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by debunix
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 256
Views: 31456

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

A lovely session with a last bit of the special gift Jin Jun Mei I got from a visiting colleague from Shanghai. I am not sure if this was the last or the next to last--hoping there is one more 'single-serving' packet in the back of the box of black/roasted oolong teas. It is so floral and fruity and...
by debunix
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travel Tea Set
Replies: 32
Views: 1755

Re: Travel Tea Set

I definitely plan to try one. Too late for my next major trip.....but the one after, yes!
by debunix
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 578
Views: 73031

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

"Autumn Moon" sencha from Obubu: 'Autumn tea, memorable for it's large leaves and mellow flavor'. The blurb fits. The leaves are large, coarsely cut/broken, and the tea is mellow: grassy, vegetal, no real floral delicacy, but also no hint of astringency or bitterness. Not a tea to crave, exactly, bu...
by debunix
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teas best suited for grandpa style
Replies: 19
Views: 358

Re: Teas best suited for grandpa style

the better the tea, the more suitable it is for neglectful handling. :mrgreen: Up to a point, yes. But I've realized some very fine teas that are brilliant when brewed gongfu cha become muddy and disappointing or certain flavors that give a great base in short infusions can take over grandpa style,...
by debunix
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teas best suited for grandpa style
Replies: 19
Views: 358

Re: Teas best suited for grandpa style

I enjoyed the special offer Fu Shou Shan in gongfu infusions, but felt like I got more joy from it when infused grandpa style, fewer longer infusions, more time to enjoy the wonderful scent of the tea.
by debunix
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Site Feedback & Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 16676

Re: Site Feedback & Discussion

more improvements! previously, when quoting a post with images, the images therein would be reproduced (as thumbnails) only if they were in an [img] tag. unfortunately, images uploaded directly to teaforum as attachments were not reproduced when quoted. now they are! but only for new quotes going f...
by debunix
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teas best suited for grandpa style
Replies: 19
Views: 358

Re: Teas best suited for grandpa style

I love a fine gaoshan grandpa style. A few leaves go a long way.
by debunix
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 38
Views: 6945

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

This is a wood fired tea pot made by Park Yeon Tae from Mungyeong, North Gyeongsang. I met him and his wife during the chasabal festival this May. This teapot has a neat 'personality'--the gold knob on top makes it seem quite playful. And wow, some of the other works here are AMAZING. This one is j...
by debunix
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?
Replies: 28
Views: 1676

Re: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?

Here's a lovely way I enjoyed some Tie Luo Han yesterday: from a small glazed-inside stoneware hohi from Petr Novak, in his 'Flowstone' cup:

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by debunix
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 152
Views: 17161

Re: Your day in matcha

Another day, another matcha session

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by debunix
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 578
Views: 73031

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Such deep green leaves....I have a bunch of gyokuro on the way, can't wait. This one has a particularly nice yellow-green glow to the liquor.
by debunix
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 55
Views: 5680

Re: Electric Kettles

Thanks for a neat suggestion. I do have a full complement of kettles at present, but I’ll keep that in mind the next time on of them quits working.
by debunix
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Watch out for those plastic tea bags....
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Watch out for those plastic tea bags....

Hot off the presses from Quirks and Quarks today: "Not long ago Nathalie Tufenkji, a professor of Chemical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal, was surprised to discover that the tea she'd been served in a local shop came in a plastic tea bag. The bag was made of a fine synthetic fabric, so...
by debunix
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 55
Views: 5680

Re: Electric Kettles

I love my gooseneck kettles when pouring into small pots and cups; I love my wide-spouted pot when filling a one or two quart thermos. Big spout/small vessel, tricky; gooseneck spout/large thermos, frustration.
by debunix
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Your day in matcha
Replies: 152
Views: 17161

Re: Your day in matcha

I've only worked with a handful of matchas, several supermarket versions that put me off he whole idea of it, and then teas I enjoyed and purchased in Japan in 2017, one I am still finishing. The right quality made all the difference. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48806926027_7ae75f518d_z.jpg