But it quickly became very sour and bitter - just plain nasty. As a note of caution – not always true. I just recently purchased some Thailand-grown white tea which was excellent, if not much bette...
by LeoFox
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea-Masters
Replies: 49
Views: 4889

Re: Tea-Masters

My first order from tea master came with a free sample of high mountain tea not from taiwan as described here: http://teamasters.blogspot.com/2019/03/high-mountain-qingxin-oolong-not-from.html?m=1 I guess this is meant to show what faked taiwan gaoshan can taste like. As expected the tea is disgusti...
by LeoFox
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the internet lost interest in British-style tea?
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Has the internet lost interest in British-style tea?

......I recall someone in TeaForum or Teachat writing about visiting Sri Lanka and having an exquisite cup of tea at the tea plantation overlooking the tea bushes. ...... but I can say that if you buy a superb black tea (directly from it's source if possible or a blend, which was not to mask bad qu...
by LeoFox
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1557
Views: 283157

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Saturday session with Oriental Beauty "Premium Grade" “House Blend” Oolong Tea, Lot 884 from TTC. These are Qing Xing da mou leaves from Emei at 600 m harvested in 2019. Dry leaf resembles colorful autumn leaves on the forest floor The brew smelled flowery, like roses, and tasted like honey and topi...
by LeoFox
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1557
Views: 283157

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

LeoFox I'm reaching for some Rougui right after finishing this post! The past few days have been a journey through assorted traditional toasted TGY and aged oolongs from Taiwan... Interestingly, while sipping thru a pot of 2015 Dancong yesterday I kept getting orchid flavours that kept bringing me ...
by LeoFox
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1557
Views: 283157

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

LeoFox I'm reaching for some Rougui right after finishing this post! The past few days have been a journey through assorted traditional toasted TGY and aged oolongs from Taiwan... Interestingly, while sipping thru a pot of 2015 Dancong yesterday I kept getting orchid flavours that kept bringing me ...
by LeoFox
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American "bed & breakfast" tea-culture
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Re: American "bed & breakfast" tea-culture

Another interesting tea-snack that seems to show up again and again is "Congo bars" (originally called cookies or squares) -- apparently these were popularized by Nestlé through advertisements in American magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and the Ladies' Home Journal in the early 1940s as a w...
by LeoFox
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the internet lost interest in British-style tea?
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Has the internet lost interest in British-style tea?

@mbanu, how has your tea drinking habits evolved over time? Does it parallel what you say has happened?