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by Psyck
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much tea do you consume per day?
Replies: 35
Views: 5087

Re: How much tea do you consume per day?

Ethan Kurland wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:06 pm
Sarah wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Probably only 3-4 cups per day. A lot less than most people here, I'm sure!
Not if you use 16-ounce cups! Cheers
That would be more of a mug than a cup :)
When a person mentions a cup, I assume 8-ounce/240ml unless the context suggests otherwise.
by Psyck
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 391
Views: 50683

Re: Yixing

by Psyck
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 391
Views: 50683

Re: Yixing

by Psyck
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1038
Views: 113784

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Nice looking leaves. I just broke into my last tin of the 2016 TeaChat FouShouShan special buy, and the tea has kept wonderfully in its vacuum sealed container. So lovely enjoyed grandpa style in the Flower of Forgetfulness. Did you keep it in a refrigerator or freezer since you received the FSS? n...
by Psyck
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 69030

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I'm very inexperienced with greens but I'd read that except for some tea types like puerh, most teas can be steeped only about 5 to 8 times for gongfu brewing. Typically closer to 5 for green, so 17 steeps does sound excessive.
by Psyck
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 647
Views: 87126

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

... I would be happy to send you a sample (when I get the cake) if you want to re-try it. Good to have a lot of tea friends to share with. As for me, I've unfortunately had to throw away a few unliked teas in the past so am very careful on what I get especially in larger quantities. I still have th...
by Psyck
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 647
Views: 87126

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

CWarren - Lovely notes as usual. I take it this is not available anymore? This sounds really interesting. I ordered a cake of the Milk, Cream, and Alcohol....for the price I figured that I had nothing to loose ;) You would have nothing much to lose if you are OK with throwing away tea you did not l...
by Psyck
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 248
Views: 30091

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: 248
Views: 30091

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: 1038
Views: 113784

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: 647
Views: 87126

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: 1038
Views: 113784

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: 391
Views: 50683

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: 391
Views: 50683

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: 248
Views: 30091

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 :)