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by Bok
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Puer-esque teas from Taiwan
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Puer-esque teas from Taiwan

Interesting. Are there a lot of century-old trees in Taiwan? I am not very knowledgeable of Taiwan's history. I doubt it... I have personally seen one, basically a left over little tree in a former Japanese Harbour masters property. Not even sure what varietal it was, probably Assam. Other than tha...
by Bok
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Interest check: 80s Zinis
Replies: 23
Views: 539

Re: Interest check: 80s Zinis

Sort of off topic (sorry to hijack) but where can one find said catalogues ? Partly you can find bits here and there on the internet: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/mp/appmsg/show?__biz=MjM5OTU0NzUwMg%3D%3D&appmsgid=10000442&itemidx=2&sign=a4cfca05a4068efadcf166733697c7b1&scene=2&uin=MjAwMDIyNjg2Mg%3D%3D...
by Bok
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 270
Views: 27071

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome! Have fun joining us in the learning curve that is tea and teaware – beware the Yixing abyss, it is deep and full of terro(i)rs :mrgreen:
by Bok
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Interest check: 80s Zinis
Replies: 23
Views: 539

Re: Interest check: 80s Zinis

Update: Pot A F1 Zini, 400ml Volume Remarks: one small flower bud has chipped off, small chip on the inside of the lid. otherwise used condition. Price: 280 USD , plus shipping Pot B F2 Zini, 350ml Volume Price: 100 USD , plus shipping Pot C F1 Zini, 250ml Volume Remarks: chipped lid and rim at body...
by Bok
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 270
Views: 27071

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome! Hope you matured away from Tenren, terrible tea they have
by Bok
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Stinky tofu
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Stinky tofu

I mentioned this method to an otherwise quite knowledgeable Taiwanese tea friend, this was still news to him! It seems the news has not spread very wide and fast yet... Stinky tofu on the other hands depends very much on where you get it. My first time was predictably awful. I did not give up and kn...
by Bok
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo

The previously mentioned Thes du Japon shop should absolutely be able to hook you up with high quality Gyokuro or Sencha, he's also a big fan of offering less common styles such as pan fired kamaira-cha or fermented bancha. Thanks! I’ll have a look! On that list too is that very old brand Yamatoyam...
by Bok
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Combining Tea with other Interests
Replies: 18
Views: 296

Re: Combining Tea with other Interests

Tea, with its inherent connection to pottery and other teaware is fabulously combined with my interest in pretty shapes and old things and their related history. While drinking tea, I can admire and ponder those things. Other than that, for at least three rounds of one tea I do not focus on anything...
by Bok
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Combining Tea with other Interests
Replies: 18
Views: 296

Re: Combining Tea with other Interests

swordofmytriumph wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:57 pm
Plus, the steam from the bath really helps with tasting the tea for some reason
For this reason:

https://www.kyarazen.com/bad-incense-or-tea-day/
by Bok
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 238
Views: 27977

Re: Yixing

It does not seem to be a pure Zhuni, too reddish for that and some tiny grains of other clay seem to be blended in. So, now I own a certified, pure 100% Zhuni pot :D Un-like most modern, seemingly affordable Zhuni pots, this one is not blended with hongni. It is still a new pot around 20y old, yet ...
by Bok
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo

another question to the Japan crowd: If I were too look into getting some Gyokuru, were would a good place in Tokyo be? Including the above listed places. It is the only Japanese Tea I am really tempted to try in a good quality. Or let's include high quality Sencha. I have had medium-low quality sen...
by Bok
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Japanese Greens - Can’t Get Away
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Japanese Greens - Can’t Get Away

In my little exposure to tea and the related Chinese medicine, it seems to me that most greener teas are considered Yin, or cold. I had this once with a friend sensitive to those things, she had to stop drinking a tea at one of our sessions as it was too cold for her (during Winter). In that way, I ...
by Bok
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hand made silver pots?
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: Hand made silver pots?

Found the site I was talking about as well: https://www.facebook.com/%E6%A8%B8%E4%BD%9C%E9%8A%80%E5%99%A8-307708779240157/?__xts__[0]=68.ARBNYVfTjVlyxLTix8RwpDz48SXBqb6jmgfvMWUp0nEqj6uTcQc3cdzYPQhyyoEh-BTQUoLEO-ITz0004qkMstJL2vvptbw7hiXb2fAaSuJr5fHmxDCXy1IjPxQPOocPMfIk5yg0f6lsTsm1cipPRAZPa286iuykEEI...
by Bok
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Interest check: 80s Zinis
Replies: 23
Views: 539

Re: Interest check: 80s Zinis

Update: Pot A F1 Zini, 400ml Volume Remarks: one small flower bud has chipped off, small chip on the inside of the lid. otherwise used condition. Price: 280 USD , plus shipping Pot B F2 Zini, 350ml Volume Price: 100 USD , plus shipping Pot C F1 Zini, 250ml Volume Remarks: chipped lid and rim at body...
by Bok
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: 60s F1 Shuiping 60ml FS
Replies: 18
Views: 1186

Re: 60s F1 Shuiping 60ml FS

SOLD!

Thanks, this thread can now be archived!