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by polezaivsani
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Tea everywhere crowdfunding
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Tea everywhere crowdfunding

Beware, crabby remarks from somebody having zero trust for elated prospect of some new accounts at another .com ;)

How is this any different from facebook/etsy/etc. but for tea?
by polezaivsani
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tea and music
Replies: 22
Views: 794

Re: tea and music

I recalled having tea while listening a piece that qualifies as noise music, not the kind i up for usually, that begun with the whole spectrum crammed with stuff, though progressing later to some kind of cathartic moment - went so fine with the tea. Though i could imagine it looking pretty unusual o...
by polezaivsani
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tea and music
Replies: 22
Views: 794

Re: tea and music

Nice pot stand you have there, OCTO , sure beats all those stoneware dishes =). wave_code , my love for experimental music has roots in following some Bristol dance music scene, rwdfdw, moods radio and the likes - folks like Best available technology, Broshuda, Bokeh versions label and so much more ...
by polezaivsani
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tea and music
Replies: 22
Views: 794

Re: tea and music

I'm using a thermos to have a stock of cooked water for a session, hence mostly quieter music works fine here. Weird sound landscapes, ambient passages and recordings of nature are welcome if rare guests - i'm easily get carried away by music, so it's hard to keep those activities in delicate balanc...
by polezaivsani
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1651
Views: 306816

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

@Stephen, unless It's already too late to ask, would you mind sharing the source of that zhang xiang cake? Anyway it sounds like you had a nice party there, at least accounts of several pus in a row always puts a happy smile onto my face!
by polezaivsani
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 943
Views: 178786

Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome to the lair of liu an smugglers imperviously disguised as an all around tea forum,@Andrew S! Love the way they got you hooked up on tea, like most things tea, can be as simple as effective and beautiful all the while.
by polezaivsani
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Young Chinese girls revive 1,200-year-old porcelain leaf cup making techniques
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Re: Young Chinese girls revive 1,200-year-old porcelain leaf cup making techniques

TeaTotaling wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:19 pm
Have you purchased one of these cups?
Nope, not my thing really. Though some of their jian zhan cups had quite an interesting almost holographic effect.
by polezaivsani
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 276
Views: 43833

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

I've treated myself to some EoT's farmer style liu bao yesterday and had to get back to my daily drinker, Duoteli landscape box from 2012 today, as with every session of fine LB i'm risking to lose the ability to glean at least some bits of pleasure from the austere factory produce. There is no pine...
by polezaivsani
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 211
Views: 37732

Re: Yixing advice

m2193 , it's called resetting or deep cleaning and it's been discussed here - the search will have it i suppose. But you don't necessarily have to follow that blindly. Just try brewing sheng puer with it and see if you'll notice any remains of the oolongs in aroma or taste. And even then, i'd proba...
by polezaivsani
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1651
Views: 306816

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: 276
Views: 43833

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: 3840
Views: 446182

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: 276
Views: 43833

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: 276
Views: 43833

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 $...