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by Brent D
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: ID these pots?
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: ID these pots?

Modern zini. Possibly a mix. Looks like decent enough clay. Id try it with pu
by Brent D
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Classic factory recipes
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Classic factory recipes

Heres a thread I started a while back that has a lot of good info for this.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=262&p=2904#p2904
by Brent D
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Reset or just go with it?
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Reset or just go with it?

Its always been mine.
by Brent D
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Reset or just go with it?
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Reset or just go with it?

Ive got a zini pot thats had about 2-250 grams of roasted oolong through it. I think it would do better for my aged sheng.
Would you reset it, or just start brewing the sheng?
by Brent D
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tea stains on silver
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Tea stains on silver

Thats some good info. Thanks
by Brent D
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tea stains on silver
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Tea stains on silver

Havent tried a baking soda soak. Ill give it a shot. Bleach makes silver tarnish. You dont want to use abrasives on silver. Scratches cause oxidation to occur quicker and they are harder to clean.
by Brent D
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tea stains on silver
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Tea stains on silver

Does anyone have a good trick for getting tea stains off silver? Most people are going to jump to the conclusion that im talking about tarnish. I am not. This is literally tea stains in the inside of the pot. This is one of the silver pots from YS. I can make the outside shine like new, but the insi...
by Brent D
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Confronting Counterfeit Tea
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Confronting Counterfeit Tea

Some great points in here.
Id love to hear what percentages of that Taiwanese exportation goes where.
I feel another great way to avoid passing off is to become involved in group buys. 8 Tea heads is better than one :D
by Brent D
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Chaozhou pots
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Chaozhou pots

I asked if she had any that werent on the site, and she said she didnt. None of the ones she has now really grab me.
by Brent D
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Chaozhou pots
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Chaozhou pots

I have been experimenting a lot with DC as of late, and these CZ pots seem all the rage. Sounds like a good time to jump on the wagon and a great excuse for new teaware. I have decided to give them a shot, but im not really sure what one should be looking for in these pots. I understand that these a...
by Brent D
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 190
Views: 22136

Re: Yixing

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:35 pm
A new 160ml pot that's likely early 60's. I haven't started using it yet since I'm working on raising an early 70's 160ml first. 60's looks slightly flatter than 70's.
WOW!
been searching high and low for one of these. congrats
by Brent D
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Musings on Dancong…
Replies: 62
Views: 3630

Re: Musings on Dancong…

A recent session with some dc I received from global tea hut has sparked new interest in me. I have been buying occasionally from tea habitat. Just an ounce at a time, and having maybe 2-3 sessions a month. I’d like to explore what other vendors we really trust on this stuff. The doping is so rampan...
by Brent D
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong

Being that I do trust my sources, I am more concerned about how this will effect market pricing.
I dont keep my finger on the pulse of the price of pu, but im sure that there are those here that do. I would imagine that fluctuations are already being seen.
by Brent D
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong

I actually just logged on to specifically look for this topic. I am curious what this will do to the market. All pu from 2018 or earlier, you now have to be suspect of. Im curious on how to inspect a cake to insure it hasnt been soaked. One would think the wrapper would be telltale, but honestly, I ...
by Brent D
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Nei Zi Wai Hong vs Zini
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Nei Zi Wai Hong vs Zini

Im looking at 2 pots. Both are green label.
One is a Nei Zi Wai Hong, the other is a pure Zini. The all zini is quite a bit more expensive.
This puzzles me. Did they use inferior clay on the Nei Zi Wai Hongs? I would think as far as brewing goes, they would be the same.