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by Shine Magical
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1339
Views: 199231

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: 1339
Views: 199231

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: 1339
Views: 199231

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: 1789

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: 1789

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: 1789

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: 7089

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...
by Shine Magical
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1339
Views: 199231

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I've been drinking DYL 98k almost daily. Chugging? This one and Ethan's DYL are my top favorite teas. This time of year is always such a treat. Sunshine, my favorite tea, nice and hot weather, my plants are happy and growing like crazy, lots of fruit is in season. :D The only sad news of this summer...
by Shine Magical
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Breaking into a Puer Cake
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Breaking into a Puer Cake

My friend asked me to break off a piece of puer from one of his cakes as he was setting up the teaware for our session. When I started to pry into the cake from the outside in, he got upset with me (he takes his puer very seriously). He told me he only breaks apart puer from the inside out, meaning ...
by Shine Magical
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1339
Views: 199231

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I'm drinking Tea Masters Spring 2020 Da Yu Ling 98k. Scent: light mango, cherimoya, sweet petrichor Taste: Sweet, bright on the palette Something interesting about this tea is that it seems to be pretty low in caffeine. It's never been a high energy tea even in past years but this year's harvest see...
by Shine Magical
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1062
Views: 157714

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I’m drinking 2001 Menghai Tea Factory 7432 from Teas We Like. It’s the first puer I’ve caked in over 4 years (there wasn’t a sample option). However, I read the description carefully and it seemed to fit my taste and so I bought it and I’m glad I did. It has a nice aged flavor, would taste better in...
by Shine Magical
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: 100K Da Yu Ling Harvest Update: Frost
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Re: 100K Da Yu Ling Harvest Update: Frost

After 3 years, will the garden be destroyed by the government?
by Shine Magical
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Bok
Replies: 30
Views: 2038

Re: Bok

Let us know when Anmo starts selling your tea selections. Hopefully they’ll ship to the US. I’ve always been curious to try the gaoshan that you drink.

When I first read the title I thought you were going to start selling tea. Tea pots are ok too, I guess... :P
by Shine Magical
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to treat unpleasant tea high?
Replies: 19
Views: 968

Re: How to treat unpleasant tea high?

There are a lot of herbs that could help alleviate some of the symptoms: ginger, burdock root, marshmallow root, lemon balm, milky oats are some that come to mind.
by Shine Magical
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: White Tea
Topic: What White Are You Drinking
Replies: 81
Views: 18829

Re: What White Are You Drinking

I'm drinking the 2019 Bai Mu Dan from Wuyi Origin.

Straw, floral, pollen.