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by Bok
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 510
Views: 33190

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

in the 110 ml Taiwanese clay pot Bok sent me. An extra bonus to having that pot now, is that the master of that shop veered away from producing pots that way (& I assume, perhaps incorrectly, has taken his students with him) towards a very dull looking, unfinished style. For the unglazed inside, gl...
by Bok
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 129
Views: 8968

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Victoria I meant HÖR vs Oriental beauty. For me Taiwanese high mountain black is totally apart. Ruby variety yet another. Hmm interesting, flavor profiles are not very similar imo. Why would you pair those two? I would not pair them. Just saying that if I were to compare HOR with a tea from Taiwan,...
by Bok
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 129
Views: 8968

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

@Victoria I meant HÖR vs Oriental beauty. For me Taiwanese high mountain black is totally apart. Ruby variety yet another.
by Bok
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 129
Views: 8968

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Left Black Championship from Taiwan, Right Jun Chiyabari HOR. If that Black tea from Taiwan, is what I think it is, then HOR is no match for it! :P Do not get me wrong, both are very nice teas, but the way a Taiwanese High Mountain black is forgiving in the brewing and with its inherent sweetness.....
by Bok
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 510
Views: 33190

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Since this was my first time tasting the tea, I used my typical parameters for Taiwanese oolongs: 5.5g / boiling water/ 1.75min first steep/ in the 110 ml Taiwanese clay pot Bok sent me. I like that the TeaForum community is starting to permeate throughout my tea sessions. :lol: Glad to see it serv...
by Bok
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Wood fired side handle from Taiwan FS
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: Wood fired side handle from Taiwan FS

Further down, adoption fee is now 170$ +shipping!
by Bok
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 510
Views: 33190

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Since this was my first time tasting the tea, I used my typical parameters for Taiwanese oolongs: 5.5g / boiling water/ 1.75min first steep/ in the 110 ml Taiwanese clay pot Bok sent me. I like that the TeaForum community is starting to permeate throughout my tea sessions. :lol: Glad to see it serv...
by Bok
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: pot rolling techniques
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: pot rolling techniques

No idea about the "pot rolling", but there is a "pot shaking" mentioned in another article of KZ which has also the goal of allowing the rolled leaves unfurl evenly: https://www.kyarazen.com/anxi-brewing-method-tea/ Seems to me that the goal and maybe techniques is almost the same for both. Basical...
by Bok
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 510
Views: 33190

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

In Naples there is the ‘ pizza police ’, if you want to call it a Neapolitana it has to be correctly made to specifications. Totally off-topic, saw a video prank, where they sent pizza delivery guys out in Naples, adding pineapple to people's ordered pizza... they were going nuts, some almost wanti...
by Bok
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 510
Views: 33190

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I dare say Italians will disagree, only Pizza from Naples is Pizza! :)
by Bok
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Wood fired side handle from Taiwan FS
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: Wood fired side handle from Taiwan FS

Happy Monday, down to 180USD, plus shipping!
by Bok
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: 4 Signs of a Real Yixing Teapot
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: 4 Signs of a Real Yixing Teapot

Yes, teapots fired at lower temperatures will not have much iron spotting. This is why you don't see as much of it on zhuni teapots, for example. Dicaoqing is a good example of a clay that was commonly fired at a lower temperature than it is today. Firing at a higher temperature was too costly befo...
by Bok
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 510
Views: 33190

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I have not tasted minerals when drinking FSS, nor any of the tea that I have from Taiwan now. Maybe a hint is there but I don't catch it. I concur, Ethan. Minerality is not something that ever came to mind when drinking Oolongs from Taiwan. Even the Yan yun oolong that HY Chen made, did not make me...
by Bok
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: 4 Signs of a Real Yixing Teapot
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: 4 Signs of a Real Yixing Teapot

Besides the texture and color of the clay, there are 4 kinds of ‘imperfections’ which can be found on true zisha. Read about it on our latest blog post: . . I think that this is mostly true about modern yixing. The lack of mica is actually an important identifying mark of pre-1977 yixing teapots. A...
by Bok
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Vintage Yixing FS
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Vintage Yixing FS

SOLD!
(all others still available)

This thread can be archived now, thank you.