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by .m.
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tea when you travel
Replies: 18
Views: 659

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: 301

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: 274

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: 163

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: 2325

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: 2325

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...
by .m.
Thu May 30, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 2325

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

It’s unlikely I could score a real Zhuni. Took me an extremely long time to even dip into Yixing-ware! I feel your pain. IMHO zhuni is a bit overrated anyway. And there are fakes floating everywhere. When it comes to a fine cliff tea, nothing can beat a pure 24K gold handmade shuiping. And you'll w...
by .m.
Wed May 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What's in Lipton Teabags??
Replies: 23
Views: 611

Re: What's in Lipton Teabags??

Btw. next time you go to a tea shop, you may as well give a try to some chinese loose leaf black tea to see how you'll feel about it. It may not hit you as hard, but it may have a nice taste or something. ;)
by .m.
Wed May 29, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What's in Lipton Teabags??
Replies: 23
Views: 611

Re: What's in Lipton Teabags??

I also found this diagram showing how tea is graded. How accurate would you guys say this is?? Most western style black teas have leaves chopped in small pieces, which makes it hard to say wheat kind of leaves went in. Anyway, they are all marked as "xyz orange pekoe" because why would anybody mark...
by .m.
Mon May 27, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The art of Kung fu tea
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: The art of Kung fu tea

+1 @Baisao @wave_code to your comments on gongfu.

I tend think of "Gong Fu Cha" as having two meanings:
1- making tea "with skill"
2- making tea "with pretension" (*nothing wrong with that)
Luckily i don't need to choose. can simply make tea. and try to learn to make it better.
by .m.
Mon May 20, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Questions about storing tea in fridge
Replies: 29
Views: 2710

Re: Questions about storing tea in fridge

Since TdJ no longer vacuum seals I’ll have to use odor proof bags in the future since pulling a vacuum on a sealed bag with air is likely to rupture the bag. I could be wrong but that’s a lot of force being applied to what is essentially a balloon with tea in it. I think you should be ok as long as...
by .m.
Mon May 20, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?

... Thank you for your answers. It gives an inspiration. It's always interesting to try and do things differently than one usually does, and to see different aspects. I've been recently reading about this method of repeated overnight brewing http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/2008/09/what-is-detai...
by .m.
Mon May 20, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?

Nice photos. Thanks for sharing. A couple questions, if i may ask.
1. Is GaiPei the same thing as Gaiwan?
2. How do you cold brew? Do you pour in hot water and steep "overnight", or do actually use cold water?
3. When slow boiling, how long? When/what is the sweet spot?
by .m.
Sat May 18, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 268
Views: 37713

Re: Yixing

Nice one! Do you have pictures of the inside? I find myself quite liking those more “peasant” quality pots as well. Do not think time is the issue for the artisan, they did nothing else the whole day... more likely it was done by a less skilled artisan or with the demand to just finish it rudimenta...
by .m.
Sat May 18, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 268
Views: 37713

Re: Yixing

My new big baby. Likely late Qing/early ROC. The craftsmanship is quite crude - you can really see the maker didn't have time to bother too much with details, but the pot has a really lovely presence, and a nice clay with a nice patina. :D