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by OCTO
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Acaia Scale
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: Acaia Scale

I just purchased this scale and was wondering how others used it for tea making. If you have any experience, please let me know. :D For now, I am using Mode 2 - Timer Mode which is what I bought it for but perhaps there are better ways to use it. I use mine mainly to weigh my tea when needed. Timer...
by OCTO
Fri May 31, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea “Poisoning”
Replies: 32
Views: 2469

Re: Tea “Poisoning”

pantry wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 2:02 am
OCTO Very nice looking setup! Were these sold as cupping set, or did you mix and match yourself?
@pantry , I mixed and matched them.

Cheers!!
by OCTO
Mon May 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steeping leaves with extra space in the pot
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Steeping leaves with extra space in the pot

Interesting topic.... IMO, it comes back to our personal preference and taste buds. I personally prefer to brew my tea half full when I’m brewing PuErh and DanCong. At times I do so with roasted Oolongs too. But with YanCha, it’s almost certain it will be a full pot to the brim to bring out the full...
by OCTO
Mon May 20, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?
Replies: 17
Views: 1287

Re: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?

Nice photos. Thanks for sharing. A couple questions, if i may ask. 1. Is GaiPei the same thing as Gaiwan? 2. How do you cold brew? Do you pour in hot water and steep "overnight", or do actually use cold water? 3. When slow boiling, how long? When/what is the sweet spot? 1. Yes. It is the same. 2. I...
by OCTO
Mon May 20, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?
Replies: 17
Views: 1287

Re: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?

一種茶,用四种不同的冲泡法。

把她不同的,口感,滋味,香气和味道带出来。

用盖碗
用茶壺
用慢煮
用冷泡

您還可以結合不同的冲泡法。你喜欢哪一款冲泡?

#盖碗 #茶壺 #慢煮 #冷泡
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by OCTO
Mon May 20, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?
Replies: 17
Views: 1287

Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?

One tea, four ways to brew. Four different taste profile. Aroma, Fragrance, After Taste, Smoothness.... Brew with GaiPei. Brew with Teapot. Brew with Slow Boil. Cold Brew to close. You can also have a combination of brewing methods. How do you like it?? #gaipeibrew #teapotbrew #slowboilbrew #coldbre...
by OCTO
Sat May 18, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Qinghuini
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Qinghuini

Just had a fun thought; we could fly around the world visiting member teaware collections; Bok in Taipei, pedant Chicago, Chip/Jo Pennsylvania, Octo Penang, Baisao Austin, Steanze Boston, octopus China, mudandleaves Guangzhou, Victoria Santa Monica.... Anyone dropping by Penang, let me know!! Hahah...
by OCTO
Thu May 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay
Replies: 70
Views: 4788

Re: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay

I just taste tested some sencha in a brand new kobiwako pot vs in a gaiwan and the gaiwan brewed it better. The kobiwako took away the buttery mouthfeel the gaiwan gave which dulled the flavor slightly. I’ve been experimenting with mine, and I would agree, it does that for me too, and adds a somewh...
by OCTO
Sun May 05, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Please some advice on Dancong
Replies: 43
Views: 2640

Re: Please some advice on Dancong

@Bok , very nice setup coupled with very nice tea 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
by OCTO
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 4532

Re: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...

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Sharing some non-factory ShuiPing..... 😀
by OCTO
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Chipped my F1 hongni
Replies: 36
Views: 2119

Re: Chipped my F1 hongni

Trusar wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:58 am
I dropped my F1 hongni from EOT.
Should I pay someone to do kintsugi on it? Or should I do it myself? Or what should I do?
Get a new one. Plenty of F1 HongNi pot around.
by OCTO
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 2449

Re: Drippy spouts?

Anyone come up with a way to prevent spouts from that tend to drip when their poured? I bought a pot recently by a well known potter who I think generally does really good work, but when I pour with it it drips down water under the spout and onto the pot body, regardless of how I alter my pour styl...
by OCTO
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?
Replies: 33
Views: 3409

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

Both are doing pretty well and far from being neglected.... hehehe.... 😂😂😂
by OCTO
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea “Poisoning”
Replies: 32
Views: 2469

Re: Tea “Poisoning”

Victoria wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:57 pm
OCTO can you share how you are cupping?
@Victoria here are some photos on how I do cupping.

Cheers!
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by OCTO
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea “Poisoning”
Replies: 32
Views: 2469

Re: Tea “Poisoning”

Baisao Was the tea a freshly harvested or aged tea? Cupping reveals a lot about a tea. It’s a simple process which many chose to ignore... but it’s a crucial part of learning and knowing more about your tea. I would say, brewing with a teapot should only begin when you have known your tea and want ...