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by Noonie
Sun May 31, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 962
Views: 145427

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

My pumidor setup is working nicely. Steady 65% in there, and I opened it yesterday and had a sniff, yummy. Once I’m through what I have in my tea tins I’ll be dipping in for a 2012 Yiwu Raw and a 2010 Ripe.
by Noonie
Wed May 27, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popularity of Tea - Forums and other Outlets
Replies: 11
Views: 611

Re: Popularity of Tea - Forums and other Outlets

Reviving this ‘not too old’ thread. I was comparing in my head tea and music again. Specifically the relationship between teaware and audio equipment (the vessels that deliver the goods!). I looked at the music forum I referenced above and compared their music thread posts to audio equipment posts, ...
by Noonie
Mon May 25, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 962
Views: 145427

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Curious thing, after shoving the lid of the gaiwan under my nose many times. I've noticed that much later after my session I still smell puerh :o Its been an hour since and I still smell it. Has this happened to you?! Yes! With ripe in particular. Hours later, outside my house, after a shower, brus...
by Noonie
Sun May 24, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 962
Views: 145427

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I posted earlier about getting a used wine fridge to store Pu’erh, so far so good but I had a question. I have two of the larger Boveda packs (72%) in there, a little over a week now and for the last few days the rating has been 62%. What is the range one aims for, or a floor and ceiling to stay bet...
by Noonie
Fri May 15, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"
Replies: 97
Views: 3913

Re: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"

I've preordered some things from Yunomi but they may not be ready to ship until June. Placed my first order with Kettl to hold me over and they got to me within a few days since they are shipping from NYC. I am looking forward to digging into their Mebuki and Hachiju Hachiya Shincha (plus some matc...
by Noonie
Fri May 15, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"
Replies: 97
Views: 3913

Re: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"

Ordered 8 bags of Shincha from Thes Du Japon. I’m in Canada and shipping via EMS was both affordable and available. It shipped last night so we’ll see Very tempted to order from Thes du Japon, he has so many Shincha available. I wonder how shipping to USA is? Maybe go through the ordering process a...
by Noonie
Fri May 15, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"
Replies: 97
Views: 3913

Re: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"

Ordered 8 bags of Shincha from Thes Du Japon. I’m in Canada and shipping via EMS was both affordable and available. It shipped last night so we’ll see
by Noonie
Thu May 07, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Determining the right size kyusu pot
Replies: 44
Views: 2528

Re: Determining the right size kyusu pot

Tonight I'm trying a larger pot to brew my high mountain oolong. I have a glazed kyusu that's around 200ml. Used 6g of leaves and around 100ml of water. I heated the water to a higher temp and first poured into my cup (120ml) then into the kyusu, as opposed to guessing from pouring straight into the...
by Noonie
Wed May 06, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Determining the right size kyusu pot
Replies: 44
Views: 2528

Re: Determining the right size kyusu pot

Reading the latest posts about kyusu size has me wondering about other teas and pots as well. Like ball rolled oolong, I use 5-6g in a 100ml gaiwan and afternoon five steeps I can barely get the lid on as the tea is bursting at the seems. Makes me think I should get a 150-200ml gaiwan and use the sa...
by Noonie
Sun May 03, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"
Replies: 97
Views: 3913

Re: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"

Looks like Maiko has a Shincha up on their site now. I’m currently sipping on a 2013 Shincha Sencha from Maiko, stored in refrigerator all these years. It is still excellent, with a flavor profile somewhat different than my notes from that year when it was just picked. Good sign though that their t...
by Noonie
Sun May 03, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 962
Views: 145427

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Noonie just clean it well and as stated white vinegar can do a lot. If you let the fridge heat up in the sun it will give you the best indicator on what it can smell like. Picked up the fridge. It was clean inside. Just black plastic, glass door and metal shelves (took them out). Smells plastic lik...
by Noonie
Fri May 01, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 962
Views: 145427

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

. My largest crock is 15 liters and holds 15-20 cakes. I use two 60 gram packs, and the only seal is a dish towel and a dinner plate (on top of which we keep bags of rice). https://i.imgur.com/kbCknaA.jpg For smaller crocks, I only use one pack. I think that’s my problem...I’m using 8g packs and on...
by Noonie
Fri May 01, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 962
Views: 145427

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

On a slightly different topic than drinking Pu’erh I wanted to ask if anyone uses a wine fridge to store Pu’erh...as a pumidor? I’m picking one up used locally this weekend. I have around 10 cakes, might add a couple more in the next few months but I’m not looking to significantly age the tea. Desp...
by Noonie
Fri May 01, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 962
Views: 145427

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

On a slightly different topic than drinking Pu’erh I wanted to ask if anyone uses a wine fridge to store Pu’erh...as a pumidor? I’m picking one up used locally this weekend. I have around 10 cakes, might add a couple more in the next few months but I’m not looking to significantly age the tea. Desp...
by Noonie
Fri May 01, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 962
Views: 145427

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

On a slightly different topic than drinking Pu’erh I wanted to ask if anyone uses a wine fridge to store Pu’erh...as a pumidor? I’m picking one up used locally this weekend. I have around 10 cakes, might add a couple more in the next few months but I’m not looking to significantly age the tea. Despi...