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by aet
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How hot is too hot? (cancer risks from hot drinks)
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: How hot is too hot? (cancer risks from hot drinks)

belewfripp wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:38 pm
Maybe the slurping itself helps?
with tea I do it as I want to get more air in along with the liquid , but rather for taste purposes then actually cool it down.
With noodles didn't work for me. I just burned my lips.
by aet
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?
Replies: 62
Views: 7926

Re: Pesticides: Are Chinese and Indian teas safe to drink?

" A couple of decades ago when I worked at a pizza place in the southern U.S., we had customers who would start eating their pizza as soon as it came out of the oven. Maybe my tongue is just weak but I don't know how you do that and not burn your mouth. " ;-DDD Should see Chinese slurping their nood...
by aet
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Foreign matter in Liu Bao
Replies: 18
Views: 1151

Re: Foreign matter in Liu Bao

I usually drink LB at least once a week, so I guess 7 or 10 days, can't remember exactly. With forgotten shu it happens after longer time .
by aet
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Foreign matter in Liu Bao
Replies: 18
Views: 1151

Re: Foreign matter in Liu Bao

I also found out a foreign civilization in my Liubao from last week ;-D
by aet
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea Seed/Seedling Vendor Topic
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Tea Seed/Seedling Vendor Topic

I don't know from other tea trees but last time I've tried to send seeds to a client , it didn't work well. I've got seeds from Bulang mountain in one village from their Cha Wang ( they actually let me go over the fence and pick up the fruits from the tree ) . The seed is inside of the hard hard she...
by aet
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Cakes ID
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: Cakes ID

just a small addition. I've looked up again and this purple cake..it is actually Zi Ya , not Zi Juan , I made a mistake. sorry. What I like about Zi Ya is that it tastes "aged" even 6 months after harvest. That's the also the reason why it is easy used for false age claims , let alone the color of t...
by aet
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Cakes ID
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: Cakes ID

I have this one example on my mind and wondering if it's possible to buy one single cake from TB for a similar price with the extra fees ( plus potential custom fees ) . I know that this question wasn't for me, but feel like to react ;-)..if u don't mind Just imagine an extreme situation : the was ...
by aet
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Cakes ID
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: Cakes ID

thats a while ago I saw some of those examples hanging on TB. I just remember the supplier showed me the other day , selling it for 170 CNY but in different wrapper I got.
Next time I come across with same situation , I’ll share the link.
by aet
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Cakes ID
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: Cakes ID

I probably interpreted it wrong way. So if I compare TB and small private producer selling on their own online platform ( also accessible to foreign buyers ) their tea...the TB is more expensive in matter of quality : price. I don't know if this explanation is more understandable. The 357g pressed t...
by aet
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Cakes ID
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: Cakes ID

I probably steered the topic off the course, but just one thing would like to add. Many times happened to me that tea brand would offer me a cake / brick for re-sell with words ...check TB , we sell it there for 3x higher price, so you have a space for some $$. Which means that TB is not the cheap p...
by aet
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Cakes ID
Replies: 24
Views: 997

Re: Cakes ID

If I was going to play the pu-lottery on any of the Alibaba Group platforms, I'd pick Taobao/Tmall over Aliexpress in a heartbeat (even more so for factory stuff!). The mentioned JD.com is another option. With agent fees and shipping much more reasonable than before I have a hard time understanding...
by aet
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: White Tea
Topic: White Tea Expiration?
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: White Tea Expiration?

different environment requires different conditions for storage in order to preserve tea leaf either dry out or get moldy ( or very wet taste ) . In any case , the enzyme activity is still on , even if environment is not hot or humid like in Fujian ( unless you put it in freezer or something ) In fa...
by aet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New EU VAT regulations
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: New EU VAT regulations

I'm just googling it and can not find any website where to register and obtain the IOSS identification number. There is no any info on internet leading to some particular website of any country where can register.
by aet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK tea drinkers
Replies: 0
Views: 233

UK tea drinkers

I'm just wondering how new import tax enforcement has influenced your buying experience? Do you have a big problems at customs if the vendor has no tax registered number on parcel ( means the import tax hasn't been sent upfront from vendor ) ? I've tried to register on their website ( tax office Uk ...
by aet
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can taste change within weeks
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Can taste change within weeks

you taste perception is changing on many factors , and yes , the drinking experience is one of them along with body and mind estate at the moment you drink your cup. The actual taste of tea also changes based on storage ( time & conditions ) and not only applied to puerh. Many Kunming vendors proudl...