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by Janice
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 141
Views: 28224

Re: Electric Kettles

When you’re ready to stop pouring water return the kettle to vertical and the water in the spout will run back into the kettle instead of onto the table and floor. I have the 1l gooseneck and that works for me.
by Janice
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1653
Views: 322722

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I had a stress dream, or nightmare, that I broke the yixing pot that I bought from Bok. I was relieved to come downstairs to breakfast and find the pot waiting for me. It’s a moderately small F1 70s Roubian, and any puerh or oolong I brew in it tastes as good or better than in any other pot I own. H...
by Janice
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Premium Silver Needle Vendors
Replies: 33
Views: 7155

Re: Premium Silver Needle Vendors

I’ve bought silver needles from Rishi tea in the past and it’s been excellent. I’m tempted to purchase the wild silver needle but I just have SO much tea here.
by Janice
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: Shipping delays from China?

Essence of Tea posted today about confusing (my description) answers they received from china post about parcels that were sent to Shanghai May 19. They may or may not still be at the airport. They may or may not have been sent on to other countries that had more flights to America back in May. I do...
by Janice
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: Shipping delays from China?

Ippodo is also shipping from a US distribution center. But with higher prices than their Kyoto shop website, iirc. O-cha order arrived via Fedex from Japan to New York in 4 business days. I'll probably use Ippodo again next time I re-up on Sencha. Variety is the spice of life. Decisions... I didn’t...
by Janice
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: Shipping delays from China?

Yeah, nothing on that 17 site or other tracking sites. I just placed an order from O-cha, and they are only offering FedEx shipping to the US, so I guess this is a known thing in Japan too. Ippodo also had a similar message, saying they are only shipping DHL. Ippodo is also shipping from a US distr...
by Janice
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: Shipping delays from China?

DailyTX wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:24 pm
I heard that there’s a massive delay with packages stuck in Shanghai between March to May. My EOT package is among them 😕, it has been in Shanghai for the past 4+ months. Hopefully it will come before the year is over.
I’m hoping the April parcel contains a tea that’s meant to age.
by Janice
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: Shipping delays from China?

I’m in the EOT tea club so I get a package every month. Shipping times have improved for me with the exception of the April parcel which has been stuck in Shanghai since 5/19. The September parcel took 26 days but a chunk of that was delays in the US. Have you tried https://t.17track.net for trackin...
by Janice
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: 1970s F1 Roubian Hongni, 75ml
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: FS: 1970s F1 Roubian Hongni, 75ml

I should have been sound asleep at 5 am but my cats woke me up and I began fretting about current events. Lucky me to have chosen to distract myself with the Tea Forum rather than the NY Times. This is exactly the size pot I was looking for and I love the shape - a refreshing change from my small co...
by Janice
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: 1970s F1 Roubian Hongni, 75ml
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: FS: 1970s F1 Roubian Hongni, 75ml

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by Janice
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1050
Views: 213831

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I tend to think of Chinese greens as having a brief shelf life once opened. I just found a small amount of Ming Qian An Ji Bai Cha that had been sitting in a foil bag in my non-AC kitchen since April. There was just enough tea for two sessions in a 110 ml pot. I decided to experiment with brewing it...
by Janice
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha lovers?
Replies: 58
Views: 5471

Re: Yancha lovers?

The most expensive I've had is from EoT and it's their "Ai Jiao". I think its an amazing tea and "taught" me what yancha can be. I do realize it is more of a tease but I'm still satisfied with having it. At 100 grams for $62 the ai jiao is not expensive compared to a high-quality gyokuro. The speci...
by Janice
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: mud and leaves
Replies: 164
Views: 43338

Re: mud and leaves

New Wood Fired Teapots from Yixing and Qinzhou: https://www.mudandleaves.com/store/c33/New_Arrivals.html ./download/file.php?id=5703 On your site these pots are described as having 110 ml Volume but then further down in the details are described as holding 170 ml. Can you confirm which is correct?
by Janice
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1050
Views: 213831

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

By special order you mean last years Tokusen Gyokuro from Ippodo that we had for our inagural tasting? I’m thinking, if so them maybe you vaccum sealed some? Curious if flavor profile has evolved over time. Yes, it's the Tokusen Gyokuro from Ippodo, gorgeous stuff. It's hard to say if how much the ...
by Janice
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1050
Views: 213831

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

@Victoria. Interesting brewing parameters. I didn’t buy any long jing this year, just TPHQ and anji bai cha. Some LJ is on the way to me from EOT tea club and I’m going to experiment with hotter water than I usually use. I have a Shawn McGuire that handles well even with very hot water.