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by Victoria
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 186
Views: 12587

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

I've recently noticed that my Poland Springs water has a sweet, floral smell. Maybe it's soap from washing the bottles in the factory? Worse could be some sort of industrial chemical contamination. I think I'm going to stop using Poland at this point. I don't like contributing to the plastic proble...
by Victoria
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 902
Views: 84118

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

there we have it! The locals also seem to favour to brew it more strongly, actually looking for that bitterness. For me Dancong is more flowery and female in character (no prejudice intended!), compared to yancha for example. Funnily one vendor I was sampling with, actually stated the opposite, say...
by Victoria
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 902
Views: 84118

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Drinking some lovely Gold Medal RouGui from Old Ways Tea. This stuff has some xtra sauce on it. Very very good. I'm taking too long between sips from all this complexity that i'm tasting after. I see Old Ways Tea has several RouGui selections. Have you tried any other of their RouGui selections? Do...
by Victoria
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 563
Views: 65940

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Oh, nice to see your hygrometer and beautiful Shiboridashi. Pu’erh sound good too :) Looks like summer is around the corner in northern Italy.
by Victoria
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Translated Article: Sealed Storage Comparison Experiment
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Translated Article: Sealed Storage Comparison Experiment

Thanks for doing this, a very useful resource!
by Victoria
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 340
Views: 37912

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to TeaForum, @Ubacat and @carlosk :) .
by Victoria
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Japanese cultivars
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Japanese cultivars

Thes du Japon’s current offerings, categorized by cultivar, is useful and his blog is always replete with cultivar information.

In addition to cultivars, you might explore common processing methods and some unique ones as well Japanese Green Tea: Aged, Roasted, Fermented
by Victoria
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 227
Views: 25278

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

The new kyusu looks like stoneware, the other two darker brown ones look like Banko. Interesting collection.
by Victoria
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 563
Views: 65940

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

@Victoria - I got the impression that the Blue Mark from Global Tea Hut was shu...based on the color of the cake and the brew in the photos only - I have not yet had this tea. Also the lack of reference to sheng made me think it was shu. Now reading your notes, I am wondering if I am wrong.... Blue...
by Victoria
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 563
Views: 65940

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

tingjunkie not sure where you are, but if you aren’t satisfied I’ll buy half :) . Last night enjoyed 2014 White 2t Basics, HuangPian sheng. Left a nice viscous thick coat on mouth. Dry leaf had some apricot fruit aroma. Orange liquor, with a very pleasant bitterness. I ended up filtering out a lot ...
by Victoria
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Green oolongs losing flavor within 2 weeks of opening
Replies: 35
Views: 1921

Re: Green oolongs losing flavor within 2 weeks of opening

You mean you refrigerate them prior to opening (but not after), correct? Both. Once I open a packet of tea, if it's more than what I can drink in a couple of weeks, I portion out the extra into foil pouches and keep them in the fridge. Airtight, opaque packaging will avoid condensation problems and...
by Victoria
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: SHINCHA 2019!
Replies: 125
Views: 4617

Re: SHINCHA 2019!

I enjoyed Everyone’s Teas posts and looking at his teaware, especially those thin cups, but I never hit buy button :shock:. He has a houhin set from the same Tokoname studio that I have, Koudou studio run by Chitoshi Morita. I got my set at auction and had no idea who made it, but then saw his pract...
by Victoria
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 438
Views: 50257

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I used my sesame roaster with sencha for 10 minutes, over medium flame gas stove, with a diffuser, wearing protective gloves. My wrist was tired after that. I think I should have had higher heat and longer roast. Next time I’ll roast for longer, rest, and re-roast another time. Then place in wooden...
by Victoria
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Floating Leaves : High Mountain Blind Tasting Sampler
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: Floating Leaves : High Mountain Blind Tasting Sampler

Got the blind tasting sampler + a few aged and heavy roast oolong to check out 🍃. This tasting reminds me of Chip’s TC OTTI’s.
by Victoria
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 438
Views: 50257

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Room temperature brewing of the ‘bitter’ gyokuro didn’t reduce the bitterness enough for me. I dug out my Horoku, a pot for roasting tea, that I purchased from thes-du-japon several years ago. The roasting helped reduce the bitterness, but I need to work on my roasting and brewing technique. I’ve w...