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by gatmcm
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Brew Times/Strategy with Compressed Puer
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Brew Times/Strategy with Compressed Puer

I dont flash steep puerh, I dont find it benefits it much, if it is very compressed I give it an extra long first steep, like one minute or so then shorten it to taste for the following ones
by gatmcm
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1022
Views: 105778

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I'm enjoying an infusion of Dosim Dawan So-Ip-Cha from Morning Crane Tea's Korea tea buy. I adore these lovely artisan Balhyocha's that Arthur sources for us: fruity, plummy, floral, a bit earthy & spicy, long-lasting through multiple infusions. I've been enjoying this one both hot and cool brewed,...
by gatmcm
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs
Replies: 48
Views: 10187

Re: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs

It's been 24 hours and so I checked it. My room humidity is 87% but inside the box it's 74%. i get that humidity is high where you live, but is visible mold a real concern with natural storage there? since there would be decent airflow, i'm wondering if your tea is actually at risk from high humidi...
by gatmcm
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: KingTeaMall
Replies: 39
Views: 1169

Re: KingTeaMall

gatmcm what’s it taste like? Can you describe it? Looks good! I dont really do tasting notes, but from memory it was quite sweet, good balance between more aged dried fruit notes and some youthful sourness/tartness, aged notes were somewhat similar to a 2003 mengku brick I have that I quite enjoy s...
by gatmcm
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: KingTeaMall
Replies: 39
Views: 1169

Re: KingTeaMall

2012 mengku sheng was a lot further along than I expected Also worth noting that for some of these factory teas they seem to just use their supplier's/factory pics thus my (pleasant) surprise at how far along the cake was My cake: IMG_20190728_162008.jpg ktm's pic: 35971362810_1483bca6cc_z.jpg
by gatmcm
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: KingTeaMall
Replies: 39
Views: 1169

Re: KingTeaMall

Can also recommend, I have ordered 4 different cakes/tuos by now, inexpensive semi aged factory stuff, and I'm quite happy with the storage, even my latest purchase of a 2012 mengku sheng was a lot further along than I expected, I bought it as an aging experiment but I decided to just drink it as is.
by gatmcm
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold-brewing at room temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Cold-brewing at room temperature

I finish my sencha sessions by pouring in room temp water and having it a few hours later, can be repeated but i usually dont go past a couple, have it in the morning hot then after lunch and mid-afternoon cold, some teas work better than others, so far the best for this treatment has been sae midor...
by gatmcm
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show Off Your Pets
Replies: 52
Views: 1825

Re: Show Off Your Pets

Jo wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:42 am
I am hoping others will post about their dogs, fish, snakes, rabbits .... :mrgreen:
I do have some fish, basically impossible to get good pictures though :lol:
Have a 25gal with some white clouds, odessa barbs and hillstream loaches (gastromyzon myersi I believe)
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by gatmcm
Sat May 18, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 524
Views: 63740

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Enjoying some Biluochun I got from lazycattea, really rich hazelnut flavour with no bitterness at all, spring is here :D

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by gatmcm
Tue May 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 191
Views: 18313

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

Went to get water from a local source last week, glad to see its good this year, last year the drought made it change for the worse.

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by gatmcm
Tue May 14, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: SHINCHA 2019!
Replies: 130
Views: 7577

Re: SHINCHA 2019!

Really enjoying both of O-Cha’s Sae Midori sincha, they are complex, refined and so fresh. The 20th anniversary though is sublime with sweet notes of umami, some seaweed, cotton candy and sweet peas... I’m sure someone can describe it better. Getting 3 good steeps from each, and then letting 4th si...
by gatmcm
Sun May 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: SHINCHA 2019!
Replies: 130
Views: 7577

Re: SHINCHA 2019!

Ordered some kabusecha and chiran from ocha to try after im done with the sae midori (both regular and 20th anniversary)
Looking forward to trying them, have heard them mentioned here a few times, they are quite cheap as well.
by gatmcm
Fri May 10, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 633
Views: 81289

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

@gatmcm - Thanks for sharing your impressions on the 2006 T8653 cake -sounds right up my alley. Does this cake reflect what I have heard as a slightly 'newer' style Xiaguan? I have not had any newer Xiaguan..so can't confirm..but what I am asking is this cake similar to the previous years T8653? On...
by gatmcm
Wed May 08, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 633
Views: 81289

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Back to the 2005 Xiaguan 8653....I too, have been wondering about the different versions of the 2005 8653 offered at King Tea Mall. Do the higher priced versions reflect better storage history??? I need to re-read the discriptions. Speaking of Xiaguan, Norbu has the lovely 2004 Xiaguan Fang Zhuan r...
by gatmcm
Wed May 08, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: SHINCHA 2019!
Replies: 130
Views: 7577

Re: SHINCHA 2019!

Have gotten my 20th anniversary SM as well, very interesting, quite different from the regular SM. First session, yesterday, was a bit off, my water was a bit too cool, but enjoyed it very much this morning. It has sort of an herbaceous note going on, sorta like pea pods, not sure if I should attrib...