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by wave_code
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1228
Views: 175940

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

been going back the last few days to this lao shu zhuan brick from Chawang while also trying to break out of my very long/dark steeps brewing habits as aet suggested. I really like this tea, more than a lot of other shu I've had that costs considerably more. light and smooth, nothing funky or off, m...
by wave_code
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: infusion mugs, lidded and or handled cups
Replies: 2
Views: 84

infusion mugs, lidded and or handled cups

Perhaps not as coveted as F1 pots, but sometimes it is just what you need. Do these kinds of mugs/cups have a special name in Chinese? I've been on the look out on and off for a nice mug for a while, with or without an infuser, and its actually proven kind of a difficult find. Most of what you see a...
by wave_code
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sparkling sencha, sparkling oolong, and other adventures with carbonation and tea
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Sparkling sencha, sparkling oolong, and other adventures with carbonation and tea

Thanks for the info. I was wondering how you got the tea into the bottle after adding CO2. The instructions on the soda stream says to add the CO2 before the flavoring. Wasn't sure if this was due to keeping the machine clean or a real safety concern. I do know that if you add the syrup flavoring t...
by wave_code
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1248

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

shu means you are basically stuck with factory cakes anyway minus a couple places like YS Well, I think it depends how much time you spend searching and dedicate your self to shu. I think is quite wide offer even on internet these days. "Xiaguan, Haiwan, etc, from 2010 or even a bit older anywhere ...
by wave_code
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 1248

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

theres been a bit of talk here of factory vs boutique cakes... as someone who doesn't drink much sheng I tend to keep an older holy flame brick and maybe a couple other things on hand and that covers me. shu means you are basically stuck with factory cakes anyway minus a couple places like YS, and t...
by wave_code
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Liu Bao factory codes?
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Liu Bao factory codes?

very interesting- thanks! also something I have often wondered about. while cakes and bricks are a bit trickier (but not as much as with something like sheng) at least loose liu bao has been a little easier to estimate just by eye if a photo is decent since you can get an idea of stem content, leaf ...
by wave_code
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: liu an/ luk on/ lok on
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: liu an/ luk on/ lok on

interesting- I knew that the production had been stopped so you have your old/original liu an from say the 50s, and the new style, and I recall seeing things saying if someone claims a production year in the period between when production first ended and when it was "re-created" not to trust the dat...
by wave_code
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2913
Views: 192141

Re: Yixing

well as much as I love the look, maybe not the best pot for shu then :(

it is good to know though that the thickness/form of the edges of the lid then are actually more important than the top button for ease of use.
by wave_code
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: liu an/ luk on/ lok on
Replies: 3
Views: 176

liu an/ luk on/ lok on

Seems worth having a dedicated thread here for such a unique fermented tea. If I thought it was hard to find information about Liu Bao methods and factories compared to Pu-erh in English, Liu An seems even harder. There is an older Global Tea Hut issue which luckily sheds some light for us English r...
by wave_code
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2913
Views: 192141

Re: Yixing

a question for julun style pot owners about egonomics... I love the overall shape and recently ordered a similar-ish pot with a barrel spot, rounder body and wider opening since I find my beloved fang gu style pots don't actually agree well with lots of broken leaf bits. I love the more classic styl...
by wave_code
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: FODMAPS / SIBO and Pu'Erh
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: FODMAPS / SIBO and Pu'Erh

One reason I find I really like liu bao is that, like shu, younger liu bao is much more forgiving on the stomach then sheng and can taste a lot older and/or smooth. also for the price point I think you can get much nicer liu bao than pu-erh and the general flavor is more appealing to me, so if it is...
by wave_code
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 129
Views: 23997

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

great, thanks for the tips. I'll have to see if I can find the 65% - its mostly grow shops here and a few cigar places that sell them and the higher humidity ones don't seem as popular for that (maybe too high a mold/damp risk?) so it takes some more digging, or maybe I'll try a different brand. if ...
by wave_code
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 129
Views: 23997

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

while I find things generally lose a bit of flavor over the summer as things dry out, its my first summer in a new and even drier region and I am realizing how bad of an effect the lack of moisture is having on my teas. Even my more strong fermented teas taste like very little - its a little alarmin...
by wave_code
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 77
Views: 17491

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

No worries :) If you like the Duoteli character and the larger leaf/lighter fermentation I'd also recommend the 034006 that Lao tea shop has right now. They have been having a really nice mix of things lately for both good value younger teas and sourcing a lot of 90s and some 80s teas mostly from Ma...
by wave_code
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 77
Views: 17491

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

ah sounds like I missed the boat on the cheaper buy. I love the duoteli flavor but I have a feeling like you said theres better values for money elsewhere, or more interesting offerings for that price range from Chawang. I got a sample of the Ye Yun Gu Shu last time and I've been slowly drinking it ...