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by Shine Magical
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Collecting "falling out of love with pu'er" stories from Blogspot
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: Collecting "falling out of love with pu'er" stories from Blogspot

At some point, I lost my voice with tea. I lost the ability to listen to the way every single cup spoke to me; carried me through the nights of learning how to carve out my identity and live on as a single father. It taught me that patience is often rewarded with discovery and enlightenment. At som...
by Shine Magical
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: YQH Puerh for Sale 2004 Dinji Yesheng
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: YQH Puerh for Sale 2004 Dinji Yesheng

If you're selling by the gram instead of the entire 250g, I'd be happy to buy 50g as well.

I've been wanting to try this tea for a while. :D
by Shine Magical
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: FODMAPS / SIBO and Pu'Erh
Replies: 12
Views: 537

Re: FODMAPS / SIBO and Pu'Erh

I would avoid any “real” tea for a while if you’re having stomach issues, since it’s pretty stimulating for the nervous system in comparison to other herbs. Unaged sheng is probably the most stimulating of all teas so I would avoid. PS: Almost any benefit from fermented foods gets lost if they’re he...
by Shine Magical
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 934
Views: 158548

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Now onto 2014? :lol:
by Shine Magical
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239320

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Bok wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:29 am
Having a strangely processed Oolong this afternoon... not quite green, not quite oxidised, dry heated leaves leave a smell of milk chocolate, mhh. It’s odd, but strangely delicious :)
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Nice pic
by Shine Magical
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Puerh Vendor Topic
Replies: 50
Views: 15065

Re: Puerh Vendor Topic

Anyone have any recommendations for a late 90's - 2003 puer cake that's less than ~$600 USD? I'm halfway through 2001 Menghai Tea Factory 7432 from Teas We Like (quite happy with the tea for the price) and should start researching my next conquest before I run out. The only important criteria is tha...
by Shine Magical
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 934
Views: 158548

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

That pot is looking shiny and beautiful, I'm glad those teas went to a good home. :D
Green candy... yes, they were kind of sweet from what I remember.
by Shine Magical
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: White Tea
Topic: What White Are You Drinking
Replies: 85
Views: 22995

Re: What White Are You Drinking

I’m almost through my bag of Mu Dan Wang King of Bai Mu Dan 2015 from Wuyi Origins. This is the best white tea I’ve had in years, I’d have a hard time telling this apart in a blind tasting vs a silver needle I think (this is all bud pickings).

Very sweet and satisfying
by Shine Magical
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239320

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I’m nearing the bottom of my Organic Baozhong packet from Tea Masters. I’ve found that using more leaf than normal brings out the floral flavor I like in this tea. Using boiling water like I do for most of his teas. I actually might buy it again, especially if semi-wild Baozhong doesn’t come back. :)
by Shine Magical
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239320

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Ive been thinking but haven’t said up until now that I bet your source took this years harvest of that tea lol @Bok
by Shine Magical
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1430
Views: 239320

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Neither the 2020 Spring Qilan Baozhong nor the 2020 Spring Organic Baozhong are suitable replacements for the Semi-Wild Baozhong that’s no longer stocked this year at Tea Masters.
by Shine Magical
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: An Ode to Czech Potters
Replies: 30
Views: 2839

Re: An Ode to Czech Potters

It does seem to share some characteristics with duanni. I still haven’t seasoned it much so I hope it will take away less flavor as time goes on. In its current state I can see it being good for younger sheng if you like that type of tea (I don’t).
by Shine Magical
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: An Ode to Czech Potters
Replies: 30
Views: 2839

Re: An Ode to Czech Potters

Lovely. Who is the potter? I bought it directly from Jiří Duchek. He was very responsive and easy to work with, was eager to sell one of his pieces, and had a few different pots in stock. The only problem we ran into was Coronavirus shipping, it took ~2 months to receive the pot, so it was quite a ...
by Shine Magical
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: An Ode to Czech Potters
Replies: 30
Views: 2839

Re: An Ode to Czech Potters

Thanks to this thread, I have a new teapot. :D I like the construction of it a lot, and it's a nice size. Since my parents are from the Czech Republic, it's nice to have a piece of teaware that I feel a connection to. I haven't felt that with any of my yixing/japanese clay pots. https://www.instagra...
by Shine Magical
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 79
Views: 9767

Re: Mei leaf

Hi Jeanbb , welcome to the forum. What an amazingly detailed first post, I look forward to seeing your other contributions on this forum in the future. In regards to your comment that I've never had Mei Leaf teas, here is one of my receipts from right before they rebranded. I stand by the comments I...