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by FloatingLeaves
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Loose Tea Broth
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Loose Tea Broth

Another podcast episode for you all. I was a little tea drunk for this episode :D The focus was drinking a Lishan High Mt Oolong twice; once in porcelain gaiwan and once in clay pot. The results of this experiment lead us to some pretty fundamental topics of tea drinking like concentration and loose...
by FloatingLeaves
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Dong Ding "Blind" Sampler and Live Tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: Dong Ding "Blind" Sampler and Live Tasting

For those that didn't get a chance to see the live reveal, I'll list them here. SPOILER ALERT ***** A - Little Iron Bush (Farmers Su) B - Mr Lai Charcoal Roast C - Mr Zhan Charcoal Roast D - Traditional A (Farmers Su) Thanks for playing! This was a really fun one for us. Let me know if you have any ...
by FloatingLeaves
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Revisiting the Same Tea Every Day
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Revisiting the Same Tea Every Day

This episode we revisited a Tie Guan Yin from Yunnan that we used to practice brewing, and it got Shiuwen off on the topic of revisiting teas. We also have a challenge for people: to brew the same tea daily for a week and see how it changes each time. https://floatingleaves.podbean.com/e/revisiting-...
by FloatingLeaves
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Dong Ding "Blind" Sampler and Live Tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: Dong Ding "Blind" Sampler and Live Tasting

It will be broadcast at 11:30 AM on the 29th, but it will stay for 24 hours. And FB will stay forever.
by FloatingLeaves
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Dong Ding "Blind" Sampler and Live Tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Dong Ding "Blind" Sampler and Live Tasting

Hello Tea Forum, We're doing another blind tasting session, this time it's four different Dong Ding oolongs by popular demand. Three were roasted by different people, and the two that share the same roaster are different cultivars. I pasted the text from our site below so you can see more detailed i...
by FloatingLeaves
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Stories from Dong Ding Plateau
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Stories from Dong Ding Plateau

https://floatingleaves.podbean.com/e/stories-from-dong-ding-plateau/ Another episode, recorded on the same day as last week's. This one is about the farmer couple who produce our Dong Ding Traditional A. Personally, this was my first time to meet them. The tea from this session was actually two dif...
by FloatingLeaves
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: The Structure of a Tea - FLT Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 677

The Structure of a Tea - FLT Podcast

https://floatingleaves.podbean.com/e/structure-of-a-tea/ This is the first time I posted our podcast to teaforum. It's because I really like this one! I was editing it and I thought it was a really good introduction to Shiuwen's style of teaching mindful tea drinking. The format of the podcast is ge...
by FloatingLeaves
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Floating Leaves Baozhong Blind Tasting Event
Replies: 11
Views: 2239

Re: Floating Leaves Baozhong Blind Tasting Event

@debunix It was fun to read your post. I hope the heat subsides and you get a chance to try them again.

*Hint* The texture is the giveaway, you can brew them a bit strong to get a clearer feel for what the texture is trying to say.
by FloatingLeaves
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1369
Views: 213839

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Good question. It's actually named Da Hong Pao after the cultivar. Apparently the farmer received seven cuttings from the mother bushes in Wuyishan, and this was fifteen years ago. He has a plot of land in Dong Ding, growing and processing primarily Dong Ding style oolongs. So he made the tea into a...
by FloatingLeaves
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Floating Leaves Baozhong Blind Tasting Event
Replies: 11
Views: 2239

Re: Floating Leaves Baozhong Blind Tasting Event

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** Spoiler Alert **

A=Competition Winner (Pinglin), B=Smooth Water (Nangang), C=Competition Style (Pinglin), D=Farmer's Choice (Pinglin)
by FloatingLeaves
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Floating Leaves Baozhong Blind Tasting Event
Replies: 11
Views: 2239

Floating Leaves Baozhong Blind Tasting Event

Round Two! We're doing it again, but with Baozhong :o We had a lot of requests to do a blind tasting sampler with our Baozhong oolongs this season, so here you go :D We'll be sending out four 10 gram samples labeled A, B, C, and D, and Shiuwen will drink the teas live over Facebook and Instagram for...
by FloatingLeaves
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Floating Leaves : High Mountain Blind Tasting Sampler
Replies: 30
Views: 5338

Re: Floating Leaves : High Mountain Blind Tasting Sampler

@debunix I'm a little late to the party, but your descriptions are SUPER on point. Names are names are names. You may have gotten them 'wrong', but the description of each tea was very mindful and concise. I think the one you described as harsher/deeper/in-your-face you meant to write B, is that cor...
by FloatingLeaves
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Floating Leaves : High Mountain Blind Tasting Sampler
Replies: 30
Views: 5338

Re: Floating Leaves : High Mountain Blind Tasting Sampler

The Big Reveal *spoiler alert* Duh Duh Duh... A = Hehuan Shan B = Shan Lin Xi C = Alishan Thank you so much to everybody who got involved in this! It was so much fun for both me and Shiuwen. Tillerman, I just told her about the Giants' batting average as .333, and she said she feels much better now ...
by FloatingLeaves
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Floating Leaves : High Mountain Blind Tasting Sampler
Replies: 30
Views: 5338

Re: Floating Leaves : High Mountain Blind Tasting Sampler

This is awesome! I'm glad to see so many people got the sampler. Debunix, I like your improvised setup. Looks like something that would happen at my house. This is super fun to see how people are liking the teas. It's something we do in the shop, make kind of a class/club meeting out of it twice a y...
by FloatingLeaves
Fri May 31, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Floating Leaves : High Mountain Blind Tasting Sampler
Replies: 30
Views: 5338

Floating Leaves : High Mountain Blind Tasting Sampler

Hi all, We are doing a blind tasting event with three of our high mountain oolongs. Basically, I will be sending out small samples (16 grams) of three different high mountain growing regions' teas (Alishan, Shan Lin Xi, and Hehuan Shan) without disclosing the names. The price for the three teas is $...