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by Victoria
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 718
Views: 57616

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Autumnal tgy 2018... the fruity note was a surprise! Beautiful roasted Tieguanyin luchayi , tasting notes sound so good too. Any info on vendor, farmer? Tonight I'm really enjoying unfurled roasted DongDing in my gnarly black very lightweight 90ml Sou Yamada kyusu. Stuffed the pot with 8gr. Using m...
by Victoria
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 270
Views: 27071

Re: Introduce Yourself

Lol, 40 years ago, TenRen was pretty good for what was available and what I knew about. Yes, I remember going into TenRen’s various Manhattan locations in the 80s. Those were exotic teas back then for the US market, before international trade opened up making foreign goods much more accessible here...
by Victoria
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 270
Views: 27071

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to TeaForum @sdotglass, nice to see you here. Looking forward to hearing about your Japan trip, hope you share some of it here.
by Victoria
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 323
Views: 34300

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Today I added a little organic Matcha from Mite Co. to a mystery Fukamushi to liven up a medium grade experience. Much better. Yamada Jozan kyusu direct wall filter though isn’t the best to use with Fukamushi, so I switched to my Gyokuryu (Mr. Umehara Jiro) kyusu. The sesame filter in this kyusu is ...
by Victoria
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 323
Views: 34300

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Came across a sample of Hojo’s blended Uji Sencha Fukamushi. Akira has some very interesting and idiosyncratic ideas. With this blend of three different sencha he was orchestrating a ‘three dimensional sensation’ of mouth feel, body and aftertaste. He goes on to say, ‘the body is the horizontal sens...
by Victoria
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Japanese Greens - Can’t Get Away
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Japanese Greens - Can’t Get Away

What you say makes a lot of sense to me Baisao . When I was down with the flu the only tea I wanted was gyokuro or sencha, they both felt like healthy nourishing broths to my body. Now, a week or so later, I’ve reintruduced roasted oolong but am having a hard time properly tasting them. At first I t...
by Victoria
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 181
Views: 16324

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Interesting article I found on aged/vintage Darjeeling FF teas... https://hojotea.com/en/posts-37/ Yes, very interesting, it sounds so delishious. His aging process is mainly to just use heat (30 degree Celsius) to age the tea leaves, and it only took 4 years. Re aging 1st flush Darjeeling; ‘We pac...
by Victoria
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 181
Views: 16324

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

I would suspect it to age in a similar way to stronger oxidised Baozhong or Oriental beauty. Wouldn’t test drink before a good ten years though, my experience with those two showed me that they need longer to taste nice aged. Other Oolongs can be drinkable after as early as five years. My question ...
by Victoria
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 718
Views: 57616

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Bok wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:55 am
Another round of that lovely old-school processed Dongding in 60s Biandeng, followed by Milanxiang Dancong in Chaozhou clay - lovely, evening can not really get better, tea-wise...
That sounds like a really nice back to back pairing Bok. How are you sourcing your DanCong, since you are in Taiwan?
by Victoria
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 718
Views: 57616

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

It is a very humbling situation when you conclude, after giving it several chances, that one of the teas you had selected for sale (and an expensive one at that) is just meh. Not defective in any way but just rather boring, dull, uninteresting. So it is with my Winter 2018 Tian Chi (and this winter...
by Victoria
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Novice help please
Replies: 20
Views: 295

Re: Novice help please

Welcome to TeaForum. Jimtro are you in NYC, can’t see your introduction ? If you are near the city, I can recommend a few very good tea houses for oolong; Te Company and Tea Shop. A base line I use for Taiwan oolong is 6grams leaf/100ml water/just under boil water/45-1:13sec. Of course you can use m...
by Victoria
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 181
Views: 16324

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Sorry, didn’t mean to correct you just wanted to clarify. I often refer to Taiwan Oriental Beauty as black, even though it is actually a highly oxidized oolong. @YatraTeaCo how well would you say 1st flush Darjeeling age after packaging? Are intentionally aged or fermented Darjeeling a thing?
by Victoria
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Tea Vendors
Topic: Tillerman Tea
Replies: 16
Views: 1474

Re: Tillerman Tea

Tillerman wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:36 pm
A new shipment of Chen Laoshi's Dong Ding is on the way and should be here by week's end. I also will be receiving some of his Alishan; it's a superb tea at a reasonable price.
Good to hear this, thank you. How does Lasoshi’s Alishan distinguish itself from others?
by Victoria
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 181
Views: 16324

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

I've been drinking a lot of lightly oxidized black teas Aren't all black teas fully oxidised by definition? :mrgreen: Technically, yes. But consider Darjeeling First Flush teas. They continue to be categorized and sold as black teas, even thought they are processed in a manner similar to oolongs. W...
by Victoria
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Question regarding rolled roasted teas
Replies: 31
Views: 684

Re: Question regarding rolled roasted teas

I never had an incorrect order until relatively recently. I ordered something like 150g of medium roast and 50-100g of light roast. The quantities were mixed up and i received 100g of medium roast and 150g of light roast. It's not a huge deal cause i like the light roast a lot, but i would have lik...