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by Baisao
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Simple iced tea
Replies: 15
Views: 270

Re: Simple iced tea

For my personal tasting adventure (non-iced) I'm going to be ordering some white, green, pu'er. I'm currently hung up though on studying gaiwan shapes, sizes, pros, cons, costs and vendors, and a host of other things. Currently I have nothing that allows me to enjoy tea to the extent it can be, so ...
by Baisao
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Simple iced tea
Replies: 15
Views: 270

Re: Simple iced tea

Neptune , that is great progress! What was your temperature? I think that sun tea became popular because the heat is lower than the traditional way of making large batches of tea for iced tea. It’s also the reason multiple posts above suggest cold steeping some teas in the refrigerator. Universally...
by Baisao
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What makes a modern Da Hong Pao a Da Hong Pao?
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: What makes a modern Da Hong Pao a Da Hong Pao?

My (limited) understanding is that there is a distinction between calling something 'da hong pao' to describe a varietal/cultivar (ie, 'da hong pao', 'bei dou', 'qi dan', in contradistinction to other varietals/cultivars), and calling something 'da hong pao' to describe the overall quality, style o...
by Baisao
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Simple iced tea
Replies: 15
Views: 270

Re: Simple iced tea

Welcome to the forum! I think you are already on the money for where to start. I'll add my two cents on iced tea. I'm from the South and like iced tea in the summers because the bitterness gives a feeling of coolness. It's a cool feeling like a G&T or a plate of sliced cucumbers. I like iced tea wit...
by Baisao
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 5099
Views: 834203

Re: Yixing

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:18 pm
The gamble arrived today. The pot is indeed early 60’s but unfortunately I was wrong about the crack being a scratch. Luckily it is on the back side so it’ll display nice until I get around to fixing it.
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by Baisao
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1290
Views: 355217

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Tôbettô from Thés du Japon, a hand-picked sencha from Hon-yama, steamed for only 6 seconds. Unusual, good, complex, bitter, umami, then flowery flavors emerge out of nowhere, sweet aftertaste. Can't quite rate yet (and not enough reference points with this type of tea anyway, my experience is mainl...
by Baisao
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 216
Views: 43932

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

EA2670D0-776C-4681-9DBE-E36E31359012.jpeg This was shot on Neopan 400 and developed in Ilford DD-X. This was with 35mm; “full frame”, as the kids say. Neopan 400 was a wonderful B&W film but FujiFilm killed it off. Tri-X has a cult following for being gritty but I think Neopan 400 deserved to have ...
by Baisao
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 216
Views: 43932

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

Baisao: thank you; you clearly have much more patience than I ever will. I look forward to seeing the fruits of your efforts one day. I dabbled a while ago with taking and printing (but not developing) photos from a Linhof Technika field camera, but using a Van Dyke brown / ferrotype process rather...
by Baisao
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 216
Views: 43932

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

Lovely photo, @Andrew S. The lighting and textures are great.

I never thought to use my large format camera for tea photos. That’s a grand idea.
by Baisao
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Clay Kettles
Replies: 73
Views: 31336

Re: Clay Kettles

I'm still considering getting a small bofura or something similar to try out over steel and iron. The tetsubin is great, but gets a little fatiguing when it sees so much daily use. Baisao I know they are hard to get a hold of, but do you happen to know what the roughly empty weight of your Ichikawa...
by Baisao
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tea ware for kids
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Tea ware for kids

I gave my son B-Choice brand Taiwanese porcelain cups to use at the table. They are durable. He could have chucked it across the room and it would have been fine. If you can find them they are durable, inexpensive, and very much the real thing. I’m not a Montessori person but took a common sense app...
by Baisao
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Tea Books
Replies: 40
Views: 17676

Re: Tea Books

mbanu , maybe we can coin a new idiom: don’t judge a book by its publisher! 😀 The book has some faults: tacky cover, misleading title, and too much exposition by the author at times. I believe all three are the fault of the publisher. I can hear them telling Peltier to make it more accessible for L...
by Baisao
Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Tea Books
Replies: 40
Views: 17676

Re: Tea Books

Handbooks/Guides An interesting problem here: Is how do you separate books that have detailed dictionaries by tea type as WELL as comprehensive guides, and those that JUST have guides, and those guides that follow brewing, or production, or both? Peltier, W. The Ancient Art of Tea A good question! ...
by Baisao
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Clay Kettles
Replies: 73
Views: 31336

Re: Clay Kettles

thank you! There are many ideas around this for ceramic kettles: rice water, flour, tea, etc. [...] I don't want to taste off flavors from starches and teas. I know about the rice water seasoning, but mainly because of sealing leaking pots/cups (low-fired and/or coarse clays like Hagi-yaki etc.). I...
by Baisao
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 216
Views: 43932

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

Gorgeous. I've never used a Rolleiflex, but watched my father use his and reviewed images he took with it many times. My first camera was a Rollei 35S manual rangefinder. I miss watching images develop in the darkroom, but though I still have my little Rollei, the immediacy of digital images has ke...