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by Ethan Kurland
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 758
Views: 62468

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

. By western style -how much leaf/to volume of water/time steeped? When I think western style I’m thinking 3.5minutes steep, 2 Tablespoons to 300ml +- depending.... and I only use that for certain blacks from India. Victoria, I am probably using the term too broadly. Mostly I mean not gongfu style ...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 758
Views: 62468

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Flash-brewed this evening. Very good; however, prefer what Western style preparation yields. Interesting that much more leaf used for flash-brewing does increase cost per cup since it provides so many more rounds of tea. (I have been handling gaiwans well lately: no breakage, terrible spills, etc. b...
by Ethan Kurland
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Drinking and buying tea in Taiwan and Kuala Lumpur
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Re: Drinking and buying tea in Taiwan and Kuala Lumpur

I took a bus to Yinge once that got me closer to the area of lots of ceramic shops than the train does, but the train stops close to the museum which I think is worth visiting. If you have lots of time, I suggest being open-minded about tasting teas there (and in general). Sometimes a place that onl...
by Ethan Kurland
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 758
Views: 62468

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I would try to use more leaf than what you would normally be comfortable with and then do shorter steeps with really hot water. You are correct, Bok, one can get a lot more infusions from this tea by using more leaves. I prefer what I do but should remember many people would like to get more infusi...
by Ethan Kurland
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Vacuum sealers?
Replies: 38
Views: 3179

Re: Vacuum sealers?

Rickpatbrown wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:30 pm
I can quit ANYTIME I want!!
That's funny! Even if use only 150 grams a month & you are not an addict, we want you..... Cheers
by Ethan Kurland
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 758
Views: 62468

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Drinking high-mountain medium-roasted/medium-oxidized Lishan tea. 12 days ago I put 75 grams of this into ceramic with a loose lid so lots of air. A few days ago I tasted flavors of green gaoshan much more strongly. Now that the tea has been "breathing", it gives one the choice of steeping fairly qu...
by Ethan Kurland
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Tea Vendors
Topic: Ethan Kurland
Replies: 25
Views: 2710

Re: Ethan Kurland

Guy_Juan wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:22 pm
Thank you, pedant! I sent a pm to Ethan.
No PM from you in my box. I will now try to send you one. Cheers
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 758
Views: 62468

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

swordofmytriumph, I am also impressed with how much rounds of dayuling can vary. I like the complexity and variation very much. I have found quick steeping allows sweetness to be a greater part of the taste and longer steeping brings out vegetal flavors. Most sessions, I drink half of each infusion ...
by Ethan Kurland
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Vacuum sealers?
Replies: 38
Views: 3179

Re: Vacuum sealers?

I've started to notice a drop off in my gaoshan's over the couple of weeks it takes for me to drink 150g. I think I'll start sealing half my bags when I open them. I'll just through the opened mylar bag into a clear food saver bag. Rolled oolong shouldnt get crushed. 150 grams of gaoshan consumed e...
by Ethan Kurland
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 197
Views: 17706

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

with some of the softest, blingiest leaves I've seen in a while. So many trichomes! Got so cold walking in the wind by Boston Harbor; so, I could not enjoy Championship Black from Taiwan more than I am. Leaves are not big, particularly soft, nor bringing the word, "bling" to my mind. Taste is fruit...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 197
Views: 17706

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

What's the best way to store black tea anyway? I've never really given it much thought since it doesn't tend to degrade as fast as greens, etc. What I try to remember with all packages of tea that have been opened is to get the tea to the bottom and whatever the tea is in closed at the top of the t...
by Ethan Kurland
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 197
Views: 17706

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

ouple of Darjeelings from 2017 set aside for this very experimentation. the one that was an earlier invoice tea seems to have mellowed a bit (doesn't taste as green as it did in 2017). , because the flavors, aroma, etc. are still very much on point. I, myself, am still drinking and purchasing FF201...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Bits and Pieces
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Bits and Pieces

I do not know how 3 words in my post got underlined to refer people to a vendor for a tea infuser. I hope it is only on my computer and not yours. I have no affiliation with ......
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Bits and Pieces
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Bits and Pieces

Thank you for a charming, humorous, and informative blog. Suggesting members read the wise words that can also make one laugh! I disagree with one point made to a degree. I think a vendor telling how many rounds a tea will provide is useful. A most-expensive tea that provides many more infusions tha...
by Ethan Kurland
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: having a cup vs. ...a session; best vs. almost the best
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: having a cup vs. ...a session; best vs. almost the best

I will vacuum up half of it again. Well made and properly dried gaoshan will last considerably longer than that even if it is the greener style. For me, for greener gaoshan, it is 3 weeks after opening that I notice the leaves are not delivering as much as before. I never have considered opening a ...