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by wave_code
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1781
Views: 367068

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

bouncing between a couple Sunsing samples from Anmo the last few days - so far mainly the white wrapper tuo and the Master Loo brick. The white wrapper tuo is a nice tea - its very clean, has a bit of but not overwhelming sweetness, basically an all around solid but simple shu. Maybe so so clean and...
by wave_code
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Your First Teapot... show off!
Replies: 30
Views: 4180

Re: Your First Teapot... show off!

Going through boxes and packing up the teaware for another move, found my first pot. Bought it on impulse really just because it was so small and I liked the shape, was very cheap, but of course its not good clay and smells like pencil shavings inside. Its got a badly stamped mark of a fish spouting...
by wave_code
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 383
Views: 59740

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

interesting you find it so variable Balthazar . sounds like I had a good day with it then and we'll see how it goes next time. I wonder if its because of how compressed it is- I feel like with shu or liu bao once its been through waking or if its looser compression you can see a bit more of what you...
by wave_code
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 383
Views: 59740

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

trying the 2017 YTS Huangshan I got from Balthazar today. So far the most tightly compressed of these bricks I've tried, but opened up pretty quick after the rinse. Crammed 5g into 90ml jianshui. pot which filled up quite fast once the leaves opened. It still has a lot of these sort of peachy/stone ...
by wave_code
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tin pots
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Tin pots

I do quite like the shape of that one, and certainly more wallet friendly. Maybe not quite as reliable, but there is always vintage- I doubt any of the stuff going up is old enough that you could risk it still having lead... this antique vendor puts up a fair amount of tin/pewter stuff if you keep a...
by wave_code
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tin pots
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Tin pots

I've never used a tin pot before, so I'm no help there. I did notice the other day though that the copper pots Hojo sells are tin lined - still not on the super cheap side, but well below the cost of a silver pot if one was keen to try it out. the ones you posted with the rattan wrapping are super n...
by wave_code
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: plastic wrap- yes, no, or when?
Replies: 0
Views: 99

plastic wrap- yes, no, or when?

I've noticed that typically this is done with older pu cakes/bricks, but also sometimes with younger ones as well as other teas (liuan baskets, etc). I'm guessing there are a number of reasons for doing this with older cakes- wrappers falling off/disintegrating, protection of expensive tea, preventi...
by wave_code
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 4705
Views: 586623

Re: Yixing

I have a few new pots on the way in 4 very different types of clay from different time periods/grades, so it will be interesting to see how they all behave initially and how they 'season' or not over time in parallel. I am getting the feeling more and more that a lot of things around seasoning and m...
by wave_code
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 4705
Views: 586623

Re: Yixing

OCTO was offering me some helpful guidance on some pots recently, including clarifying a bit for me about reduction fire how you can usually still see the under-color of something coming through in the right light. The fact that my 90s pot that I thought was black from reduction fire is really more...
by wave_code
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay
Replies: 130
Views: 29178

Re: Hokujo, Kobiwako & Iga Clay

Very nice - I'm curious to try the Iga clay, but I hope that the Japan shop gets some of these smaller sizes at some point
by wave_code
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 62416

Re: The Porcelain Thread

Picked this up out of curiosity since it was just a couple dollars... maybe I'm wrong about the date but this is a gift set from I believe, if google is translating right, Mingsheng Tea Factory in Anxi, maybe from the 80s? I don't know if AnBao was another brand name for that factory, or the porcela...
by wave_code
Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 4705
Views: 586623

Re: Yixing

I think that 'bad clay' will make bad tea, but it's not necessary to get 'good clay' to make good tea. So long as the clay isn't terrible, there'll be something that it pairs well with. Part of the fun is finding out what that tea might be, and learning from how it affects it. I'm sure that there's...
by wave_code
Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 383
Views: 59740

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

Andrew S I’ve never really gotten into Liubao and related teas, but your reviews make it sound worth exploring more! Liubao seems like one of those teas where people are either really passionately into them or not at all. True- it doesn't seem like the kind of tea many people tend to casually drink...
by wave_code
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: "Zairai" or seed propagated sencha
Replies: 23
Views: 686

Re: "Zairai" or seed propagated sencha

@Bok I'm guessing you are refering to Takashi Ichikawa's projects? or another person

https://www.instagram.com/takashi_ichikawa1212/
by wave_code
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: "Zairai" or seed propagated sencha
Replies: 23
Views: 686

Re: "Zairai" or seed propagated sencha

really interesting, thanks everyone for all of the info here. I drink greens once in a blue moon, specifically sencha even less, but the temple tea sounds really tasty and unique - @LeoFox and @Bok you managed to pique my interest in a green now!