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by Bok
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: "Bak kut teh" culture?
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: "Bak kut teh" culture?

@wave_codesame for me, the packaging is very charming. Basically the international shipping is much more expensive than the tea itself, so it’s not worth it unless you get someone to bring it for you.
by Bok
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What makes a modern Da Hong Pao a Da Hong Pao?
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: What makes a modern Da Hong Pao a Da Hong Pao?

With all this in mind I had to laugh when I just recently read someone writing about a tea having “a typical DHP taste profile”, which is as we know impossible to exist, unless we are talking about the original, which is of reach of about anyone today. We might as well call DHP the Multivitamin juic...
by Bok
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Simple iced tea
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Simple iced tea

Baisao lol I did not even know what “bad ice” was until I visited the US for the first time… :lol: I took chlorine free water for granted before that. Even coke can’t cover up that disgusting taste. I second Gaoshan for cold/iced tea, although I use fresh leaves just chuck in the fridge for a day o...
by Bok
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 5099
Views: 831241

Re: Yixing

DailyTX: thanks; actually it is zhu ni, I believe. Perhaps a tiny bit darker in tone than 'usual', though it could just be the cloudy day, It's drinking some yancha at the moment, so it's got a glow on. Andrew ./download/file.php?id=10874 It’s Zhuni and it’s a lovely example of how to do Shuiping s...
by Bok
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Is this a jade spring tea?
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Is this a jade spring tea?

Usually Moroccan use Chinese loose green tea leaves to prepare their famous Mint tea. They use an export grade of green tea for it. Looks exactly like what you have their, some open some half rolled, which fits that this is normally tea so low graded it has no market in China and is only sold for ex...
by Bok
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 5099
Views: 831241

Re: Yixing

And it also does not mention F1 either, so that would make sense then. Case solved.
by Bok
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 167
Views: 32375

Re: Bok

Mark-S wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:46 pm
Bok wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:38 pm
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It already looks much better 👍
Thanks! Applied the gold powder last night… fortunately it only a refreshment was needed, so less waiting times required to repair.
by Bok
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 167
Views: 32375

Re: Bok

New development on that one… turns out the flower was rather delicate and decided to take off after a steaming boil… currently refreshing the original Kintsugi repair, albeit with a simpler approach.
by Bok
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 5099
Views: 831241

Re: Yixing

This is past my expiration date so to speak, but it could be Xiaomingjia ware. Although not sure about the clay, it looks more like later 90-2000s.
by Bok
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: London tea gatherings and other
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: London tea gatherings and other

I have met quite a few of us in Taiwan over the years, welcome to join the club! I suspect though that Taiwan will be among the last to open up… fingers crossed!
by Bok
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: "Bak kut teh" culture?
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: "Bak kut teh" culture?

Basically it is to offset the very greasy food, similar to tea at dim sum restaurants. Nanyang tea style, which includes Singapore, Malaysia and other areas? Locals help OCTO ! The teas in question are typically of lower quality, coarse grade, heavily roasted and blended to cover up the inferior lea...
by Bok
Sat Jan 08, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 2131
Views: 522355

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Also - fishy??? That doesn’t sound right. Do you mean animal musky kind of smells? Fishy sounds a bit concerning…
by Bok
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 2131
Views: 522355

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

My EoT order came the other day, and tried the 2018 Zhang Hui Chun - Strong Roast Shui Xian first. 8g pack in a 100 mL duanni pot. A lovely tea for the price, and would probably pick up a much larger quantity if I had a place to store it. It had a milky creaminess to it along with the woody medicin...
by Bok
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tea ware for kids
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Tea ware for kids

Similar to bliss I just gave our little one real items, but more sturdy. In my case some pots I had made but am not using anymore. A cup that I don’t mind if it breaks. Chamomile flowers to brew. I think there is a difference when they want to sit next to you and participate > drink a real drink and...