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by lopin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 462
Views: 47680

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Xiaguan BengLong Tuo 2017

by lopin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: starting from scratch with a $450 tea budget?
Replies: 17
Views: 517

Re: starting from scratch with a $450 tea budget?

I would buy a gaiwan and taiwan oolongs from taiwanteacrafts - for 60usd to cover free shipping. If into japanese, old banko teapot from ebay auction cca 40 shipped. Sencha from yunomi mystery teas 3*15 - free shipping - 45 so you have 300 usd left. Would spend them on puerh and wuyi and other from ...
by lopin
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 64
Views: 5273

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

I can wouch for plastic box with diy salt pack. I store about 8kg of sheng in two semiairtight boxes and have around 62RH all the time
by lopin
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Tong-worthy teas
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

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: 238
Views: 27985

Re: Yixing

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by lopin
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 238
Views: 27985

Re: Yixing

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by lopin
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 238
Views: 27985

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: 462
Views: 47680

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: 181
Views: 16324

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: 1683

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: 1683

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: 181
Views: 16324

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: 1683

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: 1683

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: 1683

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.