Search found 512 matches

by debunix
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Outdoors - let's see your tea set up
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Outdoors - let's see your tea set up

Is that a California poppy? Yes, they're doing better than usual in my yard this year. https://live.staticflickr.com/7803/40594400883_93bdd2fc63.jpg I love the cup too...who made it? A Seigan sansai terbineri large yunomi or small chawan....from a teaChat Hagi special offer https://live.staticflick...
by debunix
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 217
Views: 20462

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

I sort of looked in, once....

Image

to my Petr Novak shino kyusu.

Image

I also looked in the spout....

Image
by debunix
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: SHINCHA 2019!
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: SHINCHA 2019!

_DEB4300 small ppd.jpg Obubu is the tea farm I visited in 2017, and after drinking down some of my stash of greens, and enjoying the teas I bought during the visit, I joined their tea club last year. I get a package four times a year, and this was my spring shipment. It's early enough that most of ...
by debunix
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: SHINCHA 2019!
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: SHINCHA 2019!

I just got my first delivery of tea for 2019 from Obubu tea farm, and it included a packet of sencha with cherry blossoms. It is smooth, sweet, and just a little bit floral. I'm in and out of the garden as I enjoy it this morning. The date on it is an expiration date (2020), but still, I am presumng...
by debunix
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Outdoors - let's see your tea set up
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Outdoors - let's see your tea set up

So surprised to see a problem with the photo in my post above--I have relinked it. Please let me know if it disappears again.
by debunix
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tea junkie
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Tea junkie

I'm quite positive that my blood is only half tea. No need to change my tea-sipping ways!
by debunix
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drippy spouts?
Replies: 44
Views: 646

Re: Drippy spouts?

Maybe this is a good time to point out that not all drips are so bad. I often rush my pour and have a little dribble from the lid of the pot as well as pour from the spout. I realize this is a sign to slow down and quite literally go with the flow.....except that it is a litle bit of dribble from th...
by debunix
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 809
Views: 68708

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Quite a lovely session and sounds like an amazing tea
by debunix
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Thea ex machina
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Thea ex machina

Thanks for the link!
by debunix
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novak & Randova Teaware
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: Novak & Randova Teaware

It's taken lots of practice and crappy shots with a few gems that I share amidst the meh images.....and all the macro practice with flowers helps.....as do flowers themselves https://live.staticflickr.com/4685/38464537914_af14c16ab4_z.jpg (here both the cup and treebark pot are Petr's) https://photo...
by debunix
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Outdoors - let's see your tea set up
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Outdoors - let's see your tea set up

So far, my outdoor tea sessions are limited to taking a teacup and walking outdoors....

Image

Or I bring a thermos.
by debunix
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 501
Views: 55079

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Not ready for the Ye Sheng tea yet, because I'm now enjoying some 2015 Gao Jia Shan "Cha Duo Tang" Wild Harvested Hunan Fu Brick Tea/Shou Puerh from Yunnan Sourcing. It just arrived this week after a lengthy trip from China. I was intrigued by the description of the flavor as 'malty', and it sounded...
by debunix
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What tastes good? Us and Them:
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: What tastes good? Us and Them:

I send my sister care packages of various teas, and she loves to explore them, but I use the vacuum sealer to make single-pot packets for the greener oolongs and the senchas, because I know she won't use them up quickly. I think she enjoys the teas either way, but I feel better doing it this way for...
by debunix
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Thea ex machina
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Thea ex machina

Do you have any links to the 'plucking' machines in action, vs those that cut/shear the outer layers of the plant? So curious! And it is hard to see things going back to 100% hand plucking everywhere, so cool to see that people are trying to optimize the machines for tea quality as well as tea quant...
by debunix
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 501
Views: 55079

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Norbu 2014 Norbu White Buds - Lovely wildflower, cammomile, unsweetned fortune cookie, parchment with a wonderful min and evergreen note on the back that gives a nice balance. I loved his 2007 white bud sheng, and bought several cakes; and have one of the 2011 as well. I first appreciated the smoky...