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by tingjunkie
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Puzzled wannabe Yixing buyer
Replies: 203
Views: 20112

Re: Puzzled wannabe Yixing buyer

As for Camellia Sinensis, do you know it they have ever been discussed on this forum? I would like to get a feel for what to expect in relative terms if I were to shop elsewhere. Quite a few years ago, they were dragged on TeaChat pretty hard for marking up common puerh cakes an absurd amount, and ...
by tingjunkie
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS- Several Yixing Teapots
Replies: 16
Views: 4136

Re: FS- Several Yixing Teapots

tingjunkie wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:03 am
UPDATE

Pots 1, 3 and 6 are gone.

New prices on remaining pots:

2) F2 NZWH Shui Ping - $80
4) 3 Friends Tree Stump Pot - $40
5) Zini Pigeon Beak - $50

I'll entertain trade offers for puerh tea as well! PM me.
UPDATE: Pot 5 is now sold, too.
by tingjunkie
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Puzzled wannabe Yixing buyer
Replies: 203
Views: 20112

Re: Puzzled wannabe Yixing buyer

Wow, OP, you have trust issues! When shopping for Yixing, that's not such a bad thing. :lol: FWIW, I've been collecting Yixing myself for about 10 years now, and have been very lucky to handle lots of really nice pots, AND to see lots of junk ones in several Chinatowns across the US. I doubt you'll ...
by tingjunkie
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS- Several Yixing Teapots
Replies: 16
Views: 4136

Re: FS- Several Yixing Teapots

UPDATE

Pots 1, 3 and 6 are gone.

New prices on remaining pots:

2) F2 NZWH Shui Ping - $80
4) 3 Friends Tree Stump Pot - $40
5) Zini Pigeon Beak - $50

I'll entertain trade offers for puerh tea as well! PM me.
by tingjunkie
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 201817

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Decided to give the YS 2018 Wu Liang a try. I always enjoy vertical tastings by mountain! :D
by tingjunkie
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 201817

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I noticed that EoT added their 2016 Wuliang H back in stock. I had bought a cake back when it first came out, but hadn't drank it in a while, so I had a session today to refresh my memory and decide if it's worth getting more. It's definitely a very clean tea with some solid old tree energy. The aro...
by tingjunkie
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Recommendations for a newb
Replies: 18
Views: 3345

Re: Recommendations for a newb

Just one bit of additional advice: tea experiences "travel shock" when being shipped through the mail, especially intercontinental shipping. Give those teas at least a week or more to rest before trying them out, otherwise you won't get a proper impression.
by tingjunkie
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 201817

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinki

Oh nice, let us know how you like it. Another member brought it to our last tasting at my place, and two of us thought of buying a cake. I also keep thinking of getting some roasted oolong from them. Have you ordered from there before? First time ordering from them. I tend to never blind buy, espec...
by tingjunkie
Thu May 30, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 201817

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinki

Global Tea Hut’s 2000 Blue Mark Replica really stood out. Wow, a very clean and crisp Taiwan stored sheng, with lots of energetic rich complex notes of spice and fruit. Members got a little Qi high on this one, Thanks! Had my eye on this for a while, but your review made me finally pull the trigger...
by tingjunkie
Tue May 07, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 201817

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

tingjunkie - Thanks for the review of the 2006 Changtai Tian Xia Tong An ....certainly on my list of teas to tryat Yunnan Sourcing. I think I remember you mentioning liking the 2003 Changtai "Yi Chang Hao" more...but not for the price. Would love to hear your impressions on the 2003. It's been a mi...
by tingjunkie
Sun May 05, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 201817

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I see it is described as having been stored in "a traditional (wettish) storage condition", so it sounds somewhat wetter than Guangdong dry storage which is like music to my ears. Do you agree with this description? It's also described as having strong cha qi, does that resonate with your experienc...
by tingjunkie
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 201817

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Finishing up a sample of the 2006 Changtai Tian Xia Tong An from YS. It's not earth-shattering, but it's very good at hitting all the areas I care about in an aged sheng. Clean humid storage, good aromas, flavors, mouthfeel, stamina, price, and most importantly it's a clean tea with calming energy. ...
by tingjunkie
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 11508

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

I like this shape for Wuyi but I have to agree w/ steanze that Hong ni would be a better fit unless you reserve this one for low grade sea dyke style oolong. Is it High fired and on thicker side? If so I’d prob use it for loose aged puerh or maybe LB. Life is way too short for low grade tea. :lol: ...
by tingjunkie
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 11508

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

Bare in mind that older pots might need some time to get seasoned before they perform at peak. finding the perfect match using an unused pot for a few times only is bound to disappoint. Of course, more seasoning equals better results. However, I have personally found that when you get tea and pot p...