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by debunix
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 19
Views: 2702

Re: Electric Kettles

6 years of happy service is pretty good for one of these.....I'd go with the same one again.
by debunix
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 343
Views: 37628

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

So I have a Yamada Sou blue cup, have you noticed any metallic taste/smell when using yours? The taste is somewhere between metallic and brand new ceramics, a sharp acrid tang almost. I haven’t been using it much because of this because it really changes the flavor of the tea in a negative way. It’...
by debunix
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 343
Views: 37628

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Yesterday's Kabuse sencha from Obubu, left covered with cool water after the last infusion, drained and zapped for just 30 seconds in the microwave to take the edge off on a chilly morning (not that cold but the heat is officially OFF for the season), so floralicious vegetal lovely. Such a fine tea ...
by debunix
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Dirt smell and taste in aged puer
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Dirt smell and taste in aged puer

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0157847 thank you for an informative article. From the abstract: ...We characterized fungal and bacterial communities in leaves and both [raw and ripe/shou and sheng] Pu-erhs by high-throughput, rDNA-amplicon sequencing and we char...
by debunix
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Dirt smell and taste in aged puer
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Dirt smell and taste in aged puer

I crave an earthy taste in puerh that reminds me of dirt, but in a good way: soft broken remains of leaves on a forest floor, rich well-treated garden earth, aged compost ready for spreading in the garden. 'Dirt' in that sense is a good thing.
by debunix
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: hei cha brewing methods
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: hei cha brewing methods

I've only tried two or maybe three Hei Cha (can't remember if I bought more of the sample or a different one), and so far they are working beautifully in bulk brewing situations, mostly when I need a liter or two of tea, for me and to share, at work or on the road. That's what I bought them for. The...
by debunix
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 278
Views: 29236

Re: Introduce Yourself

Glad to have you here
by debunix
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 88
Views: 6757

Re: Your day in matcha

Neat!
by debunix
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 88
Views: 6757

Re: Your day in matcha

Another day of tasty matcha.....

What is the floral (?) piece in the top of the image? A water pitcher or vase?
by debunix
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Vacuum sealers?
Replies: 38
Views: 3260

Re: Vacuum sealers?

I also have worried about repeated vacuum sealing and volatiles from tea. I bought the sealing system mostly for use with grains and beans where I am not worried about loss of volatiles. For tea, I have used it to seal one time only: divide a large package of tea into smaller packages, each of which...
by debunix
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: What Herbal Are You Drinking
Replies: 18
Views: 4891

Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

It was getting late, and since I did not want to risk being too caffeinated to sleep with an early day tomorrow and time change this weekend, I brewed up a mix of Lemon grass Korean hydrangea leaf Dried galangal Sweet, spicy, lemony, delicious. It is very nice to be able to keep the makings of herba...
by debunix
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Patina development
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Patina development

Gotcha, those are pretty clear. We're not talking glossy like shiny glaze, and bald scalp is a good analogy.
by debunix
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Patina development
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Patina development

Could someone share an image or a pointer to an image with the undesirable 'monk's head shine'? I'm having trouble visualizing what you are discussing.
by debunix
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: White Tea
Topic: What White Are You Drinking
Replies: 44
Views: 5432

Re: What White Are You Drinking

Yes, photos from my garden yesterday morning, between infusions and between rain showers.
by debunix
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Funky Contemporary Yixing?
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Funky Contemporary Yixing?

Agreed! Very charming sculpture.