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by wildisthewind
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Notable Tea blogs
Replies: 31
Views: 1602

Re: Notable Tea blogs

Definitely one to add to the list! But he (or she?) seems to make some controversial statements on clay, which a lot of other experts can agree on. Most notable some red clay from Japan that performs as well and better as Yixing clay... he (akira hojo) for sure has a lot of interesting and controve...
by wildisthewind
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Spring 2018 Chinese Greens
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Spring 2018 Chinese Greens

I've not loved Yunnanese greens, myself, but was blown away by the huangshan mao feng & anji baicha from "life in a teacup" - highly recommend checking out his 2018 offerings.
by wildisthewind
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Help shipping from Japan?
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Help shipping from Japan?

pedant wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:30 am
beautiful tray.

forwarding services exist:
https://www.google.com/search?q=japanes ... ng+service

https://www.tenso.com/en
https://www.blackship.com/
etc

hope that helps
Thanks. Do you have any experience with them? Wondering how reliable/helpful they are.
by wildisthewind
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Help shipping from Japan?
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Help shipping from Japan?

I'm on the hunt for an urushi-nuri (Japanese lacquerware) tray. I found one that I absolutely love, but the site doesn't ship outside Japan. Does anyone here live in Japan, and could order & mail this for me? http://online.timeandstyle.com/shopdetail/000000004262/
by wildisthewind
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Notable Tea blogs
Replies: 31
Views: 1602

Re: Notable Tea blogs

Some really good stuff at http://www.teageek.net/blog - often grounded in science, and always careful to distinguish between his opinions and verifiable facts. Infrequent updates, these days, though. I think he's busy writing a book?
by wildisthewind
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Tea Books
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Tea Books

Victoria wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:16 pm
wildisthewind wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Would be interested to see things on tea science from a chemistry, rather than agricultural, perspective.
Media/ News, Publications & Research/ Research Corner: Interesting Journal Articles is meant to cover that area.
Apologies, must have missed it.
by wildisthewind
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Tea Vendors
Topic: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure
Replies: 20
Views: 703

Re: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure

Just placed an introductory order, shipped to 12484. I'd certainly welcome any samples, particularly of the orange blossom oolong, puer, or anything else you think I shouldn't miss. Welcome to the forum!
by wildisthewind
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Your favorite Dan Cong vendor?
Replies: 40
Views: 1946

Re: Your favorite Dan Cong vendor?

White2Tea just got in a few different types of dancongs in. Anyone have opinion on how they might be? I have ordered other stuff from here before and its been very hit or miss. http://white2tea.com/?s=dancong&post_type=product I can't speak to those Dan congs specifically but I enjoyed the traditio...
by wildisthewind
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Tea Books
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Tea Books

Would be interested to see things on tea science from a chemistry, rather than agricultural, perspective.
by wildisthewind
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Reasons for not recommending vendors....
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Reasons for not recommending vendors....

1g per 50ml is also the basis for competition brewing standards (3g/150ml or 5g/250ml). Those are steeped 6 minutes. I typically use about that ratio when brewing non-gongfu (western? :?), but steep for maybe 3 minutes, 2 or 3 times. It seems to work well. So maybe the vendors you describe are just ...
by wildisthewind
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Black Tea Vendor Topic
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Black vendor topic

...zhengshan xiaozhong (lapsang souchong)...another place to buy it and compare? i second wildisthewind's recommendation. i haven't tried that one specifically from her, but her black teas in general are solid. hojo also has a decent one Well - I'll "third" the Cindy Chen suggestion. Her's is the "...
by wildisthewind
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: US Vendor sourcing from WuyiOrigins?
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: US Vendor sourcing from WuyiOrigins?

This isn't always true. Our Taiwanese Oolong farmer sells online as well, and we were able to lower our margins enough to match his prices, while providing faster and cheaper shipping. He prefers it this way, because he wants to focus on producing quality teas, not shipping small retail orders glob...
by wildisthewind
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Green Tea Vendor Topic
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Green Tea Vendor Topic

http://www.lifeinteacup.com

His website is a bit of a mess, but he's friendly and helpful by email, and his green teas are stunning. Totally redefined the category for this green tea novice ;)
by wildisthewind
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: US Vendor sourcing from WuyiOrigins?
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: US Vendor sourcing from WuyiOrigins?

Last year I paid more than 100$ for shipping. specialized vendors in China that I have ordered from in the past (pu-erh, white, green, etc) charge something like 10$ for shipping (Some more and some less). One way to cut these costs is to find a good “generalist”, and preferably a local one. If, as...
by wildisthewind
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Black Tea Vendor Topic
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Black vendor topic

Hi! Despite of that I'm quite newbie with hongcha, I love it the zhengshan xiaozhong (lapsang souchong) from white2tea. I took advantage of the fact that I was buying some puerh and try with my first no smoked lapsang. I don't know if could be a good recommend for somebody, but I found it tasteful,...