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by tealifehk
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 49
Views: 5516

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: 49
Views: 5516

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: 919
Views: 87766

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: 919
Views: 87766

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: 23
Views: 2193

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: 919
Views: 87766

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 fridge
Replies: 29
Views: 2821

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. ...
by tealifehk
Sun May 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Toss the scraps from your cake?
Replies: 22
Views: 2150

Re: Toss the scraps from your cake?

The little bits are also good for big pot brewing: they'll settle to the bottom. Good way to use em up!
by tealifehk
Sun May 19, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Taiwan/Hong Kong Trip
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: Taiwan/Hong Kong Trip

I'm from HK (obviously) and I've noticed I'm immune to noise at restaurants. Was in the pool earlier and my gf complained about some noisy kids. I had completely tuned them out. I told her if she hadn't mentioned them, I wouldn't even have noticed! HK has some of the best Chinese food on the planet ...
by tealifehk
Sun May 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: hei cha brewing methods
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: hei cha brewing methods

Hei cha is excellent boiled, as well, and this includes pu! Even young maocha is boiled in Yunnan. I am really not a fan of flash steeping hei cha or pu and tend to rinse twice and start infusing at 40 seconds. I tend to use 8-10g for a pot of 140-250ml, and adjust time based on darkness of liquor.
by tealifehk
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Patina development
Replies: 13
Views: 815

Re: Patina development

For those who don't know, I also collect and sell knives and swords: I polish metal fairly frequently with various grits of polish (and sometimes I even go all the way down to 200 grit and then work my way back up)! Rubbing a microfiber cloth across clay is basically polishing it, so if it's too hig...
by tealifehk
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Teapot comparison set from Lin's
Replies: 12
Views: 1413

Re: Teapot comparison set from Lin's

So I actually stock these sets now, and with the promotion I'm running, they're around US$156 including shipping to most Western countries. I had five sets last week, and four sets sold within the space of seven hours or so on Instagram. Lin's was started by a university pottery instructor who made ...
by tealifehk
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 49
Views: 5516

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

Hi All! The Chinese New Year season is here! A lot of my suppliers are shut down until Valentine's Day. I am open for business, however, and offering 19% off sitewide at TeaLife.HK with code '2019' through Valentine's Day! Hong Kong is only shut down for three days (5th-7th February), so I will cont...
by tealifehk
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 65
Views: 8341

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

At present, I'm aging tea in cartons and tongs, but eventually I transfer cakes to plastic zip-top bags with cotton on the outside. This makes the tea much more aromatic after the first two years or so of natural decomposition, and also stops the loss of aromatics into the atmosphere. There is still...
by tealifehk
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?
Replies: 33
Views: 2568

Re: Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?

I use purple clay all the time, but I do drink a lot of humid-stored pu and high roast oolongs. :D