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by Janice
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smell of loofah pads
Replies: 18
Views: 393

Re: Smell of loofah pads

I’ll do the hot water test tomorrow. A little hot water didn’t have a negative effect but I don’t mind giving one of the rattan saucers a good soak. I gave one of the saucers a through soaking in water, not tea. If I hold it right up to my nose and take a very eep breath I detect a slight odor of r...
by Janice
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2868
Views: 159703

Re: Yixing

I’d like to buy an yixing pot that’s about 80 to 85 ml primarily for brewing young to middle-aged sheng. A modern pot is fine and I prefer simple shapes w/o decoration. I’ve tried reading through this thread and then looking at some of the shops that are mentioned. I end up dazed by all the conflic...
by Janice
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2868
Views: 159703

Re: Yixing

I’d like to buy an yixing pot that’s about 80 to 85 ml primarily for brewing young to middle-aged sheng. A modern pot is fine and I prefer simple shapes w/o decoration. I’ve tried reading through this thread and then looking at some of the shops that are mentioned. I end up dazed by all the conflict...
by Janice
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smell of loofah pads
Replies: 18
Views: 393

Re: Smell of loofah pads

I’ll do the hot water test tomorrow. A little hot water didn’t have a negative effect but I don’t mind giving one of the rattan saucers a good soak.
by Janice
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smell of loofah pads
Replies: 18
Views: 393

Re: Smell of loofah pads

I use rattan saucers like these from Seven Cups.

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by Janice
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 47
Views: 12306

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

Most attractive, Janice. Do you hold the hobins with bare fingers? (I often burn myself with gaiwans; so, I ask.) Really look lovely. Cheers I just noticed this question today. I can’t hold these hohins with my bare hands unless I’m brewing with low temperature water. I’m adept with a gaiwan, espec...
by Janice
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High-quality tea subscriptions?
Replies: 92
Views: 3641

Re: High-quality tea subscriptions?

Janice Good to know, thank you for the helpful information! I love comparing and contrasting our own tastes with each other. I guess I’m so used to young Sheng, this particular Nannuo I found to be hardly bitter. Even on long infusions! Much more floral and creamy for me. I’m also finding aged Shen...
by Janice
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High-quality tea subscriptions?
Replies: 92
Views: 3641

Re: High-quality tea subscriptions?

I haven’t received any packages from them since March 🙁 (stuck in shipping) I received the March and June packages this week. April is in Shanghai. That’s the airport the chartered flights are departing from. Have you checked the progress of your packages on 17track.net? We have signs of life, than...
by Janice
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High-quality tea subscriptions?
Replies: 92
Views: 3641

Re: High-quality tea subscriptions?

pantry, or anyone else try this months EOT Club offering? I haven’t received any packages from them since March 🙁 (stuck in shipping) I received the March and June packages this week. April is in Shanghai. That’s the airport the chartered flights are departing from. Have you checked the progress of...
by Janice
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware I'm Missing
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Teaware I'm Missing

If you want a second Kyushu consider a Kobiwako pot from Hojo. If you search the forum there are several threads where the clay is discussed. There’s a big size range so if you decide to buy one you could add variety of size as well as clay.
by Janice
Wed May 20, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 857
Views: 129862

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I don’t drink sencha or shincha because I’m too sensitive to bitterness. So while the shincha thread is busy I enjoy some fresh Chinese greens to celebrate the new harvest. My favorite tea is Tai Ping Hou Kui, ordered from Seven Cups. I have the perfect pot for steeping it, a gaiwan from Seong-Il. I...
by Janice
Tue May 19, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 857
Views: 129862

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I see TeaHabitat , based in Los Angeles, CA, has two 2020 Longjing available. A few other friends have ordered Chinese greens from Tea Trekker , in Northampton, MA. I haven’t tried their teas yet though, but their web site is full of interesting information, and I’ve heard good things about them. T...
by Janice
Mon May 04, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Shipping Delays on tea
Replies: 35
Views: 2375

Re: Shipping Delays on tea

I’m waiting on the March and April EOT tea club packages and I still get the ‘origin post is preparing shipment’ message from the post office. I tried the 17track site that S_B mentioned and received so e progress information. Still no tea though. Still no packages in hand and 17track showed the Ma...
by Janice
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Can this tea be saved?
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: Can this tea be saved?

The boveda packs arrive on Monday. I’m planning to move a chunk to a small tin and I’ll do a comparison in a few months.
by Janice
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Can this tea be saved?
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: Can this tea be saved?

I ordered a package of 72% RH “cigar” boveda packs. A few months ago I broke the cake into chunks and put them into an airtight container. Do I just put a boveda pack into the storage tin?