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by Ethan Kurland
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Tea Vendors
Topic: Ethan Kurland
Replies: 19
Views: 1684

Re: Ethan Kurland

Last reminder: Orders must be received by end of tomorrow, November 15th. Available: Foushoushan in 60-gram vacuum packs, $62; Himalayan Orange (Organic via Jun Chiyabari) 85-gram resealable ziplock Kraft Paper/double foil pouches, $19. I won't be selling tea after tomorrow for the following 3 month...
by Ethan Kurland
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Green oolongs losing flavor within 2 weeks of opening
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Green oolongs losing flavor within 2 weeks of opening

But then what about the effect on sleep? You can drink aged tea all night without having trouble to sleep, which can not be said about younger teas. I thought that was correlated to the caffeine? Or does the nature of it change? Not firm on the chemistry at work... Bok's comments returns us to what...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House humidity and smell/taste
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: House humidity and smell/taste

As has been discussed before and as now is a good time to remember, keeping one's abode warm in the winter often means keeping it too dry. When one's nose is dry from the heat in winter, air conditioning in summer, flights on airplanes etc., tea will not taste as good as it actually is. I don't know...
by Ethan Kurland
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Tea Vendors
Topic: AprTea Chinese Tea Mall From China Tea Capital Anxi
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: AprTea Chinese Tea Mall From China Tea Capital Anxi

To forum members: I asked for some samples of AprTea and received samples fairly quickly. Very well packed and enough quantity of each for experimenting with parameters for the teas, how could I not be pleased to receive AprTea's package? As to how I liked the teas overall, not much. It is no surpri...
by Ethan Kurland
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: White Tea
Topic: What White Are You Drinking
Replies: 34
Views: 3786

Re: What White Are You Drinking

luchayi, I also enjoy playing with parameters sometimes. Often it is middle grade teas that are best for playing because preparing the very best ideally is so rewarding, one may not want to have an imperfect round of tea with a bad idea. Cheers
by Ethan Kurland
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Tea Vendors
Topic: Ethan Kurland
Replies: 19
Views: 1684

Re: Ethan Kurland

I have recently finished off my first tea order from Ethan, and while I have too much tea at home at the moment to order any more from anyone, I can say that was some very fine tea, and I'd order if there was room in the tea chest! Thank you for the kind words, debunix. (Just noticed the post today...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Green oolongs losing flavor within 2 weeks of opening
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Green oolongs losing flavor within 2 weeks of opening

If it is gone it is gone, not much you can do other than finish it off quickly. seems to be right about what is gone is gone. If subtle qualities and flavors are not gone, just being buried by another taste being stronger; then, there is a chance different preparation might mute the flavor that is ...
by Ethan Kurland
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40198

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Today, a ten year old roasted oolong from Baili Tea in Nantou, Taiwan. Smooth as aged tea should be, some tartness unique to roasted....what I like. Nonetheless, though a modest amount of leaves are good for several infusions, I did not want to drink more than three. (At least to begin my drinking f...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40198

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

From my experience, most good bao zhong is qing xin wulong ; more commercial ones can also be jin xuan or cui yu . As for gaoshan tea, I thought it also is usually qing xin wulong or jin xuan . I am curious as to why you say "the cultivars are not the same." Are you aware of some other cultivars be...
by Ethan Kurland
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40198

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Just finished posting privately about Baozhong then saw your post. One reason I am not a fan of it, is that I have not found it (in limited experience) to store well. Even refrigerated, unopened packs of Baozhong, lost strength after 2 months. Mid-level gaoshan (in price & altitude leaves were grown...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40198

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Victoria, John B. gets samples from Cindy often. He has reviewed several in his blogs. Personally, through John I've sampled at least several of Cindy's teas & liked them all. I think I am remembering correctly that higher prices went along with better quality; yet, nothing went below the level of v...
by Ethan Kurland
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Wood fired side handle from Taiwan FS
Replies: 20
Views: 1353

Re: Wood fired side handle from Taiwan FS

Bok wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:40 pm
150 USD+ shipping!
Bok should tell you that shipping from Taiwan is much cheaper than shipping from most countries.

I should tell you that is a very good price for that pot & that it might be a little bit bigger than you think, since Bok has somewhat large hands.

Cheers
by Ethan Kurland
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40198

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I rinsed the Baozhong this morning which made it much more floral, I'm having it again now without rinsing and the florality is just a background note. Still trying to unlock the secret of rinsing oolongs... That's very good info. I stopped rinsing tea except for the rare times that I drink puerh. ...
by Ethan Kurland
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40198

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

the intense florality of this Baozhong is somewhat shocking to the palette. them. I have had floral Baozhong but never what I would call intense florality. A tea meeting might be informative. I would like to know if what you call floral is tasted as vegetal by some of the drinker I spent much of ye...
by Ethan Kurland
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comparisons: '17 vs. '18; various temperatures, etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 289

Comparisons: '17 vs. '18; various temperatures, etc.

I watch television much too much; so, I decided to spend yesterday with the tv off & devote myself to tea. 2 of my sisters joined me for part of the research. Some observations: I have been told 2018 has been a better year for teas from Taiwan than 2017 (especially Spring vs. Spring). Tasting gaosha...