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by There is no self
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro
Replies: 42
Views: 815

Re: Inaugural Group Tasting: Sinensis Yokkaichi & Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro

Victoria wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:54 pm
Super fast shipping for almost everyone! Well except Torino, Italy where There is no self is. Hope you get your’s soon :) .
USPS recently surprised me by delivering in barely two weeks, so hopefully it won't be too long. :mrgreen:
Meanwhile have fun tasting, everyone!
by There is no self
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Always boil water?
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Always boil water?

I watched this YouTube where the guy said you should always bring water to boil for making tea. That if you needed cooler water, to let it cool from a boil. He said electric kettles with preset temperatures were convenient but don't make suitable water for tea, unless they bring the water to boil f...
by There is no self
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 198
Views: 22266

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

Thank you! I'll look for something similar at my supermarket.
by There is no self
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 578
Views: 73024

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Drinking Seven Cups' Da Fo Long Jing. Smooth and grassy with just a hint of bitterness. The first time I drank anything from SC was in 2013. I was at the beginning of my tea journey, passionately browsing TeaChat in the hope of learning more about what looked like a whole new world. I stumbled upon ...
by There is no self
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Not my teaware but I'm looking for it
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Not my teaware but I'm looking for it

Found a cup at the local shop that's closer to what I'm looking for. It's part of an "easy gaiwan" + cups set that I have no use for, but the shape is perfect. Do you know if this style has a specific name?
by There is no self
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 198
Views: 22266

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

I don't think it will matter much as the scale will not go into solution now that it has precipitated out and crystallized on your kettle. If it is a stainless steel kettle, I recommend descaling it anyway as scale makes it less efficient if it has an internal heating element. Use the same descalin...
by There is no self
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Not my teaware but I'm looking for it
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Not my teaware but I'm looking for it

Antique porn! And in a thread expressly not supposed to be antique porn 😅 oops! As long as we don't have to sell our organs to pay for them, antiques are welcome too! :mrgreen: Anyway, thanks for the suggestions tjkdubya and Victoria. The cup from Purple Cloud Tea House comes close, although I'm lo...
by There is no self
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: How much tea is too much tea?
Replies: 20
Views: 733

Re: How much tea is too much tea?

First of all I get very bothered that I am spending more time on tea than I should. Feels like a waste of time. At the risk of sounding cheesy, I think it depends on what you get out of a session: pleasure, knowledge, tranquillity, and so on. Personally, I find it essential to have the time to unwi...
by There is no self
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: British taste in, and knowledge of, tea
Replies: 22
Views: 308

Re: British taste in, and knowledge of, tea

I know, I read quite a bit on the East India Company "trading" with China in the 19th century. I just thought it was exemplary of the British hunt for a single tea.
by There is no self
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Limited Edition Special Offer #2: Yokkaichi Gyokuro
Replies: 32
Views: 688

Re: Limited Edition Special Offer #2: Yokkaichi Gyokuro

I missed Ippodo's offer but I'm not letting this one escape! Sign me up for 50g!
by There is no self
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: British taste in, and knowledge of, tea
Replies: 22
Views: 308

Re: British taste in, and knowledge of, tea

I guess I expected that with the "sun never setting" the British contacted so many different tea producing regions that a wider range of preferences would have developed. But no, they're just like everyone else. I think the confusion stems from the fact that we associate the UK with tea in a genera...
by There is no self
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Not my teaware but I'm looking for it
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Not my teaware but I'm looking for it

Figured since we have a thread like this one , we could also have a more practical one, for teaware we can actually afford but can't find. After all, we all know how bad TAD withdrawals get when you can't find that specific pot. :mrgreen: As for me, I'm currently looking for a flat teacup I saw on T...
by There is no self
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: How much tea is too much tea?
Replies: 20
Views: 733

Re: How much tea is too much tea?

In Europe there are a lot of cafes that will not allow a customer to buy so many rounds of drinks containing espresso, especially in one sitting. The limit is 2 shots of espresso at a time at some places, 4 at others. In Sicily the owners of a small place, would cut off my sister after 2 capucinos....
by There is no self
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: Yerba Mate Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 647

Re: Yerba Mate Advice

i don't see the point of using the gourd and the metal straw. sounds like the worst way to drink anything ever. It works because you're drinking it at 80°C or lower, and taking small sips. The straw also has a small strainer to keep the residues out. The gourd is quite practical as well, especially...
by There is no self
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: How much tea is too much tea?
Replies: 20
Views: 733

Re: How much tea is too much tea?

Beyond just sheer volume of tea being consumed all of the previous stories I've seen of someone in the US or UK poisoning themselves this way also ended up being that they were brewing the tea in an unusual fashion as well, using multiple bags per cup(and probably enough sugar it's surprising that ...