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by plamarca000
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Outdoors - let's see your tea set up
Replies: 14
Views: 634

Re: Outdoors - let's see your tea set up

I have one of the clay kettles from Global Tea Hut with the coal braiser. I was also going to buy a butane or propane 1 burner camping stove.
by plamarca000
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Tetsubin cleaning tutorial
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Tetsubin cleaning tutorial

Nice tutorial.

That’s a melamine sponge.

https://www.mrclean.com/en-us/shop-prod ... r-original

You can find them in most stores in the states
by plamarca000
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Puer-esque teas from Taiwan
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Puer-esque teas from Taiwan

Hi,

Has anyone seen or tasted any taiwanese high mountain teas that are processed like puer? I saw this but unfortunately its sold out.

https://mountainstreamteas.com/products ... nese-sheng
by plamarca000
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Novice help please
Replies: 28
Views: 929

Re: Novice help please

Get a cheap digital scale that can go to tenths of a gram. Like $10 on amazon. It will really help with your consistency.
by plamarca000
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Side Handle Pots
Replies: 12
Views: 550

Re: Side Handle Pots

I get what you are saying Bok. It shouldn’t be so serious. I just feel I find myself much more into the ritual and focus when I practice gungfu tea then when I prepare bowl tea. With gungfu I am concentrating on how many grams per my vessel, the water temp, infusion time, how to taste it in the smal...
by plamarca000
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When a session goes wrong for no logical reason
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: When a session goes wrong for no logical reason

I notice when I eat something sugary the taste of tea changes and gets more muted and subdued. Also within an hour of brushing my teeth I wont drink tea. Makes it taste awful.
by plamarca000
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Side Handle Pots
Replies: 12
Views: 550

Side Handle Pots

Hi, I recently got a 500ml global tea hut life meets tea side handle pot and I have to say I am in love with this thing. Makes the water tastier and I like brewing with it. I am still figuring out how to use it but really have been enjoying the results. I like when brewing with it their is a loosene...
by plamarca000
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Season a Kyusu?
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Re: Season a Kyusu?

I got it off ebay recently from Tokonamejp. Has a signature below the handle. Looks very similar to the Honshudei ones on that TC link.
by plamarca000
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Season a Kyusu?
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Re: Season a Kyusu?

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by plamarca000
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Season a Kyusu?
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Re: Season a Kyusu?

Interesting. I read about this builder and his clay from an older teachat thread. It’s an 85ml Shudei from Gisui. Here is the post that got me inspired to pick it up. I will definitely try some more styles in it.

https://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?t=22216
by plamarca000
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Season a Kyusu?
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Season a Kyusu?

I just got a small shudei Kyusu that I want to use for gaoshan. I usually don’t season my pots, just start brewing in them. First round thu it felt pretty muted so I’m wondering if I should season it a little first before putting really good tea through it.
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by plamarca000
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Clay Kettles
Replies: 46
Views: 6079

Re: Clay Kettles

Very nice. I love his work.

I ordered the global tea hut kettle so I will post a review of it when it gets in
by plamarca000
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay
Replies: 48
Views: 2035

Re: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay

I just got a Gisui Shudei 80ml off ebay that I will be trying to use with gaoshan. Anyone enjoy this pairing?
by plamarca000
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 184
Views: 10412

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

After reading this thread I played around with water options. I originally was just using a reverse osmosis filter that was filtering Brooklyn tap water. Tea was flat and did not have great flavor and mouth feel. Just thin and lifeless. I then ordered a case of Volvic. The tea tasted OK but still a ...