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by pedant
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many times to reuse loose leaf tea in tea bag
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: How many times to reuse loose leaf tea in tea bag

hi bklyncookin , welcome to the forum :mrgreen: first, do you mean a storage bag or a brewing bag (the common tea bag)? if it's in brewing bags, i would personally say it's not loose leaf ;) the number of steeps you can get depends on the leaf to water ratio used. short steeps with a lot of leaf in ...
by pedant
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020 (Ends 6/29)
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020 (Ends 6/29)

ok, the tea's been ordered!
(exchange rate: 107.35 JPY/USD)
by pedant
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Tasting Single Origin Cultivars
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Tasting Single Origin Cultivars

hey @James Edward, nice review.
i agree, japan has a lot to offer beyond yabikuta!
by pedant
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: I've made some home grown tea (YouTube video)
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: I've made some home grown tea (YouTube video)

hahaha
i really enjoyed that, thanks

very nice. single tree, small batch.

but... red tea? it does not look like it to me.
i'm thinking it dried out too much before enough oxidation could happen.
by pedant
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020 (Ends 6/29)
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020 (Ends 6/29)

faj wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:15 pm
It turns out the amount in that fancy input was somehow multiplied by 100 when calculating the actual amount (and commission).
interesting
pizzapotamus wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:19 pm
Just in under the wire :D
:mrgreen:
by pedant
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Date this old TGY
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Date this old TGY

sorry, i don't know. but the box graphics and bag style look pretty dated. nice find.
by pedant
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 22018

Re: The Porcelain Thread

just fyi, i moved the recent conversation to the Jian & Tenmoku Bowls topic since it wasn't really about porcelain.
by pedant
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 79
Views: 7117

Re: Mei leaf

hi Jeanbb , firstly, though you said you weren't planning on registering, welcome to the forum :mrgreen: whatever the reason, we're glad to have you here. thanks for sharing your experience with ML's teas and for contributing to this heated discussion. i enjoyed reading your response. a minor point ...
by pedant
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020 (Ends 6/29)
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020 (Ends 6/29)

there was some confusion about pricing, so we edited the wording for clarity. sorry about that.
by pedant
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Breaking into a Puer Cake
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Breaking into a Puer Cake

considering the compression is usually looser at the outer edge, pulling tea from there is effective and low-effort. until you run out of that loose edge. :mrgreen: i'm still learning, but if it's an expensive cake i've never tried, i'll pry some out of the outer edge. if i decide i don't like it an...
by pedant
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Stoneware Glencairn commission from Mark Moehler
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: Stoneware Glencairn commission from Mark Moehler

just FYI, these are now available in various styles on mark's site: https://www.markmohlerpottery.com/shop? ... y=Tea+Cups

thanks again, @karma

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by pedant
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020 (Ends 6/29)
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020 (Ends 6/29)

Dear friends, We would like to once again offer Ippodo's Tokusen Gyokuro [特撰玉露] ! Normally only sold in-person at their main store in Kyoto, this is the same special gyokuro that was offered last year (see here and here ). Because availability was very limited last year, we decided to try to pre-ord...
by pedant
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs
Replies: 59
Views: 21891

Re: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs

I've been using a pure NaCl... My RH is always between 69-71%. Does anyone know why my reading are lower than the 75% noted in the references in the original post? put a shot glass or bottle cap of saturated NaCl solution (+ excess NaCl) in a high quality ziplock bag or a canning jar or something w...
by pedant
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: F1 Biandeng 70-80ml
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: FS: F1 Biandeng 70-80ml

whoops, missed it.
(@Bok just fyi, doing @admin doesn't notify anyone)