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by Nis
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Your favorite Dan Cong vendor?
Replies: 83
Views: 16489

Re: Your favorite Dan Cong vendor?

The Yu Lan Xiang and Da Wu Ye were both obviously flavoured with additives, with the base tea not having much flavour on its own. Are there any tells that a tea might be artificially flavored? Not just for Dan Cong but in general. I ordered a bunch of teas a while back that had vibrant first and se...
by Nis
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travel Tea Set
Replies: 35
Views: 10821

Re: Travel Tea Set

I have this one from AliExpress. We'll see how long the glass pitcher lasts, but so far, so good :)
It can be a little fiddly to pack, but is otherwise quite nice. If you're looking for something compact, I can recommend it.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000195373722.html
by Nis
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Premium Silver Needle Vendors
Replies: 33
Views: 7139

Re: Premium Silver Needle Vendors

So, what is white tea supposed to be? That's a good question. The most common way to describe it seems to be something along the lines of light and fresh. However, I suspect that it's mostly something that gets repeated by people that either don't really know what they're talking about or have only...
by Nis
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: white2tea
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: white2tea

Sheng My experience with his sheng is somewhat limited, but I can recommend the 2009 Jingmai brick and 2016 Diving Duck. If you're into huangpian, the 2016 Fade would be worth looking into, I suppose. Personally I don't care much for huangpian, though, so... meh. The Green Hypes are solid, if somew...
by Nis
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: puerh: to air or not to air?
Replies: 27
Views: 2032

Re: puerh: to air or not to air?

I have some stuff in paper bags inside of tins and it seems to do pretty alright, but might be more susceptible to temp changes for better or worse than a thicker material. I use fermentation/conservation crocks. In my experience, they do smooth out temperature changes, but it's nothing drastic. Mo...
by Nis
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: any information on aged/compressed black tea?
Replies: 18
Views: 1312

Re: any information on aged/compressed black tea?

TeaTotaling wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:10 am
At some point active, induced, fermentation ceases giving way to post-fermentation.
Perhaps, but usually the term is used to refer to the wet-piling process specifically and not anything happening after.
by Nis
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Loose tea vs bagged tea and where bagged teas may go wrong
Replies: 20
Views: 3209

Re: Loose tea vs bagged tea and where bagged teas may go wrong

The way I like to put it is that tea bags go from terrible to decent, while loose leaf goes from terrible to amazing.

It also depends on the kind of tea. Black tea, for example, works fine in bags, but green tea is best avoided.
by Nis
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: any information on aged/compressed black tea?
Replies: 18
Views: 1312

Re: any information on aged/compressed black tea?

i picked up yunnan sourcing's "drunk on red" (2018 picking) and now i'm super interested in compressed black teas. i don't know why i can't find any others on the sites i know of, there is a yunnansourcing 2020 compressed black tea, but that's all they have. definitely going to pick up some more ag...
by Nis
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Your favorite Dan Cong vendor?
Replies: 83
Views: 16489

Re: Your favorite Dan Cong vendor?

LeoFox wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Has anyone tried yunnan sourcing dan cong? A friend of mine thinks it is sprayed but he is not very experienced.

Price seems good..
I have only tried the Phoenix Village "Da Wu Ye". It wasn't obviously tampered with.
by Nis
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 110
Views: 16685

Re: Mei leaf

Thanks everyone, I already feel welcome. Like I said, I'm drinking too much tea at the moment haha, so tasting a lot and gaining insight fast. I will check out those other european sites, and definitely keep an eye on the new amsterdam place when it will open, thank you! i just checked the yunnan s...
by Nis
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Shu Recommendations for Sheng Lover
Replies: 33
Views: 2556

Re: Shu Recommendations for Sheng Lover

aet great stuff... Loose leaf PE is a bit of an anomaly for West facing vendors... I didn't even think of mentioning it but loose PE can a great joy and bargain! Here in France, loose leaf shu pu'er seems to be the most common. Asian supermarkets will usually have a tuo or two and some tea bags, bu...
by Nis
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Shu Recommendations for Sheng Lover
Replies: 33
Views: 2556

Re: Shu Recommendations for Sheng Lover

My experience with shu from YS isn't particularly extensive, but definitely try the 2019 Lao Man'e and the 1999 Menghai Basket Aged Loose Leaf Ripe . The Lao man'e is unlike most other shu you'll find. The Hui Run cakes are sort of the high-end of the YS range of shu. I've tasted the 2011 and 2017, ...
by Nis
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Fu cha recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Fu cha recommendations?

Zhen Tea supposedly has some really nice hei cha. Thanks for the recommendation. Would have loved to have checked them out, but whatever HTML5 code that they tried to spice up their site with is preventing me from clicking on anything to get off the first page. Definitely a case of form over functi...
by Nis
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Fu cha recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Fu cha recommendations?

Zhen Tea supposedly has some really nice hei cha.

Talking Tea did an episode with them, which you can find here: https://talkingteapodcasts.com/2019/03/ ... e-shadows/
by Nis
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: tuo cha
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: tuo cha

cerbu wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:57 am
ty, do you suggest better young tuo? maybe organic
Have a look here: https://yunnansourcing.com/collections/ ... le-serving