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by gld
Wed May 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 930
Views: 157506

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

faj my Longjing source said the lot is now sold out. I see TeaHabitat , based in Los Angeles, CA, has two 2020 Longjing available. A few other friends have ordered Chinese greens from Tea Trekker , in Northampton, MA. I haven’t tried their teas yet though, but their web site is full of interesting ...
by gld
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Looking to pair some pots. Ideas on where to begin?
Replies: 168
Views: 8813

Re: Looking to pair some pots. Ideas on where to begin?

First congratulations on starting a robust thread. My tea choices are of course my tea preferences. But it’s also a good way to judge what the tea can do, for fruit and floral and in general oolong roast layers or a bit of earth, astringency and puer depth. It’s the first thing I look for if the pot...
by gld
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Looking to pair some pots. Ideas on where to begin?
Replies: 168
Views: 8813

Re: Looking to pair some pots. Ideas on where to begin?

This could lead to months of comparisons and should be a lot of fun. I’ve had some of my best experiences really concentrating on nuances of the pots and tea. I don’t know if you are versed in yixing at all (if you are a past master no need to read my advice!). I’d start by picking two basic mid-lev...
by gld
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Anyone drinking the latest Liquid Proust Group Buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Anyone drinking the latest Liquid Proust Group Buy?

I was happy to find the large assortment a few weeks ago, I'm sorry to see nothing on it online. After letting it acclimatize (or whatever) while I drink my stash down I am now slowly experimenting and enjoying several of them. I appreciate being introduced teas and new vendors. Currently I'm not qu...
by gld
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Husband Tea Torture - YouTube Series
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: Husband Tea Torture - YouTube Series

Great idea Nicole, go Zen master gong fu cha on him in the future....... Anyway props to Jason, internet star. Also thanks for steeping directions, I think it's super important to add amount of tea, volume of gaiwan/pot, temperature and step time (from pour to pour) even if it's seemingly obvious in...
by gld
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Become A Flavor Explorer!
Replies: 38
Views: 6375

Re: Become A Flavor Explorer!

Sorry to not see more reportage!  I’ve had a good session with the gaoshan and started in on the Dong Ding. I’ve tried the gaoshan with 1+ gram in a tiny gaiwan with various length steeps to get to know the teas and then with 4 gr in an 80 ml Jianshui teapot from Bitterleaf. It’s new so I like playi...
by gld
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Your favorite Dan Cong vendor?
Replies: 46
Views: 11975

Re: Your favorite Dan Cong vendor?

I have a question. Does the fragrance of doped tea remain when the tea itself fades? I bought Huang Jin Gui from Jing Tea Shop last year. it was too floral for cheap tea (in my opinion) so I just drank it at work and forgot about it. Now a year later it's faded and mellow with a little added depth; ...
by gld
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Become A Flavor Explorer!
Replies: 38
Views: 6375

Re: Become A Flavor Explorer!

OK I'm in. I might be fly on the wall, we shall see. I re-ordered Alishan (Laoshi) Winter 2018 for further comparison, though it falls out of the parameters.
by gld
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Has anyone every drunk tea from a well seasoned yixing?
Replies: 24
Views: 2261

Re: Has anyone every drank tea from a well seasoned yixing?

Playing with seasoning can be fun too. I have a largish old-ish maybe-yixing (brought from northern China to me by a Chinese co-worker) that I use at work, and while I manly use it for modest sheng I also throw in white sessions. The play between the two is very nice. Particularly when a puer sessio...
by gld
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Please some advice on Dancong
Replies: 44
Views: 7949

Re: Please some advice on Dancong

I’ve been buying a lot of yancha and dan cong over the last three years and I’ve been pleased with things I’ve bought from Cindy (Wyui origin) and Imen. I’ve also bought over the years good oolongs, including dan cong from Hojo. I tend to go to puer if I’m tired of overtly floral teas, and over time...
by gld
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Is white2tea the only puer producer now?
Replies: 10
Views: 4567

Re: Is white2tea the only puer producer now?

I bought from W2T starting maybe ten years ago, I was in the club for years as well. Frankly I never really liked the house taste but for a while being in the club was a great way to explore many odds and ends. I do still have some factory cakes I bought from them, they were a great source in the be...