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by There is no self
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tea junkie
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Tea junkie

Might as well post this one too:
https://youtu.be/eELH0ivexKA
by There is no self
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tea junkie
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Tea junkie

A friend of mine once told me that to her certain rolled wulongs looked kind of like weed. And I remember someone on Teachat who went through customs at the airport and then remarked: "long jing and long hair, not a good combo".
So there you have it. Tout se tient.
by There is no self
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Online tea stores dispatching from within the EU?
Replies: 44
Views: 1753

Re: Online tea stores dispatching from within the EU?

Protip: Japan is considered a trustworthy country by Italian customs, so half the time they won't even bother to inspect the package if there's enough info on it.
by There is no self
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 499
Views: 54821

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

That's interesting. I'd heard of tea-drunkeness before but for some reason thought it was associated with oolong. It's definitely a noticeable rush, different to coffee. What are the undesirable effects? The dizziness may worsen, or develop into a headache. Stomachache is a possibility, especially ...
by There is no self
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The art of Kung fu tea
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: The art of Kung fu tea

Bit of context, since I recognised the festival where this video was taken : The Festival dell'Oriente is a three-day festival of anything remotely related to the East. Exhibitions there range from mildly interesting to cheesy to "Edward Said is spinning in his grave". You can find Mongolian throat ...
by There is no self
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 164
Views: 7962

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

Thanks for the data There is no self. I’m guessing you are somewhere in Italy, looks like it’s only distributed there. Do you have a link to this data, so we can include in compilation? The only data available online is here: www.sanbernardo.it/le-acque/bottiglia-pet-150cl/ It's from 2013, though, ...
by There is no self
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Funky Contemporary Yixing?
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Funky Contemporary Yixing?

I think he's referring to the *ahem* "spout". Although in that case your teapot should probably see a doctor.
by There is no self
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 164
Views: 7962

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

Take this with a grain of salt, but I've been having good results brewing shu with Acqua San Bernardo. If anyone's curious, here's the analysis courtesy of the University of Pavia: TDS: 34 mg/l Ph: 7 Sodium: 0,8 mg/l Calcium: 8,9 mg/l Silica: 4 mg/l Sulphates: 2,3 mg/l Nitrites: < 0,002 mg/l Magnesi...
by There is no self
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 808
Views: 68391

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

That sounds pretty awesome, I might have to pick some up..I was planning on making an order soon for their 2014 hongshui that sounds too interesting to pass up. How deep baked/roasted was the alishan tieguanyin from thetea.pl? They describe it as a dark roast, but is it so dark roasted as the Float...
by There is no self
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Interest check: 80s Zinis
Replies: 31
Views: 1440

Re: Interest check: 80s Zinis

Bigger than what I'm looking for right now but they are beautiful. Pot A and D in particular.
by There is no self
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 Vendor List
Replies: 26
Views: 1034

Re: 2019 Vendor List

I've been kind of following the Reddit vendor list as I am new to tea other than easily found offerings from places like David's Tea or even Twinings from the grocery store. I would like a list on here, but understand conversation can be more productive. Maybe even a small list of good beginners so...
by There is no self
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Has anyone ever bought teaware from buyjp4u?
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Has anyone ever bought teaware from buyjp4u?

This is why I love this forum. With a name like that, I would have mistaken them for a scam site. :lol:
by There is no self
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hand made silver pots?
Replies: 14
Views: 452

Re: Hand made silver pots?

Unless you have the means to melt metal (not to mention patience and skills), your best option is heating and hammering pieces of silver. It gives you control over the material and it's easier to correct mistakes. It's a method employed by many smiths when forging historical weapons (replica or othe...
by There is no self
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 Vendor List
Replies: 26
Views: 1034

Re: 2019 Vendor List

Perhaps a better question could be "what teas" rather than "what vendors". Vendors like Yunnan Sourcing may seem safe for beginners, given the variety of their teas, but at the same time the sheer size of their offer is extremely confusing if you don't know what you're looking for. On the other hand...
by There is no self
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha issues
Replies: 58
Views: 2557

Re: Yancha issues

I thought when vendors in the East (Thes Du Japon, O-Cha or MaikoTea for example...more of a Japanese green tea drinker) buy tea and ship internationally that the tea is the same as if I went into their shop in the East to buy it? Hence my question as to what types of tea shipped from the East are ...