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by There is no self
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Do You Go For High Quality?
Replies: 35
Views: 1299

Re: Where Do You Go For High Quality?

Back to your quest. You can talk on the phone with some vendors to help you decide whether you should try some of their products that they "are trying to sell". I believe one good man has listed his phone # once. I know much less than he does but do offer a few of the best teas & could put together...
by There is no self
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Do You Go For High Quality?
Replies: 35
Views: 1299

Re: Where Do You Go For High Quality?

On the topic of names: right now the only people employing a correct (and most of all, consistent) translitteration system are linguists; everyone else does at they please. Changes in voiced/voiceless consonants (d/t, b/p) and open/closed vowels (o/u) shouldn't bother you: Bi Luo Chan and Pi Lo Chan...
by There is no self
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show Off Your Pets
Replies: 50
Views: 1253

Re: Show Off Your Pets

I always get a tad anxious when I see a cat so close to teaware. He must be really well behaved. :shock:
He's cute, though. I'm sure he gets plenty of cuddles!
by There is no self
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Specialist or Generalist (Tea Enjoyment)
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Specialist or Generalist (Tea Enjoyment)

I started with Japanese greens, Hojicha and Sencha in particular, and I drank nothing else for a year. I then moved to Chinese greens and from there to wulongs and then BAM! the whole tea world exploded in front of me! Greener wulongs for a while, then shu pu'erh, then sheng, and then everything in ...
by There is no self
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 3362

Re: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...

pantry wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 12:14 pm
.m. why stop at gold?

http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/jewel ... pot-world/
Looks like those weapons European nobles used to gift to each other: gold axes, silver shields, gold-plated guns. Completely useless but hey! it's expensive!
by There is no self
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tea when you travel
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: tea when you travel

I usually bring a gaiwan and a cup - more than one cup and a fairness pitcher if I'm travelling with people who enjoy tea.
If I know I won't have time to boil water, I bring a chawan and a nice Japanese green I can cold brew. Admittedly, it works better during summer.
by There is no self
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wanted: Kintsugi ware
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Wanted: Kintsugi ware

Or you can look on French kintsugi artisan Miryam Greff, she has a black kintsugied chawan at the moment: https://kintsugi.fr/ Ooh, some lovely pieces there! Good thing I have a limited budget, otherwise I would buy one for myself as well. Also, thank you pedant and bok. I realised late in the nigh...
by There is no self
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wanted: Kintsugi ware
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Wanted: Kintsugi ware

This may be an odd request, but does anyone know artisans who sell chawans or yunomi repaired with the kintsugi technique?
I wanted to gift one to a friend for a special occasion, but I don't have enough time (not to mention the stomach) to find a nice chawan, break it, and have it repaired.
by There is no self
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 603
Views: 74574

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Victoria wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:43 pm
Oh, nice to see your hygrometer and beautiful Shiboridashi. Pu’erh sound good too :) Looks like summer is around the corner in northern Italy.
Summer lasts longer for me - say from april to mid-october - but yeah, most people would say it's coming. A good time to stock up on pu'erh. :mrgreen:
by There is no self
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 603
Views: 74574

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

photo_2019-06-07_17-37-50.jpg Welcome to Northern Italy. 26°C, 67% humidity. Time for pu'erh! photo_2019-06-07_17-37-44.jpg 2018 Jing Mai Mountain from Yunnan Sourcing. A nice shu, smooth and full-bodied. Also featuring the last of Stefan Andersson's shibos from puer.sk. I was lucky enough to catch...
by There is no self
Sat May 18, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Anyone ever bought Chinese greens from Tea Trekker or Seven Cups?
Replies: 23
Views: 1210

Re: Anyone ever bought Chinese greens from Tea Trekker or Seven Cups?

I had a nice Da Fo Longjing from Seven Cups, although it was nearly six years ago. Never ordered from Tea Trekker.
by There is no self
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tea junkie
Replies: 7
Views: 603

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: 7
Views: 603

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: 3238

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: 603
Views: 74574

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 ...