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by polezaivsani
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1585
Views: 270659

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

It's real winter mode here, hence i decided to try the 90s (1995 iirc) white label shou tuo i got from EoT in the last BF gift galore. Appropriate disclaimer, i rarely drink shou and first time such an old one. Guess now i see what good settling through time can do to shou. It misses a bit somewhere...
by polezaivsani
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 258
Views: 36148

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

I tried a bit of 2005 Four Gold Coins liu bao from EoT, mostly to have a better point of reference and find it really good. Had tons of camphor - a good deal similar to the the 2003 Zhang Xiang CNNP cakes from the same folks. I'd could just stop describing it flavor wise really, there where couple s...
by polezaivsani
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370470

Re: Yixing

faj, those shuipings seem to have walls on the thinner side, which might be not ideal with heat loving teas. I have posted previously on why I think thick walls will probably mean a lower infusion temperature except in specific conditions. @faj, thanks a ton for speaking some thermo dynamic sense i...
by polezaivsani
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 258
Views: 36148

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

@Maerskian, i was speaking about The Chinese Tea Shop. They claim to have couple baskets from 90s and one antique, without a time stamp to it. (along with 80s Ju LUn Zhu :roll:)
by polezaivsani
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 258
Views: 36148

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

I'll ask Länggass about their liu an provenance, but it didn't seem to my inexperienced eye as having been through wet storage. Thought it looked and felt too green to my liking still. I've set my tipping point at dozen years. Previous century baskets are quite pricey at Chinese tea shop (north of $...
by polezaivsani
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370470

Re: Yixing

@faj, those shuipings seem to have walls on the thinner side, which might be not ideal with heat loving teas.
by polezaivsani
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 258
Views: 36148

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

wave_code , was that one from Good Tea or Ying Kee tea house? Not sure if the latter do business online though. About 5 (some time 1 or 2 more) good steeps is what i usually get, and i prefer to push really thick, with the last steeping taking as long as the teapot could hold heat. And that's about...
by polezaivsani
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 258
Views: 36148

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

Dug out a couple samples from the bottom of my tea box. First one - 2005 Zhongcha Sea Dyke liu an. Rather stiff leaves and interesting cherry onset in the cup, which alas dwindles over succeeding steeps. The base though was reminiscent of a liu bao with a slightly bitter ink and nuts. Wet piling aro...
by polezaivsani
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370470

Re: Yixing

That must be from some cha dao canon, isn't it, .m. ? Tea pot, a focal point, lower third right in the middle. Dear guests all around it, center proper. Well mannered folly, shoes off when atop a desk, illegal booze stowed in the wicker basket, calling in for some boiling water or something :D. Happ...
by polezaivsani
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3584
Views: 370470

Re: Yixing

McScooter wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:38 pm
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Hear, hear. If you love your tea wares, set them free! ;)
by polezaivsani
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1585
Views: 270659

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

@wave_code, EoT have such a pot in their clearance section now, just saying :)
by polezaivsani
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 875
Views: 157212

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome, @wtreader! The Japanese teaware keeps on teasing me off of the last remaining bits of rational thought. One question - what are, pardon my ignorance, the sticks between the kyusus used for?
by polezaivsani
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 258
Views: 36148

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

@Maerskian, that's the one from 2009 i suppose? If so, it'd make me a notch more curious to try 2005 Sun Yi Shun basket from @YeeOnTeaCo. Also, couple shots of Liu An espresso always give me a good deal of head space buzz!
by polezaivsani
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1585
Views: 270659

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Funny thing - been thinking of dedicating this cold season to darker, aged and fermented stuff, but guess i'm not that good at execution and got sidetracked with young puers instead. I begun when i occasionally stumbled at a vendor having on offer a tea from a place i've been excited about last wint...