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by Ragamuffin
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hand made silver pots?
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Hand made silver pots?

That sounds really cool! I'm not a fan of the gaudy decorations on most of the silver teapots that I've seen.

I don't know anything about making them though; do you have any experience with metal casting?
by Ragamuffin
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Free Giveaway
Topic: 2007 Yibang Cha Ma Si "Mansa Wild" [GIVEAWAY]
Replies: 31
Views: 1003

Re: 2007 Yibang Cha Ma Si "Mansa Wild" [GIVEAWAY]

Would like to win this tea!
by Ragamuffin
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Accelerated seasoning success
Replies: 49
Views: 3153

Re: Accelerated seasoning success

Well here is another suggestion (I kid you not - this guy had exactly the same problem with this zini, but looks like he found a solution) @Atlas - looks like it performs not bad at all here. https://imgur.com/0JwDiuP Here is his post on reddit which is also here somewhere https://www.reddit.com/r/...
by Ragamuffin
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Help. Our Favourite Tea is Discontinued!
Replies: 15
Views: 1119

Re: Help. Our Favourite Tea is Discontinued!

It's been a while since I've drank an Earl Grey, but Andrews and Dunham's "Mount Grey" used to be my favorite .http://www.damnfinetea.com/mount-gray/

Also Harney and Sons has several Earl Grey variations that are supposed to be good.
by Ragamuffin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What packaging is best for packing tea?
Replies: 19
Views: 1874

Re: What packaging is best for packing tea?

While I understand that vacuum sealing is the best way to preserve freshness in the greener oolongs, I REALLY like having a resealable pouch for the tea once it's open. For teas other than green oolongs I definitely prefer a resealable pouch.
by Ragamuffin
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hagi
Replies: 86
Views: 11118

Re: Hagi

Nice! Where is it from if you don't mind me asking?
by Ragamuffin
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hagi
Replies: 86
Views: 11118

Re: Hagi

steanze wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:28 pm
There are a few smaller teacups. If the package I'm waiting for gets unstuck from customs then I'll be able to show you ;)
Ooh, I look forward to it!
by Ragamuffin
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does teacup size matter?
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Re: Does teacup size matter?

While I don’t have any specific reasons for it, I prefer to drink from teacups around 40mL, it just feels right to me.
by Ragamuffin
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hagi
Replies: 86
Views: 11118

Re: Hagi

I love the look of hagi wares, but being as I'm not particularly into Japanese tea I've never really looked into them before. Do hagi artists ever make smaller gongfu sized teapcups, say around 40mL?
by Ragamuffin
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: New Tea Blog: The Mellified Cup
Replies: 10
Views: 1196

Re: New Tea Blog: The Mellified Cup

New post: January 2018 White2Tea club

https://themellifiedcup.wordpress.com/2 ... urn-black/

The 2009 Jingmai sheng brick was pretty good, but the Auburn black was delicious!
by Ragamuffin
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 235
Views: 27762

Re: Yixing

Sorry, I have no idea. I never encountered something similar. Is it a new pot or an old pot? Did you try scrubbing the inside with baking soda? I think you've cured my pot! Today I soaked it in a water/baking soda mixture for a couple hours and then scrubbed out the inside. 90% improvement, I think...
by Ragamuffin
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 235
Views: 27762

Re: Yixing

Ok yixing lovers, I'm in need of some help... I have a late 90's zini shuiping that I recently got from Chawangshop (I posted a picture a page or two back), and for some reason it's ruining my tea. The first time that I used the pot I did not notice it, possibly because I was drinking cheap yancha i...
by Ragamuffin
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 462
Views: 47440

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Just had a session with a sample of 2017 Gu Ming Xiang "Zheng Zhuan" Bu Lang Mountains Ripe from YS. Very interesting ripe, it has a bit of bitterness; not a lot, but probably the most that I've had in a ripe. It tastes of wood, light roast coffee, pumpkin, and dry green herbs with a light fruity sw...
by Ragamuffin
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: New Tea Blog: The Mellified Cup
Replies: 10
Views: 1196

Re: New Tea Blog: The Mellified Cup

New post: Taiwan Oolongs from Leafy Green Tea

https://themellifiedcup.wordpress.com/2 ... green-tea/
by Ragamuffin
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 717
Views: 57307

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Drinking Amber Oolong from Mountain Tea. Really good budget roasted oolong, tastes of fruit and spice with a resin-y astringency.