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by tealifehk
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Classic factory recipes
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Classic factory recipes

I'm going to add that aging shou absolutely makes a difference. I get shou cakes factory-direct from Kunming and the difference in two-to-three years is absolutely staggering. They are unpleasant when they come in and sweet and pleasant after several years. The material also gets much smoother. I ca...
by tealifehk
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Tea Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 38
Views: 3291

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

18% off through Boxing Day (December 26th)! Discount applies sitewide. Use code ‘DECEMBER’ at checkout. I recently added several new teas, and will be adding more in the weeks and months to come! Thanks to everyone who purchased this year! I wasn’t planning on doing another 18% off sale, but bills n...
by tealifehk
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Tea Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 38
Views: 3291

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

Hey TeaForum! I’m offering 10% off through the weekend (Black Friday through Cyber Monday) and 18% off on clay teapots. If you’d like to purchase a teapot, please let me know as I’ll have to refund the extra 8% manually. Have a great holiday weekend!
by tealifehk
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Teapot identification
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Teapot identification

At that size, it would be a young sheng pu erh/maocha pot for me. :) Too big, you mean? Capacity is roughly 160 ml. The walls are not extraordinarily thick, but they're not thin either. The first Baozhong I brewed in it tasted great, although it might have been because I had recently resetted it. Y...
by tealifehk
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Musings on Dancong…
Replies: 62
Views: 3693

Re: Musings on Dancong…

Right, I've had fragranced teas that people ten feet away could smell! That's when you know you have a serious issue. : I can confirm after that afternoon, that there are indeed completely natural teas that fill a whole room with delicious aromas! The only issue you have there is that you have a tr...
by tealifehk
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Green oolongs losing flavor within 2 weeks of opening
Replies: 17
Views: 575

Re: Green oolongs losing flavor within 2 weeks of opening

I roast gaoshan when it drops off (baozhong as well). Something to consider!
by tealifehk
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Teapot identification
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Teapot identification

At that size, it would be a young sheng pu erh/maocha pot for me. :)
by tealifehk
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 399
Views: 37582

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlxEn39HPoh/?taken-by=tealife.hk Tried the cake above today. Barely any flavor at this point: just bitterness. Smooth and clean though! And the start of aged flavors. This is a cake I need to wait on. Hopefully it'll be more interesting in a year or two! I'm pretty sure ...
by tealifehk
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong

Being that I do trust my sources, I am more concerned about how this will effect market pricing. I dont keep my finger on the pulse of the price of pu, but im sure that there are those here that do. I would imagine that fluctuations are already being seen. This will barely have any effect on the ma...
by tealifehk
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong

I don't think we'll see this tea end up on the market. What we see in the pics is a tiny amount compared to the total amount in storage in Guangdong!
by tealifehk
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: In search of the daily RouGui
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: In search of the daily RouGui

I currently have a good, clean (pesticide tested) Banyan Rougui from 2017. It's $0.48 per gram before the 18% discount I'm currently running. IMO it would make a great daily drinker!

https://www.tealifehk.com/products/spri ... rougui-50g
by tealifehk
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Musings on Dancong…
Replies: 62
Views: 3693

Re: Musings on Dancong…

Right, I've had fragranced teas that people ten feet away could smell! That's when you know you have a serious issue. :D How about those dancong that have evolved into a dancong that can be smelled all over the room? In 2016 have had some high grade medium roast dancong which came with very subtle ...
by tealifehk
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Musings on Dancong…
Replies: 62
Views: 3693

Re: Musings on Dancong…

A good way to gauge if dancong has been fragranced is if it smells like anything dry. Good dancong often has very little aroma dry. Once the water hits it...boom! I enjoy sniffing the first-opened Dancong tea pouches from Tea Habitat before I've removed any tea. It often gives a nice preview of wha...
by tealifehk
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of Tea Leaves: Sustaining Multiple Steeps
Replies: 15
Views: 1002

Re: Longevity of Tea Leaves: Sustaining Multiple Steeps

As a general rule, better quality tea can be steeped more times than other teas of the same type. I no longer overnight brew (I haven't done that for several years), and I try not to leave tea overnight as often it seems to lose a lot after the overnight rest. Some teas just die if left overnight (s...
by tealifehk
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing Cleaning Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1120

Re: Yixing Cleaning Advice

So there's been a fair bit of attention around this thread today: I want to add that I've since tried ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide and sodium perchlorite. Bleach works the best, hands down. The other solvents will have varying degrees of utility. Ethanol and isopropyl will remove ce...