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by Bok
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Formosa oolong in America: What happened?
Replies: 16
Views: 486

Re: Formosa oolong in America: What happened?

Tillerman wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:13 am
Nice to chat again Bok, after a long hiatus!
Yes indeed!
by Bok
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Formosa oolong in America: What happened?
Replies: 16
Views: 486

Re: Formosa oolong in America: What happened?

Yes, I LeoFox, I stand by the first comment but I have no evidence to counter the claim Bok made. I don’t have definite proof either, but deduction would have it so. Bug bitten is not really a method, just the absence of using pesticides, so if none are used, bugs will come. This can be observed in...
by Bok
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Formosa oolong in America: What happened?
Replies: 16
Views: 486

Re: Formosa oolong in America: What happened?

LeoFox that background story is utter bs. Back in the days ALL teas had bug bitten notes! Simple as that, they did not invent pesticides yet, so no way to prevent the bugs. And at lower altitudes where Oriental beauty and co are grown, it’s hotter, so more bugs. Chen Ah Qiaos Dongding which I had a...
by Bok
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 119
Views: 10401

Re: Bok

Beautiful. That is a smol pot heh. About 60ml, perfect for Yancha of under and around 1$/g :lol: Qingshuini for yancha that fancy? I thought that was well into "hongni or zhuni only" territory. Interesting, might have to give my own qingshuini pot a run with some nicer yancha... That was my subtle ...
by Bok
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 119
Views: 10401

Re: Bok

26uk wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:21 pm
Beautiful. That is a smol pot heh.
About 60ml, perfect for Yancha of under and around 1$/g :lol:
by Bok
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 119
Views: 10401

Re: Bok

.m. wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:17 am
Wow, that's pretty funky (although not "sidehandle" something makes me think that GTH would love it). Great job making a good pot usable again!
Thanks! Honestly, I think it looks better like this than the boring Shuiping it’s been before, haha.
by Bok
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1652
Views: 322038

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

@LeoFox see the pattern? You get what you pay for. Never better than what you paid, sometimes a little worse.
by Bok
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 119
Views: 10401

Re: Bok

And some nice corners and angles to get a good grip on the left hand as well:
by Bok
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 119
Views: 10401

Re: Bok

In other news, that little Green label Qingshuini has made some progress. The handle is securely attached, now I need to sand and smoothen the Urushi putty and seal it for protection (mostly inside). While the handle might seem a bit large in comparison to the overall pot shape, I have found this hu...
by Bok
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 119
Views: 10401

Re: Bok

@belewfripp then you will find it useful that the original Chinese is included for the quotations.
by Bok
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 119
Views: 10401

Re: Bok

@LeoFox as Kenny had already mentioned, this article is a good reason for publishing a more fact based research essay on the topic in order not to further propagate half/knowledge...
by Bok
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 119
Views: 10401

Re: Bok

To further add some suspense: it’s not from Chaozhou and there is no such thing as the three cup rule. :mrgreen:
by Bok
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 119
Views: 10401

Re: Bok

@belewfripp it covers exactly that! All this by quoting classical texts of the Ming and Qing dynasty, so cutting out all the “Chinese whisper” from the back then until now.
by Bok
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1652
Views: 322038

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

LeoFox in my view if you don’t go for at least 1$/g and upwards, it’s better to just skip Yancha altogether and opt for something with a better price/value - this is regardless of the vendor (but only concerns the Western market). The things that make Yancha special and unique and make the dispropo...
by Bok
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 119
Views: 10401

Re: Bok

wave_code wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:34 am
needed in the age of reddit/instagram 'tea wisdom'/rumor/speculation.
Exactly that!