Search found 100 matches

by Dresden
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?
Replies: 19
Views: 383

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: 19
Views: 383

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: 18
Views: 433

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: 18
Views: 433

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: 19
Views: 383

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: 1430
Views: 239324

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: 252

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: 252

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: 339
Views: 66604

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: 156
Views: 28961

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?
...
Attach0 (20).jpg
Attach0 (20).jpg (92 KiB) Viewed 238 times
Attach0 (19).jpg
Attach0 (19).jpg (192.88 KiB) Viewed 238 times
by Dresden
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 739
Views: 119197

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hi everyone. Just joined the forum and wanted to introduce myself. I live in New Orleans and have been drinking tea for MANY years, though only recently have I been exploring deeper. I am mostly a green tea drinker, though I sometimes have white and am interested in trying pu-erh. Hoping to learn a...
by Dresden
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?
Replies: 49
Views: 3291

Re: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?

Well said Chip . I, for one was outraged when the OTTI came down. We as members spent our own money to purchase teas, post comparative reviews, and broaden our knowledge and appreciation for tea. Add to this monumental task that you took on coordinating participants, acquiring product, packing count...
by Dresden
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily Tea Routines
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Daily Tea Routines

I'm a bit all over the place these days to be honest. The one thing that I still keep consistent is that if I am trying a tea for the first time, or trying to go really in depth with a tea, I always do it in the morning as that is when our palette is the most sensitive. A little trick I picked up fr...
by Dresden
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239324

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Just finishing up some Summer 2016 Bai Hao that I got from from Tillerman last year. Twas some really nice stuff. Sad to see it go.
by Dresden
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 186
Views: 22004

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

Have not broken into it yet, but I just received my 2017 Gao Jia Shan "Hui Gui" Fu Brick. Right now I am going through a sample of the 2016 Cha Yu Lin basket-aged wild tian jian.