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by tealifehk
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1255
Views: 178286

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Had some loose shou from 1980 yesterday: a trade sample from a HK vendor after we got talking about traditional storage shu pu. He gave it to me at the beginning of the month, and absolutely made my day with it since I was born in 1980. I saved the sample for my birthday (yesterday), and put the wh...
by tealifehk
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Leafy Green Tea
Replies: 54
Views: 12435

Re: Leafy Green Tea

Congratulations on the new place! We've missed you on Discord. I'll let everyone know about the news and maybe a few of the east coast members will swing by! Would appreciate it! Official opening will be later this week (probably Thursday, although the poor weather here might disrupt things). Thing...
by tealifehk
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Pu-er Drinker Wannabe
Replies: 30
Views: 3322

Re: Pu-er Drinker Wannabe

I have a cake of the 8891 somewhere in a storage (with a perfect wrapper); to be honest, i've found it a bit boring, like there is nothing wrong with it, but nothing great either (but that might be expected for the price). The best is to try samples (25g) of several teas of different ages. Try some...
by tealifehk
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1255
Views: 178286

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Drinking some 1980s shou produced in Thailand for the HK market! HK traditionally stored, and then naturally stored for decades. Really good material and lovely light bitterness and ku wei. Very smooth and clean with more thickness than I'd expect for the age: this was beautifully stored. Perfectly ...
by tealifehk
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Leafy Green Tea
Replies: 54
Views: 12435

Re: Leafy Green Tea

Congratulations on the new place! We've missed you on Discord. I'll let everyone know about the news and maybe a few of the east coast members will swing by!
by tealifehk
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1255
Views: 178286

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Had some loose shou from 1980 yesterday: a trade sample from a HK vendor after we got talking about traditional storage shu pu. He gave it to me at the beginning of the month, and absolutely made my day with it since I was born in 1980. I saved the sample for my birthday (yesterday), and put the who...
by tealifehk
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chaozhou style brewing: wet or dry?
Replies: 32
Views: 3438

Re: Chaozhou style brewing: wet or dry?

CZ brewing is great, and I use a round pewter tray from Shantou vs a tray with hose at the office. CZ brewing is not really something that is done dry in the Taiwanese sense, since trays are used (I don't know about historically, but at least for the last century or so it's usually round trays that ...
by tealifehk
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: How do you use this? (bag sealing clips)
Replies: 36
Views: 6010

Re: How do you use this? (bag sealing clips)

Our tea comes packed in plastic, and shipping internationally is far worse than using a plastic rod that can be reused for decades (and can be recycled)! The rods do get reused, which is better than plastic strips on packaging (which will get discarded, especially if there is paper bonded to the pac...
by tealifehk
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 50
Views: 11819

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

The Hong Kong economy is taking a hit at present due to our struggle for freedom: I'm offering 18% off through the week on all teas that are roasted in Hong Kong, sold by Hong Kong's tea merchant families or that were aged here in Hong Kong. This keeps more of your money in the local economy, which ...
by tealifehk
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Anyone know what this is??? (plastic in cake)
Replies: 34
Views: 4233

Re: Anyone know what this is??? (plastic in cake)

If I have a tea that has unusual storage aroma or smoke, I just sit the whole cake somewhere for a year or two (in HK natural storage). That usually drives it off unless it's been stored so wet that it got visibly moldy.
by tealifehk
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High fire TGY suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2409

Re: High fire TGY suggestions?

LA tea club members and I have really enjoyed sharing tealifehk High Fire Tieguanyin Oolong from 2014+-. It is malty rich aromatic and complexity with no bitterness, and very reasonably priced for the high quality. Thanks Victoria! I'm amazed that tea has held up so well. The family that produce it...
by tealifehk
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 907
Views: 144305

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Finished off some sejak my girlfriend picked up in Seoul (Osulloc). I brewed up the last of the bag and there was a fair bit of crushed leaf. At 75 C (approx), I had an amazing session! I brewed 'gongfaux' style with relatively short infusions (and lots of them) and it was the best session I've had ...
by tealifehk
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Anyone know what this is??? (plastic in cake)
Replies: 34
Views: 4233

Re: Anyone know what this is??? (plastic in cake)

Can't comment on the aroma without trying the cake, but that green string is extremely common in pu from around 2000. That cake also looks like it was pressed by Xiaguan between iron plates...wonder if it's a T8653?
by tealifehk
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High fire TGY suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2409

Re: High fire TGY suggestions?

Hi Hannah! This tea should be exactly the same as the tea you got from Tim at MTR back in the day (but more recently roasted): https://www.tealifehk.com/products/hong-kong-roasted-high-fire-tieguanyin-oolong I'd also suggest this tea to you: the current batch is really very good. It's not quite as h...
by tealifehk
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 50
Views: 11819

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

Hi Greg! I was just looking at your order when I was notified about your comment on the thread. I'm really sorry for the wait! I'll make it up to you with some great samples and I'll get your order done right now. I was going to call you, but since it's after 11 pm, I'll e-mail instead. My apologie...