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by Victoria
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: My (mostly pointless) heat retention experiment
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: My (mostly pointless) heat retention experiment

How about the starting and ending temps? Didn't bother as I was only really interested in the general lineup of "most heat retentive" to least. I agree it would be interesting to measure the water right at the beginning, and maybe every 5 minutes afterward to get a more accurate understanding of wh...
by Victoria
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Yamada Sou Woodfired Kyusu
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Yamada Sou Woodfired Kyusu

Yes beautiful kyusu, love the way the black shinny glaze looks like fire rising in the kiln.
by Victoria
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: My (mostly pointless) heat retention experiment
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: My (mostly pointless) heat retention experiment

Volume is a secret ingredient, I agree! I think one reason people believe that green tea needs lower-temperature water is because they are brewing it in big (for green tea) teapots, where if they follow the instructions designed for smaller teapots, they end up with bad green tea. If you are speaki...
by Victoria
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 114
Views: 18267

Re: Mei leaf

@John_B just posted a write up on Mei Leaf, thought I’d share Setting the record straight about Mei Leaf
by Victoria
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: My (mostly pointless) heat retention experiment
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: My (mostly pointless) heat retention experiment

Welcome to TeaForum and thanks for sharing your experiment @Benjamin. Curious what the difference in temperature/time/ml size was between the pots? That late Qing early Republic period zini tiaosha looks interesting too, I’d be interested in more info and images on that one, looks pretty thick.
by Victoria
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What's the meaning of life?
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: What's the meaning of life?

Laniakea said- I am a galactic supercluster comprising about 100,000 galaxies. That red dot you see is the Milky Way which includes 200 to 400 billion stars including our Sun.



Credit NASA

Nothingness is... oneness ... Love is

vast
by Victoria
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What's the meaning of life?
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: What's the meaning of life?

Be here now 🍃
by Victoria
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454708

Re: Yixing

@Andrew S beautiful pot. Is it late Qing / early ROC ? Really nice.
by Victoria
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1743
Views: 347440

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I've started re-training myself on Taiwanese high mountain tea. It's been a while... Seeing these posts contributed to getting me back, as did enjoying a bit of some 1988 or thereabouts vacuum-stored high mountain tea that I got quite a while ago. Do people age much wulong by themselves? It seems l...
by Victoria
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1743
Views: 347440

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Wow looks like a great session! Is this a tie luo han - rou gui blend? I only see the tie luo han available on their site https://txs-tea.com/collections/tea/products/iron-arhat-%E9%93%81%E7%BD%97%E6%B1%89-tie-luo-han-50g Very nice juxtaposition of generational jozan pots! You are right LeoFox I di...
by Victoria
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1743
Views: 347440

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Wow looks like a great session! Is this a tie luo han - rou gui blend? I only see the tie luo han available on their site https://txs-tea.com/collections/tea/products/iron-arhat-%E9%93%81%E7%BD%97%E6%B1%89-tie-luo-han-50g Very nice juxtaposition of generational jozan pots! You are right LeoFox I di...
by Victoria
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1743
Views: 347440

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Last night I opened up TXS Iron Arhat (Tie Luo Han). The flavor profile is very similar to a Rou Gui, it has a well balanced camphorous expansive cinnamon rock aspect, with rich aromatics into many steeps. The saved 1st steep was so rich, a nice finale to the session. Good value to quality as well, ...
by Victoria
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1743
Views: 347440

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Looks like a good session Bok, interesting reduction fired pot. Inspired by pedant ’s post I pulled out Chen’s Lishan Primitive Wild from 2019. It is so good, there is a certain thickness and mouth filling aspect of flavor compounds that I find hard to describe, except that they are salivation induc...
by Victoria
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Sencha Meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Sencha Meditation

Nice share @James Edward, as calming and poetic as a session itself, thank you 🍃
by Victoria
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: English-language Yixing books
Replies: 58
Views: 1228

Re: English-language Yixing books

Must Haves: Gu Jingzhou's book - 宜兴紫砂珍赏 Zhu Zewei‘s "The Book" about yixing clay - 宜兴紫砂矿料 May worth checking these out too: About Antique Zhuni pots, heard they are good, but haven't got the chance to check them: 朱泥壶的世界 -- Got recommended by a Master supposedly has nice shapes of Mengchen teapots 朱...