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by Victoria
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 753
Views: 102748

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

what I sometimes do is to loosen and stir up the leaves in between infusions. I found this to be essential in the first 1-2 rounds, before leaves have fully expanded and settled in the pot. Martini should be stirred, not sencha, that’s a no no in traditional preparation. The leaves should rest at t...
by Victoria
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 628
Views: 77631

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to TeaForum @James Edward. Nice to have a member join us who is knowledgable about Japanese tea and living in Japan. You might enjoy reviewing an experiment @faj is currently engaged in.
by Victoria
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Become A Flavor Explorer!
Replies: 29
Views: 2034

Re: Become A Flavor Explorer!

Hello everyone in this tasting, I hope you are all enjoying sampling Tillerman’s oolong from Alishan, LiShan, and Nantou. I could drink any one of them daily, all very good. What a crazy time we are in worldwide. Even so, I have been slowly sampling and comparing the oolong in the tasting set. I man...
by Victoria
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Kogane midori
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Kogane midori

Sounds like a really nice session you had luchayi . Mutated tea leaves are interesting, exhibiting slightly different flavor profiles. I had a white Long Jing that was very special as well. I see Thes du Japon sells this type of yellow gold, lightly roasted tea also, Okawa Morokozawa, Kogane Midori....
by Victoria
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 628
Views: 77631

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to TeaForum @Sleeping, looking forward to your sharing your steeping journey 🍃
by Victoria
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 753
Views: 102748

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

For a while, I have noticed that when I pour sencha in my cup, it is very green at first, but then the color in the cup changes to something more yellow as I continue pouring. I wondered how much of that was just an optical illusion due to how full the cup was, and how much was an actual difference...
by Victoria
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: Akira Satake
Replies: 45
Views: 1513

Re: Akira Satake

Got my Akira Satake guinomi today. Am in love with it; the textures and tones, movement, perfect size, and light weight too. Yeah. The mustard yellow spotting looks like moss growing on a rock. iPhone shots for now to share.

by Victoria
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Premium Silver Needle Vendors
Replies: 22
Views: 3123

Re: Premium Silver Needle Vendors

I asked around and the recommendation was to wait until May to buy fresh Silver Needles because they use summer second flush buds. In India Summer starts in April and ends in June. Also, after wondering if there is a noticeable different between Chinese and Indian Silver Needles, the reply was that ...
by Victoria
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Backwards-handle "teapots"? (倒把西施)
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: Backwards-handle "teapots"? (倒把西施)

Puts a whole new spin on the phrase ‘drinking from the teat’. Great topic and @S_B your explanation is very useful. No grandmas drinking tea this way ? :)
by Victoria
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: I made a video on Huang Shan Mao Fengs being on the market too early
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: I made a video on Huang Shan Mao Fengs being on the market too early

I am glad my articles are enjoyed. I was taught that gong dao beis are the only way to brew greens and yellows. Since coming to China I have seen a whole lot of gaiwan brewing, but gong dao bei brewing is by now my defualt and favorite way to brew. I like it because you can see the leaves expand an...
by Victoria
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers
Replies: 27
Views: 5006

Re: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers

Beautiful lush images and that’s a great value Sheng 🍃
by Victoria
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: I made a video on Huang Shan Mao Fengs being on the market too early
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: I made a video on Huang Shan Mao Fengs being on the market too early

Enjoyed reading your article and watching your videos @Sweetestdew. I’d better finish my stash soon. What is your favorite way of steeping Mao Feng? Great reportage, keep it coming and thank you 🍃.
by Victoria
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Online tea sale to support The Steeping Room
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Online tea sale to support The Steeping Room

Great cause @Baisao. Very very difficult time for brick and mortar shops. We all need to do our best to support these kind of specialty vendors who make quality teas available to us all.
by Victoria
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Special Offer: Pu'er Books Group Buy
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Special Offer: Pu'er Books Group Buy

Just want to thank @phyllsheng for putting together this group buy. These events take a certain amount of effort and time to coordinate, so thank you so much for your generous outreach to TeaForum members.
by Victoria
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Teaware Artisans
Topic: Akira Satake
Replies: 45
Views: 1513

Re: Akira Satake

Is it that different from artistic elegance? To me, elegance means having everything essential, but nothing more. Creating a physical or conceptual object that is a whole onto itself, yet can be part of something bigger. Serving a purpose or an intent, yet having an intrinsic value through its stru...