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by oolongfan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 51
Views: 1667

Re: Mei leaf

t-curious - I understanding what you are trying to say. It appears that the original poster still wants to try Mei Leaf's teas, despite the feedback given here..probably for the reasons that you stated. I was lucky to enter my tea journey in great company (Norbu) but I can imagine what the OP is goi...
by oolongfan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Ripe-Raw blended cakes
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: Ripe-Raw blended cakes

mrmopu - Thanks for the suggestion. I tend to stick with 'tried and true' vendors (EOT, Yunnan Sourcing, Norbu) for tea in general. Being new to pu erh, I have only one 'tution' cake (from a questionable vendor). and the too-low-price was the first red flag.
by oolongfan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Greatwheel//Greenwoodstudio
Replies: 18
Views: 1517

Re: Greatwheel//Greenwoodstudio

debuinx - Thank you so much for sharing all of those photos..you really capture the beautiful glazes and feel of Shawn's pieces. I love the layout too...like immersing oneself in a sea of beautiful glazes. I love seeing the variety of styles and glazes ezpecially as I am new to Shawn's work, and rig...
by oolongfan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Greatwheel//Greenwoodstudio
Replies: 18
Views: 1517

Re: Greatwheel//Greenwoodstudio

Thank you..no rush though as the 4th can be a busy time. I am celebrating by having some tea that day :)
by oolongfan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Greatwheel//Greenwoodstudio
Replies: 18
Views: 1517

Re: Greatwheel//Greenwoodstudio

I really love his work. We always have 1 of his 'fair cups' in our rotation! I would love to see pictures of the 'fair cups' and any other pieces by Shawn. I will try and get some pictures pf my cups and jar during my next tea session. I just discovered Shawn's work..this was my first order. I was ...
by oolongfan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Ripe-Raw blended cakes
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: Ripe-Raw blended cakes

That sounds aweful Shine Magical. I have been very lucky. All the raw-ripe blends I have seen have been honestly represented as such.

Can't imagine how it would feel to think you are getting an aged sheng...only to discover it is a newer raw-ripe. Any vsuggestions on how to avoid that scenario?
by oolongfan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Greatwheel//Greenwoodstudio
Replies: 18
Views: 1517

Re: Greatwheel//Greenwoodstudio

I just received my order. I did get a notification that my order was going to be a little late. As consolation, Shawn kindly added a lovely cup to my order..even though the order really was not late at all. Talk about great customer service...and stunning work.
by oolongfan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Ripe-Raw blended cakes
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: Ripe-Raw blended cakes

Nis - Thanks for the feedback...sounds like I will have to try the 2016 "Wild Purple Green Mark" ASAP as yours is the second good review of this tea :)
by oolongfan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 633
Views: 81234

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Speaking of Essence of Tea .... 2017 EOT Spring Nancai - I had read reviews of this tea so grabbed a sample when it was recently put back in circulation. Started out savory butternut squash pumpkin seed soft char note bamboo yeast pepper plus a hint of someother spice maybe tarragon. Second steep ha...
by oolongfan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Ripe-Raw blended cakes
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: Ripe-Raw blended cakes

@dloo99- Thanks for explaining the difference between the two types...gives me a much clearer understanding :)
by oolongfan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: CNNP Tea ID help
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: CNNP Tea ID help

Stupid question but..who is BTTC?
by oolongfan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Recommendations for a newb
Replies: 18
Views: 1218

Re: Recommendations for a newb

@Dresden - Hope you report back as you drink your way through your order from YS. I lucked out in that my first introduction to pu erh was through a sample of Essence of Tea's 2000 Green Peacock raw pu erh, which was kindly sent to me by tingjunkie along with a purchased teapot. What delightful int...
by oolongfan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 633
Views: 81234

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

@Victoria - Thanks for the clarification :) I didn't mean to come across as doubting. Rather I was confused about the photo of the dark brew on Global Tea Hut's site..and wondered if that was the same Blue Mark that you mentioned. I love PuerhJunky's website.....I will have to try some of his sheng...
by oolongfan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 633
Views: 81234

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

@Victoria - I got the impression that the Blue Mark from Global Tea Hut was shu...based on the color of the cake and the brew in the photos only - I have not yet had this tea. Also the lack of reference to sheng made me think it was shu. Now reading your notes, I am wondering if I am wrong....
by oolongfan
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 633
Views: 81234

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

@Rui - Thanks for the suggestion...I will e-mail them (I speak French and I imagine their English is pretty handy too). I hope you and your wife has a smooth transition....and find some good tea shops near you (aside from Paris). Please do keep me posted - if you don't mind - whenever you get bakc ...