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by OCTO
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Help with long dan shaped teapot
Replies: 43
Views: 689

Re: Help with long dan shaped teapot

wow... the egg is getting a whole lot of love!!.. hahaha....
by OCTO
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3108
Views: 237205

Re: Yixing

Chris Once you have established a relationship with your pot, you will feel sorry for your pot being lonely, and then you will want to adopt more of it’s siblings and relatives😈 haha add to that, extended and estranged family members, loose acquaintances, unknown strangers etc. Bok ... don't scare ...
by OCTO
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3108
Views: 237205

Re: Yixing

Thank you, Bok, DailyTX, and OCTO! I appreciate the advice. Looking forward to getting to know this pot. It's humbling to think about its unlikely journey to the Pacific Northwest. Chris Once you have established a relationship with your pot, you will feel sorry for your pot being lonely, and then ...
by OCTO
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers
Replies: 92
Views: 12033

Re: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers

Teas We Like wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:46 pm
4 antique Yixing teapots have been added to the site!
Lovely pots!!!
by OCTO
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3108
Views: 237205

Re: Yixing

Beyond very slowly warming them up, are there any special precautions you guys are taking using a LQER pot for the first time? (A few weeks ago I posted that I'd buy one in a few years and bought one a few days after that instead. :lol: ) Chris You have received good and sound advice from Bok and D...
by OCTO
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 201522

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

./download/file.php?id=6245 I'd be wary of that ancient terror lurking in the dark depths of your puer.. 🐙 That being said, Changtai 65th is great stuff! I have a cake from KTM. How am I going to go to sleep tonight with talk of such horrors? :cold_sweat: Use simple plain white cups..... problem fr...
by OCTO
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239337

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Balthazar wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:48 am
Rmt wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:16 am
Today I used 8g/140 ml zhuni. Water off the boil. 10/10/20s and so on.
What was the tea to leaf ratio last time? Seems like a fairly low ratio for yancha to me.

Nice bird :)
I would do 8g to 100ml water.

Cheers!
by OCTO
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239337

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

StoneLadle, OCTO please, share your thoughts about them once the party is over while you'll be cooking more water for another round :) polezaivsani We had a 11.5 hours, from 3:30PM to 3:00AM, marathon which started with fresh oolong, and ended getting swept off our feet with a string of aged PuErh ...
by OCTO
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239337

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

How are they different? 20 year old compared to 30 year old, 60 year old, etc.? The 20 and the 30 didn't taste that much of a difference but the 20 had a hint of fruity sweetness to it. At 30, the aged aroma "ChenWei" started to develop. Are you confident that the 60 year old is really that old? I ...
by OCTO
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239337

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

After an afternoon of fresh green TGY, competition DanCong, Three Kingdom Roasted TGY and a heavy meal, continued with aged oolongs to activate the palettes and senses. 20 - 30 yearold oolongs..... topped with a brew of 60 yearold aged oolong from Taiwan. Brewed in a medium fire DCQ pot.

Cheers!!
by OCTO
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Help with long dan shaped teapot
Replies: 43
Views: 689

Re: Help with long dan shaped teapot

@LeoFox

If the porcelain teapot is muting your tea... then it’s a sign I should be retired from active brewing duty. It will be a good decorative pot.

Cheers!
by OCTO
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239337

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

😍 💚 😍 💚 Lovely! Leaves look like they are straight from the farm. Beautiful green contrasted with the warm DCQ/ZiNi. What size is the pot & roughly how much leaf?? 🌱 TeaTotaling Thanks. The leaves are not as vibrant as it looks in the photograph. Photo auto edit in iPhone tends to make them appear ...
by OCTO
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3108
Views: 237205

Re: Yixing

Came across a luni shui ping pot and was wondering whether the experts could weight in and determine its age/period. Wasn't looking for a pot, but I can't resist a good shui ping, and I don't have any luni yet. ./download/file.php?id=6233 This pot resembles a 70s/80s pot. Clay and workmanship sugge...
by OCTO
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 113
Views: 6877

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

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by OCTO
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 186
Views: 22006

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

Balthazar wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:41 am

I'm currently drinking liubao brewed in the DCQ pot. This combination works really well.
Now you're feeling the looovvvve ❤️❤️❤️.... hahahaha......