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by Ethan Kurland
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: A bunch of hand made Bi Luo Chun I wont drink
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: A bunch of hand made Bi Luo Chun I wont drink

So few replies to your kind offer, I wonder if others have sent you private messages. I'd check your inbox.

Happy New Year.
by Ethan Kurland
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Lets talk about Da Yu Ling
Replies: 42
Views: 6588

Re: Lets talk about Da Yu Ling

…. 98k 95k 100k 103k 101k dayuling farmer. Real 1 So, Jason, you reiterate the source that you recommend is authentic. Tea is grown at these prestigious, high, ideal locations. Okay. A farmer there sees a field of his is ready to pick. Perhaps his expert opinion is that ideal harvesting would begin...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taiwan Tea Harvest - Winter 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Taiwan Tea Harvest - Winter 2019

Modifying how a tea is steeped to fine tune the results in this case has worked out really well. Nice to get these wise reminders. It may take even more than a couple of sessions to get good results, but unless tea is truly bad one should be able to prepare an enjoyable brew eventually. Thanks for ...
by Ethan Kurland
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taiwan Tea Harvest - Winter 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Taiwan Tea Harvest - Winter 2019

I appreciate & am grateful for Tillerman's honest candor. I hope he is not punished for it. Unfortunately, many consumers don't reward honesty. For example, I've advised people who want green, high-mountain oolong (gaoshan) from this Winter that they would do much better getting gaoshan from the pre...
by Ethan Kurland
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 30
Views: 673

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

I have a niece whose career is getting paid to have positive comments made on social media. She set me up on Facebook for my personal account & then for Ethan & Tea. At the time I did not know that she was a manipulater, but I have never posted on FB nor finished arranging the FB business account, f...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 80
Views: 8268

Re: Electric Kettles

You want the teas that you recommend to go up in price and run out of stock? Weird. :D I would love to be out of stock. I would feel that what I select is appreciated more than I feel that now. I imagine that would be a nice feeling, although not as nice a feeling as knowing there is a lot of tea i...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 80
Views: 8268

Re: Electric Kettles

So far I really like the kettle. It's a little smaller than I thought it would be, but heats quickly from my perspective and is relatively quite. Wow, someone actually took my advice & is happy about it! :mrgreen: Gratifying to hear that from you, thanks. Now if only more people did that for buying...
by Ethan Kurland
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Is that all there is? Challenging the orthodox view
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Is that all there is? Challenging the orthodox view

Though people are no longer living in caves, are capable of so much that is good, etc.; yet, the world is in trouble & not enough people are working seriously to get us out trouble; alas, is a joke bad or is it necessary once in a while? Maybe we could have a tea party at your place? ;) Anytime a f...
by Ethan Kurland
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 80
Views: 8268

Re: Electric Kettles

If one is in a hurry for hot water, I suggest not filling his kettle more than halfway.
by Ethan Kurland
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Is that all there is? Challenging the orthodox view
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Is that all there is? Challenging the orthodox view

Next thread: "Why are jokes the most profound knowledge humans can seem to manage?" Wow! Are you upset, bentz? I don't think people take jokes as knowledge. Sometimes a joke is just a joke. I don't think all politicians are essentially less than homo sapiens, nor even all barbaric, or other ..... I...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Is that all there is? Challenging the orthodox view
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Is that all there is? Challenging the orthodox view

Tillerman wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:04 pm
. Similarly, homo sapiens and neandethal interbred and some of the offspring are still in politics to this day.
Thanks for that. :lol:
by Ethan Kurland
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1149
Views: 146112

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Question - leaving it in the fridge unopened, will it get worse in the next six months...or be about the same? Unopened vacuum pack should be fine, even for more than 6 months. I don't know which gaoshan you or who it is from & don't want to know. What I do know is that sometimes a break away from ...
by Ethan Kurland
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1149
Views: 146112

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Tillerman wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:50 pm
The roast is excellent and the tea is beautifully structured in the mouth. the flavor gently fills the mouth. The touch of astringency is a beautiful addition and the tea is long and persistent.
What a beautifully written description of a tea that sounds wonderful! Thanks.
by Ethan Kurland
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1149
Views: 146112

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

oolongfan wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:21 pm
If it is OK with the mods, can you post a link to your aged oolongs. I have, sadly, not yet tried any of your teas and would like to do so, especially any aged ones.
In the vendor section I have a thread under name. An updated list is the next to last post. Cheers
by Ethan Kurland
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Nov. '19 acquisition trip (TAIWAN)
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Nov. '19 acquisition trip (TAIWAN)

Interesting that the black tea was so much better than the oolong from the same leaves. I can imagine that the leaves fundamentally might have properties best expressed as black tea due to their varietal/genetics; or due to the weather/climate/harvest conditions; or that the processing as black tea...