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by .m.
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Schott glass teapots
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Schott glass teapots

My mom has one, marked Jena Therm, it might as well be from the 30s. The lid got broken recently, she uses it to water plants in the basement. :o :( Super thin laboratory glass, makes me worry of breaking it just by being near to it, but otherwise absolutely delightful to handle. Makes a set with wi...
by .m.
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Why is glaze acceptable on Tokoname Clay, but not on Yixing/Nixing/Jianshui?
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Why is glaze acceptable on Tokoname Clay, but not on Yixing/Nixing/Jianshui?

I own a Yixing pot as well and, from my understanding, it is bad for any type of glaze to be on the pot because this will limit the porousness of the pot. This is also the same line of reasoning I use when I age my puerh in a Yixing pot so that air can come and go through the pores. It makes sense ...
by .m.
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 495
Views: 151599

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

@Ethan Kurland My point of reference is Taiwanese Oriental Beauty which can offer similarly rich aromatics without sacrificing the taste and body. Not a favorable comparison, it shows how the huge the gap is. But perhaps just a bad batch, produced during rainy period or something...
by .m.
Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 495
Views: 151599

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Have you tried steeping like sencha? 80-85C - 4g/100 ml 40s I find that works great for many teas from jun Thanks, I should try that next time. It make sense to treat it more like a green tea than as black. However in this case it could only mitigate the bad quality of the tea. I hear Jun Chiyabari...
by .m.
Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: 60ml yixing hongni teapot, Factory 1 white label
Replies: 0
Views: 179

FS: 60ml yixing hongni teapot, Factory 1 white label

I'm offering a small cca 60ml yixing teapot in hongni clay. Made in Factory 1 during the white label period (1987-1992). Clean in perfect condition, can even supply the original sticker. Good lid fit (for a factory production), thin walls, high firing. Originally acquired from Essence of Tea. Price:...
by .m.
Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 495
Views: 151599

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Jun Chiyabari second flush organic (from Camellia Sinensis in Montreal): a big disappointment for me. The tea feels like it's been designed to have the strongest possible muscatel smell. And it does deliver on the aroma front. But when it comes to taste, it is vegetal and astringent (and this is a 2...
by .m.
Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 243
Views: 61558

Re: Yixing advice

Thank you for your advice! I think I'm "theorizing" too much on small details. After your advices I've looked on the websites and found this one. https://essenceoftea.com/collections/yixing-teapots/products/100ml-fangxia-zini-shui-ping-yixing-teapot Not too expensive, I might buy another one so I c...
by .m.
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 243
Views: 61558

Re: Yixing advice

Gong_Fu_Chaddict These pots are worth consideration too: https://teaswelike.com/product-category/new-pots/ As with "pot chooses tea", i deeply disagree with this notion. Some teas and some methods of brewing work better in some pots, or give slightly different results in different pots, but that do...
by .m.
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 243
Views: 61558

Re: Yixing advice

Gong_Fu_Chaddict These pots are worth consideration too: https://teaswelike.com/product-category/new-pots/ As with "pot chooses tea", i deeply disagree with this notion. Some teas and some methods of brewing work better in some pots, or give slightly different results in different pots, but that do...
by .m.
Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1911
Views: 472172

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Does the Chen Pi Puerh work for the headcold ? I'm not sure. :) The books say it dispels cold dampness and transform phlegm, and regulates lung, spleen and stomach channels. It sounds like it would fit well with typical symptoms of common cold, but i have no actual medical knowledge, and all depend...
by .m.
Sun Dec 26, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1911
Views: 472172

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

yinyautong Wow that's fancy. I just checked at KTM it currently goes at USD 1,789 per cake :shock: Drinking 2020 EoT Kunlu Wild. It's one of the wild teas that are distinctly not puerh but something completely different. Bitter and citrusy (mainly grapefruit) reminiscing of IPA, very juicy and tast...
by .m.
Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Leafy Green Tea
Replies: 22
Views: 843

Re: Leafy Green Tea

It might be useful to remember that small vendors are often just people trying to make their living and perhaps having a lot of other things to do before they can rush to fulfill one's order...
by .m.
Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Books of the late 80s to early 00s Anglo-American tea revival
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

Re: Books of the late 80s to early 00s Anglo-American tea revival

@Andrew S An exception to that might be Dutch "coffee shops" which are generally not associated with business and active lifestyle. :lol:
by .m.
Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Yinchen Studio
Replies: 22
Views: 3790

Re: Yinchen Studio

Yinchen seem to be working with many side channels / distributors. I find it more likely that they sell generic and mass produced pots that other vendors sell as well. Or why do they not sell under their own label/name on aliexpress? Yinchen seem to be just another bullshitter in the chinese tea bu...
by .m.
Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 144
Views: 34239

Re: Mei leaf

Oh wow, the mei leaf yancha is worse than those teas from YS? One of those YS teas I ended up throwing into the garbage after two sessions, and I'm a pretty stingy guy! In my experience YS can be wildly variable in the quality: from teas that shine well above their price range to teas that feel nas...