Search found 241 matches

by Brent D
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Chicago International Tea Festival 2019 (Nov. 1-3)
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: Chicago International Tea Festival 2019 (Nov. 1-3)

Wow! How did I just hear about this?! Im going. teaformeplease I will absolutely be at your seminar. There is another seminar that starts right when yours ends. I may have to leave a few minutes early :/ I gotta say, I find it a little strange that there arent more Puehr events. I am so excited! Thi...
by Brent D
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: da yu ling tea vendor list
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: da yu ling tea vendor list

Victoria wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Brent D thanks for update. Also, how did you happen to get it, via a pm?
yup :)
by Brent D
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: da yu ling tea vendor list
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: da yu ling tea vendor list

Absolutely excellent quality. It needed to breath for a few days. I find this is common for good, fresh Gaoshan. Ive been drinking it almost daily. It doesnt have all the sweetness that I used to get in the higher elevation stuff we used to be able to get (perhaps my memory is rose tinted). Middle o...
by Brent D
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: da yu ling tea vendor list
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: da yu ling tea vendor list

I have been blessed enough to get my hands on some of easonteas product. It has been sitting a few days, and I plan to sample tonight. Stay tuned ;)
You should add Taiwan Tea Crafts to your list. They are probably my favorite, if I cant go direct to a farmer.
by Brent D
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Floating Leaves : High Mountain Blind Tasting Sampler
Replies: 30
Views: 1877

Re: Floating Leaves : High Mountain Blind Tasting Sampler

Thanks for the opportunity.
Looking forward to trying
by Brent D
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Muzha and its famous Tie Guan Yin
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Muzha and its famous Tie Guan Yin

I actually enjoy this tea from tillerman in a purple clay pot 🤣
by Brent D
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Porous/absorbing clays and high roasted teas
Replies: 17
Views: 1010

Re: Porous/absorbing clays and high roasted teas

How about chens heavy roast dong ding that everyone raves about? Thats considered high quality by all, right? Good enough, yeah. I do remember being disappointed when first ordering it a couple of years back. Then I asked someone about it. Turns out that same person had specifically ordered that ba...
by Brent D
Fri May 31, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Porous/absorbing clays and high roasted teas
Replies: 17
Views: 1010

Re: Porous/absorbing clays and high roasted teas

I prefer a lighter roast, I will always try a roasted tea out with a high fired clay, but if I find the roast overpowering, I will use a dark clay. Ive had plenty of teas that people here would call "high quality" that end up in my zini Maybe those people did not have the „other“ high quality to co...
by Brent D
Fri May 31, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Porous/absorbing clays and high roasted teas
Replies: 17
Views: 1010

Re: Porous/absorbing clays and high roasted teas

I prefer a lighter roast, I will always try a roasted tea out with a high fired clay, but if I find the roast overpowering, I will use a dark clay. Ive had plenty of teas that people here would call "high quality" that end up in my zini
by Brent D
Wed May 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: 2019 spring gao shan (Yay!)
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: 2019 spring gao shan (Yay!)

Lol!
Ill report asap, but i just ordered today
by Brent D
Wed May 22, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Anyone ever bought Chinese greens from Tea Trekker or Seven Cups?
Replies: 23
Views: 1452

Re: Anyone ever bought Chinese greens from Tea Trekker or Seven Cups?

I bought longjing from all the top places last year. 7 Cups was on the list. It was one of the top quality vendors. Good stuff.
Now is $1.25 a gram shi feng worth it against Xi Hu....well thats for a different thread.
by Brent D
Wed May 22, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: 2019 spring gao shan (Yay!)
Replies: 6
Views: 446

2019 spring gao shan (Yay!)

Its my favorite time of year!
Looks like the High mountain teas are starting to trickle in. I saw a few at Taiwan Tea Crafts are in. In the cart they go!
Voice how you feel about this years Taiwanese goodness :P
by Brent D
Wed May 22, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Recommendations for a newb
Replies: 18
Views: 1226

Re: Recommendations for a newb

I would start with big and classic factory puerh like Menghai tea factory or Xiaguan tea factory. 7542 is the most famous puerh sheng recipe from menghai, but you should also have some of their shu puerh recipe (7572?). But you should purchase puerh at least 6-7 years old. For Xiaguan jia ji sheng ...
by Brent D
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Please some advice on Dancong
Replies: 43
Views: 2271

Re: Please some advice on Dancong

I have spent a good amount of time trying to source quality DC. Nothing I have been able to get ever holds a candle to tea habitat. I am currently working my way through about a dozen different samples from hojo, but im afraid Imen has ruined me. Do be careful when looking for "budget" Dancong. Dop...
by Brent D
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Please some advice on Dancong
Replies: 43
Views: 2271

Re: Please some advice on Dancong

I have spent a good amount of time trying to source quality DC. Nothing I have been able to get ever holds a candle to tea habitat. I am currently working my way through about a dozen different samples from hojo, but im afraid Imen has ruined me. Do be careful when looking for "budget" Dancong. Dopi...