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by Ethan Kurland
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 134
Views: 26103

Re: Electric Kettles

.....almost done that so many times.. I've turned it on with no water in it and turned it off as fast as I could. That sucks my bonavita is still kicking which keeps me from getting complicated with a tetsu :P klepto, Have you tasted tea when the water was heated in a tetsubin? Maybe for your palat...
by Ethan Kurland
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 134
Views: 26103

Re: Electric Kettles

kitchenj.com sells a base saying it is good for the l L & 1.7 L kettles but does not say how powerful the base is. It might be the power usually used for 1 L that works more slowly for the 1.7 L. I don't know. I doubt it is good for other bonavita kettles but again don't really know. It is interesti...
by Ethan Kurland
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 134
Views: 26103

Re: Electric Kettles

Old bonavita kettles may be useful. (Save them.) A week ago I had a "senior moment" during which I turned on my bonavita 1.7 L variable temperature kettle without putting water inside it. Soon there was an unfamiliar sound & a scent of burnt electric wiring. I had killed it. This led me to learn tha...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1607
Views: 302844

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

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by Ethan Kurland
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teabag
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: Teabag

So in this case dilmah loose = dilmah bag? Dilmah loose less bitter than debagged dilmah bag? Dilmah loose = debagged dilmah bag -dust? Loose & bag were almost exactly the same in what they do to water. No difference in bitterness between them. Loose tea makes a stronger brew (as we have guessed is...
by Ethan Kurland
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: eudaemonic
Replies: 2
Views: 158

eudaemonic

A tea session even alone is an eudaemonic experience. Would you agree to that? (I just went to the dictionary for a definition; so, if I had to do it, so should you. :P ) Anyway, discussion of politics & religion is discouraged here (rightfully so, I believe). Is gambling allowed? I'll bet recent ba...
by Ethan Kurland
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teabag
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: Teabag

Leofox is correct that some huge companies selling inexpensive tea (let's call it commercial tea) sell various blends for different countries. (I know someone who goes through the trouble & expense of having Tetley teabags sent to him from New Zealand.) Long ago I compared a couple of such companies...
by Ethan Kurland
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 371
Views: 83914

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Championship Black Tea: latest season from Taiwan: The last high-altitude tea leaves harvested to be processed as black tea by the same award-winning farmer/producer family that has made the best balck tea for many years, give a greater amount of tart, fruit flavors than usual. I love it. I did not ...
by Ethan Kurland
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1607
Views: 302844

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Dayuling & Longfengxia etc.: So nice to see people enjoying that dayuling from Spring 2020. I also love it but never thought about eating the leaves. I still have a few packs of that DYL fortunately; (the DYL of this season did not seem as good as Spring's was.) For this season I chose to buy longfe...
by Ethan Kurland
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: American tea-service and the home economics schools?
Replies: 17
Views: 937

Re: American tea-service and the home economics schools?

...... Human ecology developed as a renaming option in the 60s after home economics started receiving criticism for its role in perpetuating negative gender stereotypes. For me, not a matter of perception, rather, a matter of control. Situations & people are often discouraging people from feeling f...
by Ethan Kurland
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1607
Views: 302844

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

.....in some ways faj is using layman terms for: limit of quantitation vs limit of detection vs range of linearity. Also in terms of variability, he expresses them similarly to concepts of repeatability and intermediate precision. :roll: I did not realize that you technical & scientific people were...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1607
Views: 302844

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I know from experience that my life partner tends to have a lower threshold for detecting smells (she will smell "something" at lower concentration), but I tend to be better at making sense of an "olfactory landscape" (identifying ingredients, deciding how much spices and herbs to add, etc.). Who h...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1607
Views: 302844

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Drinking same tea now with gaiwan. The difference is, as always, startling: Leofox, you detect so much difference in the use of different types of vessels for steeping the same tea! It is fortunate that you enjoy the tea prepared in both vessels. I notice that changing what teaware I use for prepar...
by Ethan Kurland
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1607
Views: 302844

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

.... both seem restrained in aromatics and body. Frustrating. This happened last winter as well. Using more leaf, again. Slightly cooled liquor has nice bolder flavor though. Thankfully I have quite a bit of quality yancha. I am confident that I don't feel anything is lacking as far as "body" conce...
by Ethan Kurland
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1607
Views: 302844

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Been sampling high mountain Oolongs the whole morning - the rumours are true (at least for what I tried, confirmed by the vendor) that this years winter harvest is low in yield and not as good as last year... Teas lack the typical winter body and aftertaste I’ve come to appreciate over the spring a...