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by Kale
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: DHP and stomach upset
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: DHP and stomach upset

oolongfan wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:42 pm
Kale - You recommend Sample Tea, are they still in business?
It’s been years since I have ordered from them. If you be more specific about what are you looking for then I can recommend
by Kale
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha issues
Replies: 27
Views: 759

Re: Yancha issues

Well, heavy roast often doesn’t make sense for high quality leaves (mostly Zhengyan) as it reduces the total weight of the outcome due to breakage of leaves etc. Also, those who seek Zhengyan teas are often interested in the yun which is actually more intense in greener yancha. When you roast more y...
by Kale
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha issues
Replies: 27
Views: 759

Re: Yancha issues

I don’t know if it’s really a trend. I also had a lot of disappointments with yancha till I found a reliable source who knows where to find the yancha I like—the right roasting and the right flavors I have ordered quite a few samples of Yancha from many internet based shops, and i have to say that g...
by Kale
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Two 80s Yixing FS
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: Two 80s Yixing FS

Nice pots. Any information about their source?
by Kale
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: 4 Signs of a Real Yixing Teapot
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

Re: 4 Signs of a Real Yixing Teapot

@Chadrinkincat - yup mica is the shiny silver glitter dots.
This is what I saw in the pic , but perhaps I’m wrong. It’s mostly visible with direct light
by Kale
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: 4 Signs of a Real Yixing Teapot
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

Re: 4 Signs of a Real Yixing Teapot

mudandleaves wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:46 pm
Besides the texture and color of the clay, there are 4 kinds of ‘imperfections’ which can be found on true zisha. Read about it on our latest blog post:
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I think that this is mostly true about modern yixing. The lack of mica is actually an important identifying mark of pre-1977 yixing teapots.
by Kale
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: TeasWeLike ConScript/Naked Group Buy
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: TeasWeLike ConScript/Naked Group Buy

@Atlas any updates? is it full?
by Kale
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Suitability of (this) high-fired hongni for mid/aged sheng?
Replies: 16
Views: 991

Re: Suitability of (this) high-fired hongni for mid/aged sheng?

I'm sure it will work great. When you finish the surgery don't forget to post the "after" pictures... So...any conclusions? (lmk if you decide to return it -- I've been looking on this guy for a couple of weeks ;) ) Hah, bad news, I've decided to keep it after all - it's playing real nice with the m...
by Kale
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Suitability of (this) high-fired hongni for mid/aged sheng?
Replies: 16
Views: 991

Re: Suitability of (this) high-fired hongni for mid/aged sheng?

So...any conclusions? (lmk if you decide to return it -- I've been looking on this guy for a couple of weeks ;) ) Hi all, I've bought a pot for primarily 15-20yo pu'er - high-fired late F1 70s hongni as far as I know- but a friend has suggested that it may not be the best choice for relatively matur...
by Kale
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?

Most of my ZiNi pots are DiCaoQing in nature. Have you tried pairing ur ZiNi with wuyi rock tea? My QingShuiNi brews an array of teas... again, no hard rule to pair QSN with a specific tea. I have a ROC period QSN which brews up an awesome cup of fresh green TieGuanYin, and another that QSN that wh...
by Kale
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?

I usually try to make sure I give every pot a session or two every week or so, but find it increasingly hard with the brown/purple ones ( a couple of neizis and a dark zini). Setting a side shou (which I rarely drink) and hongcha (which I almost never do), I find that the only tea that actually bene...
by Kale
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: A find in the basement?
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: A find in the basement?

Someone just posted a similar seal on the early teapots FB group...
by Kale
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi

SOLD!
by Kale
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi

Down to $75 including shipping in the US (international buyers will get 10$ off shipping)
by Kale
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: FS: A Petr Novak Shiboridashi

A clarification In response to a question: I will ship it overseas and will take down $10 from the shipping costs (international buyers can choose the kind of shipping or insurance they want).