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by tingjunkie
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Recommendations for a newb
Replies: 18
Views: 853

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: 585
Views: 69059

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: 585
Views: 69059

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: 585
Views: 69059

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: 585
Views: 69059

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: 585
Views: 69059

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: 2818

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: 2818

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...
by tingjunkie
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 2818

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

Did you try Liu Bao? Not yet, though I have a couple good liu bao/hei cha pots already. So far I've tried some high-fire yancha, and some 12 year old Yiwu. You'd think this screams to be a yancha pot, but the first test wasn't as great as I expected. Did better with the Yiwu, but still didn't feel ...
by tingjunkie
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 2818

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

FWIW, this is the QSN I just bought from Emmett. Definitely a very nice pot.

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by tingjunkie
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Funky Contemporary Yixing?
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Funky Contemporary Yixing?

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:43 pm

I think I actually prefer the fake version. The squirrel is a nice addition.
I'm not sure the pot in the link I shared is genuine, either. Just that it confirms the artist and pot that it's trying to mimic. :D
by tingjunkie
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 2818

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

Let's not discuss what prices were 10+ years ago. It will just make us all sad. :lol:
by tingjunkie
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 2818

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

Bok wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:58 am
tingjunkie funny you say that, my 90s also glows - with certain teas only. That is where pot/tea affinity come into play...
Yes, proper pairing makes all the difference. Maybe I just haven't found the right pairing for my new Green Label QSN pot yet.
by tingjunkie
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Funky Contemporary Yixing?
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Funky Contemporary Yixing?

Update: The mystery has been solved! This is a repro of a pot by famous Yixing artist Chen Guoliang. Nice craftsmanship, but not in the same league as the master. :P

http://www.zisha.com/product/915.shtml? ... RVLoamHi3c