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by Nis
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Can this tea be saved?
Replies: 13
Views: 1012

Re: Can this tea be saved?

Do I just put a boveda pack into the storage tin? Yes. You don't have to worry about it touching the tea. When the pack eventually dries out, you can recharge it by putting it in an airtight container with some water (but not in/touching the water). For me it usually takes a few weeks to fully rech...
by Nis
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Cooking matcha vendor recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Cooking matcha vendor recommendations

O-Cha has this which is significantly cheaper: https://www.o-cha.com/matcha-powdered-g ... atcha.html
No idea how good it actually is, but O-Cha is a respected vendor.
by Nis
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Matcha Tea Newbie...
Replies: 20
Views: 1531

Re: Matcha Tea Newbie...

Whenever someone asks me about the health benefits of tea, my answer is that it's not bad for you, probably good in fact, but that they should drink it because they like it and consider anything else a (slight) bonus. So after a good bit of reading and searching I stumbled onto a site talking about ...
by Nis
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High-quality tea subscriptions?
Replies: 103
Views: 5418

Re: High-quality tea subscriptions?

The W2T subscription is definitely not just a way for Paul to get rid of unwanted stock. In fact, some months have apparently been anything but trivial to do. It's a good mix of different types of tea, with a focus on pu-er. Oolong Owl has reviews of most of them here: http://oolongowl.com/category/...
by Nis
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Small Batch(~30kg) Ripe Puer Processing Resources
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Small Batch(~30kg) Ripe Puer Processing Resources

Paul from White2Tea is also in on the small-batch hustle.

Edit: Don't remember where I got this info, but there are a number of different ways of doing small-batch, with the basket method apparently not necessarily being the best.
by Nis
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: oolong fairy brewing time?
Replies: 10
Views: 2930

Re: oolong fairy brewing time?

This article seems to be about the same tea: https://teajourney.pub/tasting-notes-ye ... olong-tea/

Perchs description makes a bit more sense after reading that.
by Nis
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Ripe-Raw blended cakes
Replies: 13
Views: 2173

Re: Ripe-Raw blended cakes

I have a sample of the 2016 "Wild Purple Green Mark" from YS. It's definitely shu first, sheng a distant second.

I really like it and will be getting a full cake with my next order.
by Nis
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Pu erh mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: Pu erh mystery

I just drank of mine. It's definitely a shu.
by Nis
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Online Tea Vendors dispatching from within the EU (European Union)
Replies: 58
Views: 9598

Re: Online tea stores dispatching from within the EU?

I live in France, and have never had any issues with customs.... I have sent packages of tea and other things to France using the post office. First class mail from the East Coast of the USA averages about 8 days to the receiver's door and is not expensive. There is no tracking after the packages a...
by Nis
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Online Tea Vendors dispatching from within the EU (European Union)
Replies: 58
Views: 9598

Re: Online tea stores dispatching from within the EU?

I live in France, and have never had any issues with customs. Only once have they opened a box, and never have I had to pay taxes. I choose epacket whenever possible. It probably helps that YS and others typically don't put the full value on the shipping label 8-) Courriers (UPS, DHL etc.) will alwa...
by Nis
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Toss the scraps from your cake?
Replies: 22
Views: 4744

Re: Toss the scraps from your cake?

Teachronicles wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:09 pm
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.
Hmm, wonder how well a mokka pot would work :geek:
by Nis
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: White Tea
Topic: Aged White Tea
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: Aged white tea

Only just getting into them myself, so limited experience. - White2Tea has some really nice ones. The 2013 Gongmei is great. - No idea about ideal age. - Don't know about regions either. - White teas are very flexible in terms of brewing. You can do it pretty much however you like: Gaiwan, western, ...
by Nis
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Musings on Dancong…
Replies: 86
Views: 18945

Re: Musings on Dancong…

Just had a friend gift me a rather special tea: Dancong leaves, but processed as black tea! Never had it and I love it. Yunnan Sourcing has a Bai Ye Dancong black tea. Only drunk it once so far and will have to do a more thorough tasting, but you can definitely taste the dancong "heritage". Very ni...
by Nis
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea Shops in Germany?
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: Tea Shops in Germany?

Not particularly close to Leipzig, but Rivers and Clouds in Lübeck seems great.
https://www.instagram.com/riversandclouds/