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by polezaivsani
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Green Tea Vendor Topic
Replies: 17
Views: 8044

Re: Green Tea Vendor Topic

@faj, those sound like solid points! Ditto the use of 'blanching' term. Sorry, but i'm rather low on data to derail this topic any further with :).
by polezaivsani
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Green Tea Vendor Topic
Replies: 17
Views: 8044

Re: Green Tea Vendor Topic

Welcome polezaivsani. I haven’t tried their green teas but really enjoyed a Rougui- Cassia Extraordinaire 2016 from Tea Hong. Thanks Victoria! For a small aside, while trying to research them, i found an interesting article on blanching leaves on the sister information outlet, shedding light at the...
by polezaivsani
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 110
Views: 19016

Re: Yixing advice

OCTO wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:59 pm
I've found they work well with Sheng Puerh that are above 15 years.
@OCTO, would you mind telling how it makes DCQ a good fit for shengs older than 15 years? Does the rounding effect befits such teas in some way? I haven't drunk those at all yet, if that matters :roll:.
by polezaivsani
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Green Tea Vendor Topic
Replies: 17
Views: 8044

Re: Green Tea Vendor Topic

Good mood to ya'all :D. Has any of you had any experience with green teas from https://www.teahong.com/?
by polezaivsani
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: The Cha Tong
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: The Cha Tong

Sorry, can't vouch for the teas, but their macro shots of tea splashes bear pretty saliva inducing colors :D I'd be curious to know if the nice photography is accompanied by like wise teas too.
by polezaivsani
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teaware B&W Appreciation
Replies: 88
Views: 3351

Re: Teaware B&W Appreciation

Bok wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 5:25 am
The writings on the wall...
Image
Bok, assuming it's some hefty piece of glass rather than a smartphone camera, what's it's focal length? Top notch shot.
by polezaivsani
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1108
Views: 162013

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Tea Urchin is one of my favorite vendors but all I've had from them is yanchas and I got a hefty sample of that Snake Blend due to curiosity. I just had some of it since you mentioned it ;D Yeah, i heard of them sporting fine oolongs. Guess i'd do some more sampling while replenishing the snake ble...
by polezaivsani
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1108
Views: 162013

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

klepto wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:30 am
I have the 2013 spring version, its very good. It is what started me drinking sheng puerh.
Hehe, i think that was the very first sheng for me as well! Admittedly, that's the only cake i have tried from them. What about you, did you find any other interesting sheng pressed by urchins?
by polezaivsani
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1108
Views: 162013

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Tea urchin's snake blend is a special tea for me. I love '13 version more, but ran out of it hence it's '14 version's turn. The resulting soup varies quite a bit depending on which leaves i end up picking and i tend to like this unpredictable nature, though i got a rather bland slice this morning, w...
by polezaivsani
Tue May 12, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: A bunch of hand made Bi Luo Chun I wont drink
Replies: 12
Views: 1643

Re: A bunch of hand made Bi Luo Chun I wont drink

I should've long done this before and still want to share my experience with these teas with whomever cares to listen :) Or rather with this other tea which came as a bonus - Huang Shang Mao Fen. So far i've had little exposure to green teas. This one though made much less of stubborn puerh drinker....
by polezaivsani
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Shengs that greet you with methol and sweet fruits
Replies: 0
Views: 658

Shengs that greet you with methol and sweet fruits

I've stumbled upon a two young sheng specimens ([1] and [2]) that when dry smell suspiciously strong of menthol and sweet fruits or berries. When stepped, the menthol leaves a trace cooling effect while the sweet berries are mostly present for a while longer, if transformed and intermingled with the...
by polezaivsani
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1108
Views: 162013

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Have had a blast with a little piece of sweet sheng cake called Huazhu danzhu from last year's sping harvest. Got it blindly when getting some teaware from pu-erh.sk. And it was it again picked by chance to try out how the cup would fare. I got a bit suspicious how the fragrance from the bag resembl...
by polezaivsani
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turkish Style Brewing
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Turkish Style Brewing

Yep, that kind of serving tea is still practiced at home by Russians still, while tea bags are making quite a dent in that ritual. To me the resulting soup always felt as if tea and water didn't mix up properly and i could almost feel the two apart.
by polezaivsani
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Puerh Vendor Topic
Replies: 43
Views: 12794

Re: Puerh Vendor Topic

polezaivsani wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:23 pm
Tea Urchin is hard to reach out to
They are all right in fact!

Guess i'm a bit spoiled by the popular whirlwind pace. Just relaxing and giving them some time works just fine :) Pardon me the noise.
by polezaivsani
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Puerh Vendor Topic
Replies: 43
Views: 12794

Re: Puerh Vendor Topic

Guess i didn't have to even whisper for the new year to come along with changes, and i promise i'll cherish however they'll come, but i'm a bit puzzled nonetheless. Seems like my beloved supplier of lovely (or lively? :)) young-ish Yiwu shens, Tea Urchin is hard to reach out to (i'm still holding my...