Search found 209 matches

by Teachronicles
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House humidity and smell/taste
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: House humidity and smell/taste

I was just discussing this the other day with some friends and someone posted this. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150112-why-in-flight-food-tastes-weird It seems, from that article, low humidity (and air pressure) can affect how much we taste sweet and salty, partially also due to not being able...
by Teachronicles
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 97
Views: 9738

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

pedant wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:53 am
Bok wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:26 am
For anyone who needs an excuse to get one:
There a brand new Hokujo pots out at AN, in sizes from 80-100ml, best part - with the seaweed patterns!
Image

they look nice. go get em! :D
I got #3 :roll: ;) :D
by Teachronicles
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Site Feedback & Discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 7696

Re: Site Feedback & Discussion

To engage the broader online tea community, we want to try Instagram. We're thinking of occasionally posting member-contributed images (with attribution) and organization-related announcements. Would anyone be opposed to having their photos occasionally reposted to our official IG account, @teaforu...
by Teachronicles
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40198

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

A first for me in two ways: My first tea purchased in Taipei, which I usually do not do, price is at least two-fold of the rest of the country. In this case the exception as it is a tea from greater Taipei so to speak, from the hills of Nangang. The tea in question is a Tieguanyin. I purchased it a...
by Teachronicles
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Serendipity
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: Serendipity

i know of a few people that blend together teas that they have an awkward amount of left, 1-2 grams. Sometimes with great results! and also, sometimes not :lol:
by Teachronicles
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40198

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I am really happy to read what you taste. Great example of different feelings about one tea, since I did not think "thick body" (nor thin body). I also cannot remember whether I have eaten cherimoya so would think of it, of course. We both got the same enjoyment of aftertaste. One reason I may noti...
by Teachronicles
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Tea Vendors
Topic: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers

Very excited for this and you guys. Ive also had the zhongcha huangyin, naked yiwu and am having the byh yibi 18 right now. I have enjoyed everything so far and look forward to more stuff from you guys!
by Teachronicles
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you ever settled on one type of tea?
Replies: 17
Views: 1795

Re: Have you ever settled on one type of tea?

I've pretty much settled on oolong as puerh, mostly aged sheng puer and all kinds of oolongs, recently my favorite have been yancha and roasted oolongs from Taiwan or china. That said, I'll have a white or black from time to time and greens when there fresh. Also, I'm always looking for a new tea to...
by Teachronicles
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 374
Views: 33292

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I don't use special cups for puerh. I fit the size of the cup to the size of the pot, and pick by whim as much as anything else. This session I drank from the twin of this Seigan Hagi, which is currently my number one cup in rotation at my primary office https://photos.smugmug.com/Tea/Seigan-Sea-cu...
by Teachronicles
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 190
Views: 20288

Re: Yixing

Pretty excited about this new pot. It's an early 80's jade orchid six sided pot made with heixingtu/black star clay. It's prob around 150ml. Really nicely made but shape seems a bit awkward so not sure what teas will work. Anyone have suggestions for what might work with it? https://instagram.com/p...
by Teachronicles
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40198

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

This little fella from Chaozhou performs outstandingly well with all sorts of roasted teas so far! Dancong, Dong Ding, Shuixian and now bug bitten Oolong from Chen Hua Ying. Really happy I bought it, although the order from China was a risk... Pour and handling are just beautiful. Another lesson in...
by Teachronicles
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Vintage tea cups safe to use?
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Vintage tea cups safe to use?

I have a set of each of these teacups https://www.chawangshop.com/tea-hardware/tea-cups/vintage-tea-cups/vintage-blue-and-white-double-happiness-cups-60ml-1338.html https://www.chawangshop.com/tea-hardware/tea-cups/vintage-tea-cups/vintage-roc-jingdezhen-shuang-quan-cup-45cc.html Are they safe to use?
by Teachronicles
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3112

Re: Factory or Faketory?

I'm gna say faketory on #5
by Teachronicles
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3112

Re: Factory or Faketory?

Pot #4: 90ml Can anyone confirm which plant the engraving is supposed to be? An orchid? https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/896/42732212702_3bdc2630f6_c.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1742/42732213852_6bf44524c6_c.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1756/42732216242_9b1ff06288_c.jpg https://c1.staticfli...
by Teachronicles
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3112

Re: Factory or Faketory?

Real or not, these are some very nice pots you have ting. Cough cough paging steanze.