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by Victoria
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Bao Zhong
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Bao Zhong

Second Floating Leaves Bao Zhong. What is TTC?
by Victoria
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Puer-esque teas from Taiwan
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Puer-esque teas from Taiwan

Thanks for sharing this very interesting information and video Mountain Stream Teas. I enjoy a LiShan from Nantou/Taichung that is from old growth trees, the deep roots really do produce exceptional teas, mineral rich, sustaining multiple steeps. I see you are in Hualien, Taiwan; one of the best re...
by Victoria
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Research Corner: Interesting Journal Articles
Replies: 28
Views: 5524

Re: Research Corner: Interesting Journal Articles

The most interesting Taiwanese wild tea I have had (and it was truly wild, not feral) was processed like pu'er. It was remarkably reminiscent of sheng pu'er. This above thread I referenced Puerh-seque teas from Taiwan also discusses sheng sourced from wild trees in southwestern Taiwan offered by Mo...
by Victoria
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Research Corner: Interesting Journal Articles
Replies: 28
Views: 5524

Re: Research Corner: Interesting Journal Articles

Victoria Thanks! Interesting. I wonder what it would taste like as a highly oxidised, medium roast. Most of what is sold as Wild(often just not tended to) Tea in Taiwan (real or not) is either processed as fully oxidised Hongcha or Baozhong-like almost green. I found the Hongcha versions more inter...
by Victoria
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Travelling to New York City
Replies: 22
Views: 2285

Re: Travelling to New York City

Shine Magical wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:19 pm
I love T shop <33
What is less than 33? ... :D
by Victoria
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 911
Views: 87539

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

@Dresden and @Ethan Kurland Hmm, looks like we are all referring to the same general area Hehuanshan, Hualien, Taiwan... but different oolong 🍃
by Victoria
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 911
Views: 87539

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

A foggy cool morning, it’s called ‘summer bummer’ here in Los Angeles. Since I was reading about local adaptation and evolution of the wild Camelia Sinensis plant in Taiwan, I decided to reach for HY Chen’s LiShan Primitive Wild oolong. So special, has notes of slightly sweet buttery resinous evergr...
by Victoria
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Research Corner: Interesting Journal Articles
Replies: 28
Views: 5524

Re: Research Corner: Interesting Journal Articles

For those wanting to know more about the local adaptation evolution of Taiwan’s wild Camellia Sinensis plant, Camellia formosensis; “The results of the present study demonstrated that Taiwanese wild tea is considerably different from both C. sinensis var. sinensis and C. sinensis var. assamica.”... ...
by Victoria
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Travelling to New York City
Replies: 22
Views: 2285

Re: Travelling to New York City

Noonie wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:18 pm
Couldn’t agree more about time well spent at Puerh Brooklyn. I’m back in NYC (started this thread a year ago!) and decided I wanted to try some Sheng. Really, really enjoyed it (the tea, ambience and the friendly staff).
@Noonie looking forward to hearing more about your NYC tea hopping 🍃.
by Victoria
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 225
Views: 23975

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Finished a 2016 pack of Sun Moon Lake Ruby 18 from Floating Leaves. Wow, it’s been a while since I had Ruby 18, a super sweet aromantic and complex black. Knocked me over with aroma swirling around, accompanied by a rich medium body, combined to produce a complex flavor experience. Smooth, great val...
by Victoria
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 356
Views: 39605

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome @Hachachacha, glad that you’ve joined us on our tea journey 🍃
by Victoria
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 452
Views: 52595

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Yes the pictures of the tea fields there are amazing! Have u ever tried the cold brewing with japanese green teas? Ice on the leaves for more or less 2 hour... Yes, in the heat of the summer a cold brewed gyokuro can be very nice. Here along the coast though, it is still pretty cool and foggy most ...
by Victoria
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay
Replies: 50
Views: 2951

Re: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay

The kobiwako kyusu seems to brew gyokuro in a more interesting better than the Iga clay hohin I also bought from HOJO. Thus far from my tests, iga clay focuses on the higher notes and bitterness of teas, whereas the kobiwako focuses completely on the lower register notes and also thickens the mouth...
by Victoria
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 452
Views: 52595

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

luchayi a high altitude tea grown near wild yellow mountain flowers, with a floral chestnut profile, sounds like a perfect way to celebrate the summer solstice 🌞. I am celebrating the arrival of summer with O-cha’s Uji Gyokuro Fujitsubo and Birouen’s Organic Sencha. Both are very smooth and lyrical...
by Victoria
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea Varietals
Replies: 17
Views: 283

Re: Tea Varietals

Yes to above comments. Reading through TeaForum member posts and using the Search function is a great way to have many questions answered. Just one recent example -if you want to go cultivar crazy dive into Thés du Japon site, but there is more than just cultivar to consider;
Japanese Tea Cultivars