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by Victoria
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1169
Views: 146737

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

There is little to lose in trying this, except tying up that pot for the overnight or rest of the day. It’s a good excuse for those of us with teaware acquisition disorder to buy one or two more things... Yes, so true I have several pots in rotation daily as a result of these quirky overnight steep...
by Victoria
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1169
Views: 146737

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

One of the "sweetest" most wonderful brews I have had the pleasure to drink was a gyokuro prepared for me in Uji by a tea producer there. He started the brew and then set it aside while we continued to chat. Five minutes went by, then 10 then...it must have been brewing at least 20 mins. All the wh...
by Victoria
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea logs
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Tea logs

We have discussed posting general guidelines for each tea category, thanks for the reminder. As far as having a tea log, I use Evernote (for now) for each tea I try and log gram leaf/ml water/temp/time/teaware/water used and impressions. I find especially Japanese teas, but also Darjeeling, very par...
by Victoria
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1169
Views: 146737

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Thank you for the tip, Victoria. I placed the leaves on a paper towel and patted it. It didn't completely dry. I hadn't considered doing an extended steep. I thought it would end up bitter. If you tried that with sencha, I would think the long steep would render it undrinkable. I'll have to try tha...
by Victoria
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: Sample tea from Verdant
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Sample tea from Verdant

@Ethan Kurland :) I don’t think I’ll be ordering from Verdant Tea but regarding sample size orders - I did order 3x several 8g packs of yancha from Old Ways Tea and will be re-ordering (if he still has) a few of those soon. I realize Wuyi yancha is more expensive, so there’s that in terms of size.
by Victoria
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1169
Views: 146737

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I'm sampling a light roast tieguanyin anxi oolong tea from Red Blossom. I'm about on the 5th or 6th infusion. I had a few cups earlier today, then dried the leaves and put them in the refrigerator. They seemed to preserve okay for the next several hours. Here is Southern California, I have not foun...
by Victoria
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1169
Views: 146737

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Had a very good session last night with a Laocong ShuiXian from Old Ways Tea, ’Old Tree Shui Xian’, it’s a 2017 charcoal roast oolong. It was rich and viscous with sweet, luscious, intoxicatingly aromatic empty cup. Long lasting too, it went for at least 9 steeps+ still rich each time. I’ll continue...
by Victoria
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: Sample tea from Verdant
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Sample tea from Verdant

Interesting, I have not yet tried Yabao tea. Reading more it seems the very young buds grow on branches, that become off-shoot branches. The buds could be from camellia sinensis and or other native plants as well. That it can be used with boiling water and steeped all day long is intriguing to try. ...
by Victoria
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1169
Views: 146737

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Yes, @nasalfrog Kohokujo‘s stoneware is very good with high mountain and roasted oolong also, in my experience. Also, I find using same pot for high mountain oolong and Japanese greens works well, as long as when finished the pot is rinsed with off boiling water to remove some residual oils.
by Victoria
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: A bunch of hand made Bi Luo Chun I wont drink
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: A bunch of hand made Bi Luo Chun I wont drink

Yes, @Sweetestdew very generous sharing. Happy Lunar New Year, hope you are enjoying.
by Victoria
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 573
Views: 67414

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to TeaForum @yettea and @falsesense. Looking forward to hearing more about your tea journey along the way 🍃.
by Victoria
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1169
Views: 146737

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

nasalfrog nice image. If you have a more rounded teapot, with smaller opening, I recommend using that for oolong, to maintain heat more evenly while steeping. With a big opening those leaves will cool very quickly, great for Japanese greens, but not so much for oolong that takes off boiling water. ...
by Victoria
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: [WTS] A brand new Crimson Lotus tea table
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: [WTS] A brand new Crimson Lotus tea table

What is your location? Can’t find your introduction.
by Victoria
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1169
Views: 146737

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Iced Shibi high mountain oolong. The best gaoshan in TTC's lineup in my humble opinion. Good to know if I start finding some of their others underwhelming. I just finished a sample of that and found it very enjoyable. I’m new to TTC and have very little experience with Taiwanese tea in general. TTC...
by Victoria
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 123
Views: 11640

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

Salivating as I reach nearly the bottom of Sinensis Yokkaichi gyokuro pack. The fruity vegetal umami notes, are layered with sweet baked bread aroma today. Taste receptors stimulated to a high degree ... hmmm so good 🍃. 9g/113ml/108f/2.30min in preheated Shigaraki 120ml by Tachi Masaki, Chrystal Gys...