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by debunix
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1062
Views: 157789

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

EoT's 2019 Spring "Singularity" Gushu Puerh Tea, I left the gaiwan lid on between steepings and it went bitter on me so I can tell you what it really tastes like. :oops: Remember those overly powerful infusions can often be rescued by diluting them. When you're using a small cup for your gongfu ses...
by debunix
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: I've made some home grown tea (YouTube video)
Replies: 12
Views: 158

Re: I've made some home grown tea (YouTube video)

It does not have to be a lot of tea to be a worthwhile experience. I need to do this one of these days....
by debunix
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novák & Randová Teaware
Replies: 61
Views: 8721

Re: Novák & Randová Teaware

Harmonious tea setting for an unexpectedly lovely tea.
by debunix
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1062
Views: 157789

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Bamboo aged 2008 sheng from Wuyi, a lovely tea I'm glad I stocked up on in 2010 or thereabouts. Wish I'd bought more of it, such a fine mix of earthy, herbaceous, and sweet/caramel notes. 10 years on its hard to look back that long and question tea decisions :-) True enough. I'd be prepared to inve...
by debunix
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1062
Views: 157789

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Bamboo aged 2008 sheng from Wuyi, a lovely tea I'm glad I stocked up on in 2010 or thereabouts. Wish I'd bought more of it, such a fine mix of earthy, herbaceous, and sweet/caramel notes.
by debunix
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Become A Flavor Explorer!
Replies: 35
Views: 4160

Re: Become A Flavor Explorer!

debunix , yes, Andy's teas were packaged very shortly after roasting was completed. Good to know. I'll leave them closed but not sealed for a bit to see how the roast changes. As to Laoshi's tea, there is none of the winter harvest left but the spring harvest should soon be here. Spring 2020 was a ...
by debunix
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Groups, Clubs, & Events
Topic: Become A Flavor Explorer!
Replies: 35
Views: 4160

Re: Become A Flavor Explorer!

Found a few minutes to concentrate on the Dong Dings, #4, 5, 6: first time with these teas. As per my usual, I used less tea than recommended, 1 gram for about 60 mL water just off the boil in my gaiwans. 4 sweet, delicate, floral, roast on top 5 sweet, floral, delicate, roast feels more integrated ...
by debunix
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: An Ode to Czech Potters
Replies: 30
Views: 1792

Re: An Ode to Czech Potters

Lovely. Who is the potter?
by debunix
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020 (Ends 6/29)
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020 (Ends 6/29)

faj wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:16 pm
I joined the forum too late last year to join the group buy. I am tempted.
I did join the buy, but because my gyokuro cup floweth over this year, I will not join this time. Last year's was a remarkably fine tea worth your attention.
by debunix
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Jian & Tenmoku Bowls
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Jian & Tenmoku Bowls

I've got two pieces by Petr with a similar glaze, one with a similar shape: https://live.staticflickr.com/7859/45796620054_0cdabc21e0_w.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/7805/46468320602_04bb4b320c_w.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48818091027_6fa332646d_w.jpg I wonder how he made those brow...
by debunix
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 857
Views: 129874

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

More Den's Organic Sencha. It is lovely today. I've gotten better with the brewing parameters and am really enjoying this morning's sweetness and hint of astringency. I'm now eyeing my deliveries from my Obubu Tea Farm subscription (my second shipment arrived the day after the first, I am now sencha...
by debunix
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 673
Views: 97191

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to all our newcomers and friends in tea.
by debunix
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Shipping Delays on tea
Replies: 35
Views: 2375

Re: Shipping Delays on tea

Today I received my spring subscription tea shipment from Obubu Tea Farm in Japan. I don't think any of the tea in it formally counts as Shincha, but it does include some sencha. It was shipped from Wazuka, Kyoto on 23 March. I guess I won't expect to see my additional order of matcha and gyokuros, ...
by debunix
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 47
Views: 12307

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

Here's a chawan by Im Mann Jae that I picked up on a tea tour of Korea several years ago. Matcha Yugen n the bowl. gorgeous While I was searching the Internet for information on another teapot, I found this gorgeous one. Can this actually be used for tea, or is it mainly for decoration purposes? Wh...
by debunix
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1339
Views: 199276

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Honyama oolong from Den's Tea. This was a 'that sounds interesting, why not add a pouch to my emergency sencha order' purchase, and first impression is a lightly-oxidized, light or no-roast oolong with twisty green leaves. Pleasingly delicate flavor, maybe more like a light Baozhong than high mounta...