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by Tillerman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1073
Views: 121231

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

tjkdubya wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:35 pm


Wow this one sold out quick. Tillerman will there be a re-stock of the premium Alishan?
I'm afraid the grower is sold out of the current harvest so the next I will have will be the Winter 2019.
by Tillerman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 55
Views: 5767

Re: Electric Kettles

- a gooseneck is not good for a cupping session. Interesting Tillerman can you elaborate? For a formal cupping session (for oolong teas, 4g of leaf in 150ml boiling water for 5 minutes) one needs a kettle that pours very quickly. The gooseneck is just too slow for this. Getting the water into the c...
by Tillerman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 55
Views: 5767

Re: Electric Kettles

I’ve never seen any other kind of kettle used in Chinatown here and it’s considered a joke at least here in NYC when someone doesn’t use one. When I visited HK, Taiwan, and Japan it was the same deal unless a clay pot or tetsubin was being used, in which case there’s other benefits those pots give ...
by Tillerman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 55
Views: 5767

Re: Electric Kettles

I love my gooseneck kettles when pouring into small pots and cups; I love my wide-spouted pot when filling a one or two quart thermos. Big spout/small vessel, tricky; gooseneck spout/large thermos, frustration. debunix , try this one if you are want a single kettle that will do both: https://www.my...
by Tillerman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 55
Views: 5767

Re: Electric Kettles

Carelessly pouring water onto tea leaves leads to a worse and likely more bitter brew... so gooseneck offers important precision and also feels easier on your wrists. There’s a reason every tea shop uses one! Not every teashop! There are options that are just as precise and offer a much faster pour.
by Tillerman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: British taste in, and knowledge of, tea
Replies: 22
Views: 324

Re: British taste in, and knowledge of, tea

Does anyone know of any histories eluding this tiresome description? (A simple "history of tea" search on this site delivers too many irrelevant hits.) Thanks! Virtually all "histories of tea" written in English (or French) display the same Western European bias. The Dutch "discovered" tea, the Eng...
by Tillerman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: British taste in, and knowledge of, tea
Replies: 22
Views: 324

Re: British taste in, and knowledge of, tea

Ethan Kurland wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:41 pm
When I had tea with the Queen, milk was poured into the cups first protecting her "China" not because it was cheap but because it was very precious and delicate, that is, show-off thin. (It was Earl Grey. that we drank.)
Hey @Ethan Kurland, Her Majesty is on record as being a "tea firster."
by Tillerman
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?
Replies: 26
Views: 926

Re: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?

Brent D wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:21 pm
Always had great luck with their yanchas. Its my go to place for quality for the buck.
Anyone ever try their dancong?
The dancong are very good - perhaps not the very, very best - but very good. I have always avoided ya shi xiang until i tasted their single tree version - I was impressed.
by Tillerman
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1073
Views: 121231

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

While I've not tried roasted blacks, I've heard of their existence. I'd imagine something like a lapsang souchong could be similar to yancha, if roasted, as they already do share some notes in my experience. (If you think about it, yancha already is in some way a roasted black tea) My 2¢ worth - gi...
by Tillerman
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?
Replies: 26
Views: 926

Re: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?

Has anyone tried the 2019 selection of yancha from wuyiorigin yet? I’ve been craving yancha but somehow I’ve avoided buying any for awhile. It’s probably a good time to stock up now that the cold weather is creeping in. I have tried 2 versions of the rou gui (both good - one roasted twice, the othe...
by Tillerman
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea and Personality
Replies: 30
Views: 1204

Re: Tea and Personality

Bok wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:18 am
_Soggy_ wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:45 pm
When are you going to start your own quiz to archetype us?
I think that would probably be a bit intrusive... haha

One can guess a lot of it by reading between the lines of the postings.
Even when they are single-spaced??
by Tillerman
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: TeaVivre high mountain
Replies: 27
Views: 3176

Re: TeaVivre high mountain

Thanks Bok. Well, It doesn’t have to be Alishan. But LiShan is always more expensive and SLX is usually something you only find at specialized vendors whose prices and quality are usually high. But we can rephrase the Q. Where can I buy daily SLX? Li shan tea price range in Taiwan. 3200nt to 4200nt...
by Tillerman
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettle Reviews: Planning
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Electric Kettle Reviews: Planning

I would add the Brewista Stout Spout https://www.mybrewista.com/products/stout-spout-variable-temperature-kettle . This is the brand page; the kettle is about $10 cheaper on Amazon. why the non-gooseneck? temp loss concern? related question: would you rather see the gooseneck version reviewed if yo...
by Tillerman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettle Reviews: Planning
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Electric Kettle Reviews: Planning

i'm planning to do electric kettle reviews from the perspective of gongfu tea practice with a focus on engineering, build quality, and user experience! kettles planned: Bonavita 1.7L Variable Temp (BV382518V) Bonavita 1.0L Variable Temp(BV382510V) [ maybe ] Bonavita Interurban 1.0L Variable Temp (B...
by Tillerman
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Camellia formosensis
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Camellia formosensis

This month The Ultracrepidarian looks at the history and development of Taiwan's native tea species. With special thanks to @Bok for initiating these thoughts - but he's not responsible for my errors. https://tillermantea.net/2019/09/formosensis/