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by LeoFox
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Where do you buy your gaiwans?
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Where do you buy your gaiwans?

Neptune wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:50 pm
Boom! Thank you!
Cheers. Using it right now:

by LeoFox
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Where do you buy your gaiwans?
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Where do you buy your gaiwans?

I'd like to see this thread continue. The other sticky Gaiwan thread is more oriented towards showing them off, and I could use some help from a thread such as this. I've been using all my free time scouring the net for about three days now, looking for a simple plain white porcelain 120ml gaiwan <...
by LeoFox
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Indian/Nepali blacks advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: Indian/Nepali blacks advice

Blending black with green? That's pretty interesting concept
by LeoFox
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Simple iced tea
Replies: 15
Views: 270

Re: Simple iced tea

by LeoFox
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Simple iced tea
Replies: 15
Views: 270

Re: Simple iced tea

by LeoFox
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Simple iced tea
Replies: 15
Views: 270

Re: Simple iced tea

by LeoFox
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: "Zairai" or seed propagated sencha
Replies: 24
Views: 2732

Re: "Zairai" or seed propagated sencha

Hojo's tsukigase zairai has truly become my daily green. He recommends brewing it with 90 C water and very fast infusions with only 2-3g / 100 ml. The 2021 batch seems to work best for me at 4-5g/100 ml - off boiling starting at around 15-30s (depending on size distribution of leaves)- essentially m...
by LeoFox
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 495
Views: 152054

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

An assam: HALMARI ESTATE TGFOP1 (2020 OR-130) via upton tea imports I'm surprised at how thick and smooth this one is - feels like a chocolate whirlpool swirling in my mouth. Have you tried this one mbanu? Halmari is usually a good bet -- I order a sample first when it comes out though because some...
by LeoFox
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 495
Views: 152054

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

An assam: HALMARI ESTATE TGFOP1 (2020 OR-130) via upton tea imports

I'm surprised at how thick and smooth this one is - feels like a chocolate whirlpool swirling in my mouth.

Have you tried this one @mbanu?

by LeoFox
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 2131
Views: 523715

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Recently, I had the opportunity to try 2 teas from Chen Huan Tang, aka Laoshi (teacher) - both from 2020 winter: one labeled as from HeHuan mountain purchased from Tillerman Tea, and the other a very generous sample gift (lishan roast) from a friend directly acquired from the shop of Chen Huan Tang ...
by LeoFox
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 2131
Views: 523715

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

teatray wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:36 pm
LeoFox wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:43 pm
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Love the pot, love the shot!
Thanks- it's a taiwanese pot
by LeoFox
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 2131
Views: 523715

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Saying goodbye to 2021 winter baozhong.
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by LeoFox
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 2131
Views: 523715

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

LeoFox: I am sure that I am influenced quite heavily by my usual choice of teas; old fermented teas and fairly heavily-roasted yancha would probably overpower or taint green tea, white tea, young puer and things like dancong or high mountain tea, but I don't expose myself to those types of tea all ...
by LeoFox
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 2131
Views: 523715

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

m2193: glad you enjoyed it, and glad I may not have been responsible for exposing you to some fish in your yancha. Like you, I don't believe in quarantining pots with too much fervour, but I tend to categorise pots by rough categories (so cooked puer can play with old puer and liu bao, whereas yanc...