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by Justin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1429
Views: 198052

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

In particular, we only select specific tea trees that growing condition is ideal.
Quote from Hojo's page. Sounds like its not ONE tree but a specific type of tea tree
Quite misleading indeed...
by Justin
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 113
Views: 6670

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

Just wanted to say there is a gold mine of wallpapers here :mrgreen:
by Justin
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: F1 green label Qingshuini pot check
Replies: 2
Views: 211

F1 green label Qingshuini pot check

Hi,
Just came across this pot from a reputable seller and wanted to ask you guys if everything looks about right
by Justin
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1429
Views: 198052

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Just tried the Wistaria Lan Yin that I picked up from pantry . I brewed with quite a bit of leaf because I wanted to see what this tea is about (7.4g/100ml gaiwan) For tasting notes, I mainly get jujube/ woody notes in the beginning and middle infusions. It reminded me of the Love Forever Paper Tong...
by Justin
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3094
Views: 230510

Re: Yixing

Bok wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:05 pm
Justin something modern and a bit rough in the workmanship. Don’t think there’s much more to it.
Cool, thanks!
by Justin
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3094
Views: 230510

Re: Yixing

Hi, would anyone be able to give me more info about this pot. My uncle bought it, and never used it: Size: ~200ml Clay type: according to Youzi , its a "Qing Shui Ni" Firing temperature: Low/Med/High fired? Doesnt sound high fired, maybe medium If the pot is thin-walled, medium, or thick-walled: ~3m...
by Justin
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1429
Views: 198052

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I started with sheng and couldn't get enough of it for 8 months or so...then I tried some decent shou and this is has been growing on me, to the point where I'm now preferring it to sheng. Although I feel like I'll swing back or at least go back to 50/50 between them. Lately I've been drinking shou...
by Justin
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1429
Views: 198052

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I started with sheng and couldn't get enough of it for 8 months or so...then I tried some decent shou and this is has been growing on me, to the point where I'm now preferring it to sheng. Although I feel like I'll swing back or at least go back to 50/50 between them. Lately I've been drinking shou...
by Justin
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 132
Views: 26681

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

Should I put the pumidor back in the basement? I moved it up hoping to bump up the RH a few points from 63 avg. but as it’s dropped I’m thinking I should just leave it in the basement What's the temperature in your basement? upstairs? From what I've read, I would go with a little hotter (upstairs) ...
by Justin
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1429
Views: 198052

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2005 Bulang double lion, since you were talking about it :D. Very prominent qi for me. Almost as if I close my eyes, I would be deep in a meditation session. I brewed in a gaiwan and got quite a bit of the Malaysian storage. It smelled musty and tasted musty at first. After a couple steeps, it opene...
by Justin
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 132
Views: 26681

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

" …The other mold situation is storage of puerh tea in plastic containers, such as plastic tubs. Plastic has no ability to breathe. There is no air flow, no cracks or anything porous. " My thoughts are that the plastic container does not buffer well against sudden temperature changes since those pl...
by Justin
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 132
Views: 26681

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

Also, I see a lot of plastic in the pictures above. Is that to protect the cakes from each other (if one gets mold) or something else? Are they completely wrapped in plastic or just layered with it? I would guess they are just to separate out layers within the crock. @Balthazar can provide more inf...
by Justin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 2517

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

I will say that it is supposed to be much more oriented to the chi realm. It is not so much known for flavor. I hope that I can learn to open up to the chi aspect of pu'erh. I some point, I might be really happy about this "mistake" I believe chi is a personal thing. Sometimes people will feel it q...
by Justin
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 132
Views: 26681

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

I'd say 70%rH and 70°F is a good starting point. Pumidors can be as simple or complicated as you want them to be!
by Justin
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best water for brewing tea is Natural Spring Water and it's free
Replies: 11
Views: 1244

Re: Best water for brewing tea is Natural Spring Water and it's free

Yes very good resource thanks vuanguyen. Looking at my area map I see several Springs not too far from my location. Once trails are opened up (closed due to covid-19) I’ll check them out. Although, best to double check, in my case one spring is just 4 minutes from my house, except it is the origina...