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by Shine Magical
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Combining Tea with other Interests
Replies: 18
Views: 296

Re: Combining Tea with other Interests

Brent D wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Shine Magical wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Very often I play video games while gong fuing.
I play banjo. I find tea doesn't effect my playing like the moonshine does :lol:

Shine, I also game. What type of games do you play?
I play League of Legends. Same username too!
by Shine Magical
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Combining Tea with other Interests
Replies: 18
Views: 296

Re: Combining Tea with other Interests

Very often I play video games while gong fuing.
by Shine Magical
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Japanese Greens - Can’t Get Away
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Japanese Greens - Can’t Get Away

Definitely do a deep focus into the teas you like the most. There’s so much variety and nuance even within specific tea types.
by Shine Magical
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: My hand-made gongfu table
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: My hand-made gongfu table

Very cool, saved yourself from spending $300 at Mei Leaf good riddance :lol:
by Shine Magical
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 462
Views: 47679

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I'm having 2006 fall lao ban zhang bought from yunnan sourcing. Compared to the 2009 I reviewed previously, this one is soooooo much better. I definitely get apricot. The strong energy of youth is still gone, but the aging has turned the leaves into something great. Very nice!
by Shine Magical
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 718
Views: 57614

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I'm having 2017 spring harvest Bi Lu Xi. It was the only one I could find. I got this one because a few people on the forum said it would be similar to DYL. I agree that it has a similar taste profile and will be looking into exploring this type of tea more. This one that I'm drinking specifically h...
by Shine Magical
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 718
Views: 57614

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Tillerman wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:12 pm
So it is with my Winter 2018 Tian Chi
How funny that we just wrote a review about the same tea picking!
by Shine Magical
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 718
Views: 57614

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I'm having 2018 Winter Qingxin Oolong Tian Chi from Tea Masters. Earlier in the year I had the 2018 spring harvest and was very surprised by how refined and elegant it was. Was the first time having it. Subtle, but still had good flavor and lots of high notes. I don't get enough of that from the win...
by Shine Magical
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 462
Views: 47679

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Today I had 2 different LBZ spaced a few hours apart. First of the day was 2017 Hai Lang Hao "Lao Ban Zhang Gu Shu" Ancient Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake. I had a bigger breakfast before having but even still it was so strong. Not very bitter but it certainly had some bite, though I brewed with care. It...
by Shine Magical
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Looking for places to browse: Tokyo

I had wanted to go here but didn’t because it was kind of out of the way https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1066451-d11689654-Reviews-Sakurai_Tea_Experience-Minato_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html I went to a place in Ginza but wasn’t too blown away, don’t remember the name but it had a...
by Shine Magical
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much will you spend on tea this year?
Replies: 22
Views: 2006

Re: How much will you spend on tea this year?

2018 total: $4,500
2019 so far: $1,500
My goal for 2019 will be $5k since I plan to buy a yixing.
by Shine Magical
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 238
Views: 27978

Re: Yixing

Where can I get a really good zini clay pot? :oops:
by Shine Magical
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you ever intentionally decreased the temperature in the middle of a session?
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Have you ever intentionally decreased the temperature in the middle of a session?

When decocting herbs, you usually bring the roots to a boil in water and then simmer for a longer period of time. I was wondering if someone has ever done something similar intentionally with their tea to bring out certain flavors?
by Shine Magical
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 157
Views: 5299

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

I use Poland Spring. I drink Taiwanese green oolongs and sheng. The tap water in NYC is good for drinking but is clearly lacking for tea when compared side-by-side with Poland spring water. I've tried to and failed to muster the effort to seriously analyze which water brands are the best. I've tried...