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by Victoria
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: West African green tea culture
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: West African green tea culture

..... Sometimes the knock-off is the logo rather than the packaging. For instance, a box of gunpowder with a camel on it must be Camel brand, right? Not necessarily! Here we have a slightly different camel logo (in silhouette) that is for a different brand, apparently produced by the Zhejiang Chunl...
by Victoria
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: West African green tea culture
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: West African green tea culture

That’s so wild, even with ore and dust everywhere :) . I guess all around the world, no matter the circumstance, we are tea nuts 🍃
by Victoria
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1652
Views: 322044

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Haha, that was too funny LeoFox . I’m hoping you bought some +-$1 gram yancha from OWT as well, so you are not left with only painful memories :) . Even Taiwan oolong at that very low price point in USD would be a challenge. I can recommend from OWT his Gold Medal RouGui $0.91 gram but I don’t think...
by Victoria
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Your First Teapot... show off!
Replies: 20
Views: 2822

Re: Your first teapot... show off!

My first teapot was a kyusu made by Kato Tadaomi, aka “Koshin”. ....May I know where you bought it? Welcome to TeaForum JuliaJoJo . I don’t know where Baisao bought his first kyusu, but a google search came up with a few vendors that sell this artisans work like this one https://shihateacomfort.sho...
by Victoria
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CNNP teas and State factory teas
Replies: 126
Views: 3190

Re: CNNP teas and State factory teas

Interesting, can you provide sources for those graphs?
by Victoria
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1044
Views: 213162

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

LeoFox wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:38 pm
Victoria wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:28 pm
LeoFox sorry which point are you trying to make? Curious
In case faj wants to try the same tea before and after "firing"
Ah okay, makes sense. Thanks
by Victoria
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1044
Views: 213162

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

@LeoFox sorry which point are you trying to make? Curious
by Victoria
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Konishi Yohei Wood-fired Kyusu 200ml
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: FS: Konishi Yohei Wood-fired Kyusu 200ml

@wtreader I’ve put your Konishi kyusu back into the active Tea Swap form. Happy sales 🍃
by Victoria
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1044
Views: 213162

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

faj I hear what you are saying regarding certain flavors being brought out by different processing methods with Japanese green teas, I have noticed this as well. Regarding ‘roasting’ or ‘firing’, I think it’s a question of translation and how Thés du Japón is using the term ‘firing’ and ‘roasting’....
by Victoria
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 119
Views: 10402

Re: Bok

Sounds like a nice collaboration Bok Congrats.
by Victoria
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1044
Views: 213162

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

That sounds hevenly debunix those kind of package misspellings are so funny. Nice that you continue being a member of Obubu’s monthly tea club. Do you receive around +-12 packs per year? This morning I started with a sencha that is super strong, rich and bitter, so bitter that it might even purge so...
by Victoria
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1617
Views: 287440

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Really enjoy ‘03 Wistaria ZiYin (purple mark) from Nannuo Mountain, produced at Menghai Tea Factory that pedant shared with me a few years ago. Wet leaf aroma is rich and spicy almost fruity. Read some ‘13 and ‘16 reviews that mention leather, smoke, old books, basement characteristics - none of tho...
by Victoria
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 186
Views: 34023

Re: Yixing advice

.... I’d be interested if anyone has come across other clays that transform when heated in a similar way to Zhuni, but are softer and slightly thicker walled teapots? Victoria I’ve come across this with all kinds of old clays, Zini/Zisha or different varieties and Hongni. It’s a general sign for go...
by Victoria
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1652
Views: 322044

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

After this one session, my pot has a weird stain in the lid rim and the whole pot seems slightly more gray and dirty despite multiple boiling water washes. I'm starting to wonder If some coloring was added to this tea. I dont care that this is a cheaper offering from OWT: if coloring is added, this...
by Victoria
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 186
Views: 34023

Re: Yixing advice

... My experience is with antique Zhuni, .... I can provide you with some observations. First, the clay color is very distinct, being a vivid reddish orange. There is a slight sheen, but not a synthetic looking gloss I tend to notice in modern offerings. When removing the lid it sounds just like th...