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by Bok
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 800
Views: 144033

Re: Introduce Yourself

thomas.vankeulen welcome! Shanghai is a very nice city to be in - although on the expensive side for what concerns tea. Your pot looks like a modern one indeed. That kind of seal is a repro of seal chops used during the Qing dynasty. In terms of tea it’s hard to recommend as the modern pots can be ...
by Bok
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1560
Views: 284254

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

pedant I’ve heard it from people in the tea industry as well as from regular people when it comes to medicine and other health and safety regulations. Industry lobbies have quite a lot of power and influence in Japan. Also what is allowed in marketing for medical treatments is a lot less strict tha...
by Bok
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: EsonTea: DaYuLing 95k
Replies: 42
Views: 7323

Re: EsonTea: DaYuLing 95k

@esontea gotcha, that makes more sense then. Thanks.
by Bok
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: EsonTea: DaYuLing 95k
Replies: 42
Views: 7323

Re: EsonTea: DaYuLing 95k

esontea wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:40 am
Bok wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:41 pm
esontea do you have different quality grades of DYL?
Our tea is distinguished only by season.
If you see different prices, it should be different seasons.
Must be a small batch then if the quality is consistent for the whole harvest...
by Bok
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 64
Views: 14811

Re: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!

Hi Jay, I received my package today! I'm very excited to try your teas. If I could offer one small suggestion it would be to put a note on your website to give advanced warning of delays. Cheers! Quite optimistic not to count on delays in times like 2020... :lol: No delay from you, Bok! Ordered fro...
by Bok
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1560
Views: 284254

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

@LeoFox yeah Japan has the most lax regulations on use of any the above mentioned, plus some other stuff. One reason most Japanese tea can not be imported into Taiwan, it doesn't pass the regulations. Same goes for a lot of pharmaceutical items.
by Bok
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 64
Views: 14811

Re: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!

Tea123 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:39 am
Hi Jay,
I received my package today! I'm very excited to try your teas.
If I could offer one small suggestion it would be to put a note on your website to give advanced warning of delays.
Cheers!
Quite optimistic not to count on delays in times like 2020... :lol:
by Bok
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favourite Teas are Pu'Er and...
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: My Favourite Teas are Pu'Er and...

Tetsubin wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:42 am
Dan Cong and Yancha, tasty stuff 😋
Second that, just skip the Puerh hahah
by Bok
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1560
Views: 284254

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

LeoFox wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:05 pm
Could also be the magic of the kobiwako.
Very good point! :mrgreen:
by Bok
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1560
Views: 284254

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Long, 10 steep session with tea master's 2019 Spring Qingxin Oolong Da Yu Ling 92K The taste reminded me of clean, chicken consomme mixed with some light minty herbs all integrated with subtle tropical fruit sweetness. 2nd and third infusions were thick and oily. Later infusions were buttery and sw...
by Bok
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3305
Views: 326516

Re: Yixing

I noticed something tonight, the other day I brewed some yancha with my lqer pot and today I brewed it with some run of the mill porcelain gaiwan. The lqer pot gave it more body, it was a measurable difference. TBH it tasted a bit better too :mrgreen: 😁😁😁 that's only the beginning... My poor porcel...
by Bok
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1545
Views: 249194

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Careful with that cup, these brown ones are known to leach lead... Oh really? The glaze looked solid so I never thought to test it. Is that for all versions of the style? I don't know the actual age of this one. Yes most, if not all of them. This brown and the red ones are particular heavy cases.
by Bok
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1545
Views: 249194

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

1999 Menghai Zhang Xiang Ripe Pu Er. A loose leaf tea from Chawangshop. It has developed nicely over the past few years. It has some camphor (zhang xiang) but what I really notice is a grain or bread like flavor. Is there a traditional name or description for that flavor/aroma? ./download/file.php?...
by Bok
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea-Masters
Replies: 49
Views: 4921

Re: Tea-Masters

@LeoFox mostly too much fertiliser. Over harvesting is also an issue. Pesticides to some extent.
by Bok
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Tea-Masters
Replies: 49
Views: 4921

Re: Tea-Masters

There is perhaps a greater likelihood of getting an exceptional product from a location famous for producing xyz, but there are always exceptions. Also on the note of Gaoshan, high altitude always being praised as being superior, that is also to be taken with a grain of salt... high altitude, also ...