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by gatmcm
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Shincha 2021. What's in your cart?
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Shincha 2021. What's in your cart?

Thinking of trying a couple asamushi along with the usual SM this year, was eyeing the Uji Shincha Kirameki, sadly only epacket to Portugal so expecting a bit of a wait.
by gatmcm
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 175
Views: 29187

Re: Tetsubin

One thing to consider is that although a Japanese thing, a lot of Tetsubin are actually mass produced in China. Seeing that yours is missing the Urushi spot of a properly cast Tetsubin, it’s possibly one of that kind. Oigen is a decently known japanese brand, yes its mass produced, its a company th...
by gatmcm
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 175
Views: 29187

Re: Tetsubin

I'm curious how you both find if it has much of an effect on your water and how the pour is on full boil. Think it might give some body and maybe some sweetness, didnt do AB tests or anything though. About the pour when its boiling im not sure, I use it more or less like an electric kettle, turning...
by gatmcm
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 175
Views: 29187

Re: Tetsubin

Balthazar wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:21 am
gatmcm: Thanks for the photos, looking good! I ended up ordering the H200 after all.
Hope you enjoy it!
The shipping is indeed quite fast, they use DHL express, mine was delayed by a day or two by customs asking for some details and it still arrived in under a week.
by gatmcm
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 175
Views: 29187

Re: Tetsubin

gatmcm thank you for the Amazon.co.jp recommendation. It seems there’s a lot more to browse aside from tetsubin Yeah theres a lot of teaware to browse though the search is a bit temperamental, some stuff pops up easier if you search using japanese characters, some if you use it romanized others sho...
by gatmcm
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 175
Views: 29187

Re: Tetsubin

How much water do you find you can fill the H-200 with, before overspilling when boiling becomes a problem? Do you mind sharing a few photos of yours? :) (It's this one , no?) Yes it is indeed that one, it is quite small, probably 700ml usable, I boil without the lid too or with it tilted otherwise...
by gatmcm
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 175
Views: 29187

Re: Tetsubin

Seeing as a few people here are looking for more affordable tetsubin, even considering other cast iron items, i thought id share what me and a few tea friends went for. Amazon.jp carries quite a few affordable mass produced tetsubin, Oigen brand seems to be the most common, some of them are inductio...
by gatmcm
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Brew Times/Strategy with Compressed Puer
Replies: 8
Views: 1942

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: 1729
Views: 344287

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: 61
Views: 34414

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: 7846

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: 7846

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: 7846

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: 1510

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: 59
Views: 12158

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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