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by Hengchan
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Shipping Delays on tea
Replies: 35
Views: 2364

Re: Shipping Delays on tea

I was impressed that my order from Taiwan Tea Crafts arrived very quickly. They are offering free DHL expedited delivery on >$75 orders.
So from Taiwan to UK it was 7 days overall from point of purchase. Kudos to them!
by Hengchan
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Yancha Vendors: Highest Grade vs Bang for Buck Vendor Recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 3414

Re: Yancha Vendors: Highest Grade vs Bang for Buck Vendor Recommendations

Both of those teas you just mentioned are claimed to be “Zhengyan” as well, despite costing less than $.50 per gram. Is the consensus here that all of these vendors (including Wuyi Origin and TheTea.pl, which folks here seem to like) are just lying about the source of their tea? Or are there differ...
by Hengchan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Is refrigeration for Japanese green tea necessary?
Replies: 24
Views: 1290

Re: Is refrigeration for Japanese green tea necessary?

What about if you keep the whole operation inside the fridge. I.e transfer the leaves into the brewing vessel in the fridge. Rather than taking the pack out to normal air temps and opening it there. Wouldn't this reduce the effect of warm air entering the package? You will have the fridge door open ...
by Hengchan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Yancha Vendors: Highest Grade vs Bang for Buck Vendor Recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 3414

Re: Yancha Vendors: Highest Grade vs Bang for Buck Vendor Recommendations

Both of those teas you just mentioned are claimed to be “Zhengyan” as well, despite costing less than $.50 per gram. Is the consensus here that all of these vendors (including Wuyi Origin and TheTea.pl, which folks here seem to like) are just lying about the source of their tea? Or are there differ...
by Hengchan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Yancha Vendors: Highest Grade vs Bang for Buck Vendor Recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 3414

Re: Yancha Vendors: Highest Grade vs Bang for Buck Vendor Recommendations

In terms of bang for your buck - i am certainly enjoying wuyiorigin Mei Zhan and Qi Lan, which are two of their budget offerings. I think they compare well to their higher grade. The higher grade does show in their unique profiles, body, longevity, but the budget are in no way lacking for potent fla...
by Hengchan
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?
Replies: 71
Views: 7375

Re: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?

Good advice thanks!
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by Hengchan
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?
Replies: 71
Views: 7375

Re: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?

Their Boutique Tieluohan that they had this year is just outstanding. I am not very experienced with Yancha but my god that is a good tea. I do not need a better tea I just don't. Tieluohan is in the basket - I am looking forward to it!! Please any more recommendations? Their range is so huge WO on...
by Hengchan
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?
Replies: 71
Views: 7375

Re: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?

Tetsubin wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:23 am
Their Boutique Tieluohan that they had this year is just outstanding. I am not very experienced with Yancha but my god that is a good tea. I do not need a better tea I just don't.
Tieluohan is in the basket - I am looking forward to it!!

Please any more recommendations? Their range is so huge
by Hengchan
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taiwan Tea Harvest - Winter 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Taiwan Tea Harvest - Winter 2019

Every tea vendor would like to claim that each harvest is better than whatever has preceded it. However no honest vendor can claim that of the 2019 winter harvest; the teas range from poor to good, with far more in the former category than the latter one. The weather was extremely dry resulting a l...
by Hengchan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Oolong Vendor Topic
Replies: 124
Views: 34315

Re: Oolong Vendor Topic

I ended up ordering a few things from teafromtaiwan, including the da yu ling sampler. I understand they are a well established vendor so should be consistent. Looking forward to it! You can buy from Taiwan farmer eson tea 95.5k dayuling tea https://www.pinkoi.com/store/esontea https://shopee.tw/es...
by Hengchan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Oolong Vendor Topic
Replies: 124
Views: 34315

Re: Oolong Vendor Topic

I ended up ordering a few things from teafromtaiwan, including the da yu ling sampler. I understand they are a well established vendor so should be consistent. Looking forward to it!
by Hengchan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 79
Views: 7064

Re: Mei leaf

I think it’s very interesting how many forum members are reacting here. Almost as if they were angry with MeiLeaf. Still...only 1 person mentioned anything remotely specific about their tea. I’ve heard a lot of suggestions for Seven Cups inparticualr the Biluochun. I have been unimpressed by SevenC...
by Hengchan
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 673
Views: 97041

Re: Introduce Yourself

thanks for the kind welcome. To be honest i actually have no clue how i first started. I must have seen something online, and then shopped around and ordered some. I do remember it was a Mi Lan Xiang Dancong that first grabbed me -- i realized how great tea could actually be! I would say overall the...
by Hengchan
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 673
Views: 97041

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hi all
Being in the uk I have been a tea drinker my whole life!
But past 3-5 yrs or so I have gotten into loose leaf tea - gong fu style.
My favourite teas are usually oolong.
Particularly Dancongs and Taiwan oolongs. Though I have tried all sorts.
Look forward to learning more.
by Hengchan
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Oolong Vendor Topic
Replies: 124
Views: 34315

Anyone had theformosa.com high mountain tea?

Hi all
I'm looking to try a variety of Taiwanese high mountain oolongs.
In terms of pricing theformosa appears to be the lowest.
I haven't been able to find any particular reviews or tasting notes of their tea so far.
Has anyone here tried them? Are they high quality?
Thanks