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by teasecret
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Showering the pot
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Showering the pot

Heating the pot yes, of course! Depending on how fragile the clay is, I start from the outside then inside. Non-sensitive clays only inside, as I’m trying to get away from the water splash style and keep things relatively dry. That your tea tastes weaker with a preheated pot, does not makes sense w...
by teasecret
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Showering the pot
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Showering the pot

Hello,

Just wondering, do people shower the pot with hot water before brewing, after brewing, before and after, not at all, or depending? I know it increases heat, but sometimes when I shower before and after the tea is actually weaker. Share your thoughts!
by teasecret
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My new blog, tea secrets
Replies: 28
Views: 2123

Re: My new blog, tea secrets

Sorry for double post, but part 2 of my favorite teas is up.
https://teasecrets.home.blog/2019/07/14 ... rite-teas/
by teasecret
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My new blog, tea secrets
Replies: 28
Views: 2123

Re: My new blog, tea secrets

Back with a new article, my top ten favorite teas! It'll be in two parts, part 2 comes out next sunday.
https://teasecrets.home.blog/2019/07/07 ... rt-1-10-6/
Let me know if you have had any of these. It was hard to pick.
by teasecret
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 633
Views: 81235

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2019 White2Tea Astro Kittens BItterness with an underlying dragonwell note. Definite lao man e vibes. Maybe the green tea taste is because it is so young, could visit again in a few months. It's really bitter, and not particularly sweet. There might even be man xing long in here, it seems like all t...
by teasecret
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Pumidor discussion
Replies: 86
Views: 13197

Re: Pumidor discussion

At the tea shop I work at, we had a rainy day and left the door open. Days like these are around 90% humidity if just for a few hours. All the puer cakes smelled quite sweet and seemed very happy. What I'm wondering is, what if you brought your pumidor up to something like 85% for one hour, once a w...
by teasecret
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: SHINCHA 2019!
Replies: 130
Views: 7565

Re: SHINCHA 2019!

What's the appeal of shincha as opposed to getting the same sencha later in the year?
by teasecret
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 633
Views: 81235

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

https://crimsonlotustea.com/products/2014-xiaguan-tuo-cha-shou-ripe-puerh-100-grams I always thought this was the Xiao Fa Tuo, but it doesn't have the huge bird on it. Can anyone identify? It's got a nice dry straightforward ripe taste. EDIT: it's a xiao fa tuo. https://teadb.org/puproject/teas/xia...
by teasecret
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novak & Randova Teaware
Replies: 36
Views: 2238

Re: Novak & Randova Teaware

great glazed pot iGo, is it glazed on the inside too?
by teasecret
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My new blog, tea secrets
Replies: 28
Views: 2123

Re: My new blog, tea secrets

Okay, I also have similar data from 2005... the belly laughter is quite unnecessary.
Enjoy your tea, that’s all I care about I guess!
by teasecret
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My new blog, tea secrets
Replies: 28
Views: 2123

Re: My new blog, tea secrets

If it had neither of those, I doubt it would have much body at all. If it had 38mg/L of salt instead of calcium and and magnesium carbonate it would still have the same body. It would taste bad but the viscosity of the water would be the same. Actually, it really does depend. Potassium chloride, co...
by teasecret
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My new blog, tea secrets
Replies: 28
Views: 2123

Re: My new blog, tea secrets

I'm just saying that probably due to the bicarbonate and hardness making up a large portion of the TDS of that water, it provides a sufficient body for all types of tea. If it had neither of those, I doubt it would have much body at all.
by teasecret
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My new blog, tea secrets
Replies: 28
Views: 2123

Re: My new blog, tea secrets

I can see what you’re saying, but I think total hardness doesn’t just mean how much scale. Why doesn’t it pertain to the body and even the flavor of the water/tea? Fiji water tastes thick and rich, and has 105 total hardness. TDS and hardness correlate, but they don’t always have to. For the record,...
by teasecret
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My new blog, tea secrets
Replies: 28
Views: 2123

Re: My new blog, tea secrets

38 is not that low of a tds, especially with a total hardness of 25. Icelandic glacial water, while it has a tds of 62, the total hardness is 26 - almost identical.
by teasecret
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My new blog, tea secrets
Replies: 28
Views: 2123

Re: My new blog, tea secrets

Here’s the analysis of your Fox Ledge spring water. While not listed in the analysis someone online said it had a TDS of 38, which if correct would give it a very light mouthfeel. Victoria may find this interesting. Spring-Finished-2018.pdf The mouthfeel is much richer than expected. Something is v...