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by tealifehk
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 256
Views: 35240

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

I've actually had no issues sending to Germany: the one issue I had was when I printed a label for someone's old address, and the package took a long time to come back to HK. Entirely my mistake. Germany has been one of the least problematic destinations of all for me! Failed to mention that on you...
by tealifehk
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 256
Views: 35240

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

I've actually had no issues sending to Germany: the one issue I had was when I printed a label for someone's old address, and the package took a long time to come back to HK. Entirely my mistake. Germany has been one of the least problematic destinations of all for me!
by tealifehk
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 64
Views: 15712

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

I ordered last black friday and only got in August, tho covid played a big role in that. Small operation difficulties it may be, but I think it's definitely something customers should be aware of. Hi Karma! As we discussed, I do it all myself and some people insist on fast shipping, which has cause...
by tealifehk
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 64
Views: 15712

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

Hi Jay, I received my package today! I'm very excited to try your teas. If I could offer one small suggestion it would be to put a note on your website to give advanced warning of delays. Cheers! I ordered last black friday and only got in August, tho covid played a big role in that. Small operatio...
by tealifehk
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 142
Views: 35976

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

StoneLadle wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:52 am
tealifehk wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:15 am
What's in the grow tent? :mrgreen:

Oh, just my pu erh aging setup...
Booyah!

Still resting your teas man, maybe should have put them in a tent muahahahaa
Should be good to go by now I think :)
by tealifehk
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 142
Views: 35976

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

What's in the grow tent? :mrgreen:

Oh, just my pu erh aging setup...
by tealifehk
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 64
Views: 15712

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

I ordered on 6th June 2020 (4 months and 2 weeks ago) and it hasn't shipped yet. I emailed Jay in July (4 months ago) to find out how my order was. I was told it can take a while to ship. I'm very disappointed. Hi Tea123, and welcome to TeaForum! I'm really sorry for keeping you waiting so long. Fo...
by tealifehk
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 64
Views: 15712

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

I ordered on 6th June 2020 (4 months and 2 weeks ago) and it hasn't shipped yet. I emailed Jay in July (4 months ago) to find out how my order was. I was told it can take a while to ship. I'm very disappointed. Hi Tea123, and welcome to TeaForum! I'm really sorry for keeping you waiting so long. Fo...
by tealifehk
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1580
Views: 266336

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Yesterday's session was YS Changtai Tianxia Tong'An (the regular version with no weight on the wrapper). I bought back in November 2016. This tea has aged very far along in my warehouse and now brews up as dark as shou, but it is very clean and complex. Brewed in a Green Label QSN pigeon beak shuipi...
by tealifehk
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Nixing, Jianshui, etc
Replies: 47
Views: 3030

Re: Nixing, Jianshui, etc

The sizzle also happens with underfired pots: no funky clay smell/taste from the pot, right? I've never owned a wood fired Nixing. I haven't detected any off scents or flavours (it spent several days at a temperature above 1300 Celsius, hard to imagine it being underfired). The inside of the pot is...
by tealifehk
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Nixing, Jianshui, etc
Replies: 47
Views: 3030

Re: Nixing, Jianshui, etc

Is the wood fired pot thicker than your other pots though? IMO wall thickness of a pot has a big effect on muting. Not markedly so. When pouring hot water inside the wood fired pot, there is also an audible sizzle, something I've never noticed with other Nixing wares. My feeling is that the wood fi...
by tealifehk
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Telling the difference between sheng and shu when both have been stored Hong Kong style?
Replies: 44
Views: 3386

Re: Telling the difference between sheng and shu when both have been stored Hong Kong style?

tealifehk Great explanation! In the 80s weekend marathon mahjong sessions were fuelled with tons of PoLei, and the good stuff was taken out , broken up and aired out ready for action. 4 tables in two flats side by side in North Point. Scary stuff. Totally in agreement with the ancient stored Shou.....
by tealifehk
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Nixing, Jianshui, etc
Replies: 47
Views: 3030

Re: Nixing, Jianshui, etc

tealifehk does the wood firing maybe make the pot more porous? Even a difference in thickness of glazed porcelain can cause a massive difference in effects, so yes, it could be firing. Is the wood fired pot thicker than your other pots though? IMO wall thickness of a pot has a big effect on muting.
by tealifehk
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Nixing, Jianshui, etc
Replies: 47
Views: 3030

Re: Nixing, Jianshui, etc

He wrote something to that effect in that very book! I don't remember the exact statement he made, but in effect he said the clay was identical. I disagree, but it was an interesting statement for one of the most prolific and well-known Yixing collectors of all time to make! I often do suggest Nixi...
by tealifehk
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Nixing, Jianshui, etc
Replies: 47
Views: 3030

Re: Nixing, Jianshui, etc

jessepat84 interesting, thanks for sharing! Especially the muting part, as I've heard some say nixing is suitable for heicha and shu and others say it's significantly less muting than most types of yixing clay. Btw, what do you mean by "single wood Nixing pot". Wood fire in the kiln, and only a sin...