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by Psyck
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 158
Views: 14723

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

The few Nepal blacks I've had were similar in taste profile to Darjeeling. I suppose the teas from that part of the Himalayas share common cultivars, terroir, and processing.
by Psyck
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 158
Views: 14723

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

70ish% dark chocolates are my favorites that I have regularly and while I haven't paired them with teas I can see them being a nice accompaniment to chocolate flavoured blacks.
by Psyck
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 644
Views: 51243

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

<...> Didn’t use a pitcher, instead placed all the liquor into Taisuke Shiraiwa’s tea bowl. I like the simplicity of that. What a horrible teacup. Why, it doesn't even have a handle to hold it! Just kidding of course, nice setup, I often skip using a pitcher too and simply pour directly into an app...
by Psyck
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 442
Views: 43235

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

lopin wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:00 pm
Sipping xiaguan "horse road/back" 2007 toucha. It has improved a lot in 6 months in my pumidor. Really smooth, some minerality at the back and sweet aftertaste with very little peatlike smoke hintsIMG_20181026_195742.jpg
Fermenting on horseback leads to minerality at the back.
by Psyck
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 644
Views: 51243

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

That reminds me - I'm all out of Blue-Shan High Mountain tea.

(Nil=blue, giri=mountain)
by Psyck
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 203
Views: 24967

Re: Yixing

True, the more expensive teas always get brewed in smaller vessels, my comment was more for daily drinking teas.
by Psyck
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 203
Views: 24967

Re: Yixing

Are you starting a new line of tea parties? (or why so big?) Up to 200 is still ok for one or two people. I used to use 150 a lot, too thirsty! :mrgreen: Better though for rolled oolongs which take up quite some space once fully expanded, thus reducing the amount which finally ends in the cup quite...
by Psyck
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 158
Views: 14723

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Ah yes, that makes sense, especially if they have left the tea cooling in the pot for 30 mins :)
by Psyck
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 158
Views: 14723

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

I wonder why people pre-warm their drinking cups. I mean it makes sense from a ceremonial point of view or for cleansing the cups; but does it also have any practical value? Surely it would only serve to delay the time it takes for the tea to attain drinking temperature, so why would that be desirab...
by Psyck
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 442
Views: 43235

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Yesterday I had the first Puerh that I actually liked: a sheng of about 10 years aged, non HK storage. Brew was a lovely orange and the taste surprised me. Still hints of wood and old books but the taste almost reminiscent of Darjeeling or aged black tea. Slightly, but pleasantly bitter. So it seem...
by Psyck
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 442
Views: 43235

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

In the picture posted, Hojo calls his Raw Puerh as Non Fermented Loose Leaf - I thought that calling Sheng as Naturally Fermented and Shu as Artificially Fermented was more common. Of course, there are also those who prefer the term microbial ripening to fermentation.
by Psyck
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 442
Views: 43235

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

... Any information on processing, wondering why it's called Dark Tea on the packaging? All puerh is a type of Hei Cha (Dark Tea). Well, there is of course a fair amount of controversy and confusion about it - you can see some discussion on it here - http://teadrunk.org/viewtopic.php?id=26 Thanks, ...
by Psyck
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 442
Views: 43235

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Victoria wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:01 pm
... Any information on processing, wondering why it's called Dark Tea on the packaging?
All puerh is a type of Hei Cha (Dark Tea). Well, there is of course a fair amount of controversy and confusion about it - you can see some discussion on it here - http://teadrunk.org/viewtopic.php?id=26
by Psyck
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 644
Views: 51243

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

"hypobaric" cool word. ... I was initially planning to be even cooler and throw in some hyperbaric and stuff too; however sanity prevailed & I phrased the sentence such that one could figure out what hypobaric meant without having to look it up. Oolongs being among the most fragrant & aromatic of t...
by Psyck
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 644
Views: 51243

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

From a quick surf of the net, it appears that higher humidity, lower temperature, and higher barometric pressure are preferred for better appreciation of aroma as less moisture/hotter weather/hypobaric conditions can impair olfactory sensitivity.