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by TeaZero
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Fishy smell in Yixing clay storage pots
Replies: 17
Views: 1509

Re: Fishy smell in Yixing clay storage pots

In China, people use tea or tofu to remove Yixing clay smells. I seasoned my teapot with tea before and it worked great, but if you want to store any kind of tea in jars, then tofu seems more neutral to me.
by TeaZero
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: White Tea
Topic: White Tea & Britney Spears?
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Re: White Tea & Britney Spears?

Well, at that time, anything she drank would sell well indeed.
by TeaZero
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha lovers?
Replies: 50
Views: 2834

Re: Yancha lovers?

Not all great tea is expensive and not all expensive tea is great. What's important to note is that expensive tea isn't always more expensive. If expensive tea also last more sessions, then it may end up being cheaper. The best example is to compare it on a per cup basis. If you do this, even fairl...
by TeaZero
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Telling the difference between sheng and shu when both have been stored Hong Kong style?
Replies: 26
Views: 1916

Re: Telling the difference between sheng and shu when both have been stored Hong Kong style?

I think the main difference is that shu will always be thicker, smoother and earthier relative to long aged sheng. Old shengs develop are more 'herbal' or 'medicinal' aroma, which shu's don't have.
by TeaZero
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Huangshan Maofeng
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: Huangshan Maofeng

Teasenz is my go to vendor for mao feng. It's fairly light, like an anji bai.
by TeaZero
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Inherited mystery puerh
Replies: 17
Views: 2507

Re: Inherited mystery puerh

What a wonderful story. Hong Kong isn't so safe at the moment, but I'm curious to visit that street. Very generous of you to share it with others!
by TeaZero
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Anyone know what this is??? (plastic in cake)
Replies: 34
Views: 5133

Re: Anyone know what this is??? (plastic in cake)

Musty attic is a sign of bad storage in any kind of aged tea. For me it also leaves a kind of dusty feeling in the throat. In any case not a good sign, but depending on the individual tea, fixable. To the Puerh connoiseurs: Does airing out in a porcelain or other jar help as it does for aged oolong...
by TeaZero
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: CNNP Tea ID help
Replies: 9
Views: 1987

Re: CNNP Tea ID help

It's important to know that CNNP licensed their brand to many factories between 1996-2003. If the tea is from that period, then it could be genuine, though not made by CNNP themselves. By licensing their brand to others during that period, that's how their brand got damaged. Today, CNNP makes great ...
by TeaZero
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: "Oolong Puerh" Processing
Replies: 15
Views: 4388

Re: "Oolong Puerh" Processing

The way pu erh shoul be stored depends really on your local environment. I can imagine in HK one would seal my teas completely to avoid too much humidity, while in dry climates just keeping the tea in original packaging is fine. In mild climates with moderate humidity, a bag would do. There's just n...
by TeaZero
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your favourite Jasmine? Where to from here?
Replies: 6
Views: 2180

Re: Your favourite Jasmine? Where to from here?

I'm big fan of the Jasmine green tea buds from Teasenz:
https://www.teasenz.com/jasmine-green-tea
Not a kind of jasmine tea with a fancy pearl shape, but it's superfine and delicate.
by TeaZero
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Online Tea Vendors dispatching from within the EU (European Union)
Replies: 58
Views: 11459

Re: Online tea stores dispatching from within the EU?

John_B wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:51 am
https://www.teamania.ch/en/
The prices are decent. Never heard of them, but it's a pleasure to browse their nice selection.
by TeaZero
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: starting from scratch with a $450 tea budget?
Replies: 17
Views: 3711

Re: starting from scratch with a $450 tea budget?

I would get the following teaware: 25 USD Porcelain gaiwan (aprox. 120 ml) 150 USD Yixing teapot (approx. 180 m) 30 USD on 4-6 porcelain cups, flat (50ml each) Then I would invest in some pu erh for long term: 70 USD Sheng pu erh 50 USD Ripe pu erh 40 USD aged white tea cake (bai mu dan) The rest go...
by TeaZero
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Favourite vessel size for puerh?
Replies: 11
Views: 2677

Re: Favourite vessel size for puerh?

My go to teapot, when I'm drinking alone, is a 140 ml Yixing teapot. This size is absolutely perfect for me. I use about 6 gram of tea for this size and steep the same tea the whole day. When I'm drinking with 3 or more people (including myself) I tend to switch to a slightly larger 220 ml teapot (u...
by TeaZero
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Bao Zhong
Replies: 14
Views: 2833

Re: Bao Zhong

I also vote for Teawan Tea Crafts. Very decent quality and the price is ok!
by TeaZero
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 135
Views: 30231

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

It's really cool to see everyone experimenting with different methods of storage. Learning so much from you guys.