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by teasecret
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 344
Views: 75180

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

I also noticed that my CaCO3 concentrate is often cloudy, even at only half a gram per 900ml. No idea why this would be, as MgCO3 concentrate is totally clear, but less useful. https://teasecrets.home.blog/2021/01/02/water-recipe-2-2-3-heavy/ Were you using MgCO3 or MgSO4? The former should be almo...
by teasecret
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 344
Views: 75180

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

Thanks Rickpatbrown for the experiment! That all makes sense to me. Probably with the medium strength water, the "pure water taste" was able to come through with all of its fragrance, without getting too muted by any excess bicarbonates, and the calcium hardness was there to extract a nice presence....
by teasecret
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 344
Views: 75180

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

This is fantastic! I fully support this approach. Its interesting that you are looking at differnet teas with the same water. I would have done the opposite, 3 waters with one tea. I think it would be easier to taste the effects of different water than trying to recall back to a previous day/week s...
by teasecret
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 344
Views: 75180

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

New post on a new water recipe collaboration with Empirical Tea, complete with tasting notes and ratings. Planning on doing this kind of thing weekly. Let me know what you think of it! https://teasecrets.home.blog/2020/12/30/water-recipe-1-truth-serum-1-0/ Here is Arby's post on the water recipe als...
by teasecret
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Two Teapots and a Waste Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: FS: Two Teapots and a Waste Bowl

Sold. Just waste bowl left, $35. Mods, I can't edit the original post to reflect what has sold. Any help is appreciated!
by teasecret
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Two Teapots and a Waste Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: FS: Two Teapots and a Waste Bowl

Alexifen wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Hi, I’m interested in the zini teapot, but I can’t send you a Dm
Sent you a DM!
by teasecret
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 344
Views: 75180

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

Would love one day to have a tasting with you comparing the different waters you are making with tea. Aside from TDS what other factors (pH, alkalinity, hardness, minerals) do you consider the most important to track and reduce or increase? Great question! With pH, a lot is dependent on the amount ...
by teasecret
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 344
Views: 75180

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

Sorry to double post, but I made that toronto water recipe again, and had a great session with 2004 Biyun Hao Manzhuan. Thought it would be interesting to record some tasting notes, half about the tea, and half about the water! https://teasecrets.home.blog/2020/12/12/2004-biyun-hao-manzhuan-with-fak...
by teasecret
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Two Teapots and a Waste Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: FS: Two Teapots and a Waste Bowl

Rye pot sold! Zini and waste bowl still available, $55 and $35.
by teasecret
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Two Teapots and a Waste Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: FS: Two Teapots and a Waste Bowl

$55 for each pot, 35 for the randova bowl :) Last call!
by teasecret
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 344
Views: 75180

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

Wrote a post about an experiment I did where I replicated mgualt's toronto tap water. Hopefully it's interesting! https://teasecrets.home.blog/2020/12/06 ... tap-water/

It really was quite difficult but the result was pretty surprising, and much better than I expected.
by teasecret
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Two Teapots and a Waste Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: FS: Two Teapots and a Waste Bowl

Price drop: $70 for each pot, $40 for waste bowl!
by teasecret
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 344
Views: 75180

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

Really enjoying this new recipe I made. Per gallon : 200mg baking soda, 34 mg potassium bicarbonate, 138 mg mgcl2 hexahydrate, 176mg gypsum dihydrate, 44mg cacl2, optional 40 mg silica (amorphous or colloid) Resulting stats: Hardness: 54 mg/L as CaCO3 Alkalinity: 36 mg/L as CaCO3 TDS (Calculated): 1...
by teasecret
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Two Teapots and a Waste Bowl
Replies: 10
Views: 970

FS: Two Teapots and a Waste Bowl

Hi! I'm selling an adorable Duchek Rye Pot, 95ml from Pu-Erh.sk, used under 10 times for sheng and shou, no smell, like-new, $80 IMG_6884.jpeg IMG_6886.jpeg IMG_6888.jpeg IMG_6889.jpeg A 90 ml Early 90's zini shuiping with tree painting, from Emmett's Teas, used under 10 times for sheng, shou and li...
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: 1810

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?