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by Brent D
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 24643

Looking for a pot with specific criteria

Looking for a pot with specific criteria:
Im looking for a pot that holds 300-350ML
Glazed on the inside at least. Porcelain would be optimal.
Must have built in multihole filter. Not stainless.
Not a side handle. Looking for one that has the conventional handle on the back.
Any suggestions?
by Brent D
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 52
Views: 4406

Re: Coronavirus

I saw some drone footage of Wuhan. Very eerie. It really seems to be more of a flavor of the day in the news for the west. Our media is focused on internal politics and other fleeting stories that are quick attention grabbers. You need to search for things pertaining to the virus. We are hearing tha...
by Brent D
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 52
Views: 4406

Re: Coronavirus

That is some good news! Hopefully this outbreak can be contained quickly and tea, Chinese goods, and the people of China can put this behind them soon. Any good being shipped from china, brings people with it. People to load and unload. A person to pilot the plane, or boat. People that are just loca...
by Brent D
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 52
Views: 4406

Corona Virus

Well, We may as well talk about it.
Its all over the news in the west. Id love to hear from people living abroad, as our news outlets are...questionable. Whats the word out there in the world.
Ill admit, I am not ordering any tea until this gets resolved.
by Brent D
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffeine in White, green, oolong, red, pu
Replies: 11
Views: 1120

Re: Caffeine in White, green, oolong, red, pu

Thats some good info! Makes sense as well. multiple cups of black/red tea have no effect on me, but if I get a little overzealous with a green or young sheng, I feel it. So perhaps these tests were done on raw leaf rather than a finished brew. Is this just knowledge you have amassed over time or do ...
by Brent D
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffeine in White, green, oolong, red, pu
Replies: 11
Views: 1120

Re: Caffeine in White, green, oolong, red, pu

Ive never heard of it either. Im not exactly sure. Thats why I posted. Oxidation is by definition the atom or molecule losing electrons, so I suppose loss of mass does make sense, but there is a corresponding reduction, so mass should be conserved? I wouldnt think that an oxidized tea has a lower in...
by Brent D
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffeine in White, green, oolong, red, pu
Replies: 11
Views: 1120

Caffeine in White, green, oolong, red, pu

What are the caffeine levels of different types of teas? Somewhere along the way, I got it in my head that the oxidation process made the caffeine levels in tea deteriorate. Perhaps I made this up? I googled it today, and found a lot of differing "studies". Most stated that black (oxidized/ non-ferm...
by Brent D
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 49
Views: 4787

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

I only come across the old site when I google something, and it comes up. Last time I tried to post something, it told me it needed to be approved. It never happened.
I dont think its very active. They killed it. All the regular posters are here.
by Brent D
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea from Taiwan this season
Replies: 14
Views: 1448

Re: Tea from Taiwan this season

I would agree. I found almost all of what I had this year to be disappointing. I did find some worth drinking though. Nothing spectacular.
by Brent D
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fancy tea tables/tray
Replies: 5
Views: 1110

Re: Fancy tea tables/tray

Exactly.
I may get this one and plug the hole and drill a new one out of the bottom so I can add my own reservoir.
by Brent D
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fancy tea tables/tray
Replies: 5
Views: 1110

Re: Fancy tea tables/tray

Yes, many are a bit too over the top. I really like this one, but to have it made of ebony and shipped would be a lot of money, so I figured if I am going to spend that much, I better be sure I want it. https://www.etsy.com/listing/701468704/tea-table-6035cm-chaban-for-gongfu-tea?ga_order=most_relev...
by Brent D
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High-quality tea subscriptions?
Replies: 100
Views: 5074

Re: High-quality tea subscriptions?

one tea per month. about 10-15 grams. The magazine goes into great depth on that months tea. It will show the farm and the growing practices, as well as an interview with the farmer. It also goes through suggested brewing parameters.
by Brent D
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High-quality tea subscriptions?
Replies: 100
Views: 5074

Re: High-quality tea subscriptions?

They are located in Taiwan and put a great emphasis on quality and sustainability. They shy away from the Gaoshans due to the farming practices. They get many different teas, and many I would never purchase on my own. They do seem to get a bit over spiritual on some things, but the tea is always sup...
by Brent D
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fancy tea tables/tray
Replies: 5
Views: 1110

Fancy tea tables/tray

Ive decided id like to get a nice tea tray for my brewing. Id like to spend a few hundred on something large and a bit fancier looking. I have a dedicated table in my room that is always set up for brewing, so it wont be moved. Ive seen some very nice ones on etsy and a few on ebay. I was hoping the...