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by Victoria
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1349
Views: 205555

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Sipping on an oxidized Alishan with a very light roast. I purchased this oolong a year and a half ago and let it age. It is very good right now, but can also see letting it rest a while longer. Luckily my tea cabinet is well stocked with oolong 🍃.
by Victoria
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 681
Views: 99917

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to TeaForum @whiteantlers and @Bintuborg.
by Victoria
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Puerh samples swap
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Puerh samples swap

Moved your post to TeaSwap, hope that’s ok.
by Victoria
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resting Water
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Resting Water

There are plenty of good options for remineralization, after RO filtration. Some units even have an additional filter for this purpose. All hope is not lost Baisao. The driving point was to reduce the toxic load of contaminated water. Therefore, producing a purer cup of tasty tea. I’ve heard tea dr...
by Victoria
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 289
Views: 56614

Re: The most delicious decaf tea (non-flavoured black blend) you have so far savoured?

My wife and I are both heavily addicted tea drinkers, gulping more than 6 cuppas a day. For maternity related reasons, my wife has to cut down the intake of caffeine. We have tried 3 brands of decaf teas: Dilmah, absolutely dissapointing; Yorkshire, acceptable; PG Tips, not bad. I understand that t...
by Victoria
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Soapy Taste in Some Clay Cups
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Soapy Taste in Some Clay Cups

I’d try an overnight diluted white vinegar soak (1/3 vinegar:2/3 water), followed by 30min gently simmering water bath, and then let completely dry for a few days in sun. Should work.
by Victoria
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?
Replies: 26
Views: 595

Re: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?

Wow. 'un-American'? 'Illiberal'? WTF? And great replies, Victoria--you were a lot nicer than I would have been in that situation. Thank you, just wanted to set the record straight publicly, and hopefully have Steepster thrive. Adagio’s comments were incorrect and misleading, not sure though if that...
by Victoria
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?
Replies: 26
Views: 595

Re: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?

Posted a reply on Steepster. There were so many incorrect statements being made that I couldn’t let them slide without clarification.
by Victoria
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1123
Views: 163548

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

klepto so if you only bought two teas, should be easy to figure out which is which :) . I made an order from a shop in Singapore and was also surprised how loosely wrapped each tea was, with tea dust all over the place. Basically really sloppy, luckily their web site made it easy to figure out what...
by Victoria
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1123
Views: 163548

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Ordering from Wistaria's site in english is a frustrating experience. As I fill out the shipping info, half of it is in chinese. I get my order and none of it except for the Tai He is labelled. All the tea bowls were thrown into a bag and the wrappers were torn so good luck trying to figure out whi...
by Victoria
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 881
Views: 134387

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

debunix your image captures the thick rich liquor nicely. I’m so looking forward to trying this years Tokusen Gyokuro when it arrives. Just finished O-cha’s Tsuen Uji Gyokuro Yume no Ukihashi, using O-cha’s glazed shibo instead of Jozan shigaraki, and slightly more water, has made a favorable diffe...
by Victoria
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resting Water
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: Resting Water

I also use Brita filter for my tap water, and I add a bamboo charcoal stick at the bottom of pitcher for extra removal. I have two extra glass pitchers, each with bamboo charcoal, where water is placed just for tea steeping. With the water placed in glass pitchers, I make sure it is rested overnight...
by Victoria
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1349
Views: 205555

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Victoria lovely pot! I have a weak spot for his works, a lot of skillful variations in his work. Baozhong is a really weird tea (for me), it can be atrociously boring if brewed too light, but I have also found it difficult to over-brew. Try using more time at lower temperatures, definitely not bori...
by Victoria
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1349
Views: 205555

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I've been enjoying steeping results using cooler water/more steeping time with Tillerman’s winter ‘18 Wenshan BaoZhong, but I thought I’d also try vendor recommendations, and hotter off-boil temperature a few TF members said they prefer. 7g/100ml/185f/1.30min in 110ml Konishi Yohei. Aroma and liquor...
by Victoria
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 881
Views: 134387

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

The Ippodo was the special order tea that has been sitting vacuum sealed in the refrigerator for several months while I worked through another of the special gyokuros and a routine gyokuro from O-Cha that I opened one day because I had run out of sencha and all the other sencha/gyokuro was refriger...