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by Psyck
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Is home aging a myth if you don't live somewhere hot and humid?
Replies: 18
Views: 2708

Re: Is home aging a myth if you don't live somewhere hot and humid?

It occurs to me that it is a myth that the conditions that make pu'er happiest aren't really healthy living conditions.
by Psyck
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Thunderbolt Tea
Replies: 11
Views: 1987

Re: Thunderbolt Tea

It is very common for Indian stores to offer significant discounts a handful of times a year, and it is really not worth purchasing at other times. The discounts are typically synched to India festivals, when Indians go on shopping sprees. E.g. the Oct discount mentioned above likely coincided with ...
by Psyck
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Thunderbolt Tea
Replies: 11
Views: 1987

Re: Thunderbolt Tea

Margaret’s Hope Moonlight Tea , Darjeeling White 1st Flush 2019, SFTGFOP1 * very light & delicate. Fruity notes coming through but too mild for my palate. Yeah lotsa Indian whites (except some expensive higher end ones) suck. Turzum Darjeeling (Black) 1st Flush Himalayan Mystic tea 2018 SFTGFOP1 **...
by Psyck
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 264
Views: 52870

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

Earlier in this thread teasecret shared a similar set of ingredients using 100 mg baking soda, 75 mg calcium chloride, and 50 mg epsom salt for a gallon of filtered tap - so not reverse osmosis. That is a bad idea and from his comments I gather that he has stopped doing so. Those kind of ratios are...
by Psyck
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 264
Views: 52870

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

My home drinking water is RO. Until now I have been remineralising it by adding some bottled Himalayan spring water to it. I have now started using a mineral concentrate to minimise bottled water usage. https://www.reddit.com/r/tea/comments/cifnlm/my_water_recipe_for_tea_a_solid_starting_point/ Prep...
by Psyck
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Much Tea Do You Consume Per Day?
Replies: 43
Views: 8340

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: 2914
Views: 196075

Re: Yixing

by Psyck
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2914
Views: 196075

Re: Yixing

by Psyck
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1374
Views: 219152

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: 907
Views: 144323

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: 1255
Views: 178288

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: 1255
Views: 178288

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: 295
Views: 60250

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: 295
Views: 60250

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: 1374
Views: 219152

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...