Search found 79 matches

by gatmcm
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: starting from scratch with a $450 tea budget?
Replies: 17
Views: 333

Re: starting from scratch with a $450 tea budget?

then some taiwanese oolongs: $20 60g https://tillermantea.net/product/cuifeng-high-mountain-oolong-winter-2018/ $30 60g https://tillermantea.net/product/lishan-high-mountain-oolong-winter-2018/ $30 120g https://tillermantea.net/product/dong-ding-laoshi-winter-2018/ $24 60g https://tillermantea.net/...
by gatmcm
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Favourite vessel size for puerh?
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Favourite vessel size for puerh?

I too started using bigger vessels for puerh, nowadays 120ml but even that seems small at times, sometimes a 150ml gaiwan if I want no muting, for young sheng for example. One thing I notice in higher ratios though is that accentuates 'special characteristics' that a tea might have, be it a cooling ...
by gatmcm
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 27
Views: 3737

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

Having some 2012 cnnp fuzhuan I got from an ebay vendor I saw mentioned in a teachat discussion from 2 years ago, tea8hk Was still up at around the same price :D Very interesting flavour, sorta like those melon shaped bubble gums, which is odd since its been years since I had one of those. Seems to ...
by gatmcm
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 433
Views: 42971

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Having some 2004 nan jian phoenix aroma that was included as a sample in my teapals order.
Strong tea, dont want to imagine drinking it young, strong camphor and aged out smoke, very pleasant, think I'm going to do an overnight steep to finish the session.
by gatmcm
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 126
Views: 2610

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

What pots were you unsure about? Note that not all of their pots are f1. They also sell a number of inexpensive pots from f2. Not too sure, was months ago, just a couple f1s and f2s with some sloppy base stamps, my f2 is has a bad stamp but not as bad. This was a completely uneducated hunch though,...
by gatmcm
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 126
Views: 2610

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

Is that zishaartgallery site considered legit?
I remember browsing it a few months ago and seeing a couple pots I wasnt sure about so I sorta disregarded it.
Good to hear then :)
by gatmcm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 126
Views: 2610

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

Very nice :D
by gatmcm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 126
Views: 2610

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

I was under the opposite impression, that Westerners tend to use larger pots on average. Mhhh maybe we should do a poll! Was under the opposite one, for 'gong fu' people tend to go for really tiny pots with a lot of leaf and flash steeps(I myself did that for a while) instead of a more relaxed apro...
by gatmcm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 126
Views: 2610

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

One thing that affects the attractiveness of the pots that have been popping up in the western market to me is the fact that a lot of the times they are very small sizes, I am aware that small pots are very popular in the west, but I know a few puer drinkers that prefer bigger sizes 120-200ml. More ...
by gatmcm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 107
Views: 2496

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

My speculation is that relatively high calcium bicarbonate Ca(HCO3)2 is actually a good thing, it will precipitates into scale through boiling anyways, but that it is some other forms of soluble Calcium (such as CaCl2, CaSO4,...) that make hard water dulling the taste. My other speculation is that ...
by gatmcm
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 107
Views: 2496

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

Interesting thread, I tried a bunch of the water available here, spring water in Portugal is very low tds for the most part, most mountains aren't limestone based, one I use is Serra da Estrela brand 39tds, 2.7mg/L calcium, not wildly different from the rest of the options but has been my favourite....
by gatmcm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Fixed-Price Sale
Topic: Hong Seong-il Teapot (90mL)
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Hong Seong-il Teapot (90mL)

Interested :!:

(Edit: sent payment, forgot to put the item name in the comments but its this one)
by gatmcm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Free Giveaway
Topic: 2007 Yibang Cha Ma Si "Mansa Wild" [GIVEAWAY]
Replies: 31
Views: 790

Re: 2007 Yibang Cha Ma Si "Mansa Wild"

Guess I'll break the ice and say im interested :lol:
by gatmcm
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 64
Views: 4018

Re: Factory or Faketory?

Clay and craftsmanship look suspect. Details are poorly done and don’t look right. Thank you for your input, guess I'll save my money then, was a bit confused due to the large variation between the 2 in the tc post, the clay does in fact look off but I thought it could be perhaps the photo, my own ...
by gatmcm
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 64
Views: 4018

Re: Factory or Faketory?

Was considering a yixing that popped up on classifieds here in portugal, after seeing a thread on teachat with 2 versions of that type of pot I was both convinced it was fake and real :lol: Can someone tell me if its an obvious fake? Though I understand if you dont want to, one thing is appraising a...