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by Brent D
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Confronting Counterfeit Tea
Replies: 6
Views: 228

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: 161

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: 161

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: 181
Views: 16864

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: 50
Views: 2292

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: 365

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: 365

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: 415

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.
by Brent D
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Toss the scraps from your cake?
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: Toss the scraps from your cake?

TeaZero wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:50 am
Brent D wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:57 pm
Ive noticed that I really am throwing away a lot of material.
Can't you use a tea knife, so that you safe more material?
I use a tea knife, but I still find that theres a good amount of dust and scraps.
by Brent D
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: 2000 Hong ni Jin Zhong $80
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

Re: 2000 Hong ni Jin Zhong $80

$60
or will trade for a nice Dayi cake
by Brent D
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Toss the scraps from your cake?
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Toss the scraps from your cake?

When I bust off a chunk from a pu cake, I dont use the loose stuff that falls off. Ive found that it doesnt brew properly and comes out very bitter and astringent. I only use the main chunck. Ive noticed that I really am throwing away a lot of material. Do others do this, or have you learned the bre...
by Brent D
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Brewista variable temp is $70 on amazon
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Brewista variable temp is $70 on amazon

I have both. Bad experience with the bonavita. Rusted in 3 months. Made a claim. A month later they said they must have lost my claim. How convenient. Haven’t had time to fill out the claim again. Brewista has been great since day 1 and I personally like it better in every way. I forgot to ask you,...
by Brent D
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much will you spend on tea this year?
Replies: 19
Views: 969

Re: How much will you spend on tea this year?

I stop counting after I add up everything in April.
I dont even want to know!
by Brent D
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Fushoushan: The Farm, The Tea and The Impostors
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Fushoushan: The Farm, The Tea and The Impostors

Great read! I have had the pleasure of trying pretty much all the teas talked about so far. I must concur that Tillerman is more of a connoisseur that sells teas than a tea seller that likes tea. Everything I have tried from him (I think thats everything he offers :D) has been absolutely top notch. ...
by Brent D
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking tea at night
Replies: 15
Views: 806

Re: Drinking tea at night

Tea wakes me when im sleepy and calms me when im restless. No issues sleeping when I drink at night.
I try to make lighter teas that have fewer infusions in the evening.