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by .m.
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Global Tea Hut
Replies: 39
Views: 4645

Re: Blue Mark

I've been eying that Blue Mark, after seeing positive reviews. Whether one may like GTH or not, WuDe is knowledgeable about tea, so i'd expect a fair deal for the money.
by .m.
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 51
Views: 1191

Re: Mei leaf

Guy Juan wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:19 am
Regardless, Don’s videos have helped in discovering the different aspects that tea has to offer.
Bit off topic, but in terms of discovering tea (mainly chinese tea), there are some nice articles on https://www.teaguardian.com/
by .m.
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long do already-steeped leaves remain usable for more brews?
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Re: How long can you wait between brews?

Used tea leaves go bad mainly by turning moldy. How long this takes really depends on your local climate as Victoria has said above and can range from hours to days. Living in Europe and Canada, i often leave the leaves rest for several hours between steeps: 24h ok, after 48h without steep i'll prob...
by .m.
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: some teapots for sale
Replies: 38
Views: 2732

Re: some teapots for sale

It is fair to point out one's opinion on the pots he (Andrei) puts on ebay and their prices, or to discuss their autenticity or the lack of it. In the end, discussion is what this forum is all about. But it is also fair to point out he's not offering them here. As far as i know, the pots he has offe...
by .m.
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The role of tea description
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: The role of tea description

... Some people drink tea, some drink story . I've seen both in practice and have a feeling that targeting the 2nd group is more profitable business. There is a genuine description of the tea from personal point of view written by excitement having a good cup of tea , or for definition purpose ( if...
by .m.
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: da yu ling tea vendor list
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: da yu ling tea vendor list

... Maybe you can say something about these links. Have you tried these teas? Are these verified Da Yu Ling teas, or from trustworthy sellers that are known to be knowledgeable enough not to be easily fooled and to have the right connections? Or is it just random links claiming to be Da Yu Ling and...
by .m.
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The role of tea description
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: The role of tea description

There is also the Kyarazen tea wheel: https://www.kyarazen.com/the-kz-tea-wheel/ What is quite striking how culture dependent these things are. While for example in the KZ wheel there are many flavors/scents quite unfamiliar to somebody in the west who isn't much versed in SE Asian cuisine and herbo...
by .m.
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 606
Views: 75172

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

aet wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:56 am
just bit correction from historical point of view....
Thanks for providing us with an insider perspective. It makes so much sense. And a lot of interesting informations, plus fun to read. :D
by .m.
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tea when you travel
Replies: 18
Views: 1048

Re: tea when you travel

I usually bring just a cup and some tea with me. Put the leaves into a glass jar that i get at the location (i usually buy a glass-bottled juice) and pour hot water in for one long steep. Add more water if it gets too strong. Some teas work better like that than other.
by .m.
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Push notifications -- a useful feature?
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Push notifications -- a useful feature?

The only think that I think is missing-- and maybe this is already available-- is to have galleries of seals/signatures/forms organized by potter. This could be an enormous resource so long as it is carefully curated. Risks might be copyright infringement on images taken by others of these works, w...
by .m.
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: I invite everyone to Huangshan.
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: I invite everyone to Huangshan.

Thank you. Much appreciated. Maybe one day. :D
by .m.
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Muzha and its famous Tie Guan Yin
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Muzha and its famous Tie Guan Yin

Again a very interesting reading. Thank you for sharing. :+1: :+1: :+1:
by .m.
Thu May 30, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 3415

Re: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...

.m. why stop at gold? http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/jewellery/article/stir-crazy-most-expensive-teapot-world/ You win. :lol: :lol: :lol: It's even meant to brew a DaHongPao. :lol: :lol: :lol: "As for it’s name, Mr Sethia explained: “This is a teapot just for one, that is why it is called the Eg...
by .m.
Thu May 30, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 3415

Re: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...

... Haha I felt the same way until I got real Zhuni on my hands (not until after buying one doubtful maybe-Zhuni). There is some subtle difference as to when brewed in porcelain. Is it enough too justify the purchase? That is an individual choice. I do like the patina development and handling a tea...