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by VoirenTea
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 187
Views: 12789

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

I use tap water (London, SE). What this topic made me look up and I did not realise, is that Thames Water give postcoded water quality reports that you can download. Calcium carbonate(CaCO3): 249 ppm Other hardness measurements Degrees Clarke:17 Degrees German(DH):14 Degrees French:25 You also get a...
by VoirenTea
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 65
Views: 7931

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

I thought I'd track what was going on in my sheng puerh chest before I get round to adding a salt solution: at the moment, UK winter, my hygrometer reads 18.9C and 46% RH.

I'm mostly looking at keeping it drinkable, not real long-term aging.
by VoirenTea
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House humidity and smell/taste
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: House humidity and smell/taste

Temporary solution: drink tea in a nice hot bath :D
by VoirenTea
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers
Replies: 15
Views: 1996

Re: Teas We Like : By and for Tea Lovers

Looking good!

By the way, it would be helpful to include on your About Me page where you are shipping from. (From the in-basket shipping cost, I am assuming the US, but it doesn't say that anywhere else).
by VoirenTea
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: Typhoon damages Puerh in Guandong

I actually just logged on to specifically look for this topic. I am curious what this will do to the market. All pu from 2018 or earlier, you now have to be suspect of. Im curious on how to inspect a cake to insure it hasnt been soaked. One would think the wrapper would be telltale, but honestly, I...
by VoirenTea
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much tea do you consume per day?
Replies: 35
Views: 4185

Re: How much tea do you consume per day?

4g of usually sheng, brewed over 3-4 days, had when at home so evenings and weekends. If shou it is probably down to 2 days as that doesn't usually go as long. 3-4g of something in a brew basket at work, 2+ days depending (sticky rice oolong goes for a whole week). ~5g Chinese green or oolong cold b...
by VoirenTea
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Toss the scraps from your cake?
Replies: 22
Views: 2038

Re: Toss the scraps from your cake?

I don't put dust in, and the smallest bits tend to come straight back out again with the rinse, so it is really just the loose but not too tiny bits that go in.
by VoirenTea
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Toss the scraps from your cake?
Replies: 22
Views: 2038

Re: Toss the scraps from your cake?

I use it alongside the main chunk - I don't think I've had a noticeable problem with it adding lots of astringency, but it is a much smaller proportion of what's in my pot.
by VoirenTea
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking tea at night
Replies: 27
Views: 2494

Re: Drinking tea at night

There have only been one or two teas where it has made any difference for me - I can drink most things up to midnight no problem (bedtime is around 1am).
by VoirenTea
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 565
Views: 66876

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I've been drinking all the shou this week and last, both at work and at home. (Have a cold that looks like it'll be sticking at the hacking cough stage for quite some time, so I need something nice and thick to drink). This consists of far more sessions than I usually get through in two weeks. * W2T...
by VoirenTea
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Is white2tea the only puer producer now?
Replies: 10
Views: 2343

Re: Is white2tea the only puer producer now?

I find it quite easy to buy things there, as by now I know that I'll like a high proportion of what he puts out, and the notes that he does give are usually enough to increase the odds. So it is fairly safe to just pick a load of samples and a couple of cakes whose wrappers tickle my fancy and know ...
by VoirenTea
Sun May 27, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 49
Views: 5188

Re: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!

On the traditional side, I'd pick the 2002 7532, 2001 7542, 2005 8582. On the dry side: the 2007 CNNP Yiwu Big Green Tree, the Changtai 65 or the 2008 Spring of Menghai! I wouldn't say any of the raw cakes I have up are remotely smokey! :) Thank you! I ordered samples of some of those and a variety...
by VoirenTea
Sat May 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 49
Views: 5188

Re: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!

Jay, if you were going to recommend one of your current raws, which would it be? I'm looking for sweetness with some complexity (whether bitterness or pepperiness or something else). I generally don't like smoke that much. I find it much easier to pick shou that I want to buy from you, but get lost ...
by VoirenTea
Fri May 25, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Where to get teapot filter?
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: Where to get teapot filter?

I made a little spiral filter with 999 fine silver wire (probably only useful for people who already have some in the house!)

Tingjunkie on the old forum mentioned it. You use the two ends as the prongs and springiness keeps it in place.
by VoirenTea
Thu May 17, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travel with Teaware Like a Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: Travel with Teaware Like a Pro

I take my cheap clay pot with me when travelling and a cup, but just wrapped in bubblewrap in a laptop backpack (so it is pretty well padded itself).

Yours looks very good!