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by Ethan Kurland
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Ethan Kurland
Replies: 54
Views: 6768

Re: Ethan Kurland

I updated my list of teas (which are a few posts before this one. All but the Gaoshan (green oolong) are only sold here. Please look at the list & PM w/ ?s or orders. thanks
by Ethan Kurland
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1111
Views: 134579

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

. 365 Everyday Value Spring might be Chrystal Geyser repackaged and depending on your Whole Foods location its sourcing varies. It’s purified water, so reconstituted. I haven’t found its water analysis yet, so I’ll call the company to get it and add to water analysis thread. That surprises me. Abou...
by Ethan Kurland
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1111
Views: 134579

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Trader Joe’s New Zeland water is too smooth so I’ll try another water next time. Whole Foods store brand (99 cents per gallon) works well for me here in Eastern USA. Water coming all the way from New Zealand gets bounced around too much on the long trip to the USA, breaking minerals down to nano-si...
by Ethan Kurland
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 42
Views: 7787

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

Most attractive, Janice. Do you hold the hobins with bare fingers?

(I often burn myself with gaiwans; so, I ask.) Really look lovely. Cheers
by Ethan Kurland
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: NY Times article about beautiful tea
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: NY Times article about beautiful tea

Well, if you want to attract a rich and attractive clientele willing to pay stratospheric prices to sustain a cult-like movement, being featured in a NY Times article would seem like a very good step to me. The tea itself might be very good for all I know, but tea is but a pretext in the business m...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Authority
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: Authority

. Authoritatively, the third note in a bar in twelve bar blues is major - but Booker T ignored that "rule" and made his minor - with wonderful results.... Now, what confers authority? . Decades ago I had a roommate who loved Booker T; so, I heard him very often for a year. I enjoyed the music but n...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1111
Views: 134579

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Before Pedant answers Bok, I want to post my guess on that pot & say it is a beautiful, unusual Korean pot. (Wouldn't bet on that though). Home enjoying Father's Love, the smoothest very flavorful roasted Lishan leaves I can imagine. A month without it was not necessary to appreciate it; however, th...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disrespect your tea
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Disrespect your tea

If one wants to get a lot from a tea, then one must commit to it, own enough of it to experience it, not just b e exposed to it. Hmm. Would you say that someone who has lots of experience with brewing decent but mediocre tea compared to something maybe Bok was trying to brew, would generally make b...
by Ethan Kurland
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Kyoto in autumn
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Kyoto in autumn

Bok, I saw that documentary on television & was not smart enough to notice the contradiction. Good for you!

(I'll forgive my dullness, I was reading sub-titles.)

Cheers
by Ethan Kurland
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disrespect your tea
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Disrespect your tea

+1 to Bok's thoughts in general on this. I don't believe we should be in awe of any tea to the point that we cannot be relaxed or willing to vary preparation (that is, play with it). I also find it strange for people to give so much consideration to stories, worries about preparation, etc. for a par...
by Ethan Kurland
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Nov. '19 acquisition trip (TAIWAN)
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Nov. '19 acquisition trip (TAIWAN)

i'm interested in trying the teas, but if others beat me to the punch, that's understandable. Don't worry. Few people read my thread. You should be able to obtain some when I'm home in < 3 weeks. In Thailand now where inflation since last visit seems to be about 20% or more for things that effect t...
by Ethan Kurland
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Nov. '19 acquisition trip (TAIWAN)
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Nov. '19 acquisition trip (TAIWAN)

Over in Asia & not surprisingly for my palate, tea from Taiwan is what seems special. Taking advantage of some exceptionally good finds: Hehuan Black that is the project of the oldest son of my main source for tea. Last year he used his crops from this farm to produce oolong which was tasty but did ...
by Ethan Kurland
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the best tea for a sensitive stomach?
Replies: 19
Views: 752

Re: When we should take green tea?

I like green tea and I used to drink it whenever I feel like to have it. But one of my friend said that if I will drink green tea like this I will face the side effects. Do you guys know when I should drink it to have maximum benefits? I suggest that you drink green tea whenever you feel like drink...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simplicity deferred
Replies: 26
Views: 792

Re: Simplicity deferred

makes our journey in Tea Appreciation a very tiring one and often misunderstood to be unachievable to those without deep pockets or deep understanding. Cheers!! +1 on that, OCTO. I would go further & not talk about "our journey" which implies one must keep moving & because he is on that trip he mig...
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Fire burn and cauldron bubble
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Fire burn and cauldron bubble

Thank you for the research & well-written summary. Obviously, so perhaps why it was not a focal point, is that one should be able to handle the handle comfortably. Before any hot water has touched my tea, I am already happy sometimes as I hold my kettle so easily & enjoy the familiar feeling. I don'...