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by Victoria
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Sample Bags
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Sample Bags

They are very good quality sample bags. I used my flat iron to heat seal and FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer also. Thank You @pedant for sharing.
by Victoria
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Natural Paper (mulberry, rice, etc.)
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Natural Paper (mulberry, rice, etc.)

Those are really nice. Thinking they can also be used for general loose leaf aging and storage in canisters, to absorb incidental moisture.
by Victoria
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Gisui Natsume (eggplant) kyusu
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: Gisui Natsume (eggplant) kyusu

Is this pot still available? I’m suffering from some heartbreak after someone knocked my 6 year old, heavily seasoned Shimizu Ken from a counter top... also looking for Fukumashi sencha pot recommendations if not. First time switching over from the old teachat forum! Fun to see familiar faces here....
by Victoria
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 229
Views: 25828

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Has anyone had great 1st flush Darjeeling from this year’s production? Any recommendations...
by Victoria
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shifting Preferences / Palate
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: Shifting Preferences / Palette

After several years focusing on Japanese greens, I segued into Taiwan high mountain and roasted oolong, and later as a result of tea gatherings at my house became exposed to very high quality yancha and Pu’erh. I feel lucky that in the west we do have access to excellent teas from Asia and India/Nep...
by Victoria
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 500
Views: 57992

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Interesting, I haven’t had any green teas from Taiwan, just the spectrum of oolong and blacks. I’m thinking as a result of the Japanese occupation from 1895-1945, and their suppression of green tea production from that time, culturally a silent self-imposed restriction was set in place. From my obs...
by Victoria
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 500
Views: 57992

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

debunix I’ve been admiring Sou’s blue yunomi, is as it light and thin as it appears in photos ? They also look beautiful to handle. Interesting, I haven’t had any green teas from Taiwan, just the spectrum of oolong and blacks. I’m thinking as a result of the Japanese occupation from 1895-1945, and ...
by Victoria
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Yixing F1 white label XiaoYuanXian
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: FS: Yixing F1 white label XiaoYuanXian

It is my understanding that Neiziwahong is zini purple clay inside, with a coat of hongni red clay outside, throughout the pot. Your spelling though is different.
by Victoria
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Floating Leaves Baozhong Blind Tasting Event
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Floating Leaves Baozhong Blind Tasting Event

Got my samples in today. Looks like it's going to be a Baozhong style hurricane party this weekend! We’ll be thinking of you. I see it is getting very windy and you’ll have a lot of rain for many days. No surfing with your teacup :) . At least I won'r run out of fresh water :lol: Seriously though.....
by Victoria
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Floating Leaves Baozhong Blind Tasting Event
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Floating Leaves Baozhong Blind Tasting Event

Dresden wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Got my samples in today.

Looks like it's going to be a Baozhong style hurricane party this weekend!
We’ll be thinking of you. I see it is getting very windy and you’ll have a lot of rain for many days. No surfing with your teacup :) .
by Victoria
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 961
Views: 96102

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

High Mountain (Lishan) Medium Oxidized/Medium Roasted Oolong SPRING 2019: I wrote about being disappointed by this tea because I tasted the roasting too much. I wondered if it needed to breath. YES, that was the situation. Just the package having been opened was enough. I did not put the tea into a...
by Victoria
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 961
Views: 96102

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

So now that I have water under control, I steeped Tillerman ’s Tian Chi High Mountain from winter ‘18 (the one he generously gave us a refund on). Well, it was really good, lots of fruity buttery sweet bread aromatics and very rich thick LiShan notes with background citrus spikes. Now I’m curious, i...
by Victoria
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 961
Views: 96102

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

How are are you heating water on your trip? Hopefully not hotel kettle :) . Yes :D Yeah, a bad kettle will ruin even mediocre water :) . Here at my mother’s without realizing, I was using a copper bottom kettle that had oxidized and I couldn’t figure out why my teas tasted off, even when using very...
by Victoria
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 961
Views: 96102

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I’m having more sessions with Tea Masters 98k DYL and Ethan Kurkland’s DYL, but with different waters than I’m used to. I’m in LA right now and it seems like Poland Spring isn’t sold here. So I’m trying some Western brand waters that I normally don’t use. It can be hit or miss. Arrowhead wasn’t ver...
by Victoria
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Leafy Green Tea
Replies: 46
Views: 5498

Re: Leafy Green Tea

Thanks for clarification, so many processing nuances within each type.