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by Baisao
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?
Replies: 35
Views: 499

Re: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?

...yes , there are some people on tea market running tea master classes where claim can teach you to taste out the chemicals. So I asked them what is the difference in taste between acetamiprid and tolfenpyrad like ;-D Hilarious! There’s no way I could taste or smell for every pesticide used on tea...
by Baisao
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?
Replies: 35
Views: 499

Re: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?

Something to maybe settle or ignite more fear... It does neither because it’s irrelevant to the discussion about tea and distracts from the discussion about adulterated tea. Sure, I am more likely to die in a car crash commuting home than drinking tea, but we’re not discussing the hazards of driving.
by Baisao
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?
Replies: 35
Views: 499

Re: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?

The topic was discussed in part in this thread: https://www.teaforum.org/viewtopic.php?p=14485#p14485 I think there's some magical thinking involved with those who deny it happens or question that it happens. Personal experience demonstrates that this does indeed happen and that it takes more than a...
by Baisao
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 42
Views: 1347

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

They have a similar set of problems to the ones being complained about here. The rules on the sidebar are only the public rules, different folks are under their own set of private rules under threat of banning. I received my own private rules when I started warning new people about the adulteration...
by Baisao
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 52
Views: 1382

Re: Coronavirus

@brutusK, why use the mean and not the largest outlier for defining the end of a quarantine?

Also, how do you envision quarantines of non-expert persons causing more problems?
by Baisao
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 52
Views: 1382

Re: Coronavirus

Thanks for sharing that, John_B . One of the concerns many of us have is that the official numbers from China look fake (underreported child illnesses) and doctors on the ground have said no one is taking numbers in this because of the chaos they are experiencing. This is further supported, though a...
by Baisao
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Looking for Yuzamashi info
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Looking for Yuzamashi info

Here are some yuzamashi I own. I personally like the one my Taisuke Shiraiwa best. Among other things it has these chips in the bottom that I like to focus on. Sou Yamada (large, sexualized form) 34101C4E-200D-474F-A910-801CA1B33AC4.jpeg Jozan Yamada III FEE0769E-6289-4162-80F5-F4660B06016C.jpeg Tai...
by Baisao
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Looking for Yuzamashi info
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Looking for Yuzamashi info

Bok, The Yuzamashi is used to cool water before contact with the tea. The chahai is for pouring off after steeping. Are you referring to the Yuzamashi? Yes, but it can (and probably will by many) be used either way... ? I never would. I’ve heard that yuzamashi are for preparing gyokuro only, not se...
by Baisao
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Looking for Yuzamashi info
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Looking for Yuzamashi info

Darbotek wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:39 pm
I think I can say this here without too much ridicule...
That’s something I’m happy to say we do not do here.

Welcome to the forum! (:
by Baisao
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 52
Views: 1382

Re: Coronavirus

In a sense it's odd we're not hearing people discuss the issue of what Chinese people are going through. They've extended and broadened the New Year's shut-down until the 10th, and of course things are creepier in the epicenter where all vehicle traffic has been shut down. That part is really kind ...
by Baisao
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 52
Views: 1382

Re: Coronavirus

brutusK , that’s reassuring to hear on all counts. As far as how my family member was treated, she was treated well. I only wish there was more known about how to treat the chronic phase of the disease. I also wrote that while half asleep so I don’t know that I was very clear. I feel like we forget...
by Baisao
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found some really old tea (19 years!) Can someone identify?
Replies: 28
Views: 576

Re: Found some really old tea (19 years!) Can someone identify?

I would also encourage everyone never to take any givens persons advice on something as the ultimate truth - always see for yourself and keep an open mind. I agree. I think we might be surprised by how different our tea is if all of us sat down and had tea with each other. I've seen fads come and g...
by Baisao
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found some really old tea (19 years!) Can someone identify?
Replies: 28
Views: 576

Re: Found some really old tea (19 years!) Can someone identify?

Lifting the lid may increase the flow a bit, especially if the lid is tight and the air hole very small. A quicker pour could mean a shorter infusion. Maybe that could make a difference in the result. Thanks for the explanation. That might be it, something is definitely happening. I always thought ...
by Baisao
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found some really old tea (19 years!) Can someone identify?
Replies: 28
Views: 576

Re: Found some really old tea (19 years!) Can someone identify?

Bok wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:06 am
Usually, I’d start with a thank you.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Baisao
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 52
Views: 1382

Re: Coronavirus

As for the accurate reporting of numbers, my personal experience with a family member who acquired West Nile leaves me feeling underwhelmed by the reporting of county health departments and the CDC. Her case was not reported to the CDC and did not make the county tally because she had antibodies for...