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by debunix
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1050
Views: 213857

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Nice that you continue being a member of Obubu’s monthly tea club. Do you receive around +-12 packs per year? I get packages quarterly, generous enough to keep me in sencha and more Hojicha than I know what to do with; not surprisingly, there is less gyokuro and matcha, and I ordered some of those ...
by debunix
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 1050
Views: 213857

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I have been drinking a lot of tea and posting less for various reasons, and completely forgot to review the Hevenly Drop [spelling error original on package] gyokuro from Obubu Tea Farms. It was delicious, and I loved it, but probably not as refined or smooth as the remarkable versions we shared dur...
by debunix
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1618
Views: 288314

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2010 Zi Juan Yunnan Purple Beauty loose puerh from Norbu. The pouch of this has been sitting in my tea drawer for a long time....and the tea did not mind. What Greg wrote about it then still feels exactly right today "Zi Juan is usually either processed as a roasted green tea or is processed like Pu...
by debunix
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 916
Views: 168091

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to TeaForum!

(Waving to the North from Los Angeles)
by debunix
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 375
Views: 81734

Re: Iron pill & calcium pill to enhance water for tea?

Youzi wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:20 am
Just use a different bottled water. The water composition should be written in the bottle, or available online, to look it up.
Seeking a way to improve water without resorting to bottled and the climate-damaging impact of bottling and shipping around the world should be encouraged, not belittled.
by debunix
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Young Chinese girls revive 1,200-year-old porcelain leaf cup making techniques
Replies: 20
Views: 792

Re: Young Chinese girls revive 1,200-year-old porcelain leaf cup making techniques

The cups are beautiful. I’ve got a maple-leaf Tokoname pot that has a much simpler design and I’d love to pair it with one of those cups.
by debunix
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 916
Views: 168091

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome!
by debunix
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exchange our "secret" teas
Replies: 26
Views: 1275

Re: Exchange our "secret" teas

debunix, I tried the Red Alishan oolong from Norbu, and it is great. Hard to believe a tea can have this strong of a fruity fragrance and taste naturally. So much so in fact, that I wanted to see if you could shed any light on this. In your opinion, is there any artificial chemical flavoring in thi...
by debunix
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1653
Views: 322775

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I am drinking some Floating Leaves' Charcoal Dong Ding this evening. I prepared a large thermos full for afternoon clinic, since we have so many people now who are sharing a break for tea during clinic, but was so busy that it has sat untouched in the thermos for about 8 hours. And....it is wonderfu...
by debunix
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Teaware Vendor Recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 5835

Re: Japanese Teaware Vendor Recommendations

Seems like anything is possible in pandemic times.
by debunix
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Inherited mystery puerh
Replies: 20
Views: 3523

Re: Inherited mystery puerh

I just was pondering having a session with this lovely tea today, and maybe I will this evening, inspired by this reawakened thread. I do have a trip to the SF Chinatown shop mentioned upthread on my list of things to do from pre-COVID but who knows if the business will still be there to visit post-...
by debunix
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 141
Views: 28226

Re: Electric Kettles

I have also found unexpected compatibility between certain kettles and bases--Gourmia and Bonavita, when one component died but the other part was fine. I'm sure the manufacturers would not recommend it but they're clearly built from compatible parts.
by debunix
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 375
Views: 89759

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

I enjoyed that description enough to dig into the black tea stashes and I found this 'Light roast wild tree purple varietal black tea of Dehong' from Yunnan Sourcing. It's a bit flat, but otherwise very pleasant; I attribute the 'flat' to it being a 2012 harvest and having both sat unopened for a ve...
by debunix
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 916
Views: 168091

Re: Introduce Yourself

I can buy better tea. Welcome! And fine tea goes a LONG way in terms of dollars per ounce of what you're actually drinking.....depending on how strong you like your infusions. A tea costing a dollar per gram sounds very expensive, but with the right dollar per gram tea, I can put a few grams into a...
by debunix
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 916
Views: 168091

Re: Introduce Yourself

People online act as though American tea-culture doesn't exist My own partcipation into the online tea world came about because I was seeking information on non-western style teas. If I wanted to drink very basic teas from teabags, or strongly flavored and scented black teas or herbal tea mixes, I ...