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by Dresden
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Black Tea Vendor Topic
Replies: 11
Views: 4008

Re: Black Tea Vendor Topic

Can anyone recommend a Ceylon tea specialist? I wouldn't say they are a specialist but I have had good results with the Ceylon from TeaTrekker. My favorites tend to come from either the Kenilworth Garden in the Kandy region or Lover’s Leap Estate in Nuwara Eliya. I have thought about trying out htt...
by Dresden
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 455
Views: 51441

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome aboard @Hannah, @TEAMOOD and @Zac12! Hope to see you around the forums! :)
by Dresden
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Umami in Matcha
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Umami in Matcha

I've always thought of it as "meaty". Kind of like that meaty, full mouthfeel/taste when eating a mushroom.
by Dresden
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 391
Views: 50681

Re: Yixing

You see... The key is to not be able to afford any of this stuff. Then authenticity is no longer an issue. :mrgreen:
by Dresden
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1038
Views: 113784

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Floating Leaves Traditional Dong Ding A for me today



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by Dresden
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1038
Views: 113784

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Dresden. Floating Leaves Alishan Black is very nice tea. However, it is a black tea (or red tea); it isn't an oolong (although it is finished in the ball rolled fashion.) Red oolong, often referred to as hong shui is a true oolong tea that is made with higher oxidation levels than used for "fresh" ...
by Dresden
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing
Replies: 32
Views: 4511

Re: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing

Good idea. Do you use citric acid for anything else? The only other time I have used citric acid is canning tomatoes. Wondering now, does it leave any sour-tasting notes behind, or do those evaporate like with vinegar? Good question. I've not used it on anything super porous. When canning it does n...
by Dresden
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing
Replies: 32
Views: 4511

Re: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing

Victoria wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:19 pm
Good idea. Do you use citric acid for anything else?
The only other time I have used citric acid is canning tomatoes.
by Dresden
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1038
Views: 113784

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

debunix wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Norbu Red Alishan: complexly fruity, spicy, sweet, earthy. Can't get enough of it.
Have you tried the Alishan Black (Red Oolong) from Floating Leaves? If so, how does the Norbu compare?
by Dresden
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing
Replies: 32
Views: 4511

Re: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing

Another good option to remove scale (as well as stains from porcelain) is citric acid and baking soda. In fact, citric acid is what zojirushi recommends when cleaning scale from their water boilers.
by Dresden
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Porcelain Gaiwan Comparison
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: Porcelain Gaiwan Comparison

I have recently started using a Jingdezhen gaiwan and have really been enjoying it. One thing I noticed is that the finish on my Jingdezhen gaiwan is more of a matte finish (which in the description was done intentionally) and not the high shine polished finish of my other gaiwan. Also, it is a medi...
by Dresden
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Floating Leaves Baozhong Blind Tasting Event
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Floating Leaves Baozhong Blind Tasting Event

Got my samples in today. Looks like it's going to be a Baozhong style hurricane party this weekend! We’ll be thinking of you. I see it is getting very windy and you’ll have a lot of rain for many days. No surfing with your teacup :) . At least I won'r run out of fresh water :lol: Seriously though.....
by Dresden
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Floating Leaves Baozhong Blind Tasting Event
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Floating Leaves Baozhong Blind Tasting Event

Got my samples in today.

Looks like it's going to be a Baozhong style hurricane party this weekend!
by Dresden
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 51
Views: 2134

Re: Mei leaf

i tend to stereotype vendors to a certain extent based on their location. as a US-based shopper, the UK ranks fairly high on my mental lists of perceived overhead, cost of living, import/export duty, shipping costs, and other encumbrances. this causes me to perceive their value (quality per USD) as...
by Dresden
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 455
Views: 51441

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome @t-curious . Nice to have you here!