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by _Soggy_
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tea: A Nerd's Eye View
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: Tea: A Nerd's Eye View

funny enough i was actually going to write a synopsis of each chapter of the book in a week or two when i have time. busy with 2019 annual work currently(love those 60hr+ work weeks) that don't have time to cliffnote.
by _Soggy_
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 272
Views: 39048

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Drinking this Bai Ye Dan Cong black tea from YS. It is probably one of the most intense black teas i've ever had(maybe except Yan Xun Xiao Zhong). Super rich clover honey flavor. crazy smell on it as well. nice weight to the tea without being thick. has nice amount of astringency. I dunno if I like ...
by _Soggy_
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers
Replies: 21
Views: 4267

Re: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers

Question. If you order 7 cakes I assume it will come with the original tong packaging?
by _Soggy_
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Sampler Pack?
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Sampler Pack?

See if Ecocha or Teavivre as well might have some sample/gift packs?
by _Soggy_
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The most difficult tea
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: The most difficult tea

I'm going to have to agree with Japanese greens(primarily sencha/gyokuro) for reasons others mentioned. Hard to eyeball the weight(8g looks like 4), the leaf size, time sensitive, temperature sensitive, and I also don't have that much experience. I feel like i need to measure and time everything.......
by _Soggy_
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Chicago International Tea Festival 2019 (Nov. 1-3)
Replies: 21
Views: 1962

Re: Chicago International Tea Festival 2019 (Nov. 1-3)

interesting photo of the Friday/Saturday crowd @pedant lol

by _Soggy_
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Adding powdered L-theanine to puer
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Adding powdered L-theanine to puer

I picked up some L theanine and GABA pills one day when I was getting back on coffee since it can make slightly jittery/anxious. I find it does help in that scenario. I have not really drank it with tea as I haven't needed it? Maybe if was wanting to go super heavy steeps(or maybe shu) I would try s...
by _Soggy_
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Always boil water?
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Re: Always boil water?

Fully boiling helps to precipitate the dissolved bicarbonates into insoluble carbonates (they "fall out" of the solution), reducing the hardness of water. See "temporary hardness" section here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_water This is also why pre-boil TDS numbers do not always tell the s...
by _Soggy_
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the best tea for a sensitive stomach?
Replies: 19
Views: 1148

Re: What's the best tea for a sensitive stomach?

I do sometimes find tea giving me acid reflux specifically from young sheng. It generally happens in the afternoon if i drink young sheng soon after i eat. I find that most of my black tea tends to be slightly more tannic and brisk so that generally doesn't help either. Darker oolongs seem to be bet...
by _Soggy_
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea and Personality
Replies: 30
Views: 2172

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.
I meant one of those quiz things that you take and it tells you which you are.
by _Soggy_
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea and Personality
Replies: 30
Views: 2172

Re: Tea and Personality

When are you going to start your own quiz to archetype us?
by _Soggy_
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Chicago International Tea Festival 2019 (Nov. 1-3)
Replies: 21
Views: 1962

Re: Chicago International Tea Festival 2019 (Nov. 1-3)

@pedant I guess what day would you probably go? Saturday?
by _Soggy_
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Chicago International Tea Festival 2019 (Nov. 1-3)
Replies: 21
Views: 1962

Re: Chicago International Tea Festival Nov 2 & 3, 2019

pedant wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:40 pm
bump.

anyone here attending?
Yeah, you are buying right?
by _Soggy_
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mountain Stream Teas ?
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: Mountain Stream Teas ?

Relevant post https://www.teaforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=852. I almost bought this last year on a whim but the reviews on the website seem very odd for any puerh I've had. Taste is of course somewhat personal opinion, but I'm wondering if this is actually the terroir or processing(over processed?...