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by wave_code
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1580
Views: 266366

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I've been drinking the fulushou and best taste loose ripes a lot lately. both have been great for brewing a variety of ways- stacking long slow brews with less leaf, western style, even gong-fu. I think my preference is doing one or two strong dark cups of the fulushou and doing more multi steep bre...
by wave_code
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3557
Views: 362348

Re: Yixing

I'm coming around on this pot size thing... most of my pots are around 100ml except for one 175. in the last year or so I've picked up around 4 pots that are 80ml, two of which still hold heat quite well and are great for certain teas, but not all. my 120ml nixing was originally irked me a bit becau...
by wave_code
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3557
Views: 362348

Re: Yixing

faj, those shuipings seem to have walls on the thinner side, which might be not ideal with heat loving teas. I have posted previously on why I think thick walls will probably mean a lower infusion temperature except in specific conditions. https://www.teaforum.org/viewtopic.php?p=19339#p19339 The g...
by wave_code
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 256
Views: 35244

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

huh, I didn't notice or detect any actual buds or flowers or oil aromas in this tea at all. I'll try and look specifically for it next time, but compared to say liu an where it has aglaia odorata buds specifically added I didn't see or notice anything. I had sort of assumed it was the tea grade, lik...
by wave_code
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 256
Views: 35244

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

do you know what it is about the orchid ones that wouldn't meet EU regulation compared with the others?
by wave_code
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 256
Views: 35244

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

polezaivsani I got it from HK, from a specialty grocery site actually. I just ordered this one bag to try them out. most of what they have is everyday stuff- lychee tea, lower grade oolongs, so on. most of it is still in the dim-sum type range but they do also have pu including a few older ones. wh...
by wave_code
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 256
Views: 35244

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

polezaivsani I also had a sample from that Sea Dyke basket and recall wanting to like it a lot more than I actually did. it wasn't bad, but didn't feel so strongly about picking more up. then again, sometimes it takes more than one session which was all I had to figure out how I really feel about a...
by wave_code
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 158
Views: 23998

Re: Tetsubin

nice tip! these seem like good starter tetsubin, as well as for a smaller/lighter option. I have a good stainless steel camping kettle I've been using for when I want continuous boil water over my electric kettle and for boiling spent leaves- its only 1l and its actually been a fine size for me for ...
by wave_code
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Chanting Pines
Replies: 93
Views: 12662

Re: Chanting Pines

in case anyone is looking to make a pricier purchase in the next few day, I have a coupon code for 5% off (which can be quite a lot if you get a fancy pot!) that expires on the 5th I won't be using. I'm not totally sure but its worth a try to see if its transferable- message me and I'm happy to shar...
by wave_code
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: White Tea
Topic: Aged White Tea
Replies: 34
Views: 5961

Re: Aged White Tea

I have tried a limited number of sheng pu-erh teas between a couple years old to almost 20. I have really liked none of them. I feel I would prefer older teas, but finding the needle in the haystack seems daunting and expensive for someone with no tea friends with stashes and no connections. And if...
by wave_code
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: White Tea
Topic: Aged White Tea
Replies: 34
Views: 5961

Re: Aged White Tea

I think i'll take a chance on a few cheapo cakes and see how it goes, and if I'm liking things get some better quality cakes from some different vendors. I think part of what grabs me is that aged white, whether it started as some sort of marketing thing or not, to me fulfill the potential promise o...
by wave_code
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1580
Views: 266366

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

polezaivsani wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:58 pm
wave_code, EoT have such a pot in their clearance section now, just saying :)
uh oh... :shock:

I've also seen a square version of this a couple times too which I think is also pretty catching- https://www.chawangshop.com/early-2000s ... 210cc.html
by wave_code
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: chataku
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: chataku

very nice looking Baisao ! I like the light and hammered look I've seen of a lot of the probably older copper or tin ones but these are very nice. I especially like the sakura shape and how detailed even the bottom is. some very nice chataku show up in these videos from Knjitea- https://www.youtube....
by wave_code
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1580
Views: 266366

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

ah neat, thanks for that! The idea of the motif possibly also resembling a reishi mushroom makes me like it even more.
by wave_code
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1580
Views: 266366

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

was eyeing up one of these pots the other day. if anyone knows more about the history of this shape and pattern I'm curious if it had any specific meaning/origin or if it was just ornamental artistry that became a classic shape. I really like this shape - nicely proportioned fang gu type pots are a ...