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by Chingwa
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much tea do you consume per day?
Replies: 35
Views: 3527

Re: How much tea do you consume per day?

You guys are addicted . :lol: After reading the above I feel much better about my chronic tea habit. I only make 1 infusion of green tea in the morning (about 4 grams) and then make 4-5 steepings of that throughout the day, usually stopping around 5 or pm. Even at this light weight level, if I skip ...
by Chingwa
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 363
Views: 40725

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I rarely use my tetsubin...
I had to stop reading right there. :lol:
by Chingwa
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 217
Views: 20458

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Hi Mukti, Your kyusu looks to be a purple clay Banko Yaki (萬古焼) style teapot... as denoted by the gold sticker. It also states "Yokkaichi Banko", referring to the Japanese city of Yokkaichi which is famous for Banko-yaki goods. The final line on the gold sticker reads 日本製, Nihon sei, meaning "Made i...
by Chingwa
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: A Serious Question About Bad Tea Feeling
Replies: 34
Views: 3129

Re: A Serious Question About Bad Tea Feeling

I once did a binge tea drinking session at a teahouse in Hong Kong. I was double fisting a PuEhr and an Oolong of some kind. After many many cups I started to get an unusual lightheaded buzzy tingly feeling from my head all the way to fingertips. It's the only time I ever experienced such a thing an...
by Chingwa
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to brew for a friend with no sense of smell?!
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: What to brew for a friend with no sense of smell?!

I lost my sense of smell once, temporarily. It totally affected my sense of taste as well, making it difficult to enjoy the true flavor of tea for sure, but even affected strongly flavored food. I suspect a round of Gong Fu cha, which I assume you're doing the whole ceremony thing, should be quite e...
by Chingwa
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Tea pot spout dripping.
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: Tea pot spout dripping.

Atlas wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:17 am
grease
:shock:
by Chingwa
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 22
Views: 5987

Re: Tetsubin

You can get a nice new from Hojo...
http://hojotea.com/categ_e/tetsubin.htm

Or with a little patience you can find some great used testsubin in various stages of upkeep on Japanese Auction site:
https://www.jauce.com/search/tetsubin?auccat=All
by Chingwa
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to brew when having a cold
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

Re: What to brew when having a cold

I usually avoid drinking tea when I get sick, as it doesn't really make me feel any better. Instead I focus on making a more "medicinal" blend to treat my conditions. This usually involves steeping fresh garlic in hot water (and ginger if I have any) with a few drops of honey and about 1/8th tsp of ...
by Chingwa
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Science of Tea Drinking
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Re: The Science of Tea Drinking

I usually do find a correlation between flavor/quality and price... at least for Japanese greens... on occasion I have shelled out for an expensive tea and been dissapointed, but by and large it is usually worth it for me when I decide to buy more expensive tea. That being said there is plenty of le...