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by Teachronicles
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 40
Views: 696

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

I'm gna try to go through the yokkaichi, experimenting all sorts of different ways to brew it before I start on the ippodo. The label on the cannister is so pretty I want to avoid opening it for as long as possible 😂
by Teachronicles
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 40
Views: 696

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

Ok, I received my package yesterday and broke the rules a bit 😅. I let it sit for 5-6 hours but opened sinensis yokkaichi the package last night and had a session. I followed the brew instructions with only my ratio and vessel size being slightly different. 3.5g in 50ml andrzej bero shibo. And I use...
by Teachronicles
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chaozhou style brewing: wet or dry?
Replies: 32
Views: 614

Re: Chaozhou style brewing: wet or dry?

phyllsheng sorry if this is slightly off topic, but what's the idea behind pre heating the cups, why is keeping the tea as hot as possible important? Is there a reason other than its tradition? In my simple Western mind (lol) Ive always thought the quicker the tea cools down, the quicker I can drin...
by Teachronicles
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Limited Edition Special Offer #2: Yokkaichi Gyokuro
Replies: 32
Views: 663

Re: Limited Edition Special Offer #2: Yokkaichi Gyokuro

Victoria, I would love 50g to compare to the ippodo. Will also PM you.

-matt
by Teachronicles
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show Off Your Pets
Replies: 59
Views: 2782

Re: Show Off Your Pets

Biscuit (all white Maltese) and chewy (black eye patch, havanese). The E collar was for a hot spot she had, but she's on the mend now.
by Teachronicles
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 399
Views: 53442

Re: Yixing

Teachronicles yes, that is a lucky coincidence! Otherwise I think it would be difficult for a Westerner to commission anything in Yixing without good connections. I like how this shuiping is so much more elegant than most from 80s-now, which are usually not very nice in their proportions and detail...
by Teachronicles
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 399
Views: 53442

Re: Yixing

Very nice pot! It is a shame how rare it's to find a small, modern yixing pot these days... Heard that most in china don't like them, thus they're not made. A <60ml zhuni teapot would be just a sublime find.... I'll have to do with my chaozhou pot, which isn't yixing, but works fine most of the tim...
by Teachronicles
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 399
Views: 53442

Re: Yixing

A recent addition of mine. A modern zhuni pot, 85ml, high fired, and extremely thin. Performance is great for most teas but teas where fragrance is important are probably best suited to the pot. I use it for most teas, giving it a boiling water rinse afterwards, not dedicating it. Improves mouthfeel...
by Teachronicles
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: How do you use this? (bag sealing clips)
Replies: 26
Views: 1926

Re: How do you use this? (bag sealing clips)

I use both binder clips and the slide on sealers. I can't speak to if one keeps tea fresher, but it seems just based on design and how tight some of the slide on one's fit, that they would be more air tight. I prefer the large binder clips over small ones as they seal off more of the bag.
by Teachronicles
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Characteristics of good gaoshan?
Replies: 59
Views: 3195

Re: Characteristics of good gaoshan?

Yah, I don't come around here as often as I should. I am talking about the charcoal dong ding, I think you are right in that it is lighter roast than the laoshi, and maybe even the medium roast chen. I miss the 4 roast, maybe some day shuiwen will have more.
by Teachronicles
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Characteristics of good gaoshan?
Replies: 59
Views: 3195

Re: Characteristics of good gaoshan?

I really enjoy the current iteration of her charcoal dong ding (exactly how it's called on the site). Also, a favorite of mine and many in my circle, is her 4 roast dong ding which is not available currently. That tea is actually the first tea that I was "addicted" too, in that I drank it all the t...
by Teachronicles
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Chaozhou/Shantou
Replies: 104
Views: 8368

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

@Bok I'm preparing it for use now, I'll let you know.
by Teachronicles
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Wistaria Teahouse
Replies: 26
Views: 2961

Re: Wistaria Teahouse

Bero is amazing. He has tons of fans (myself included). Sometimes he put things online for sale and they disappear within hours... He seems to have more following in Europe, yet I feel he is less appreciated than Petr Novak, yet a more versatile artisan in my book. Also not many do clay and porcela...
by Teachronicles
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Chaozhou/Shantou
Replies: 104
Views: 8368

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Here's some additional pictures