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by aet
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Tips for dating modern pu'er
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Tips for dating modern pu'er

I understand. You are trying to eliminate fakes by first step , the wrong labeling ( which will reveals the label max. age ) . If you are into this sort of tea hunting, DaYi has issued their company products identifiers. I don't remember to which year back the products are dating there but each book...
by aet
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Tips for dating modern pu'er
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Tips for dating modern pu'er

"dating modern pu'er"...not sure . I might understand it wrong , but the date on label is not what are you looking for?
by aet
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Tea Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

Re: Tea Storage

depends on how tea leaf is processed. More roasted - shorter time stays fresh . That's the general rule of any processed tea leaf. Sheng puerh made by new concept "high temp kill green" turns ugly after 3 or more years. Black tea made by Fujian style "high temp. roast" , turns dull after 2 years, bu...
by aet
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 30
Views: 689

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

Once you build up a certain traffic on your website ( I'm talking generally ) , it is understandable that you will try to make some money of it.Especially if you have to look after / moderate site ( spams, censoring from very bad inputs, updating for security protection.....etc. ) If your original b...
by aet
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea Leaf Sizes?
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Tea Leaf Sizes?

we generally differentiate grade by plucking . Ratio of leafs and tips , stems , full or broken leafs and huang pian being in presence in the cake.
The grade is a part of the quality of tea as a full product.
by aet
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Finally Figured Out which Pot I want
Replies: 23
Views: 758

Re: Finally Figured Out which Pot I want

won't buy one that even pretends to be old. ..I agree with this one. I would just like teaware that I can start using. ...simple porcelain gaiwan A nice pot and gaiwan made of clay that aren't going to leach added chemicals ... you are not going to see it from the picture . You would have to learn ...
by aet
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Finally Figured Out which Pot I want
Replies: 23
Views: 758

Re: Finally Figured Out which Pot I want

some similar on our tea market
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by aet
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Site Feedback & Discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 20079

Re: Site Feedback & Discussion

sorry if this has been sad here already, I'm just lazy to read trough the all thread to find that out. Just sometimes is difficult to read when somebody respond to someones reaction and it's quoting the more than one quote. Like the quote within the quote within another quote. I mean when more peopl...
by aet
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: My first sheng experience
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: My first sheng experience

Better drink older shengs. 5+ years. Young shengs buy for storage so just drink it first time to try ( like buy a sample ) and decide if worth the money , then store it. You can read something about the processing and find out the similarities there ( green tea vs sheng ) . Young sheng is more aggre...
by aet
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: How To Brew Pu
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: How To Brew Pu

for the sheng you can use some infuser but long time of brewing even with small amounts might cause quite bitter tea. There is a tea bottle with infuser in separate compartment, so can keep control on strength of the tea. There are few types on market, one is the 1:1 ( same volume of both parts - br...
by aet
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: How To Brew Pu
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: How To Brew Pu

thommes wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:54 am
So how do you brew your pu when do don't gong fu?
sheng or shu?
by aet
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organic, conventional, fertilized, and pesticide-free
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Organic, conventional, fertilized, and pesticide-free

it is difficult to define a "reputable" vendor , since the reputation is based on customers review , which in this case, I've never heard of the review like : I've purchase an organic tea from ***** vendor , then paid for an expensive pest test and Yes, this tea is organic. Trusted vendor! In fact I...
by aet
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Finally Figured Out which Pot I want
Replies: 23
Views: 758

Re: Finally Figured Out which Pot I want

I don't know why they call the "mug" as tea pot on Amazon, probably because SEO ( higher probability to be found when people search for brewing vessel ) , as well as the free shipping ( which to US is round 10$ ) on which they getting probably higher search ranking within the Amazon search. Long sto...
by aet
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: You know that you crossed a line...
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: You know that you crossed a line...

I believe that people who make fake wrappers have the same books ;-D ( probably more editions )
by aet
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Factory Tea Lovers
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Factory Tea Lovers

just a small market gossip if I may. I was in the shop of one not really famous tea factory for cuppa tea & chat. They just came back from Shenzhen Tea Expo. Well , woman told me that their company spent 300 000 CNY ( 42 862 $ ) for those 5 days "fun" . So this is the one part of expenses what big c...