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by .m.
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Early Factory FB page is closing...
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Early Factory FB page is closing...

Bok The quality is indeed a big question. Dr. Lu probably had his own reason to leave the project. But I imagine he must have had a lot of interesting material prepared. There's likely enough interest from the publishing house for the two books to be finished in some form. However, as you say, repe...
by .m.
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Early Factory FB page is closing...
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Early Factory FB page is closing...

Do you mean Early Tea Pots II FB group? That would be unfortunate! I can’t see it’s predecessor There never was a Early Pots I group. It’s in reference to the book. Chronologically there was a book I planned with pre-factory Yixing. That plan has been abandoned a long time ago by Dr Lu. Book III wo...
by .m.
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 129
Views: 24265

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

I am more curious if stagnant air (as it would be in a closed container) could aid the mold growth. It might not be an issue but that's why I'm asking. If opening the container once a month is advised, I'm more than willing to do so. Stagnant air would definitely aid the mold growth but only if the...
by .m.
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha lovers?
Replies: 23
Views: 680

Re: Yancha lovers?

What you can sell is not just a matter of the price but a matter of marketing as well. For example, EoT market themselves as a brand with a narrow but carefully curated selection, not always the best deal, but never a bad one, and a consistently very good quality with occasional bang-for-the-buck pr...
by .m.
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: liu an/ luk on/ lok on
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: liu an/ luk on/ lok on

I have seen pictures of sea dyke style CNNP green boxes of 'lok on' that I think is mainly or at least a lot of stems, but I haven't actually been able to find any for sale anywhere to try it, if its still being produced. I think the green box "Lok On" tea you're referring to is a Golden Sail Brand...
by .m.
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 129
Views: 24265

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

vuanguyen There's lots of opinions on the topic. Some of the current thinking is that enzymes play a prominent role in the "good" aging of puerh. The peak of enzymatic activity seems to be somewhere around 40C/104F (perhaps someone can correct me), beyond which it goes sharply down. There are some ...
by .m.
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 129
Views: 24265

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

wave_code Usually my puerh, and to some extent other heicha too, tastes significantly better in warm weather, so tea tasting weaker in the summer sounds concerning. If you have a number of separate packages, you can get for example a bunch of the 8g packs (because they are cheap) to put one into ea...
by .m.
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 129
Views: 24265

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

@Iizuki Good point ;)
by .m.
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 129
Views: 24265

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

When the system is stable, i.e. constant temperature and pressure and RH stabilized, the amount of Boveda packs you need depends only on the rate you're loosing humidity, not on the amount of cakes or size of the box. However, for the system to be able to effectively react to a change (e.g. drop of ...
by .m.
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1255
Views: 178291

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

by .m.
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resting Water
Replies: 26
Views: 818

Re: Resting Water

Regarding powdered turmeric, lead chromate is added to increase the weight of the bulk item and to make the color look more vibrant and eye catching to wholesale buyers. For now I am using fresh turmeric root in my cooking when powdered turmeric is called for. I didn't know, that's crazy. There goe...
by .m.
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1255
Views: 178291

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Finally getting teas from Emmett (Yang Qing Hao). Shipping was fast to California and only took 7 days for direct shipment from Taiwan using just EMS. First up...the 2006 Chawangshu. It's a Yiwu tea. At 85 cents per gram, is it better than the cheaper 2003 Wistaria ZiPin also from Yiwu? For me...no...
by .m.
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: F2 teapots
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: F2 teapots

Here's one
https://essenceoftea.com/collections/yi ... gxi-teapot
Not sure if they are in general any better or worse than late 80's/90's F1. I have a supposed F5 pot, which i like quite a lot (except it is very small).
by .m.
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Date this old TGY
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Date this old TGY

Some more research: - It looks that the Sea Dyke Brand has been in use since 1972, but was filed for international trademark only in 1979. https://trademarks.justia.com/732/05/sea-dyke-brand-73205235.html - I couldn't find the date when the Fujian branch of CNNP changed its name, but the Yunnan bran...
by .m.
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Date this old TGY
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Date this old TGY

He has already emailed me. :)