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by burritofingers
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 374
Views: 33346

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Drinking this Jasmine Pu'er today. This arrived in the mail recently, and I love this tea so far! I don't usually spring for loose pu'ers, but this one sounded interesting enough. The leaves we're aged for ten years with a small number of Jasmine flowers. The Jasmine was then removed, leaving just t...
by burritofingers
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3129

Re: Factory or Faketory?

steanze wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:23 pm
burritofingers wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:01 pm

What looks wrong to you about the bottom of the pot? Trying to educate myself a bit :)
For example, there's a mark around the rim that looks weird
Ah, gotcha. I just figured that was a tea stain. Thanks, Steanze!
by burritofingers
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3129

Re: Factory or Faketory?

I ran the first two pots past Dr. Lu's facebook group. Pot #1 is authentic 70's F1. Pot #2 is likely a 2000's repro ordered for the Taiwanese market. Nice. Yes, the bottom of pot #2 looks wrong. The clay is still good though. What looks wrong to you about the bottom of the pot? Trying to educate my...
by burritofingers
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40258

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Awesome! I'll let you know how that goes with my zini once it arrives. Thank you. I haven't joined the club yet, as couldn't figure which one it was on Facebook. Could you send me the name or a link, please? I'd be very interested in joining! Here is the link and some posts, the name got sort of lo...
by burritofingers
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40258

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Revisiting Te Company’s, Graceful Hill; a lightly roasted oolong from the Jinxuan cultivar, grown on the Pacific coast in Dongshan, Yilan County. This was a little light last time I steeped it, so I added more leaf resulting in a richer brew. It’s creamy buttery sweet, an elegant oolong. Notes of e...
by burritofingers
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40258

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Revisiting Te Company’s, Graceful Hill; a lightly roasted oolong from the Jinxuan cultivar, grown on the Pacific coast in Dongshan, Yilan County. This was a little light last time I steeped it, so I added more leaf resulting in a richer brew. It’s creamy buttery sweet, an elegant oolong. Notes of e...
by burritofingers
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Tea Trays!
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: Tea Trays!

My roommate built this one from a circular kitchen table that was being retired. After a year of daily use, the inner tray expanded so much that it cracked the whole table in half. We've put it back together, and it's still kicking! 20180623_102135.jpg Our living room is set up around the table, bu...
by burritofingers
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40258

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Bok wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:22 pm
That looks unusual for a Baozhong... normally the leaves are open not rolled like yours!
Interesting - this was my first Baozhong but I have more in the mail. Now I'm excited to compare it to a more standard one
by burritofingers
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40258

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Drinking this Baozhong, pictured below. Unfortunately, the seller did not offer too much information, other than the fact that it's from Pinling. I've never tried another Baozhong, so I don't have anything to compare it to. This being said, it is delicious and incredibly refreshing. I get a very veg...
by burritofingers
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Modern Purple Clay Additives
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: Modern Purple Clay Additives

Do you still notice the smell after using / seasoning the pot, or is it just the smell of the dust? Thinking that the older pots have had more time to be seasoned, so they may ha e their own smell by now, whereas the new pots still just smell like clay.
by burritofingers
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Tea Trays!
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: Tea Trays!

My roommate built this one from a circular kitchen table that was being retired. After a year of daily use, the inner tray expanded so much that it cracked the whole table in half. We've put it back together, and it's still kicking! 20180623_102135.jpg Our living room is set up around the table, but...
by burritofingers
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 198
Views: 19725

Re: Introduce Yourself

Howdy. I'm Clark in Los Angeles, CA. I got into tea in 2010, but fell off the wagon from 2014 until a few weeks ago. I'm now more into it than I ever was, and that's recently been reflected in my account balance. I mostly drink oolongs and pu'erhs, prepared in yixing pots or gaiwans. I got a Pear Mo...