Search found 175 matches

by wave_code
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 210
Views: 27064

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

I do wish some of what they had they would offer in a sample size- might be worth asking if they have something open if they could toss you a few grams to try next time. Looks can be very deceiving, especially with those kang bricks. they look like a square cow pie. Its the same year and factory so ...
by wave_code
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 210
Views: 27064

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

polezaivsani are those 200g full baskets? Maybe I should pick up a couple. I haven't tried any of their teas before because I remember looking at them a couple times and thinking their prices were very high, but looking again now things don't look so unreasonable. Don't know if that is a shift in m...
by wave_code
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3184
Views: 287970

Re: Yixing

OCTO wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:23 am
Image


Another peculiar pair... beauty in the eye of the beholder... hahahaha....

Cheers!!
neat combo. I like the lids a lot- they look like stupas to me, especially the one on the right
by wave_code
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Clay pairings with Chinese/Taiwanese teas
Replies: 16
Views: 1988

Re: Japanese Clay pairings with Chinese/Taiwanese teas

Bumping this back up with some questions for those who may have been trying out these combos longer than me... I've been experimenting a bit with a cheap banko pot I had on hand. I re-set it, pulled the cheap filter out, and started trying it out with different teas and have found it works pretty we...
by wave_code
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: An Ode to Czech Potters
Replies: 36
Views: 3658

Re: An Ode to Czech Potters

shipping from HK/China these days is already slow, now you have to add up all the extra tons of paperwork & inspections. Additionally, from what i've been told... from now on plenty teas are effectively banned from entering EU territory. Teas with golden flowers are no longer allowed ( although it ...
by wave_code
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Yee On Tea Co. - 義安茶莊
Replies: 31
Views: 1173

Re: Yee On Tea Co. - 義安茶莊

also I'm intrigued by this if you know any details- https://yeeonteaco.com/collections/black-tea/products/1979-raw-guang-yuen-tribute-tea-cake since this is using material from both Yunnan and Guangxi but is listed under black tea and since it says its raw, is it 'raw' as liu bao can be and the mate...
by wave_code
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: An Ode to Czech Potters
Replies: 36
Views: 3658

Re: An Ode to Czech Potters

interesting perspective Maerskian , especially how you relate it to the animation scene. I ordered from goodtea once so far but will be again soon. I just needed a replacement for a cheap broken glass pot and didn't want to wait for slow boat shipping, but was pleased to see someone selling some HK ...
by wave_code
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: any information on aged/compressed black tea?
Replies: 18
Views: 553

Re: any information on aged/compressed black tea?

... but more importantly, Balthazar how's that Farmer Leaf cake? I really liked that sun dried red tea they had released. I don't order from them much since I'm not a big sheng drinker, but if they keep getting these interesting shu micro-fermentation batches and making more black tea I'll have to k...
by wave_code
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea and Gut Health
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Tea and Gut Health

Soy sauce and cheese are fermented, but the are aged, and by the time you consume they have few if any remaining active cultures. The fermentation process is used primarily for flavor and conservation. Kimchi, sauerkraut, yoghurt, kefir are fermented products that usually are consumed fresh, and he...
by wave_code
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Heating Elements
Replies: 38
Views: 8188

Re: Heating Elements

I'm on the lookout for something similar- euro power, compact size for use with a steel kettle as well as possibly clay later. I have a simple cookplate like that already, and while it being a little big doesn't bother me too much, and maybe they aren't all the same but mine clicks off when it gets ...
by wave_code
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 105
Views: 18034

Re: Tetsubin

I'd say get it. As I was looking into enameled tetsubins recently and as it was mentioned here Iwachu is the main company that made/makes the GOOD quality enameled tetsubins and they also make other very nice cast iron cookware. the cheapest normal (meaning non-mini and non-enameled) tetsubins I've ...
by wave_code
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: What exactly is a british teapot?
Replies: 28
Views: 626

Re: What exactly is a british teapot?

really interesting. I know of Japonisme more through the art history/painting side but not really in terms of craft. the top two are really neat looking and I would believe it was a Bauhaus pot if someone told me, but I guess this predates that by a couple decades.
by wave_code
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: What exactly is a british teapot?
Replies: 28
Views: 626

Re: What exactly is a british teapot?

Given they took their tea from their colonies and consequent bastardised them it only stands to reason that their pots are the same... :lol: asking what makes something 'British' or not in the age of Brexit is an either very touchy or extremely funny game. the example of some no doubt very well-inf...
by wave_code
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discount means Failure
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Discount means Failure

I'm with StoneLadle here. I wouldn't overthink this. I also don't know if there is a translation/language thing here too - to say failure in this way in English sort of implies some sort of grievous error or something unforgivable rather than just a mistake, and maybe that is what you intend, but th...
by wave_code
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Looking for a dull shou puer
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Looking for a dull shou puer

good ol' Golden Sail, tends to run about $1/100g and can probably be found in your local asian market. I actually quite like the stuff for making a large strong morning mug when I can't really taste anything subtle yet anyway.