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by beachape
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Wireless Hygrometer Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Wireless Hygrometer Recommendations

I have the sensor push. Not cheap, but works great. The app works seamlessly and you can see fluctuations over time. I only use the Bluetooth function.
by beachape
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Additives in Yixing Clay and Impact on Clay Quality
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Additives in Yixing Clay and Impact on Clay Quality

Thanks Youzi. I think that is a very reasonable interpretation. I have a few hongni F1 pots ranging from 60s, 80s, and 90s. It's hard for me to compare them directly, because they all have different sizes and properties (fast/slow, thick/thin). I also own some 90s Malaysian commissioned DiCaoQing po...
by beachape
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Additives in Yixing Clay and Impact on Clay Quality
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Additives in Yixing Clay and Impact on Clay Quality

Thanks Youzi! Appreciate any additional resources or comments to learn more about how the additives impact clay quality. Also, would you say that most pre 1980s clay should be reasonably good, or was there a lot of variation?
by beachape
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Additives in Yixing Clay and Impact on Clay Quality
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Additives in Yixing Clay and Impact on Clay Quality

I recently read Youzi's blog articles on Yixing manufacturing ( https://www.teapotandtea.com/modern-yixing-zisha-processing-method/ and am also intrigued by description of some pots on teaswelike.com regarding use of Barium carbonate in modern yixing. This is a great blog, but I was left with a few ...
by beachape
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Breaking into a Puer Cake
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: Breaking into a Puer Cake

I also prefer the method of prying from the bing hole outward. I like this method because 1) I only break off small chunks at a time and I find that cakes start to disintegrate/fall apart more easily when starting from the outside edge 2) it seems more aesthetically pleasing to gradually thin our th...
by beachape
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Telling the difference between sheng and shu when both have been stored Hong Kong style?
Replies: 26
Views: 2300

Re: Telling the difference between sheng and shu when both have been stored Hong Kong style?

MarshalN has commented on this in his blog which is a great read. I agree that looking at the spent leaves is a great way to differentiate. Shu leaves tend to look dark/black and retain their compressed shape after brewing. They will break apart when you try to flatten the used leaves. Sheng leaves ...
by beachape
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Anyone drinking the latest Liquid Proust Group Buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Anyone drinking the latest Liquid Proust Group Buy?

LiquidProust releases samplers throughout the year and they are all fantastic buys in my opinion. They tend to be high-end boutique teas and hard to find teas. I try to buy every one he releases, because I always learn something new from the teas. #8 was really good and I'm still working through it....
by beachape
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Refrigerating brewed puerh tea
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: Refrigerating brewed puerh tea

I never have much success with refrigerating tea, but no harm in giving it a whirl. In my experience it ends up tasting a bit different and less pleasant. I tend to brew in a much smaller pot gong-fu style. When the leaves still have some strength in them, but I can't drink more tea, I just leave th...
by beachape
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: WTB EOT 80ml Private Order Yixing
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Re: WTB EOT 80ml Private Order Yixing

I’m using it for semi-aged Puerh. It has a little bit of a muting character, but the size works nicely for me. If it doesn’t end up working out for you let me know. Cheers
by beachape
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: WTB EOT 80ml Private Order Yixing
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

WTB EOT 80ml Private Order Yixing

https://essenceoftea.com/collections/yixing-teapots/products/80ml-private-order-yixing-teapot Hello, I picked up this pot and I enjoy using it. I’d like to pick up another because I realize all pots will eventually break (especially with a cat in the house). I believe a few were sold. Just seeing i...
by beachape
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: ISO: Teas We Like (TWL) Group Buy
Replies: 11
Views: 2151

Re: ISO: Teas We Like (TWL) Group Buy

I currently own quite a few of their cakes (Conscientious Prescription, Huangyin, Lishan Gongshan, Shanzong Chuanqi, 8582) and would be willing to do a sample or partial cake trade...but I just don't have the flexibility to make it to the post office during business hours any time soon. EDIT: I woul...
by beachape
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: WTS Factory 1 Yixing Pot + Japanese Teacup/ Yunomi
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

Re: WTS Factory 1 Yixing Pot + Japanese Teacup/ Yunomi

SOLD. Thanks for looking.
by beachape
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: WTS Factory 1 Yixing Pot + Japanese Teacup/ Yunomi
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

Re: WTS Factory 1 Yixing Pot + Japanese Teacup/ Yunomi

One last price drop: Buy both for $120 USD total with free shipping to locations in the continental US.
by beachape
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: WTS Factory 1 Yixing Pot + Japanese Teacup/ Yunomi
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

Re: WTS Factory 1 Yixing Pot + Japanese Teacup/ Yunomi

Price Drop:

Yixing Pot: $115
Yunomi: $40
Both: $140

Price includes USPS shipping to the continental United States. Thanks for looking!
by beachape
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: WTS Factory 1 Yixing Pot + Japanese Teacup/ Yunomi
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

Re: WTS Factory 1 Yixing Pot + Japanese Teacup/ Yunomi

Apologies for the confusion. I (and the teapot + cup) are located in Pennsylvania. Free shipping is only via USPS to destinations within the continental United States. If someone is interested outside the US and buyer is willing to pay shipping + duties, that may be acceptable.