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by thetealetter
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 231
Views: 26004

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Yao Qing Hua Xiang "Fresh Fragrance" black tea from Phoenix Tea Collective and a selection of Fujianese black teas from Old Ways Tea from locations such as Masu and Dabo. The YQHX truly lives up to its name as a bright and fragrant black with incredible aroma. The OWT blacks are a delightful discove...
by thetealetter
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Japanese tea caddies
Replies: 28
Views: 4815

Re: Japanese tea caddies

I found these glass jars on a matcha vendor's website yesterday (no affiliation). This particular jar holds up to 150 grams of matcha, which is an obscene amount of open air considering I never buy any single matcha in quantities greater than 40g at a time. That said, the jars themselves are designe...
by thetealetter
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Japanese tea caddies
Replies: 28
Views: 4815

Re: Japanese tea caddies

Great idea! I have some new matcha to crack open soon so I'll give that a shot. :)
by thetealetter
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Japanese tea caddies
Replies: 28
Views: 4815

Re: Japanese tea caddies

It takes me roughly a 4-6 weeks of daily consumption to go through a 40g canister, so once a day every day pretty much.
by thetealetter
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Japanese tea caddies
Replies: 28
Views: 4815

Re: Japanese tea caddies

When you place open macha packs back in refridgerator, are you waiting 24hrs after taking out of refridgerator to prevent condensation from ruining the tea? I operate under the assumption that if a pack is open it should never be put back in refridgerator, even if clipped and zip locked, because al...
by thetealetter
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Japanese tea caddies
Replies: 28
Views: 4815

Re: Japanese tea caddies

This topic has been on my mind as I've been purchasing/drinking much more matcha of late. Though I got some decently quality metal canisters from a respectable tea shop in Tokyo, I keep my matcha in the original plastic packaging, clipped tightly, inside the original tin, in another plastic bag, ins...
by thetealetter
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Pumidor discussion
Replies: 86
Views: 12544

Re: Pumidor discussion

Shine Magical wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:46 am
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Here’s a picture of my sheng pumidor. It has a very nice aroma. :D
Wow, this is awesome! How do you decide which teas to store in ceramic vs your other storage stuff (bags)?
by thetealetter
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Notable Tea blogs
Replies: 31
Views: 4304

Re: Notable Tea blogs

We definitely agree on the definition of notable in that sense! MarshalN and others like him being great examples of people we can rely on to give us the best information possible. These are the people I use to cross-reference and sanity check many of my own posts before going live. By the way, I do...
by thetealetter
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rethinking the appropriate size of pots
Replies: 42
Views: 4204

Re: Rethinking the appropriate size of pots

My first yixing purchase was a 180mL pot. I was inexperienced so I didn't realize just how much volume that is for someone like me, who's usually drinking alone. As a result, the pot didn't get used a whole lot. Then, someone said to me: "why don't you just fill it halfway?" It was like being struck...
by thetealetter
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Late Frost in Wuyishan
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: Late Frost in Wuyishan

Hope you guys make it through relatively unaffected. Can't wait to see what you've got coming this year!
by thetealetter
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Notable Tea blogs
Replies: 31
Views: 4304

Re: Notable Tea blogs

Seems a good idea! Although the original idea was to only list the blogs of persons who have an agreed expertise and knowledge, people with a reputation and history of competent advice. Too many teablogs are just musings and thoughts of random people. Too much half-knowledge or even bad information...
by thetealetter
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Travel Tea Set
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

Re: Travel Tea Set

I bought an easy gaiwan and two cups along with a nice bag for traveling from http://teaware.house. It seems to protect everything pretty well in a suitcase/backpack. What I miss when I'm traveling is a fairness pitcher or some kind of decanting device. Could be done with any old cup but it's a litt...
by thetealetter
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much tea do you consume per day?
Replies: 35
Views: 4651

Re: How much tea do you consume per day?

One gongfu session with one tea or 1-2 cups of green/white brewed Western style most days. I usually brew in 60-80 mL gaiwan or yixing, depending on type of tea, and I like to brew at about 1:15 or 1:20 tea-to-water ratio (g:mL), so I'll do anywhere from 3-4g a day. I'm sensitive to caffeine so I ha...
by thetealetter
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: gaiwan or teapot?
Replies: 64
Views: 8118

Re: gaiwan or teapot?

I've struggled with this question. I think oolong probably brews better in clay but I find it mutes some of the sweeter and floral high notes, whereas the porcelain gaiwan brings it all that out. I would love a dedicated dancong piece as well. I probably need some heavier ceramic gaiwans though as 3...
by thetealetter
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 504
Views: 58571

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Working on a Xin Yang Mao Jian and just picked up a Mei Zhan green. Got a lot of green drinking to do before spring green season hits! What a nice problem to have. :D Anyone planning their spring purchases yet? For me, I think I'll splurge on the Dragonwell from Song Tea (it's like almost $90 for ~5...