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by pedant
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: White Tea
Topic: "Hybrid" green/white
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: "Hybrid" green/white

there's also the issue of intent. one could say that if a maker intends to make a white tea and thinks it tastes like a white tea, then the tea could be called a white tea even if he didn't follow the usual recipe. maybe that intent should be respected to some extent.

a lot of foods are like that.
by pedant
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 535
Views: 58761

Re: Introduce Yourself

hi, @JamesEdward! welcome to the forum!

if you ever feel like writing about your experience with preparing for the qualification, i for one would eagerly read it. sounds interesting.
by pedant
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: What Have You Seen in a Tea Fair? What Should You See in the Global Tea Fair?
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: What Have You Seen in a Tea Fair? What Should You See in the Global Tea Fair?

i had the opportunity to meet Enna in person in Chicago . the Global Tea Fair she represents is truly massive. i would love to go but can't attend this year. definitely consider attending if you're able. Global Tea Fair Shenzhen (Autumn) December 12-16, 2019 here's a PDF with some additional info: G...
by pedant
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Sampler Pack?
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Sampler Pack?

i've moved towards specific teas from more specialized vendors, but https://what-cha.com/ comes to mind as a jack of all trades teas kind of shop.
by pedant
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: Fugetsu Shiboridashi
Replies: 18
Views: 1267

Re: FS: Fugetsu Shiboridashi

jpo1933 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:38 pm
Sold!!
congrats on the sale 👍
by pedant
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 106
Views: 5218

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

ippodo-tokusen-jozan2-shudei.jpg stunning session with the ippodo tokusen. popping with fresh vegetable flavors, maybe peas. i was worried that i took too long to drink it, but i wonder if waiting made it even better somehow. or maybe it was just that luscious shudei. now i have only 10g left. 😭 i'...
by pedant
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1093
Views: 128716

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

yesterday, Muadeeb and i did a double blind tasting of a few dongfang meirens. someone else had prepared 4g samples of each for us in advance. OB-showdown-1--dry-leaf.jpg left to right: A -- 2016 Oriental Beauty #AAA (made in Thailand), TEA SIDE dry leaf - tartest smell. craisin, plummy. B -- 2018 O...
by pedant
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 535
Views: 58761

Re: Introduce Yourself

welcome! :mrgreen:
by pedant
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pewter tea boat lead free?
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Pewter tea boat lead free?

if it actually somehow has lead in it, it would rub off onto your teaware where it makes contact. i personally wouldn't want my teaware contaminated with lead even if it doesn't make it into the tea. also, handling leaden objects contaminates your hands. if lead content really matters to you, you ne...
by pedant
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Inherited mystery puerh
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: Inherited mystery puerh

i think @Emmett has some tea with the same wrapper
by pedant
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Western facing F1 vendors list
Replies: 29
Views: 468

Re: Western facing F1 vendors list

Bok wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:56 pm
You see some collectors spend a lot of money on antiques, but usually they don't drink tea.
interesting. i've never heard of these teaware collectors that don't drink tea. i think they're missing out!
by pedant
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Western facing F1 vendors list
Replies: 29
Views: 468

Re: Western facing F1 vendors list

I have been discussing this with an Asian collector friend, who was wondering if people in the West did not really appreciate and value tea ware the same as some in Asia do? I think there might some truth in that as well. But accessibility and lack of knowledge is definitely the largest factor in m...
by pedant
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Thunderbolt Tea
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Thunderbolt Tea

hey tjkdubya , i think it's odd that they're not responding to your messages. i asked them a question in april (not regarding an order), and they got back to me in a day or two. also, i think victoria emailed them about an order in july (not this most recent order), and they did eventually get back ...
by pedant
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Black Friday 2019 deals?
Replies: 28
Views: 724

Re: HY Chen, Lazy Cat Tea, and Tea Habitat Black Friday sale?

HY Chen since famous? What tea do he sell he sells dongding from his farm and also other kinds of TW tea from other places. i think most of us know about him due to KyaraZen 's introduction. https://www.kyarazen.com/traditional-dong-ding-oolong-the-kz-tea-experiment/ chen's website: http://2088taiw...