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by Brent D
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 807
Views: 68331

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

When does the gaoshan spring harvesting begin? I heard it will be a little late this year due to weather. When should we expect to see it start hitting the market?
by Brent D
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Ageing Zhuni Clay
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Ageing Zhuni Clay

Some great thoughts here, and my stance remains unchanged.
Nothing will make you more cynical and un-trusting, than being a westerner and trying to collect yixing :lol:
Back to focusing on the leaf.
by Brent D
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Ageing Zhuni Clay
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Ageing Zhuni Clay

Which brings up a point... Everyone always says that a true Zhuni must be from before factory era pots. Looks like a real zhuni could be made, brand new tomorrow. How much clay is out there? Being that there is no way to "prove" that clay is zhuni, how can we tell if a modern pot is made from old st...
by Brent D
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: All about silver
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: All about silver

Heres a good read of another persons view on silver

http://oolongowl.com/silver-tea-pot-review-testing/
by Brent D
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: All about silver
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: All about silver

I missed your cleaning question, and i have an amazing trick. Never scrub it! Ever! Take a glass bowl and line it with aluminum foil. Place the pot on it and pour some baking soda on it. Then pour hot water over the whole thing. This causes a chemical reaction that will draw the tarnish off the silv...
by Brent D
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: All about silver
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: All about silver

I wonder if drinking out of a silver cup like what crimson lotus sells would give a good idea of what a tea would taste like if actually brewed in silver. Like brew in porcelain and drink it out of the silver cup. sometimes I want to really elevate everything and taste the full complexity of the te...
by Brent D
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: All about silver
Replies: 9
Views: 243

All about silver

Often overlooked, we all talk about yixing so much. I figured we should have a thread dedicated to all things silver in tea ware. I have a silver pot that I absolutely adore. It was purchased from Yunnan Sourcing for $420. This is the only western facing vendor I have seen that regularly has stock. ...
by Brent D
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Combining Tea with other Interests
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: Combining Tea with other Interests

I play League of Legends. Same username too! Starcraft II and Dota II for me. I am a Nintendo fan! Recently I played Dark Souls, in which I discovered I should never drink any good quality tea while playing - there is no pause button (and that is only the least of your worries while playing)! Oh, t...
by Brent D
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Combining Tea with other Interests
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: Combining Tea with other Interests

Shine Magical wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Very often I play video games while gong fuing.
I play banjo. I find tea doesn't effect my playing like the moonshine does :lol:

Shine, I also game. What type of games do you play?
by Brent D
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: 2006 7262 ft/s
Replies: 0
Views: 147

2006 7262 ft/s

Never opened 2006 7262 shou cake. Optimally, Id like to trade for a sheng cake or possibley some dancong or gaoshan. Best price i can find is $69 at king tea mall. Id sell for 60 conus



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by Brent D
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: favorite Gaoshan (high mountain) vendor
Replies: 24
Views: 916

Re: favorite Gaoshan (high mountain) vendor

nothing like the yeasty, rather dull dongfang meiren that I usually encounter. I have yet to encounter an Oriental Beauty that I could call sophisticated, I only ever had the sort mentioned above... Not bad, but not terribly interesting in that I would consider to buy some. Most of the jassid bitte...
by Brent D
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: favorite Gaoshan (high mountain) vendor
Replies: 24
Views: 916

favorite Gaoshan (high mountain) vendor

I think Gaoshan (Taiwanese high mountain oolong) tea is loved enough that it deserves to have its own vendor topic. This is the tea where my heart truly lies. Who are your favorite vendors? Tillerman is my current go to. Top quality and very well curated. I have also had good luck with Taiwan tea cr...
by Brent D
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: cups- silver and clay
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: cups- silver and clay

I personally stick to porcelain or some sort of glazed ware for my cups. I feel that part of gung fu is the pursuit of perfecting the brewing technique. An un-glazed cup would cause the tea to continue to be effected after the brewing was done. I am a huge fan of my silver teapot. so much so that if...