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by tealifehk
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chaozhou style brewing: wet or dry?
Replies: 32
Views: 614

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: 26
Views: 1926

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: 6994

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: 1431

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: 723

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: 578
Views: 72844

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: 1431

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: 723

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: 6994

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...
by tealifehk
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 50
Views: 6994

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 apologies...
by tealifehk
Thu May 23, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1073
Views: 119964

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Then with aging re-roasting would be necessary, but not possible if high fired. What are your thoughts on methods of resting versus aging of roasted oolong? In my experience the HK traditional roasted teas are over-roasted, which means re-roasting is probably not advisable, maybe a slow waking up a...
by tealifehk
Thu May 23, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1073
Views: 119964

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Glad to hear you're enjoying the everyday tieguanyin @vVictoria The family roast tieguanyin throughout the year, and I think the current batch is better than the last one! The HK High Roast tieguanyin doesn't hold up quite as well because of its higher roast level. I've actually never tried the eve...
by tealifehk
Mon May 20, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Vietnam Oolongs
Replies: 26
Views: 2955

Re: Vietnam Oolongs

I have a half kilo of Vietnamese oolong in my personal stash: I think I'll have some now after reading this thread through again :lol: A friend of mine was in Taiwan last year and sourced some excellent high mountain oolong. She's just getting started in the tea biz and I was very impressed with wha...
by tealifehk
Mon May 20, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1073
Views: 119964

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Glad to hear you're enjoying the everyday tieguanyin Victoria The family roast tieguanyin throughout the year, and I think the current batch is better than the last one! The HK High Roast tieguanyin doesn't hold up quite as well because of its higher roast level. I've actually never tried the everyd...
by tealifehk
Sun May 19, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Questions about Storing Tea in Refridgerator
Replies: 29
Views: 3615

Re: Questions about storing tea in fridge

I have two unopened packs of sencha in the fridge now: I seem to get around to sencha after Chinese greens since I don't refrigerate those. I've had packs in the year for two years and the tea was still good. Didn't notice it deteriorating any faster. I let the pack warm to room temp and then open. ...