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by tealifehk
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 142
Views: 31179

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: 31179

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: 56
Views: 13825

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: 56
Views: 13825

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: 1519
Views: 230691

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: 2051

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: 2051

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: 26
Views: 2024

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: 2051

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: 2051

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: 2051

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...
by tealifehk
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Nixing, Jianshui, etc
Replies: 47
Views: 2051

Re: Nixing, Jianshui, etc

I remember when I first saw some of K.S. Lo's collection in 1993 or so (on a school field trip)! I still remember my shock and disappointment when some of the more vocal members of my class very loudly proclaimed they thought the pots were boring and the trip was a waste of time and just wanted out ...
by tealifehk
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Telling the difference between sheng and shu when both have been stored Hong Kong style?
Replies: 26
Views: 2024

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

Also, on sheng vs shou (traditional storage/wet storage): Some shou can get thinner than water after traditional storage (and the years of natural storage that follow). They literally go down smoother than our very soft water here in HK! The TDS definitely goes up with tea compounds in the water, bu...
by tealifehk
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: F1 green label Qingshuini pot check
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: F1 green label Qingshuini pot check

Classic Green Label QSN. Very nice pot. 'Chaotic' character seal.
by tealifehk
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Nixing, Jianshui, etc
Replies: 47
Views: 2051

Re: Nixing, Jianshui, etc

The Nixing pottery supposedly has a history of 1300+ years, so it's interesting to hear that the teapot focus is relatively recent (would be even more interesting to know when these teapots started being produced and became more widespread). One interesting tidbit from an earlier tealifehk listing ...