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by Tillerman
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taiwan Tea Harvest - Winter 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Taiwan Tea Harvest - Winter 2019

very well spoken @Ethan Kurland
by Tillerman
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taiwan Tea Harvest - Winter 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Taiwan Tea Harvest - Winter 2019

Every tea vendor would like to claim that each harvest is better than whatever has preceded it. However no honest vendor can claim that of the 2019 winter harvest; the teas range from poor to good, with far more in the former category than the latter one. The weather was extremely dry resulting a la...
by Tillerman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Is that all there is? Challenging the orthodox view
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: Is that all there is? Challenging the orthodox view

Many species, if closely related, can cross fertilize and produce viable offspring. For example, the wine grape Baco noir is an inter-specific hybrid of. vitis vinifera X vitis riparia . Similarly, homo sapiens and neandethal interbred and some of the offspring are still in politics to this day. It ...
by Tillerman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Is that all there is? Challenging the orthodox view
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: Is that all there is? Challenging the orthodox view

.m., you are correct - they had once been viewed as separate species. If it can be shown that c taliensis , c. irrawadiensis and c. formosensis are in fact not separate species but varieties of c. sinensis , my argument fails. So far, all of the studies that I have seen that use DNA markers have con...
by Tillerman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1140
Views: 145308

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I welcomed the New Year with a session that featured the 2019 Tieluohan from the Chen Family in Wuyishan. This turned out to be not only the nicest tea I have consumed this year (ha ha) but one of the best over the past 12 months. The roast is excellent and the tea is beautifully structured in the m...
by Tillerman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Is that all there is? Challenging the orthodox view
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Is that all there is? Challenging the orthodox view

This month the Ultracrepidarian challenges the orthodox view that all true tea is produced from camellia sinensis: https://tillermantea.net/2020/01/camellia/
by Tillerman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea from Taiwan this season
Replies: 14
Views: 558

Re: Tea from Taiwan this season

Hello to all on this thread. It is true that the teas this harvest is not as good as say the Spring 2018 ones but to write them off completely is an error for there are some more than serviceable teas to be had. It is rather like wine from an off vintage; there are always good bottles to be found an...
by Tillerman
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to have caffeine free GABA tea?
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Is it possible to have caffeine free GABA tea?

Sorry, I did misread the OP. There is no decaffeinated GABA that I am aware of. Sorry.
by Tillerman
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 39
Views: 1463

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

Baisao wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:40 pm
Everyone knows I am an asshole.
But the acts of recognition and acceptance suggest that you are the right kind of asshole.
by Tillerman
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to have caffeine free GABA tea?
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Is it possible to have caffeine free GABA tea?

Whoever told you GABA tea does not have caffeine is sorely mistaken. The method of production for GABA tea is unique but caffeine does not degrade in processing. Caffeine levels in tea are a function of many things (location of leaf on the plant, time of harvest etc, etc.) but for the tea to be deca...
by Tillerman
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Authority
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Authority

. Authoritatively, the third note in a bar in twelve bar blues is major - but Booker T ignored that "rule" and made his minor - with wonderful results.... Now, what confers authority? . Decades ago I had a roommate who loved Booker T; so, I heard him very often for a year. I enjoyed the music but n...
by Tillerman
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Authority
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Authority

Slurp , Bok : With reference to reviewers receiving free tea samples from vendors, it is true, many do. Indeed, I offer free samples for review to a few select reviewers. A good reviewer, however, will ALWAYS reveal the source of the tea; whether it was a review sample that was received or a sample...
by Tillerman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Authority
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Re: Authority

Thank you for the kind words @Bok
by Tillerman
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Authority
Replies: 13
Views: 863

Authority

This month the Ultracrepidarian authoritatively questions authority. https://tillermantea.net/2019/12/authority/
by Tillerman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Fire burn and cauldron bubble
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Fire burn and cauldron bubble

If there was a readily available option with a quicker yet still controlled pour at similar price and quality, I would have gone for that. faj There is another option: the Brewista Stout Spout. It is a full variable temperature kettle with a traditional "pinched" spout. It is a fine kettle - the dr...