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by lopin
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Tong-worthy teas
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: Tong-worthy teas

i have only xiaguan jiaji and teji tuo packs from 2007 and dayi v93 tuos from 2015. Considering buying mengku king arbor 2010 tong. and also some xiaguan cheaper tongs for long storage
by lopin
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 190
Views: 22176

Re: Yixing

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by lopin
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 190
Views: 22176

Re: Yixing

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by lopin
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 190
Views: 22176

Re: Yixing

Got this teapot from deceased estate auction on ebay. Know anything about it, can anyone help with the seal or provide general impression? Thnak you!! It is medium high fired, not really metalic sound but not dull either. 125ml. Pretty nice :) IMG_20181031_075533.jpg IMG_20181031_075548.jpg IMG_2018...
by lopin
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 397
Views: 37305

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Sipping xiaguan "horse road/back" 2007 toucha. It has improved a lot in 6 months in my pumidor. Really smooth, some minerality at the back and sweet aftertaste with very little peatlike smoke hints
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by lopin
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 135
Views: 12831

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Darjeeling Giddapahar special Muscatel SF 2018, very nice sf with hints of Muscatel, very low astringency, and pleasant aftertaste. After long time DJ I really enjoy.
by lopin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Cleaning Hagi houhin. Advice needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: Cleaning Hagi houhin. Advice needed.

happy with the result, no smell, yet still reluctant to use it, as I have another set from Zuiho that is less porous and I like better and use almost daily: IMG_20181024_133627.jpg IMG_20181024_133633.jpg I would actually pass over this one freshly cleaned (including cooler),for 75 USD + shipping . ...
by lopin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Cleaning Hagi houhin. Advice needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: Cleaning Hagi houhin. Advice needed.

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by lopin
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 135
Views: 12831

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Sipping Hatvala Vietnam Wild Boar, it is a very nice mellow Assam style tea, malt and honey, less on chocolate, some dried fruits, could be plums as they describe it.
by lopin
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Cleaning Hagi houhin. Advice needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: Cleaning Hagi houhin. Advice needed.

I continue with cleaning, did soda, wooden pick and a small toothbrush. thought I was done with cleaning but this morning, after drying overnight there were yellowish crystals of soda and sediment on inside and outside of the pot. I will repeat het watter drying till i have none of this. I think it ...
by lopin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Cleaning Hagi houhin. Advice needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: Cleaning Hagi houhin. Advice needed.

Thanks. I let it filed with soda solution overnight and brushed ans it helped a lot. I want to avoid boiling it as hagi can get watter under the glaze a get ruined.
With vinegar i also affeaid it will get the smell. Soda seems working will post the
result when done.
by lopin
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Cleaning Hagi houhin. Advice needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Cleaning Hagi houhin. Advice needed.

Hi. I have just received houhin made by Zuiho Ono. It seams heavily used. And has disgusting load of tea sediment in the spout. I am considering how to clean it without ruining it? Any suggestions welcome.
Thx.
by lopin
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 190
Views: 22176

Re: Yixing

thank you, Steanze, it seems to me it has quite mellowing properties. So far enjoyed most Sheng and green oolong, but oolong is getting bit too flat. Roasted is also OK, but still like more from gaiwan. The thing is that for puerh it is too big for regular gongfu, with rolled oolong I tend to do wea...
by lopin
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 190
Views: 22176

Re: Yixing

Hi, can anyone advise o maker, age, etc. It seems like grainy zini but have no other info. it has around 120 -130ml amnd came used form Taiwan.
thank you
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by lopin
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 397
Views: 37305

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Haiwan 908 2014 200g cake. 10g/220 ml, 2,2,3 minutes. not much going on. nutty/woody tones, no fishiness and no fruit tones neither. Clean but a bit boring, sipping it during work on a computer. OK