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by Victoria
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 129
Views: 9021

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Bok wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:43 pm
Victoria I meant HÖR vs Oriental beauty. For me Taiwanese high mountain black is totally apart. Ruby variety yet another.
Hmm interesting, flavor profiles are not very similar imo. Why would you pair those two?
by Victoria
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Display & Storage
Topic: Show Off Your Teaware Displays
Replies: 36
Views: 2434

Re: Show Off Your Teaware Displays

Nice collection Fuut. In the last two images I am curious about the shigaraki-like highly textured bowls on the lower left and right (second from last image, image won’t load), and the vine handled teapot in the last image. This photo? https://www.teaforum.org/download/file.php?id=1366 Everything y...
by Victoria
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 129
Views: 9021

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Left Black Championship from Taiwan, Right Jun Chiyabari HOR. If that Black tea from Taiwan, is what I think it is, then HOR is no match for it! :P Do not get me wrong, both are very nice teas, but the way a Taiwanese High Mountain black is forgiving in the brewing and with its inherent sweetness.....
by Victoria
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 129
Views: 9021

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

debunix wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:11 am
The Chiyabari leaf looked quite a bit redder than the other in that last photo--was that really the case?
Yes I think so, just different angle of natural light. HImalayan Orange is a light mahogany color, whereas the Black Champion is a darker brown wet leaf.
by Victoria
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 129
Views: 9021

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Decided to do a side by side comparison with Ethan's Jun Chiyabari Himalayan Orange and his Black Championship from Taiwan. I had tried both on their own, enjoyed them each, and wondered how they would stand up to each other. Also, I happen to now have an identical set of Kiyomizu-ware porcelain by ...
by Victoria
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 510
Views: 33541

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Yes I've tried 1m, but I tend to have a personal preference for a stronger flavored tea. Usually 1:20 is the shortest I steep Taiwanese oolongs for and those tend to be Baozhong which aren't rolled into balls. I'm always willing to experiment though. Interesting because I’m under the impression you...
by Victoria
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Trump Plans to Withdraw from Postal Treaty as Leverage Against China
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Trump Plans to Withdraw from Postal Treaty as Leverage Against China

Interesting read. For sure increased USA ‘Terminal dues’ will increase international shipping costs. Our tea and teaware will be more expensive. I often wonder when I receive a package from Japan or Taiwan it only takes a couple of days to leave the country, but then packages get stuck in the west c...
by Victoria
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Display & Storage
Topic: Show Off Your Teaware Displays
Replies: 36
Views: 2434

Re: Show Off Your Teaware Displays

The following cupboards are not so fancy, but keep in mind they're kitchen cabinets ;) Lately i've been adding some bizen cups and bits to the collection, and surprisingly the neriage pieces are very pleasant to use. And 2 spaces with kyusu and other pieces i haven't found a better place for yet. C...
by Victoria
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 510
Views: 33541

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

The tea has a light floral note, a nice thick body, and a surprising lingering note of cherimoya. I am really happy to read what you taste. Great example of different feelings about one tea, since I did not think "thick body" (nor thin body). I also cannot remember whether I have eaten cherimoya so...
by Victoria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 510
Views: 33541

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Would love to try your beautiful pizza pedant. Yumm :) and that Thai oolong sounds nice too. Since you have a pizza oven, you are probably an expert pizza historian, as I understand it -Pizza as we know it comes from Naples, although variations of it are over 2,000 years old using flat breads, focac...
by Victoria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Tea Vendors
Topic: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers

Looks like some nice offerings so far. Anyone try that MY stored 03 Zhongcha yet? Yes, a few of us here in LA tried it with Phyll Sheng, it is excellent, so we just ordered a cake. I don’t have tasting notes (as we were enjoying the tea too much :) ) but from what I remember the description at TWL ...
by Victoria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware Repair Show-off
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Teaware Repair Show-off

Nice idea to put colorful glue on outside only to hold off further cracking. Looks really nice. I’m slowly, well way too slowly, repairing a few lids and finished repairing an eggshell 18thc cup with J-B Weld. Can’t see the original breakage areas. Will post pictures soon.
by Victoria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Japanese tea caddies
Replies: 28
Views: 1123

Re: Japanese tea caddies

Baisao wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:23 am
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This is my storage system:
* I vacuum seal non-fragile teas that I don’t want to age.
* I place fragile teas I don’t want to age in amber glass, cloaked in inert gas.
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Can you share your vacuum seal and inert gas solution/devices? I’d like to start doing this as well. Thanks.
by Victoria
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Tea Vendors
Topic: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers

Congratulations on your launch and welcome to TeaForum. Every tea Phyll Sheng has shared with me and the Los Angeles Int Tea Club has been AAA excellent. I am really looking forward to tasting Conscientious Prescription and Naked Yiwu via Atla’s group buy. The wrapping on Biyun Hao 2012 Mahei is gre...