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by teasecret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best water for brewing tea is Natural Spring Water and it's free
Replies: 11
Views: 1526

Re: Best water for brewing tea is Natural Spring Water and it's free

Awesome! Too bad my closest one is almost an hour away from me. What size/brand jugs do you use? And how do you know it's safe?
by teasecret
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 287
Views: 64181

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

Wrote a post on the challenges of water. https://teasecrets.home.blog/2020/04/03/water-a-wicked-problem/ This is basically less of a report on any findings and more a report on the roadblocks and difficulties I've had understanding how water works. I've made almost 50 water recipes in the past year,...
by teasecret
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: F1 Green Label NZWH, 92ml
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Re: FS: F1 Green Label NZWH, 92ml

teasecret wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:29 pm
Interested, is a week-long hold possible? What is the firing like on this one?
Nevermind, no hold
by teasecret
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: F1 Green Label NZWH, 92ml
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Re: FS: F1 Green Label NZWH, 92ml

Interested, is a week-long hold possible? What is the firing like on this one?
by teasecret
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 287
Views: 64181

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

Glad this water thread is still active! I'm working on home water purification right now to get the purest-tasting water before minerals are added. Once I can replicate a spring water so it's indistinguishable in a side-by-side comparison, that will be a major milestone. Also up next for me is compa...
by teasecret
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 138
Views: 30894

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

Ginpachi wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:06 pm
How did it go, so far? I hope your teas are still fine.
I'm back to mostly pumidors now, and everything tastes pretty good. I still have a couple in zip bags but they dried out too much if not heat sealed.
by teasecret
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My new blog, tea secrets
Replies: 32
Views: 6709

Re: My new blog, tea secrets

pedant wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:40 pm
thanks, teasecret. i enjoyed reading and look forward to your water experiments.
Glad you enjoyed the read! I'm looking forward to it too.
by teasecret
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My new blog, tea secrets
Replies: 32
Views: 6709

Re: My new blog, tea secrets

After a while, I've posted a new, slightly longer-than-normal one. This post is about the difference between beginners and experts in the world of tea.
http://teasecrets.home.blog/2019/12/06/ ... d-experts/
by teasecret
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Showering the pot
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

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: 1005

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: 32
Views: 6709

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: 32
Views: 6709

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: 1519
Views: 229501

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: 25145

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...