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by Teachronicles
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 343
Views: 37686

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Sencha from Hon.yama, Tamakawa. Sofu cultivar. From thes du japon. 6g in 120ml 60-30-90-3min. It is delicious. A bit floral which is unlike the other two sencha I've had. The 3min steep yielded something similar to longjing. A tea I'll be buying again once I run out.
by Teachronicles
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: What kind of pot do you think works best for red teas?
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: What kind of pot do you think works best for red teas?

I second porcelain or glazed. Ive made good hongcha in hokujo as well, if you have any of his pots, you can try that.
by Teachronicles
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware Repair Show-off
Replies: 25
Views: 2042

Re: Teaware Repair Show-off

Thank you pedant for the suggestion. This morning I jb welded a hairline crack on a thin gaiwan I have. The gaiwan is the best handling gaiwan I've found but because it's so thin I've already had one break on me from regular use. Pedant suggested I jb weld just the outside to reinforce it, so here i...
by Teachronicles
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Patina development
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Patina development

I think what you do already is fine if you want to reduce the monk head shine. I know someone that rubs his pot with a microfiber cloth after each use and pours water over the pot after filling it to help prevent tea stains around the edge of the pot opening (this has only happened with pots that ha...
by Teachronicles
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 88
Views: 6769

Re: Your day in matcha



This picture is from a long gone matcha session but I had more of the same one this morning. The bowl is from petr novak, my favorite bowl for matcha.
by Teachronicles
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 758
Views: 63148

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I'm having the first dancong I could see myself drinking on a regular basis. It's not overly fruity or sweet as a lot I've had so far have been. There are some nutty notes that I really enjoy. It is the July 2018 duck shit dancong from the global tea hut monthly tea club.
by Teachronicles
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Clay Kettles
Replies: 42
Views: 4661

Re: Clay Kettles

http://imgur.com/gallery/4hiXB1l Takashi ichikawa kettle, acquired with the help of Baisao . Much gratitude to him and his friend Gio, who I got it from. I can't explain how excited I was when I got this in the mail today. So far makes the water velvety smooth, and gives it a very nice fullness. I'v...
by Teachronicles
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Toss the scraps from your cake?
Replies: 18
Views: 1324

Re: Toss the scraps from your cake?

I just brew the larger bits with the chunk I broke off and then save the rest in the bag im storing the tea In at the time. Every so often I'll throw all the stuff at the bottom of a bag Into a pot and make teaspresso.
by Teachronicles
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Combining Tea with other Interests
Replies: 18
Views: 492

Re: Combining Tea with other Interests

My tearoom overlooks a nature preserve so I observe wildlife and the seasons while drinking tea and listening to the hifi. There’s a small creek about 100 feet below, deep in the valley that I can hear flowing. The clouds and light are magnificent. I can’t imagine doing anything better while having...
by Teachronicles
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 198
Views: 17873

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

You're right - the Halmari Assam is the one I meant, not the Nepali black. Tonight's choice is the Castleton white. I started at 185 for 15s and got nothing. I was worried it was the tea or something I did. I tried 4 or 5 infusions before it dawned on me that I couldn't taste anything because I had...
by Teachronicles
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My new blog, tea secrets
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: My new blog, tea secrets

Here's a new post on Jiří Lang's teaware, which I consider very underrated. https://teasecrets.home.blog/2019/02/14/the-genius-of-jiri-langs-new-pots/ Discussion appreciated if you are so inclined! I have a jiri pot bought at the very beginning of my loose leaf tea journey, two years ago. It was us...
by Teachronicles
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Question regarding rolled roasted teas
Replies: 31
Views: 921

Re: Question regarding rolled roasted teas

Dang though, 600g is a lot of oolong...I’d have to be married to the tea I was buying to get that much in one go. All relative, you just get more liberal with how much leaf you throw in the pot. Also I do rarely feel the need, or in this case economic necessity, to squeeze every little bit of flavo...
by Teachronicles
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Question regarding rolled roasted teas
Replies: 31
Views: 921

Re: Question regarding rolled roasted teas

I never had an incorrect order until relatively recently. I ordered something like 150g of medium roast and 50-100g of light roast. The quantities were mixed up and i received 100g of medium roast and 150g of light roast. It's not a huge deal cause i like the light roast a lot, but i would have lik...
by Teachronicles
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Question regarding rolled roasted teas
Replies: 31
Views: 921

Re: Question regarding rolled roasted teas

Where can I buy Chen Huayin teas? On the topic of Chen oolong, I can only speak from personal experience but if you are outside the US, I highly recommend directly buying from Chen. It is much fresher that way, giving you a much better example of the intended product. It tends to come completely va...
by Teachronicles
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 213
Views: 18461

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Teachronicles, very nice Sou kyusu, proportions and clay are super. I would recommend to pair with sencha and high mountain oolong. Not roasted DongDing. The sweet high mountain oils don’t detract from sencha. I do use almost boiling water to clean pot before air drying though.. High mountain and s...