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by Bok
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Help with long dan shaped teapot
Replies: 43
Views: 688

Re: Help with long dan shaped teapot

@LeoFox that really sounds like this pot has some problems...
by Bok
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 739
Views: 119189

Re: Introduce Yourself

ArthurHolo wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:19 am
The first tea I tried was milk oolong and since then it's still my favorite one
Welcome!

Oolong with milk, or the so-called milk Oolong from Taiwan (Jinxuan)?
by Bok
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Help with long dan shaped teapot
Replies: 43
Views: 688

Re: Help with long dan shaped teapot

(for farmer HY chen dong dings) For those I would not recommend porcelain. Other clays, like Zini or Hongni do a good jobs covering some of the shortfalls of these teas. Some members here do like Hokujo for that as well, although the fad seems to have died down a little. Wood-fired(Japanese, Taiwan...
by Bok
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Collecting "falling out of love with pu'er" stories from Blogspot
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: Collecting "falling out of love with pu'er" stories from Blogspot

To me it seems that these people were into tea for other reasons than the tea itself... I can not imagine that tea will ever be not a thing in my life - unless climate change puts an end to the tea industry, which might or will happen at some point, hopefully not in my lifetime. Tea is like water to...
by Bok
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3108
Views: 237145

Re: Yixing

DailyTX wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:44 pm


Chris
Once you have established a relationship with your pot, you will feel sorry for your pot being lonely, and then you will want to adopt more of it’s siblings and relatives😈 haha
add to that, extended and estranged family members, loose acquaintances, unknown strangers etc.
by Bok
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers
Replies: 92
Views: 12024

Re: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers

Teas We Like wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:15 pm
OCTO wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:05 pm
Teas We Like wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:46 pm
4 antique Yixing teapots have been added to the site!
Lovely pots!!!
Thank you! Only one left... :shock:
haha, no wonder everyone is keeping quiet, scooping them up before others notice...
by Bok
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3108
Views: 237145

Re: Yixing

I brew a strong pot of tea for seasoning. I just keep adding hot water once the tea is cold in the pot, and pour the cold tea on the outside for season ;) I second brewing stronger for the first few sessions, but in my opinion it is not necessary to season. Just drinking tea is fine. Some pots are ...
by Bok
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3108
Views: 237145

Re: Yixing

Beyond very slowly warming them up, are there any special precautions you guys are taking using a LQER pot for the first time? (A few weeks ago I posted that I'd buy one in a few years and bought one a few days after that instead. :lol: ) Every-time you use it, pour hot water from the outside-botto...
by Bok
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 201509

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Careful with those cups, these red ones leach lead. Oh really? Thanks for the warning. I had wondered, but never lead tested these. I rarely use this set. Is it all cups in this style or this glaze color? Basically, all red glazed antique cups are very likely to leach lead, this style in particular...
by Bok
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging oolong? How to do it?
Replies: 44
Views: 674

Re: Aging oolong? How to do it?

Baisao wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:06 pm
Additionally, I’ve had more doped dancongs than any other tea. I now steer clear of them except from sources I know very well.
The one I am referring to was from the 70s, so pretty sure at time, doping them for fragrance was not a thing yet. Or so I hope.
by Bok
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging oolong? How to do it?
Replies: 44
Views: 674

Re: Aging oolong? How to do it?

Ethan Kurland wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:42 am

+1 for aged or darker oolongs being more relaxing. However, it happens, all tea is relaxing for me to drink to a significant degree.
Mostly, but not always. I've had aged Dancong for example, that kept me up all night and with vivid, restless dreams...
by Bok
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 201509

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Stephen wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:43 pm
2020 'Forest Tea' sheng puer from YS. Elegant and balanced, just what I like!
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Careful with those cups, these red ones leach lead.
by Bok
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239313

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Drinking a 2013 dhp from txs. Had it yesterday, and brewed it again today with different parameters. Has come out sort of thin both times. But! it has a sticky lingering sweetness to it that builds up at the back of the throat through the successive steeps. Quite good, but I reckon I can steep it m...
by Bok
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Help with long dan shaped teapot
Replies: 43
Views: 688

Re: Help with long dan shaped teapot

Furthermore, no one is “handcrafting” teapots that cost retail 35$ in the Western market... think about it. That doesn’t add up with labour costs in Taiwan.

Edit: at that price you can also not really expect wonders in the first place from this teapot... it is what it is.
by Bok
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Help with long dan shaped teapot
Replies: 43
Views: 688

Re: Help with long dan shaped teapot

I can attest that small pots are used excessively (100ml and smaller) by many many people I’ve encountered over the years... China is using larger pots for sure, but Taiwan, nope! They have a point about the size being a factor, although I wouldn’t call it demanding, a little adaption is all. Also t...