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by pedant
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging oolong? How to do it?
Replies: 44
Views: 674

Re: Aging oolong? How to do it?

ok, i have to ask.. does anyone have any anecdotal evidence about tea stored in aluminized mylar bags (or similar) long term? because that's how most of my oolong tea is being "aged" right now. some has 5 years or more on it. i'm guilty of buying tea and just letting it sit unopened. some of it has ...
by pedant
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging oolong? How to do it?
Replies: 44
Views: 674

Re: Aging oolong? How to do it?

not to mention that over 20-30 years, there is a lot of opportunity for the tea to get contaminated by its surroundings (either liquid or vapor contamination).

dish washing liquid smell? maybe it was actually contaminated with a cleaning product or something, hah.
by pedant
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging oolong? How to do it?
Replies: 44
Views: 674

Re: Aging oolong? How to do it?

it makes sense that improperly processed (insufficient killgreen) tea may be set aside and forgotten about, and therefore a lot of it ends up as aged tea.

but does aging decent (or good) tea really give an inferior result??
by pedant
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Nixing, Jianshui, etc
Replies: 45
Views: 1054

Re: Nixing, Jianshui, etc

faj wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:36 am
When it come to teaware, less is more... Less money, more teaware. ;)
haha. i love it
by pedant
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Poetry and science in describing the taste of Oolong...
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Poetry and science in describing the taste of Oolong...

last year, i had the pleasure of meeting the guy behind teajourney.pub (Dan Bolton) and also the author of the article you linked to (Virginia Utermohlen Lovelace). if you liked that article, her new book is well worth a read: https://www.amazon.com/dp/107770870X/ also, Tillerman wrote a blog post a...
by pedant
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 739
Views: 119189

Re: Introduce Yourself

welcome, @LeoFox :mrgreen:
by pedant
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: [WTS] Various teapots and kyusu
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: [WTS] Various teapots and kyusu

nice stuff 👍
by pedant
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?
Replies: 19
Views: 383

Re: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?

pretty much the only requirement for me is that most of the leaves sink.
by pedant
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!
Replies: 23
Views: 422

Re: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!

Also, that iron egg is probably messing up the plastic kettle because it's sitting on the heating element. It's conducting heat from the element to the plastic wall.
by pedant
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!
Replies: 23
Views: 422

Re: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!

To those asking about stainless steel rusting... Yes, it can happen, and it's a common problem. Stainless can be very easily contaminated with "free iron" (either iron or non-stainless steel). It's as easy as touching or rubbing a piece of normal steel on a stainless surface. It can also happen from...
by pedant
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 739
Views: 119189

Re: Introduce Yourself

hi @TastyOregano, great to have you here
by pedant
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: NY Times article about beautiful tea
Replies: 52
Views: 2788

Re: NY Times article about beautiful tea

hi friends,

in the opinion of the staff, this thread is starting to enter into political discussion territory. could you please do us a favor and discontinue discussion along those lines? see rules#offlimits

feel free to PM if you have questions or want to talk about why we ask this.

thank you.
by pedant
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 739
Views: 119189

Re: Introduce Yourself

welcome, @Izanami :mrgreen:
by pedant
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Clogged Strainer
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Clogged Strainer

Use your judgement obviously, but if it's the kind of SS strainer I'm thinking of, I'd just throw it in the dishwasher.
by pedant
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 418
Views: 76199

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Bok wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:10 am
Maybe an earlier work of his?
i don't think so. sometimes he just liked making more classic spouts or trying different things.