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by Dresden
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blends vs. Single Origin
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: Blends vs. Single Origin

This is quite similar to discussions people have regarding single malt whiskies vs blends. Single malts can be hit or miss based on a variety of factors but good ones can be extremely good. Some people look down on blends simply because they are blends and there is no chance to find that rare unicor...
by Dresden
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Japanese Green Tea: Aged, Roasted, Fermented
Replies: 43
Views: 9820

Re: Japanese Green Tea: Aged, Roasted, Fermented

Just cracking open a bag of the organic genmai hojicha from Yunomi. I love genmaicha so I figured I would give this a shot. I am not disappointed at all. This just might be my new favorite cold weather campfire brew. When it's brewing the roast of the hojicha and genmai combined almost reminds me of...
by Dresden
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 916
Views: 168078

Re: Introduce Yourself

Some of my other luxurious hobbies include whisky and wine tasting, cigar smoking, and cooking. I've also been trying to unlock the secrets of Daoism for the past couple of months. Welcome TeaFox269 . I also am an avid whiskey collector and enjoy a fine stick now and again. And I totally understand...
by Dresden
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Is now a good time to try Japanese teas?
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Is now a good time to try Japanese teas?

As others have stated... No time like the present. If nothing else it will give you time to find what you like so that once shincha season rolls around you can narrow down your search.

Soooo much shincha.... Soooo little money. :mrgreen:
by Dresden
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1050
Views: 213825

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Today I was rummaging through my tea and I found an unopened bag of last year's Farmer's Shincha from Hibiki-an. Still seems to be pretty good so this will probably be my daily drinker for the near future.

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by Dresden
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?
Replies: 17
Views: 1601

Re: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?

Dresden that's reassuring and also a relief... In general, I'd like to ask if for grandpa, are people pouring out the brews separately or just drinking from the cup/flask? I personally sip it from a mug once the leaves have settled. When there is about 1/4 to 1/3 of the liquid left, top it off with...
by Dresden
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?
Replies: 17
Views: 1601

Re: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?

StoneLadle wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:16 pm
Tetsubin wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:20 am
I like Global Tea hut elevation and ruby red. But also boll rolled oolong works quite nice.
Name an oolong that isn't ball rolled these days
Challenge accepted... Oriental Beauty, Da Hong Pao, Rou Gui, Dan Cong, Jin Yao Shi
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Dresden
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Collecting "falling out of love with pu'er" stories from Blogspot
Replies: 32
Views: 2611

Re: Collecting "falling out of love with pu'er" stories from Blogspot

:cry: :broken_heart: These stories are very sad, and yet I feel the same way. I've loved Kentucky Bourbon for a long time and every night I'd drink a nip or two and sleep like a baby. Seeking out various mash bills and looking for different profiles. I lost my love for Bourbon and picked up puerh. ...
by Dresden
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Collecting "falling out of love with pu'er" stories from Blogspot
Replies: 32
Views: 2611

Re: Collecting "falling out of love with pu'er" stories from Blogspot

StoneLadle wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:37 am
I like Islay malts with oolong !
As a fan of a good Islay are there any particular oolongs you like to pair? I would imagine it would take something pretty heavily roasted to stand up to something like an Ardbeg.
by Dresden
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?
Replies: 17
Views: 1601

Re: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?

The teas I go grandpa style with the most are chinese greens and ball rolled oolongs. There is nothing like warming up next to a campfire with nice roasted dong ding.
by Dresden
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1652
Views: 322714

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Finishing up some Farmer's Choice Baozhong from Floating Leaves. Nice floral green oolong profile with a bit of fruity sweetness. The fruit flavor sort of reminds me of dried pineapple. Really refreshing and nice on a dreary, overcast day.
by Dresden
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Tea Stains On Porcelain
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Tea Stains On Porcelain:

you both are using baking soda and citric acid at the same time? if so, why? Most cleaning products are made of "surfactants" and "builders". Surfactants reduce the surface tension between the liquid and the object being cleaned. Citric acid is one such surfactant. On the other hand, builders enhan...
by Dresden
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Tea Stains On Porcelain
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Tea Stains On Porcelain:

A hot water bath of citric acid (same kind used for canning) and baking soda always seems to do the trick for me. Stains just melt away.
by Dresden
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 375
Views: 89752

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Started the day with some Wu Liang mountain Yunnan black. Sweet and malty with an underlying floral/fruity flavor that I just can't put my finger on.
by Dresden
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 45777

Re: The Porcelain Thread

Bought these off of ebay around 10 years ago. It's a matching set of 5. Don't know much about them. Anyone have any info?
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