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by OCTO
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Musings on Dancong…
Replies: 61
Views: 2975

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 OCTO
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Musings on Dancong…
Replies: 61
Views: 2975

Re: Musings on Dancong…

Thank you Bok for the mention and kind hospitality. Yes indeed we had an “explosive” afternoon... we started when the sun was still sunny and ended after the sun set. Time was too short to finish all the other teas we had... the other half was giving a clear signal that gastronomical needs were knoc...
by OCTO
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 554
Views: 39886

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Cupped a host of RouGui from various farms. Some made the cut, some didn’t. Topping off the session with a shot of RouGui from MaTouYan. Fresh as it should be, explosive on the tongue and soothing down the throat. HuiGan stays and lingers on as if it’s taking a stroll along the beach... 😂😂😂
by OCTO
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 97
Views: 9658

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

For anyone who needs an excuse to get one: There a brand new Hokujo pots out at AN, in sizes from 80-100ml, best part - with the seaweed patterns! https://i.imgur.com/vDRchFQ.jpg they look nice. go get em! :D Bok pedant Tsk tsk tsk..... poison is knee deep ..... reassuring consolation, the capacity...
by OCTO
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Shigaraki (Iga) Clay
Replies: 0
Views: 244

Shigaraki (Iga) Clay

I have noticed a pretty similar characteristic between ChaoZhou clay and Shigaraki clay. Especially when it comes to brewing medium roasted DanCong. Anyone had similar experiences?? I’m also pretty amazed by the ability of the clay to retain heat despite the clay’s lightweight and porous nature. Ver...
by OCTO
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Display & Storage
Topic: Show Off Your Teaware Displays
Replies: 37
Views: 4306

Re: Show Off Your Teaware Displays

pedant wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:24 am
awesome display, marksayles !
+1 @marksayles
by OCTO
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 370
Views: 32958

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Shine Magical wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:50 pm
OCTO wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:30 am
Had two really strong and satisfying 80s sheng puerh while exploring and admiring a late 50s Bamboo pot and a late 70s Flat Belly Pot. The tea had a very long lasting huigan and still packs a punch after so many years.
Take me with you next time, lol :D
Come!! Always welcomed!!

Cheers!!
by OCTO
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 370
Views: 32958

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Had two really strong and satisfying 80s sheng puerh while exploring and admiring a late 50s Bamboo pot and a late 70s Flat Belly Pot. The tea had a very long lasting huigan and still packs a punch after so many years.
by OCTO
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Display & Storage
Topic: Show Off Your Teaware Displays
Replies: 37
Views: 4306

Re: Show Off Your Teaware Displays

pedant wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:52 am
nice displays, everyone.

i love yours, OCTO. you have some upwards-facing lights built into it? nice touch.
Thx @pedant .

I layered a run of white Christmas lights before placing the items on the counter top. Loved the lighting effects.

Cheers!
by OCTO
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: DCQ pots?
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: DCQ pots?

The DCQ sub-category is a relatively new and interesting spin-off clay from ZiNi. It’s a must have for those who love LiuBao or Shu Puerh. DCQ done right has great heat retention abilities.

Cheers!
by OCTO
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: DCQ pots?
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: DCQ pots?

ShuShu wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:43 am
Anyone is familiar with reliable sources of DCQ pots besides EoT? (Though in their price level).
EoT ?
by OCTO
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 190
Views: 20172

Re: Yixing

steanze wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Bok that pot screams yancha ;)
@steanze

60s grandpa biandeng??.... 😁😁
by OCTO
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Chaozhou pots
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Chaozhou pots

I asked if she had any that werent on the site, and she said she didnt. None of the ones she has now really grab me. That’s my experience as well, somehow CZ designs are a bit odd at times CZ pot designs are pretty basic in design. I would say they are more functional than aesthetically pleasing. C...
by OCTO
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Biandeng, opinions
Replies: 58
Views: 3098

Re: Biandeng, opinions

Bok wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:41 am
one more shot
👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
by OCTO
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 190
Views: 20172

Re: Yixing

Bok wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:33 am
Some motivation for the former:
My latest find, a 60s biandeng :)

Having tea for the first time...
It’s really bad weather here today, so I have a hard time taking a decent shot.
Great find!! Can’t wait to hear / read your stories that are coming from this pot.

Cheers!!!