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by tjkdubya
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Getting lots of bubbles forming on first few infusions of possibly fake Shui Xian?
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Getting lots of bubbles forming on first few infusions of possibly fake Shui Xian?

Some people anecdotally talk about excess scum formation with over-fertilized yancha but this is not something I can confirm. I do see the tendency of excess scum formation more often in cheaper stuff. If the OP is seeing a deviation from their usual experience, assuming they use the same water all ...
by tjkdubya
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Brewing Bai Hao (Oriental Beauty)
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Brewing Bai Hao (Oriental Beauty)

Cool thread. Informative reading about different approaches. It's a good reminder to try different approaches once in a while. Sometimes it's hard for me to get out of assessment mode and try lower than usual temperatures to see different sides of teas...
by tjkdubya
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1667
Views: 326792

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

To be more on topic, am finishing up drinking TXS Niulankeng RG by Wang Guoxing... Been exchanging teas with Huarong and learning about his style and outlook on yancha.

It's quite interesting to compare and contrast this to the processing and roasting Wang Guoxing did for TXS Matouyan RG...
by tjkdubya
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1667
Views: 326792

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

LeoFox wrote: โ†‘
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:29 pm
Btw do we know each other elsewhere? IG?
by tjkdubya
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1667
Views: 326792

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Hello, long time no post. Just dropping by, checking what's up in these parts. Drinking some leftover RG this morning. ๐Ÿ‘‹ I heard you are launching a yancha company? "A yancha company?" Sounds more grand than it is haha. Not sure what you heard, but considering bringing things out to the public audi...
by tjkdubya
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1667
Views: 326792

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Hello, long time no post. Just dropping by, checking what's up in these parts. Drinking some leftover RG this morning. ๐Ÿ‘‹
by tjkdubya
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Inherited mystery puerh
Replies: 20
Views: 3573

Re: Inherited mystery puerh

by tjkdubya
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taiwanese Old Growth Tea Theft
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

Re: Taiwanese Old Growth Tea Theft

Mountain Stream Teas thank you for the info. It's interesting to think about what "ownership" means for wild trees and nature in general, for that matter. Hopefully there can be a framework in place for the aborigines to benefit as a community from what their land produces. This makes me more curio...
by tjkdubya
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taiwanese Old Growth Tea Theft
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

Re: Taiwanese Old Growth Tea Theft

How does this leasing system work, whereby outside people can come to own the right to harvest from aboriginal land?

@Mountain Stream Teas, your partner farmer is paying ... the Taiwanese government? the aborigines?
by tjkdubya
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Thunderbolt Tea
Replies: 12
Views: 2995

Re: Thunderbolt Tea

by tjkdubya
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Thunderbolt Tea
Replies: 12
Views: 2995

Re: Thunderbolt Tea

Has anyone else who ordered in early Oct received their order, or at least gotten confirmation of shipping? I've message them 3 times now, each time met with silence. But I did receive an auto-email from them today asking whether I could take a minute to review the teas I ordered, for the benefit of...
by tjkdubya
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?
Replies: 71
Views: 13521

Re: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?

Seems to me their Yancha sources have dried up, they used to have a much larger selection... It's not that our source had dried up. We felt the quality of the tea from the Huang family (RuiQuan) was getting worse as time went on & began looking for new farmers to work with. We didn't feel comfortab...
by tjkdubya
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?
Replies: 71
Views: 13521

Re: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?

Jotting down a few thoughts after visiting with Wuyi Origin recently...

by tjkdubya
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3666
Views: 412180

Re: Yixing

The popular IG vendor Yinchen has a website now, and has posted some detailed info about each of the clay they use, including mine, pic of original ore, firing temperature range, shrinkage rate, and photos of test tiles fired at different temperatures. http://yinchenteapot.com/Blog.html I'm not in ...
by tjkdubya
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chaozhou style brewing: wet or dry?
Replies: 32
Views: 5502

Re: Chaozhou style brewing: wet or dry?

@phyllsheng Gastronomica! A fantastic publication. Wish there was something of that sort of bend, and level of quality, on tea.