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by teasecret
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Pumidor discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 10588

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: 110
Views: 2586

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: 532
Views: 59791

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: 22
Views: 1131

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: 26
Views: 1049

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: 26
Views: 1049

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: 26
Views: 1049

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: 26
Views: 1049

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: 26
Views: 1049

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: 26
Views: 1049

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...
by teasecret
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My new blog, tea secrets
Replies: 26
Views: 1049

Re: My new blog, tea secrets

Here’s my first tea review, a very clean dong ding.
https://teasecrets.home.blog/2019/04/02 ... -review-1/
by teasecret
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea “Poisoning”
Replies: 26
Views: 827

Re: Tea “Poisoning”

Did you drink it in the sun? Sometimes when too much sunlight gets onto the wet leaves they turn yucky really quickly.
by teasecret
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Travelling to New York City
Replies: 13
Views: 1785

Re: Travelling to New York City

(don't forget puerh brooklyn, it's a nice space, there's nice tea, I work there)
by teasecret
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 65
Views: 7019

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

As a quick update - all my cakes are now in their own cotton paper zip bags sitting in a 62% environment outside the bags to prevent drying over time. This should be a lot more stable and keep anything from growing while preserving aromatics and moisture. I've tried a couple cakes that were tasting ...
by teasecret
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 65
Views: 7019

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

young sheng has been consistently frustrating - I've kept well within appropriate parameters and my tea is still going awry. What is happening currently, and how does this differ from what you are attempting to achieve? Additionally, how do you imagine your two ideas would improve the situation? It...