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by debunix
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?
Replies: 19
Views: 383

Re: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?

I usually use a large tea bowl or Chawan otherwise used for matcha, with just a few leaves, and drink from the bowl.
by debunix
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239381

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Just drank one of those steeps of a nice yancha that was so warm and rounded, mineralicious, mellowly earthy, with a hint of sweetness....an infusion I got just right. Shui Xian from Old Ways Tea. Mmm.
by debunix
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Is this the same tea? Variable label SeaDyke Ti Kuan Yin
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Is this the same tea? Variable label SeaDyke Ti Kuan Yin

I did a couple of head to head tests with the two teas, and the gold label tea is just....thinner. Less body, less earthy depth, with the same quantity of tea in porcelain gaiwans. And I found an old carton (the tins don't have the bar codes) to verify different SKUs on the barcodes--no surprise. 20...
by debunix
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Japanese Green Tea: Aged, Roasted, Fermented
Replies: 40
Views: 7049

Re: Japanese Green Tea: Aged, Roasted, Fermented

I think this may be what I recently bought from Denstea.com mori-matcha Puer Our Mori-machi Pu-erh is Pu-erh tea because it is a fermented tea and has a similar tasting profile, however it is very unique because it is produced in Shizuoka, Japan with a new Sake fermentation method in our clean room....
by debunix
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?
Replies: 19
Views: 383

Re: Favorite Teas for Grandpa Style?

I like Taiwanese high mountain light roast oolongs for Grandpa style, because they are large leafed and sink readily and they are lovely sipped hot hot hot or cooled to lukewarm.
by debunix
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239381

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Excellent: bookmarked that page! I won't need to order more for many moons, of course....but so good to know a source. I've had some lovely, lovely teas that are similar in some ways, but this one has stood alone. I should ask Greg if he is supplying the miraculously lovely 'white oolong' to anyone....
by debunix
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!
Replies: 23
Views: 425

Re: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!

I was thinking that it might make a fine addition to my Brita-like water filtering pitcher: if it improves the flavor of tea, should be nice. But....if it coats the inside of the pitcher with a bit of rust, who cares about the pitcher....but sounds like that would risk of flakes of rust ending up in...
by debunix
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239381

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

How do you obtain norbu's red Alishan now that they are wholesale only? I ordered what seemed like a lot of it from his going out of business sale. And because I drink my tea more dilute, it should last a while. And: wait, he is now wholesaling tea? He said he had a new venture that would be launch...
by debunix
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!
Replies: 23
Views: 425

Re: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!

There are other options for similar items besides Amazon: https://luckyironfish.com/ vs a scrapyard, this is designed for food so no worries about other metal contamination vs breaking up some old cast iron....not such a bad idea. But I'm still wondering about the rust issue. Something like this mig...
by debunix
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239381

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Today was finally cool enough for hot midday tea. I'm enjoying some of Norbu's Red Alishan, which I've drunk quite a bit of as cool-brewed sparkling tea lately, and it's a delightful reminder of what a wonderful tea this is, with that lovely spicey/earthy note I adore, which is missing when the tea ...
by debunix
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!
Replies: 23
Views: 425

Re: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!

Very interesting. I have been looking for something exactly like this for a long time, both for use with tea but also for other cooking, because I tend to run a bit low for blood donation standards and I hate iron pills.

But....why would it make a stainless steel kettle rust?
by debunix
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Clogged Strainer
Replies: 13
Views: 287

Re: Clogged Strainer

Aeration, gotcha. Can't say that I've ever noticed it as a significant problem.
by debunix
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 339
Views: 66614

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

thanks! I'll scout the site and see if there is anything else I can use to justify an order.....hard to do with all the fine yancha in the house, but I suspect some fruity black teas would be wonderful as sparkling tea, another option for hot weather. Sparkling tea season probably will last well int...
by debunix
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1460
Views: 201561

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Balthazar wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:53 pm
I find that most of my sheng puer go into a sort of hibernation mode in the late autumn that lasts through the winter. They simply taste more flat.
Got it. Maybe the dryness of indoor heated air is impacting them. But it' not such a problem if other fine teas step up the challenge.
by debunix
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Clogged Strainer
Replies: 13
Views: 287

Re: Clogged Strainer

Iron is prized in the form of iron rich clays for pots and cast-iron tetsubins; why is the metal in a strainer to be feared for a few seconds contact with the tea? Mine are all stainless to minimize their interactions with the tea; and they rarely come out but when I have a guest, or the fines at th...