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by gatmcm
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Online tea stores dispatching from within the EU?
Replies: 6
Views: 41

Re: Online tea stores dispatching from within the EU?

I have a lot of trouble with customs as well, I just keep that added cost in mind when buying, if it goes through good, if it gets caught at least I was expecting it :cry: Whenever possible to keep it under the ~20eu threshold (includes shipping) it's exempt. Avoid fedex and similar services like th...
by gatmcm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 227
Views: 24692

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Opened my bag of aoi asamushi from ocha, really nice change of pace from the 2 fukamushi I had before (sae and yutaka midori)
So far it's been 3 for 3 on the teas I saw reccomended in the shincha thread :)
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by gatmcm
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40258

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Had some 2018 Rou Gui from lazycat, great balanced tea but I've been a bit under the weather lately so couldnt taste all it has to offer.

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by gatmcm
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 97
Views: 9793

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

So I finally succumbed to peer pressure and decided to get a japanese teapot :lol: Back handle pot from Tsuchihira Eiichi via Artistic Nippon, it's listed at 140ml, probably closer to 110 usable, great for solo drinking Was in need of a pot capable of brewing fukamushi, previously I was using one of...
by gatmcm
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 131
Views: 11844

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Drank some of lazycattea's zheng shan xiao zhong yesterday, been craving this tea ever since I had a sample a year ago before he opened the store.
Very smooth and pleasant and a different profile from most hongcha ive had, even other zsxz
by gatmcm
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 227
Views: 24692

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Finished my bag of sae midori, had the yutaka midori today, quite different but just as good, I can get used to drinking sencha every day like this ;) thinking of picking up the aoi next, since I i got these two based on the shincha order topic and thats the next on the list
by gatmcm
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 227
Views: 24692

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Where do you live that it took that long for your order. Portugal, sadly tea in general has been a problem regarding customs, not just the waiting part, but the tax part, its adding up to becoming real expensive in relation to the value of the tea. But ive learned my lesson, with o-cha it isnt too ...
by gatmcm
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 227
Views: 24692

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

My o-cha order finally arrived after customs took a whole month to sort the damn thing, enjoying some sae midori, wait was worth it, still new at this but been getting good results even when brewing carelessly :)
by gatmcm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 22
Views: 3344

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

Realized they sell through ig, they have 2 pages and I had been looking at the wrong one :lol:
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by gatmcm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 22
Views: 3344

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

Sometimes Gallery Daunjae has some. And a few others to pick from. Ordering was easy and painless, good and fast service. Also seems to me that cross inspiration is quite heavy among Korean potters, so a lot of them use similar styles and methods, so if you are not hung up on Seong Il... Thats true...
by gatmcm
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 22
Views: 3344

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

Beautiful pieces in this thread, have been looking at Seong-Il pots for a while, does anyone know how one would procure one nowadays, it seems the cone9 website hasnt been updated for about a year, tea urchin sells a couple but they're not exactly for me.
by gatmcm
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Darjeeling tea drinkers - do you have preferred estates?
Replies: 21
Views: 936

Re: Darjeeling tea drinkers - do you have preferred estates?

I am by no means a conossieur, usually get it from a local store so I'm stuck with what they decide to stock each spring come FF time, last year it was monteviot and stendhal, this year it was risheehat. Best one so far was probably stendhal but I assume my local store doesnt exactly get the best po...
by gatmcm
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of Tea Leaves: Sustaining Multiple Steeps
Replies: 15
Views: 864

Re: Longevity of Tea Leaves: Sustaining Multiple Steeps

If an hour or more will pass between infusions, I spread the wet tea out on a plate to get air. I have often found liquid in a pot that I thought had been emptied of fluids and even found pearls holding liquid inside. I do this to avoid bitterness or whatever else can ruin future infusions. I have ...
by gatmcm
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Plastic piece in a sample of factory cake
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Plastic piece in a sample of factory cake

Stephen wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:06 am
I've seen plenty of those, usually in older cakes of sheng or shou. It's from those big woven plastic bags that are used to carry mao cha and tea I think!
+1 see them all the time, have a cake that's just filled with them
by gatmcm
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Accelerated seasoning success
Replies: 41
Views: 1827

Re: Accelerated seasoning success

Bok wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:43 am

I have some identical ones and they all tested positive for lead leaching. The 3M tester was bright red, so not a small amount!


Even in the ones with glazed white insides?
I use some 70s/80s Macau stuff on occasion, might be time to test them