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by beachape
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Breaking into a Puer Cake
Replies: 9
Views: 684

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: 1451

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: 668

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: 725

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: Tea Swap
Topic: WTB EOT 80ml Private Order Yixing
Replies: 2
Views: 975

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: Tea Swap
Topic: WTB EOT 80ml Private Order Yixing
Replies: 2
Views: 975

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: 7
Views: 1451

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: 1636

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: 1636

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: 1636

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: 1636

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.
by beachape
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: WTS Factory 1 Yixing Pot + Japanese Teacup/ Yunomi
Replies: 9
Views: 1636

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

Sorry! Continental US. Shipping via USPS. Location Pennsylvania.
by beachape
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: WTS Factory 1 Yixing Pot + Japanese Teacup/ Yunomi
Replies: 9
Views: 1636

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

Buy both for $150 total shipped CONS
by beachape
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: WTS Factory 1 Yixing Pot + Japanese Teacup/ Yunomi
Replies: 9
Views: 1636

WTS Factory 1 Yixing Pot + Japanese Teacup/ Yunomi

For sale are two items: Item #1: 1990s Factory 1 Hong Ni Pot 95cc I bought this pot from chawangshop for $175 and only used it once with clean-stored puerh. Selling because I need some more room in my tea cupboard. It is a very attractive pot with good lid-fit. Pour is not lightening fast, but not s...
by beachape
Sat May 18, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Toss the scraps from your cake?
Replies: 22
Views: 5057

Re: Toss the scraps from your cake?

I am always tempted to use the little bits/dust when I have a sample of something very expensive. However, I almost always regret it because the little bits make the brew too bitter and will invariably clog up the spout of the pot making the problem worse. I now just toss these bits. I have come to ...