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by swordofmytriumph
Mon May 27, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What's in Lipton Teabags??
Replies: 23
Views: 1166

Re: What's in Lipton Teabags??

@sizmo, I agree with @Baisao, you can get lots of really good quality loose leaf teas for a reasonable price that are worlds better than Lipton.
by swordofmytriumph
Thu May 23, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: 2019 spring gao shan (Yay!)
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: 2019 spring gao shan (Yay!)

Ethan Kurland wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:34 am
swordofmytriumph wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:12 am
I'm heading over to Floating Leaves tomorrow or the day after, I'm so excited it's finally gaoshan season.
Does she let you sample first? I know she has tea tastings that have a fee for drinking a few teas.
She has tastings on the weekends, it does have a fee.
by swordofmytriumph
Thu May 23, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: SHINCHA 2019!
Replies: 130
Views: 7469

Re: SHINCHA 2019!

So my dad just got back from a visit to Japan and he brought me back some shincha! (At least he thought it was shincha.) He stopped at a place, I don’t know where, and got some, I have no clue where it’s from but I’mmpretty sure it’s a light steamed sencha. I love it. It’s very fresh and light. It h...
by swordofmytriumph
Thu May 23, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: 2019 spring gao shan (Yay!)
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: 2019 spring gao shan (Yay!)

I'm heading over to Floating Leaves tomorrow or the day after, I'm so excited it's finally gaoshan season.
by swordofmytriumph
Wed May 22, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Recommendations for a newb
Replies: 18
Views: 1203

Re: Recommendations for a newb

+1 for Crimson Lotus. They are my favorite, and all their stuff is stellar. They have samples too, and also a sample pack where you can get a sample of everything, which is worth it for you. Plus, their selection is well curated. Yunnan Sourcing has great stuff, but it can be bewildering to even try...
by swordofmytriumph
Tue May 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: SHINCHA 2019!
Replies: 130
Views: 7469

Re: SHINCHA 2019!

I ordered a second package of the 20th anniversary. I’ll save it for later this summer, when I intend to work lots of overtime. This’ll help me get through the tough part of the summer!
by swordofmytriumph
Tue May 21, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hagi
Replies: 93
Views: 16875

Re: Hagi

Are these leaking when making matcha or leaking when a less viscous tea is poured into them? I think I recall someone saying they were using these biwa chawan for sencha, which is why I ask. Mine was leaking for any kind of tea. I don’t drink matcha. At least not yet :mrgreen:. I say “was” because ...
by swordofmytriumph
Mon May 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Anyone ever bought Chinese greens from Tea Trekker or Seven Cups?
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

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

Janice wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 4:40 pm
swordofmytriumph wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Well, if that isn’t a ringing endorsement I don’t know what is. I’ll head on over there. Thanks for the tip tillerman!
Be sure to sign up for a free ‘membership’ and you’ll be offered a discount code each month.
Thanks for the tip!
by swordofmytriumph
Sun May 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Anyone ever bought Chinese greens from Tea Trekker or Seven Cups?
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

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

Seven Cups seems way overpriced to me. Seriously, $27 for 25g for Bi Luo Chun? Unless this is some rare, artisanal tea from thousand year old trees there's no reason to charge more than a $1 per gram for what is an otherwise ordinary green tea. LuckyMe, I don't mean to be deliberately contrarian, h...
by swordofmytriumph
Sun May 19, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Questions about storing tea in fridge
Replies: 29
Views: 3253

Re: Questions about storing tea in fridge

Do most of you refrigerate your sencha if you order several bags at once? Like, refrigerate them and take out each bag when you’re ready to drink it? It doesn’t deteriorate more quickly when opened, provided the proper time to come up to temp is given? I have so much shincha now I’m practically swim...
by swordofmytriumph
Sat May 18, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay
Replies: 50
Views: 3825

Re: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay

I will keep testing it for sencha because I don't have any spring gaoshan yet :( I got an ounce of winter Dayuling from floating leaves when I was there last week, cause I knew I’d need it to tide me over. Actually, come to think of it, that was a really good way to test the pot. Because it really ...
by swordofmytriumph
Sat May 18, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 521
Views: 63147

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I’ve been playing around with my leaf ratio for O cha’s 20th anniversary sencha, and it was never quite what I wanted. Then, today I made a happy mistake and discovered that I like this tea with less than the recommended leaf ratio, rather than more, which is what I had been doing. I put part of the...
by swordofmytriumph
Sat May 18, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Anyone ever bought Chinese greens from Tea Trekker or Seven Cups?
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

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

Awesome thanks everyone! I guess I’ll add them to the list.
by swordofmytriumph
Fri May 17, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Anyone ever bought Chinese greens from Tea Trekker or Seven Cups?
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

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

If so, how was it? I’m looking for more sources of Chinese greens, wanted to know how their quality was.

Edit: while I’m at it, does anyone know how to actually buy this year’s green tea from Life in a Teacup? Their page says that it’s in stock but there’s nowhere to order.