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by Teachronicles
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 689
Views: 70614

Re: Yixing

Teachronicles All of their pots are 90’s or newer. Some of their pots actually look like decent replicas. I’m always hoping they’ll list a thin walled/baotai 80-90ml julunzhu but hasn’t happened yet. I brewed up some tea in the pot, and it was quite nice, so at the least its a pot that doesn't nega...
by Teachronicles
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 689
Views: 70614

Re: Yixing

Usually, if it didn’t cost much, that is the first warning sign. This one I am pretty confident to be fake. Thank you bok, i was skeptical when it arrived, i couldn't place why. I've been asking around to see what people think. Taiwan vendor ke08008811 on eBay? It’s 110% fake Haha yep, that was the...
by Teachronicles
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 689
Views: 70614

Re: Yixing

Hey teaforum community, wondering what everyone thinks of this pot i just got. It didn't cost much so please share what you think freely. Wondering if it's a legit old pot (LQER) or a later replica. http://imgur.com/gallery/EVgZhud Usually, if it didn’t cost much, that is the first warning sign. Th...
by Teachronicles
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 689
Views: 70614

Re: Yixing

Hey teaforum community, wondering what everyone thinks of this pot i just got. It didn't cost much so please share what you think freely. Wondering if it's a legit old pot (LQER) or a later replica.

by Teachronicles
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 123
Views: 11640

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

Ok, now the sinensis with Iceland pure spring. 5g in 50ml, higher ratio as Victoria recently recommended. Same steep times as original recommendation. 115F. Wow, that first infusion is RICH, almost obnoxiously so haha. The remaining steeps were perfect, getting progressively lighter. I think the swe...
by Teachronicles
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 123
Views: 11640

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

Ok, this morning the ippodo, 6g in 50ml, following the recommended steeping times, 140F. But this time using Iceland pure from walgreens. Interestingly, it seems more briney and sea-y than I remember it being with my tap water (bay area tap). Still enjoyable nonetheless.
by Teachronicles
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 80
Views: 8292

Re: Electric Kettles

Bonavita BV07001US Cosmopolitan 1.3L Variable Temperature Body Electric Kettle, Glass and Stainless Steel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S7XSRMR Well this just came in the mail today. And unfortunately, just upon filling up for the first time i knew it wasn't gna work. The handle makes it very uncomfo...
by Teachronicles
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Overview of the main Yixing Clays
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Overview of the main Yixing Clays

Very informative article. Thank you for taking the time to research and write it.
by Teachronicles
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teas best suited for grandpa style
Replies: 46
Views: 1487

Re: Teas best suited for grandpa style

Do people still do the initial "washing" of the leaves with grandpa style or is that step just completely gotten rid of? If so, how do they do it, if e.g. in a mug? If not, aren't they concern about dust, dirt, or pesticides, etc.? For shou and aged sheng, if I do them grandpa style, I do still rin...
by Teachronicles
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 123
Views: 11640

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: 123
Views: 11640

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: 1512

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: 1546

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: 4280

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.