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by EarthMonkey
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 2267

Re: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments

I have some higher grade pieces that you can hit me up for if interested. Still not understanding your ratio EarthMonkey. You said “about two to one ripe to raw” what is the Yabao ratio? 2 Ripe : 1 Raw : ? Yabao I added the Yabao with the raw in making the approximation, as it contains some raw mat...
by EarthMonkey
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 2267

Re: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments

Thanks this helps a lot! A couple follow up questions, it’s just tea and water only? Will this work with any type of tea? Also, do you find that the tea gets bitter or loses anything from all the boiling? I only know of puerh chagao, though I have no reason to believe that the same process would no...
by EarthMonkey
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 2267

Re: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments

pedant wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:53 am
awesome! thanks for sharing. i have to try that.
EarthMonkey wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:39 am
1123 Is my ratio of ripe-to-raw-to-yabao.
but i don't understand the ratio. i see 4 numbers but only 3 things. :?:
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About two to one ripe to raw.
by EarthMonkey
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 2267

Re: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments

I have the Dream of the Red Chamber, XG. I think it's '08. It's horrible. Tastes like ashtray. For tea paste/chagao it doesn't matter what you do. Just take a bunch of tea and start boiling away. Once you feel you've extracted enough, remove leaves. Wring them out, placing the reserve back in the po...
by EarthMonkey
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Provocative thoughts on Puerh
Replies: 17
Views: 2305

Re: Provocative thoughts on Puerh

Here's some desultory impressions on the discussion. Western vendors mostly sell youngish productions. Prolly what you had with the tea pot purveyor was something a shade older. Young and old productions cannot be compared. Many classic productions aren't to be drunk younger than 10yo. What you may ...
by EarthMonkey
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Six Famous Tea Mountains (6FTM) Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Re: Six Famous Tea Mountains (6FTM) Questions

do 6FTM blends often resemble each other-- If you're talking about the factory, yes. Most of their productions if not specified otherwise are from the same area of Lincang, Fengqing. The Fengqing and Daxue profile stand in contrast to the Bingdao/Bangdong profile. Yiwu is a terroir, whereas 6FTM is...
by EarthMonkey
Wed May 23, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Qi
Replies: 16
Views: 3718

Re: Qi

The Chinese note that those who practice "arts" are more apt to observe the effects of tea. Whether one associates some of those effects as "mystical" will likely depend on the measure to which is married either to "woo-woo" or materialism. Some chemicals or minerals are associated with mysticism, s...