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by Victoria
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Site Feedback & Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 3845

Re: Site Feedback & Discussion

Is there a way to "ping" a user like on reddit, where you type u/their username and they get a notification, thereby requesting they contribute to the discussion? Or is the only way to do this on our platform by quoting the person? this is not implemented in phpBB. the closest thing to it is quotin...
by Victoria
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 207
Views: 15991

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I recently purchased a banko Kyusu expecting (hoping) it would improve less desirable greens. Instead it improved the best gyokuro I currently have on hand. The gyokuro yame, which is my least expensive gyo, with a tendency toward bitterness, became more bitter brewed in the banko. This little mixe...
by Victoria
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??

We might also mention vendors like Teahabitat, which are well respected and do recommend only to use CZ with Dancong as being superior to Yixing for those teas. What does the community think about that? I would add that though CZ pots generally enhances the flavor of DanCong, I have personally came...
by Victoria
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Accelerated seasoning success
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Accelerated seasoning success

Oh snap, I hadn't heard this (besides the two friends I have who also bought these pots and had similar issues. Got any links? It's a wonder CWS is still selling them with such a widespread issue. I think Honza told one of my friends it would go away with seasoning... technically correct, it seems,...
by Victoria
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 82
Views: 5343

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Just got this Kohokujo kyusu from Masako Yamada. She has a shop at Tokoname and online at isobe.shop-pro.jp (though it’s all in Japanese). Some folks here are familiar with her (or with Asako Isobe? not sure how they are related) The size (110ml) was perfect for me and also the shape. Still thinkin...
by Victoria
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 82
Views: 5343

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Just got this Kohokujo kyusu from Masako Yamada. She has a shop at Tokoname and online at isobe.shop-pro.jp (though it’s all in Japanese). Some folks here are familiar with her (or with Asako Isobe? not sure how they are related) The size (110ml) was perfect for me and also the shape. Still thinkin...
by Victoria
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Top electric kettle
Replies: 23
Views: 1093

Re: Top electric kettle

About pre-sets of the Bonavita: If you have added or subtracted from a pre-set temperature (using + or - buttons) that temperature setting will remain in place until you move to another setting. In my use of my 1 liter pot I often heat water for infusions hours or even days after my first tea sessi...
by Victoria
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Top electric kettle
Replies: 23
Views: 1093

Re: Top electric kettle

Thank you, Victoria! That's interesting to know that you can't select other specific temperatures on your kettle. I'm looking now at a Mooka 1 Liter. It is only 1000 watts, but they advertise a boil in 4 to 6 minutes which isn't too bad. I'll keep you posted! Hi there, just to clarify, you can sele...
by Victoria
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Display & Storage
Topic: Show Off Your Teaware Displays
Replies: 21
Views: 1772

Re: Show Off Your Teaware Displays

OCTO wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:21 pm
Did a display in February for Chinese New Year...
Oh, nice collection and displays. And nice to see so many kettles. Did you season your them before using? I have a white clay Japanese kettle that I need to season with rice water, hoping it gets rid of clay taste.
by Victoria
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Top electric kettle
Replies: 23
Views: 1093

Re: Top electric kettle

I'm in the market for an variable temperature kettle. I only need the liter size but am open to larger if absolutely necessary. What I don't understand is why the smaller gooseneck kettles are all either 1000 or in a few cases, 1200 watts. My current 1 liter Hamilton Beach glass kettle is 1500 watt...
by Victoria
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 433
Views: 25810

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Glad to see your second picture with FuShoushan’s larger leaves and stem. The first one with small torn pieces had me puzzled. Since the leaves are so thick, FF brews really nicely into a second and third day with increasingly extended day long steeps. Enjoying HY Chen’s Charcoal Light Roasted Wild ...
by Victoria
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Site Feedback & Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 3845

Re: Site Feedback & Discussion

ShuShu wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:51 pm
What is the difference between "New Posts" and "Active Topics"?
If I'm checking Active Topics I also see new posts without any comments, so what makes a post "active"?
New Posts I believe are from today’s date, while Active Topics include new posts over several days. I just use Active Topics now.
by Victoria
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Oolong Vendor Topic
Replies: 48
Views: 4812

Re: Oolong vendor topic

Has anyone in the US purchased HY Chen’s teas from Leafy Green? If so, how was your experience? Also, does anyone know if Shin Cheng Feng will still accept North American orders for teas not available through Leafy Green? From HY Chen web site “Shin Cheng Fang is partnering up with Leafy Green to b...
by Victoria
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: What Herbal Are You Drinking
Replies: 14
Views: 2426

Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

After a pleasant experience in trying lemon balm tea (slightly calming), I've placed an order for 1oz each of: Nettle Leaf St. John's Wort Valerian Root Skullcap Yarrow Leaf & Flower Interesting choices. Where are you getting your herbs from? In the past I’ve ordered from Mountain Rose Herbs out of...
by Victoria
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Site Feedback & Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 3845

Re: Site Feedback & Discussion

Is there a way to "ping" a user like on reddit, where you type u/their username and they get a notification, thereby requesting they contribute to the discussion? Or is the only way to do this on our platform by quoting the person? Seems a bit intrusive... would not want people sort of force me int...