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by Noonie
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teashops...
Replies: 21
Views: 449

Re: Teashops...

StoneLadle - thanks for starting this thread and sharing the photos. This has the potential to be, for me, the best thread on the forum. I live in a small city outside Toronto (Canada) and--yes I'm jealous of what the East has to offer in terms of brick-n-mortar tea shops--but I look for travel ins...
by Noonie
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 952
Views: 176201

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

With regards to Sencha, is there any reason not to order enough Shincha for the year, store in a fridge, and not bother with Sencha? Perhaps there is Sencha available after Shincha harvest that isn't available as Shincha? I ask because I finished some 2019 Sencha I had ordered in January, which I ha...
by Noonie
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NYTimes Article: Increasing Prices of The Great Wines
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: NYTimes Article: Increasing Prices of The Great Wines

You'd think that at such relative affordability compared to alchohol based beverages tea could at least be carcinogenic. Pinch me, am I dreaming? maybe with agrochems or mycotoxins in some teas, you're in luck :lol: +1 Humor on teaforum! At last. Thank you both. :D More humor less yixing :lol:
by Noonie
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favourite Teas are Pu'Er and...
Replies: 7
Views: 276

My Favourite Teas are Pu'Er and...

Thought it would be interesting to hear what are people's favourite teas, in addition to Pu'er, assuming that is of course a favourite (not an occasional tea). I've found one thing certain with tea, my preferences change over time! So I can say something now, but months from now...or years I may hav...
by Noonie
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Gaiwan
Replies: 61
Views: 8106

Re: Gaiwan

StoneLadle wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:01 am
Gaiwan technique is like laser tag.. pew pew... It's subtle
:lol:
by Noonie
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Shiboridashi Love:
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Shiboridashi Love:

Thanks to TF, I've learned about all the teaware I don't have :mrgreen:. Soo, I picked up a glazed Asahi shiboridashi and matching cups. The porcelain is a bit heavy, and you can still burn your fingers if you don't position them properly but I like the simplicity and the functionality of it. I did...
by Noonie
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: White Tea
Topic: White Tea & Britney Spears?
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: White Tea & Britney Spears?

Thankfully the celebs either don’t talk about it, or more likely, don’t drink fine loose leaf tea. There was a scene in Ocean's 12 or 13 where Eddie Izzard's character kind of randomly orders sencha, states that this means "Japanese Green Tea," and very specifically instructs the waiter on the prop...
by Noonie
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 110
Views: 12447

Re: Mei leaf

i just checked the yunnan sourcing site and youtube, i'm not so impressed by the youtube videos; but is the general opinion really that their tea is better? or is that just a patriot US thing? Impressed in what way? The personality of the host, or his knowledge of tea? I sometimes feel there is an ...
by Noonie
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Do you prefer matched teasets or mismatched teasets?
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Do you prefer matched teasets or mismatched teasets?

the one friend with the "Who farted?" mug is likely to bring them back to reality. :) :lol: As I peruse these threads and respond, I'm drinking 1990's sheng from a Chauzhou pot, poured into a glass pitcher and small celadon cup. It doesn't match, but for me is going really well together. I've had t...
by Noonie
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simplicity of Tea
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: Simplicity of Tea

Ethan Kurland so well said! BTW, I do like espresso, though generally from what I believe is called '3rd wave' cafe's; where they have the quality beans, equipment, and well-trained staff. The place my friend likes to go when we ride charges $2.35 for a double, and it's quite good. I would say I'm ...
by Noonie
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: Shipping delays from China?

I stocked up on Pu'erh from YS US site earlier in the summer...I hate the idea of my tea being stuck in its journey. Hopefully this all improves, soon!
by Noonie
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simplicity of Tea
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Simplicity of Tea

I had this observation the other day and I wanted to share. I don't have a blog or anything and didn't think it fit into an existing forum, so I'm starting a new one. Before discovering quality loose leaf tea over 10 years ago, I primarily drank espresso. I'm one of these people who dive into things...
by Noonie
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1519
Views: 229834

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

For the last 10 years, any scraps from cutting into a cake goes into a paper sandwich bag that I call my house blend, and every so often I'd brew some up if I was feeling zesty. At the beginning I was drinking a lot more young sheng, so it's been interesting to see how the loose leaf has changed an...
by Noonie
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware Comparison Side-by-Side - General Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Teaware Comparison Side-by-Side - General Tips

I had some time on the weekend to compare this aged ripe prepared in my yixing pot and a porcelain gaiwan. My overall impression is that I didn't notice much of a difference between methods. I'm terrible at describing my senses, but I would say the yixing yielded a deeper flavour as the tea when dow...
by Noonie
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware Comparison Side-by-Side - General Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Teaware Comparison Side-by-Side - General Tips

I have some 90's aged ripe shou I'll be getting delivered soon and I'm going to do a side by side tasting with a yixing and porcelain gaiwan. I'm looking for some *general* tips on conducting such a comparison. I say *general* because I don't want to make this a definitive test, where I follow tight...