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by OCTO
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: What kind of pot do you think works best for red teas?
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: What kind of pot do you think works best for red teas?

Shine Magical wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:17 pm
I'm looking to highlight the fruity character of some red teas and I'm trying to crowdsource opinions on what the best pot material for that would be. Do you have any thoughts?
Glass and porcelain works best. If you must have a pot, I strongly suggest high fired Red clay.

Cheers!
by OCTO
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Drinking and buying tea in Taiwan and Kuala Lumpur
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Drinking and buying tea in Taiwan and Kuala Lumpur

sqt wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Dates:
March 31st-April 1st : Taichung
April 2nd and 3rd : Yinnge
April 4-7: Taipei

April 12-15 : Kuala Lumpur

(also stopping in Hong Kong on March 21+22)
Would you like to swing by Penang while you’re in Kuala Lumpur? We can meet up for some tea.

Cheers!!
by OCTO
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Chaozhou pots
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Chaozhou pots

Personally, I don’t place much importance to who made the pot. Priority goes to workmanship and clay quality. If both are good and falls within my budget range, I’ll buy without giving it too much thought.

😂😂
by OCTO
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 250
Views: 30474

Re: Yixing

With some authentic TW tea in my possession, I took the opportunity to explore the craze of matching Da Hong Pao clay with Taiwanese that peaked during the 80s and 90s. 09495C89-60B8-4001-A2BE-7A24F7C0B4DC.jpeg Without a doubt, a good DHP pot truly brings out the best in the roasted DongDing. Sweet,...
by OCTO
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 758
Views: 63148

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Having some Taiwanese Winter DongDing courtesy of a very kind buddy. Fragrant, lasting aftertaste and cools down a very hot afternoon.

Cheers!!
by OCTO
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha issues
Replies: 58
Views: 2335

Re: Yancha issues

Had some aged ShuiXian from MaTouYen. Very calming aroma and taste. The fragrance encapsulates the tongue and throat. Aroma travels gracefully up the nasal sensory. Subtle yet overwhelming. Smooth yet lingers long. Relaxing yet wakes the sensor. Overall a very satisfying brew. Ended off with a slowb...
by OCTO
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Red Clay from the Gold Mines of Sado Island.
Replies: 18
Views: 1408

Re: Red Clay from the Gold Mines of Sado Island.

Looking forward.
by OCTO
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Red Clay from the Gold Mines of Sado Island.
Replies: 18
Views: 1408

Re: Red Clay from the Gold Mines of Sado Island.

@swordofmytriumph

Pls feel free to share your findings and pairings of your Mumyoi and Nosaka pots here. 😁😁
by OCTO
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?
Replies: 30
Views: 1430

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

Drawing everyone back to topic..... I guess my dark colored clays will be feeing lonely this few weeks.... it’s the season for red, red, red!! 😂😂😂

50 shades of red is in order..... 😁
by OCTO
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 213
Views: 18461

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

I haven’t tried it with aged sheng...I don’t actually have any. All my stuff is newer. I actually don’t have very much. I have four cakes. :lol: Three from crimson lotus, and another I got from another local shop. The oldest I’ve got is 2015. Now you've got a valid excuse to get a aged sheng.... :D
by OCTO
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 213
Views: 18461

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

So I just tried again, this time actually lifting it on the correct spot. :) it did reduce the pour time by a couple seconds. I tried reducing my steeping temp to 200F vs boiling. That combined with the trick Bok suggested fixed the problem! Thanks everybody. The Mumyoi pot has found its new home w...
by OCTO
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?
Replies: 30
Views: 1430

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

I think with all Yixing clays it tends to be the same rule: Always test with a variety of teas before writing them off, they might be the exception to the generally accepted consensus! Can be frustrating and confusing at times, but the more I try, the more I come to accept that as far as Yixing is ...
by OCTO
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Duanni clay - underrated clay?
Replies: 21
Views: 839

Re: Duanni clay - underrated clay?

Thanks Bok . I use a DuanNi variant called QingHuiDuan (mixture of QingHuiNi and DuanNi) from ROC period to brew my green/fresh ZhangPing Shui Xian. It shaves off the astringency that irritates my throat and makes the tea smooth without affecting the flavour. The blend of both clays explains the gre...
by OCTO
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Duanni clay - underrated clay?
Replies: 21
Views: 839

Re: Duanni clay - underrated clay?

Here's my 2cents. I personally consider DuanNi as a very mysterious clay right next to DiCaoQing. Their character and performance with tea vastly varies across the different variants.... more so across the timeline and eras. Though many find DuanNi muting, there are also DuanNi that are so refined, ...
by OCTO
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Musings on Dancong…
Replies: 78
Views: 5878

Re: Musings on Dancong…

Having some competition grade DanCong XinRen Hsiang, single bush. Needless to say, it was delicious!! 😂😂😂

Cheers!!
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